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Councilman Sievers steps down from board

Fire Chief honors late fire inspector’s service

The Lewistown Borough Council held a special virtual meeting Monday evening to discuss several orders of business, including the resignation of Councilman Sievers.

The board unanimously voted to accept Mr. Sievers’s resignation.

Fire Chief Bob Barlett also spoke, detailing the three fires the department had responded to in December to the Council. He also took the moment to pay tribute to Fire Inspector Mike Force, who recently passed away due to COVID-19 complications. Barlett said that Mike joined the Brooklyn Station in July of 1974 as an FF/EMT and held numerous offices over the years. In November of 1991, Mike was appointed Fire Investigator and served in that post until present. He publicly thanked Inspector Force for his service.

Council also announced that it had received a letter from the Mifflin County Commissioners concerning a grant the borough will receive through the CARES Act. The funds in the grant total to $4,233.37.

Police Chief Clemens from the Lewistown Police Department also gave Council a report for December. He said that, during the month, the department responded to 336 calls. They had 10 DUIs, six of which were traffic and 4 non-traffic offenses.

After the conclusion of the aforementioned business, Council broke for executive session to discuss, as Council President Shade put it, “ongoing litigation concerning the Water authority matter.” Shade said they had to end the session early due to technological issues.

Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting is to be held Monday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m.

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