Police protection to be donated for gun show

HUGHESVILLE — Hughesville Borough Council unanimously approved donating police protection for up to 16 hours to the upcoming Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department Gun Show at its meeting Monday evening.

The show, to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3, will receive protection as a donation because the fire department “is like an arm” of the borough, council members said.

The borough would not be able to donate police presence for outside organizations or events, they said.

Specifics about the police detail were discussed during a short executive session and will not be announced publicly for safety reasons.

In another matter, the council gave an update on the impending Muncy Creek stream bank restoration near pump house 102 at the end of Fourth Street in Wolf Township.

Work will not be allowed from March through early June due to trout stocking, council members said.

However, that delay should provide enough time for bidding, contracting and other preemptive work to be completed, they said.

Funding is secured in the amounts of $127,284 from the state Watershed Restoration and Protection Program and $321,284 through the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program.

Work is expected to begin June 16.

In other business, the council voted to pay Ehrlich Pest Control $365 to spray along the fence line at the ball park and $420 to care for the trees along Main Street and in a small area around Bodine.

The council noted those prices are the same as last year.

All members were present. Voting were Jerry Daugherty, Andrew Mook, Dan Cale, Brenda L. Smith, Todd McCowan and Walter Reed.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the borough building, 157 S. Fifth St., Hughesville.