Brookville Borough Will Maintain Current Meeting Schedule

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Brookville Borough Council will continue to meet twice a month after discussion about possibly returning to a once-a-month meeting scheduled that had been employed decades ago.

Mayor Richard Beck wanted to see where the issue was at after it had been discussed earlier this summer.

Solicitor James Dennison said he recalled after the flood in 1996, the borough went to meeting twice a month to deal with everything that arose out of the flood.

“We could do work sessions, but I don’t know how those really work out for us,” Dennison said.

Council member Steve Hoak questioned it, saying “If we have to call a meeting, it would have to be advertised and that would cost us more money. “We have a major financial crisis on our hands with the budget, we need to keep the same meeting schedule.”

A vote was taken and approved to remove changing the meeting schedule from further discussion.

Also, Dennison said he hoped to have the parking ordinance ready to present for public comment at the next borough council meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Council member Clarinda Darr reminded everyone that about the upcoming Gingerbread Tour and the Veteran’s Day program at Brookville Area High School Friday, Nov. 11.

Council member Bill Kutz mentioned the death of Brookville resident Larry McManigle, a former math and health teacher and boys basketball head coach at Brookville Area High School. McManigle, who died Monday, was also a veteran of the United States Army.

“He was known for being a basketball coach here, but he meant a lot to this community and to many of us here,” Kutz said.

McManigle coached the boys basketball team from 1960-74 and again from 1987 to 1993 when he retired from the school district. He had a career record of 261-229 and coached two District 9 championship teams.

Also, council member Karen Allegeier reported she and her fellow Brookville Volunteer Fire Company Woman’s Auxiliary members enjoyed handing out goodie bags and refreshments after Monday’s Halloween parade. She also mentioned the Brookville YMCA Auction Saturday.

Chief of Police Jason Brown reported the new police car, bought with a large donation by the Brookville Eagles Club, arrived Monday and needs a few things done before it is ready for patrol work.

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