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CLYMER: Borough seeks code input

by on April 09, 2014 10:55 AM

CLYMER — Clymer Borough has set the first of three public meetings to be held regarding the implementation of form-based codes.

The first meeting will be Thursday at the fire hall with an option to attend the presentation by Environmental Planning & Design, of Pittsburgh, at 6, 7 or 8 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather citizen input on the land-use planning code that will be implemented in the next year, said Rob Barto, borough manager. EP&D is assisting a committee with the development.

The method of zoning, he said previously, is more concerned with “not so much what you do, but what it looks like when you’re finished,” Barto said.

One of the purposes is to preserve the historic nature of the Clymer community.

Other meetings will be scheduled in the future.

In other business, council:

• Set spring cleanup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 to 10. The cleanup is for Clymer residents only, and proof of residency may be requested if deemed necessary.

Residents can place items in the Dumpsters at the Clymer Maintenance Department on Adams Street.

Items that will not accepted are tires, oil, paint, batteries and anything with Freon.

The area will be patrolled after hours.

• Heard from Mayor Dennis Clawson that the 13th annual Ed Lucas fishing derby will be from 1 to 4 p.m. April 27 at Lee Street Park. The derby is for children 12 and younger.

• Announced that the 2013 audit is complete. Barto said there were no findings or recommendations.



Margaret Harper has served as a Gazette staff writer since 2006. She covers Clymer Borough, the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District and Blairsville court, and also works in the areas of layout, design and editing. She can be reached at mharper@indianagazette.net.
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