A traffic mirror installed more than a decade ago by the public works department on Main Street near Spruce Alley has been removed, and Thorn Street resident Lori Lucier is unhappy.
She said the mirror is necessary because motorists and pedestrians on Main Street cannot see.
"I've almost gotten hit five or six times," she told council Oct. 9.
"We were asked to take the mirror down for legal purposes," council President John Pessy said.
Police Chief Alan De Russo said mirrors are not considered traffic control devices and suggested Ms. Lucier use an alternate route.
He told her that closing Spruce is an option, but Ms. Lucier said Spruce is the safest route in the winter months.
Ms. Lucier said that the mirror had been broken one time but had been replaced. "If I pull out and get hit, someone is getting sued," she told counci.
Borough manager Ray McCutcheon said that if council gives him the directive to reinstall the mirror, he will do so.
• Riverside Builders was recognized with a certificate of appreciation for donating building supplies to the borough.
Councilman Bill Del Monaco presented Riverside with a new U.S. flag.
• Christina O'Toole, owner of Ridgeview Apartments, told council that on May 7 windows on the School Street side of her property were broken and screens were removed.
She said more vandalism occurred Sept. 8.
Ridgeview tenant Frank Murgia said a glass bottle was thrown above his window Sept. 21.
Ms. O'Toole said police were notified in all of the incidents and she is installing security cameras.
She said her family has owned the apartments for 30 years and she isn't going to tolerate vandalism.
• Jeff Petrella, who lives above Uncle Joe's Scuba Shop on Fifth Avenue, said the $20 monthly parking passes are too expensive, totaling $240 a year.
Mr. Petrella said he would like to see the parking permit fee reduced to $100 a year.
He also said he would like fees for parking tickets increased and for police to enforce parking restrictions in the lot at a bar near his property.
Mr. Petrella complained that bar patrons argue loudly in the lot and throw garbage around his property.
He brought in a bag of broken bottles and beer cans to show council how much garbage he had picked up prior to the meeting.
Eagle Scout candidate Tyler Henry Farr of Boy Scout Troop 310 was recognized Oct. 9 by supervisors for improving the outdoor space behind the Mooncrest Community Center's Knowledge Connection.
Shrubbery and native plants, a raised garden bed and river rock were added to improve water quality and prevent erosion. Tyler's project included raising $974 to pay for the improvements.
Eagle Scout Andrew Blaine Horvath of Boy Scout Troop 310 was given a proclamation by supervisors for building a fire pit for use by the youth ministry at Sharon Community Presbyterian Church. He led Scouts and adults in designing, planning, clearing, excavating and constructing the fire pit and installing benches around it.
• Former Supervisor Cindy Johnston was appointed Oct. 2 to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
• The parks and recreation department wants to hire a part-time program and event staff member.
The position requires three to eight hours per week and pays minimum wage. Information: 412-262-1703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Published October 17, 2013 12:49 AM