For the past few days, the air quality in our region has been affected by the wildfires in Quebec and Ontario Canada. The smoke clouding our area is coming from 416 active fires in Canada. As of Wednesday morning, The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center listed 240 of them as "out of control."
A low pressure system over Nova Scotia was pumping the smoke south over the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
The smoke, with the distinct smell of burning wood, spread deeply into our area Tuesday causing dozens of reports to local volunteer fire companies. Emergency dispatchers and first responders were kept busy with ...
East Greenville Council cracking down on street sweeping compliance
The next time East Greenville Borough sweeps its streets, residents, business owners and commuters who don't move their vehicles could pay a price. On Monday, council made a plan to impose fees on those who don't comply.
"We mean business," President Angie Fegely said. "Move your car or get a ticket."
Council approved a motion directing Solicitor Michael Peters to permanently amend the borough's ordinance to allow municipal officials to fine vehicle owners for leaving them on the street during periods designated for street sweeping. Currently, the borough's ability to issue fines in this situation is temporary.
Peters said after the meeting that he expects to provide the amended language to council for its next meeting, scheduled for July 10. Council could act on the issue at that meeting, according to Fegely.
Council spends approximately $5,200 annually to clean the streets. Twice a year, usually in May and November, a sweeper traverses the borough for two weeks at a time. The process, which collects just under 10 tons of debris, helps the ...