The Ewing Park Reforestation Project is continuing and everything is moving smoothly, according to Borough Secretary Dom Viccari.
Urban Forester Scott Sjolander continued a tree risk assessment in Ewing Park on July 5. This was part of a continuing evaluation for the $10,000 grant from DCNR and the DEP.
According to Viccari, 10 trees were originally planned for planting this spring but the hot, dry weather forced a postponement to the fall when cooler weather and more rainfall is expected.
Viccari was also happy to report that during the latest heavy storms to pass through the area, no trees or large branches had fallen, so the project is moving in a positive direction.
Ellwood City Council approved the following employment and appointments:
- Rick Myers, Fire Chief
- Dom Viccari, Borough Treasurer
- Diane Daubenspeck, Bookkeeper
The former Bookkeeper for the borough, Linda Thompson, recently retired and was given a commendation at Monday’s council meeting. She was applauded for her time and efforts.
Special Recycling Event
Borough council wanted to remind all residents that there is a ‘hard to recycle item’ event to be held in mid-September at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.
On September 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., appliances, batteries, electronics, fluorescent lights, latex paint, and tires will be collected as part of the event. The recycling event is sponsored by Tri-County Clean Ways.
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Speed Traps Needed
Borough Resident Mary Green asked council to consider placing speed traps or to start enforcing the speed limit more efficiently along Second Street in Ellwood City, as she feels there is a safety hazard on this street.
Green told council that she lives along Second Street, and that cars and trucks speed down the road. She said that it’s very unsafe, especially with children nearby.
She specifically mentioned tractor trailers employing their ‘Jake Brakes’ in the early mornings. Green said that there should be no reason to use these brakes, unless they are traveling way too fast.
Mayor Anthony Court said he will look into the situation.