Acting police chief praised in Hughesville

HUGHESVILLE – “Rod Smith has been doing a pretty good job as police chief,” Mayor Walter Reed said at Monday night’s council meeting. “I am really happy with the job he has been doing so far.”

Smith will be filling in as chief until further notice.

The board voted to fix the police cruiser for an estimated cost of $350. John Rose will repair the damages following an accident at the county fair grounds.

A letter of recommendation was approved for the Hughesville Fire Department to host a Central District Convention in 2017.

All festivities are to be held on the Lycoming County Fair Grounds and will be a part of the fire department’s celebration of 125 years of service to the community. It will be open to the public and family oriented with several activities for the children of the community. Proceeds will help fund the department’s purchase of a new fire truck.

The board approved a temporary parking restriction that will keep patrons from parking in front of the American Legion during the 9/11 festivities and bike run to be held in September.

The remodeling needed for the borough building has been approved and motion has been set to begin taking bids. The much-needed heating and air conditioning problems also will be taken care of.

Council also listened to residents’ complaints about the noise and activity going on at the fair grounds. They agreed to discuss the complaints with the Fair Association to see if they could come up with a solution that would be fair to the residents during activities held there.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 26.