HUGHESVILLE - Obstacles to reducing the frequency of lengthy backups at the intersection of Main and Water streets were discussed in depth at Monday night's borough council meeting.
"I talked with a gentleman from (the state Department of Transportation) about doing something like a delayed green (light), and doing anything to alleviate the pressure at Main and Water is not going to be cheap or easy," Councilman Andrew Mook said. "We'd need to get a traffic study, and our control box there is just a plain jane one, so we would be talking about 20 grand."
Borough secretary Dee Moyer said she has heard from residents who have contacted PennDOT about the light.
"(PennDOT) said we're responsible for the light," she said.
"(PennDOT) did tell me we are not allowed to change the timers at our free will," Mook said.
"Evidently we fought with them before," Mayor Walter Reed said. "They said it'd be 20 years before we needed a turning lane."
In other news, six properties are slated to be hooked up to water authority lines, council President Jeffery Berger said.
Council set spring cleanup days for April 30 through May 4. The borough will pick up and chip fallen branches.
Council also voted 6-0 to pay $10,000 to Montoursville Borough for a 2006 Ford Explorer for police department use. It will be picked up this week.
In a 5-1 vote, council awarded a $294 contract to Young's Lawn Care, Montoursville, for mowing borough properties. Councilman Richard Smith cast the lone dissenting vote.
Council's next meeting is 7 p.m. April 9 at 147 S. Fifth St.