Wild January Weather Keeps Brookville Public Works Busy

road-workBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Police and firefighters weren’t the only ones working overtime in January in Brookville.

Public Works Director Dave Vallosio reported his department worked 69 1/2 hours of overtime for snow plowing and removal, washouts from heavy rain January 12 that left many storm inlets plugged and the removal of a huge tree that fell across the Depot Street Rail Trail, blocking pedestrian traffic.

“I want to thank Dave and his crew for getting the tree of the Depot Street trail,” council member Phil Hynes said. “We actually had enough snow for people to get on the trail and ski.”

In other business, the Clyde Kocher Estate property at 67 Jenks Street will remain as it is.

The property, which has been condemned for a number of years, was not sold in a recent tax sale.

Borough Manager Dana Shick reported that three bids were received to demolish it. They were generally from about $7,500.00 to $9,000.00.

The consensus among council members was it would be good to get rid of it, but without money in the budget to do so, it will remain as it is.

Council President Pro-Tem Bill Kutz asked Brookville Volunteer Fire Company First Assistant Chief Michael Allegeier if it could be burned.

Allgeier explained the difficulties of burning it, including the removal of any asbestos, dealing with the electric and water lines, and safety concerns of neighboring properties.

Efforts to have the Kocher family do something with the property have not been successful.

Council also voted on buying an used truck from the Brookville Municipal Authority for $2,500.00.


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