A 90-day mayoral executive order prohibiting all types of parking other than for residential purposes along a small stretch of West Penn Street in the borough of Schuylkill Haven has gone into effect.
At the Schuylkill Haven Borough Council meeting on April 6, Mayor Michael Devlin declared residential parking only on the south side of West Penn Street between St. Charles Street and Tennis Avenue. The move came as the borough continues to work with residents who have complained about issues with businesses in the area, one of which is customer parking.
Signs have since been erected and the 90 days have begun. While the parking restriction is in effect, the borough will discuss with residents and see if the ban is useful and if it should be made permanent.
At the April 20 council meeting, several residents of the stretch thanked the borough authorities for their efforts and expressed hope that the decree will help all parties involved.
In other matters, on April 20, the board authorized a transfer of $4,853 to be deposited in the general capital reserve as well as a transfer of $63,000 to the electric capital reserve and $4,166 to the water capital reserve. In addition, council approved a transfer from the bond account of $25,583 for expenses paid in March for the ongoing sewage treatment plant project.
A check made payable to American Rock Salt for $6,731 has been authorized.
The Board approved the Rainbow Hose Block Party which will take place June 2-4.
A ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Route 61 near the Penn State Schuylkill campus will be held May 7 at 1 p.m.
Council heard a complaint on April 6 from a resident along Eaton Street about a sewer connection and a possibly illegal connection. Borough attorney Mark Semanchik said at the time that he was looking into the matter.
Semanchik said April 20 that he reviewed the documentation and found everything was legally tied to the proper paid and approved permits.