DuBoistown swears in new council member

DuBoistown Borough Council swore in a new member Thursday evening.

James Barger made a motion to appoint Eric Fausey as council member to fill a vacant position. Council approved the appointment by a vote of 5-0.

Council also approved a motion allow Paul McKinley of the maintenance department to purchase a Husqvarna K760 Power Cutter to cut asphalt for street repairs at a cost not to exceed $899 and approved McKinley’s request to spend up to $8,000 on materials to fix a sinking pothole near the playground in DuBoistown Community Park.

The playground will be closed effective immediately, Plankenhorn said, and the park will close entirely once repair work begins.

In other business, council approved of May 10 for the community yard sale to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a rain date of May 18.

John Bickhart, of the Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority, distributed a monthly report to council detailing work done on the pump stations that supply the borough and and is managed by the authority.

The variable frequency drive motors that control water pressure and flow burned out several weeks ago and were replaced at a cost of roughly $2,800 each, he said.

Bickhart asked that the new motors be registered with PPL Electric Utilities so that they can more accurately respond to changes in flow and pressure.

The motion was approved 6-0.

The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the DuBoistown Borough Office, 2651 Euclid Ave.