Hughesville hires part-time officer

HUGHESVILLE – Borough council on April 28 hired Ryan Travelpiece as a part-time police officer. He is a Hughesville native and knows the area.

“Ryan has all of his qualifications and is ready to go,” Mayor Walter Reed said. “I recommend that we hire him. I think he will make a great addition to the team.”

Travelpiece officially will join the police force in June. He will take over some of Officer Gary Bennett’s hours.

Council awarded a $3,250 contract to Jeff Booth to make the sidewalk curbs handicap accessible at the corner of Academy and Cottage streets. The price includes all four corners, curbing and all work-related expenses.

Council approved handicap parking access directly in front of the home at 55 S. Broad St. and will inquire as to the actual process to accommodate the resident. An ordinance will be passed to enable police to enforce the handicap sign and designated parking spot.

Council authorized Sherry Youngman, borough secretary, to get all the passwords and necessary highway occupancy permits online as needed.

Routes for the pet, antique car and fireman’s parades during the Fireman’s Carnival in June were approved.

Council members Mary Burns, Richard Smith, Andrew Mook, Jeff Berger, James Savage and Gail Guisewhite voted in favor of all the items on the agenda.

The repairs to Bodine Park will be done by Hughesville High School students in Shawn Smith’s class. The work will include replacing roof shingles on the concession stand, repairing the scoreboard, painting and various other tasks.

Jill Warg, May Day coordinator, informed council that tractors will drive through the town around 6 a.m. May 24 to join in the May Day festivities at Hughesville High School.