Borough council talks fireworks, new water tower

Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 10:42 AM

The Borough of Edinboro council held their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m., discussing July 4 fireworks, budget approval for the borough’s new water tower and a triathlon in June.   

Town solicitor Tim Wachter first gave his report, which detailed a fireworks display ordinance for the borough for future events and July 4 celebrations. An exemption was made, however, for ceremonial purposes such as with ROTC and veteran organization gun salutes.  

Borough Manager Kevin Opple then read his manager report, which began with his announcement of the pending budget approval for the construction the town’s new water tower. The current structure is to be drained and then demolished to make way for future developments at its location near Sherrod Hill Road.   

According to Opple, another update for the town will be replacing the banners on light poles in the downtown area. Toward the end of his report, he made a motion to approve the event permit for an upcoming triathlon in June. The triathlon would require road closings along the route in the borough. The permit was approved by an unanimous vote from the council. 

Mary Ann Horne, chair of the finance committee, made the motion to pass Resolution 7-2019, which was seconded by councilwoman Patricia Davis. This resolution is intended to lower sewer rates in order to offset the increase of water rates in the community. The resolution was passed with another unanimous vote. 

The council then motioned to adjourn the meeting. 

Collin Alekson is a staff writer for The Spectator. He can be reached at

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