Tidioute council discusses parking issues

Two-hour parking is being proposed for Main Street in Tidioute.

Tidioute resident Dale Timco addressed borough council members in regard to parking issues on Main Street with concern for business owners on Main Street who would have to find alternative parking if parking on Main Street is changed.

Parking on Main Street at night has created issues for borough workers attempting to collect garbage. Council members discussed the issue in depth before proposing a motion creating the two-hour parking ordinance on Main Street.

Signs will be posted reflecting the new ordinance. There will still be no overnight parking and it was noted that Jefferson Street will stay as it is.

There was also discussion of borough residents not complying with violation notices. Constable Shawn Young spoke before the council about his progress serving violations and enforcing ordinances. According to Young, many certified letters are being issued however only approximately half of recipients have responded.

“Our goal is to get Tidioute up and running and looking good,” said Council Member Cindy Paulmeir. “The only way we can do that is to maintain properties, which keeps them looking good.”

Since a large majority of residents receiving these violations are not responding in any sort of timely manner, the council passed an ordinance that if the recipient does not respond within 15 days from receiving the violation then council will bring the violation before the court.

In other business: the maintenance report was provided announcing a payment of $2,409.97 to Lake Leasing Service for repairs to the borough’s backhoe. Also, concerning maintenance Borough Manager Amanda Mesel announced the maintenance staff is down a person, with no return date currently available. Working with only two guys will slow things down, according to Mesel, who asks residents “be patient.”

– The Recreation Committee reported that the “Book Box,” an old newspaper stand being converted, has been prepped and handed over to the art program to be painted. In addition, the electrical at the pavilion at Benner Park has been postponed until Spring and will be reviewed by a Penelec technician.

– The Streets and Property Committee filed 59 Grant St. as a blighted property with Warren County. Although 59 Grant St. has been deemed a blighted property, residents will see movement and vehicles around the home during the month of April.

“We will be utilizing the 59 Grant Street property for interior firefighter training only during the entire month of April,” said Tidioute Fire Chief Kenny Mack. “The training will not burn down the home.”

– The council decided to reinstate recommendations for an Outstanding Citizen Award, to be presented in May. According to council members, it has been 11 years without recognition and it’s time.

– Approval was provided for the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament to shut down Main Street from Schwab to Greene Street for a car show on Saturday, May 25. Also, approval was given to shut down Main Street from McGuire to Buckingham Street from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 for the parade.

– Conservation Day has been scheduled for May 17, however if weather on that date is non conducive with the event a rain date has been set for May 22.

The next Tidioute Borough Council Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on May 14 at the Tidioute Borough Hall, located at 129 Main Street.


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