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HOMER CITY: Paving projects on tap

by on June 05, 2014 10:54 AM

HOMER CITY — Paving on several streets in Homer City will begin June 16, weather permitting.

Bates Street, Pine Alley and Lower Grant Street are tentatively set to be paved, according to Borough Manager Rob Nymick.

Nymick was also given permission by council at Tuesday’s meeting to send a letter to property owners against whom complaints have been filed.

At this time, three properties in the borough have had complaints filed against them for ordinance violations.

A letter will be sent to these property owners informing them that their property includes a “dangerous structure” and that contact must be made with the borough for a plan to correct the problem within 30 days of the notice’s receipt.

In other news:

• The Homer-Center community pool is now open daily from noon to 6 p.m. for an admission fee of $6 per day.

• Council appointed Matt Black, council president, to fill a vacancy on the Homer-Center Parks and Recreation Board of Directors.

“I believe that our parks are a valuable asset to our community and the programs that they offer to our community and our children are essential to our livelihood and need to be kept in place,” Black said in a letter to the council.

• Nymick reminded residents that the Homer City Farmers’ Market will begin June 16 at Floodway Park. Anyone interested in selling items is welcome and should call the borough office for more information. There is no cost to vendors to host a table.

• Police Chief Louis Sacco reminded those attending an IUP countywide softball tournament at Floodway Park this weekend not to park in front of driveways or in other illegal areas.

Parking will be policed during the event. Friday’s games begin at 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m.; at 8 a.m. on Saturday; and at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

• The Homer City Fire Department will hold a Car and Bike Cruise on the third Fridays of June, July, August and September at the fireman’s field, across from the fire hall, from 6 to 9 p.m.

• Council, Mayor Kenneth “Cal” Cecconi and members of the police department thanked the Indiana Borough Police and the Indiana County Fire Police for their help in sending officers for assistance during Homer City’s recent firemens’ festival.

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