Y’ville council OKs parking ordinance

Youngsville Borough Council unanimously approved a parking ordinance on Water Street at its meeting Monday.

Under the new ordinance, no parking will be allowed on Water Street between West Main and 2nd streets from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on days school is in session at Youngsville Elementary/Middle School.

Acting Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg presented council with a number of options available as the borough renews its wireless phone contract.

Hagberg said the borough could upgrade to smartphones, which would see an increase from $225 to $300 in its monthly bill to account for a data package, or the borough could keep its current phones and plan. She also proposed purchasing two iPads at a cost of $400 each to be used for GPS-based curb box mapping in borough trucks. Council opted for an upgrade to smartphones, but not to purchase iPads.

The Youngsville Borough Recreation Committee requested the borough purchase signage to aid out-of-town drivers in finding borough ballfields. The proposed signs would be located at the intersections of Davis and East Main streets, 5th and North Main streets, Ford and West Main streets and on Center Street. Council requested a cost estimate be provided at its April meeting.

A request by the owner of a new salon at 115 E. Main St. to install a handicap parking space in front of her business was tabled while council examined curbing and the surrounding area.

Borough staff will be scheduling an appointment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Meadville. It will focus on underground infrastructure and ensuring projects are done according to best practices for grant funding.

It was announced Clean-up Day in the borough would be held on April 20. Scrap metal from the clean-up will be donated to Andy Horn to support borough baseball programs. Council said Horn or an affiliate collecting scrap for the baseball program will be the only individuals allowed to collect the scrap. Council also requested a crew be on-site to pick-up the scrap for the program.

The ’80s dance on March 9 was attended by between 75 and 80 people and made $778. Proceeds benefited the recreation commission.

It was reported the borough had received its new police car.

A new sewer camera has arrived and borough employees are training to use it.

The borough reported an account balance of $662,278.10 as of the end of February. A check for an additional $100,000 was received Friday, March 8.