Mifflin County to remain responsible for addressing

LEWISTOWN – The Lewistown Borough Council voted against a request from former Council President James Felmlee to rescind a decision made by the council which gave responsibility for 911 addressing to the county at their regular meeting Monday.

Borough Manager Connie Lucas said a decision by the council in June 2012 turned the 911 address review to Mifflin County. Lucas said Laura Simonetti and Donald Howell, who are involved in mapping, were present to answer questions and explained the logic behind 911 addressing.

The council rejected the request by a vote of 4-2.

Arts Festival is schedule for May 18 after a facility use form submitted by Mifflin Juniata Arts Council was approved. Arts Festival will take place in downtown Lewistown.

Lucas said the Walnut Street Demolition Project is complete. A building caught fire within the past couple of years and it has now been torn down, filled and seeded, Lucas said.

The council said it is continuing to work on a Jake Brake Ordinance for tractor trailers that are inappropriately using loud “jake brakes” while entering Lewistown. Lucas said the borough needs to pass an ordinance before the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation can put up signs to inform truck drivers.

The council passed Resolution 2013-12 which was the disposition of public records. Lucas said the records that will be shredded include accounts payable journals, cash journals, school real estate journals and canceled checks ranging from to 1980s to 1990s.

The council also hired two summer maintenance workers and will advertise equipment and trucks for sale and bids to be opened on May 13.

Lewistown Borough Council normally meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Lewistown Municipal Building on East Third Street.