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LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven Public Works workers will continue to mow grass and design city parks throughout the summer.

The city until recently hired the service to do DAD’s landscaping of Jersey Shore.

“You (DADs) have unfortunately given up the business”, said the director of public works, Tony Stopper.

Since the last council meeting, Stopper has sought offers and only received one from Clinton County Landscaping.

“The total price of (Clinton County Landscaping) is more than double that of DADs, so I recommend declining the offer and letting the city staff get on with the mowing this year.” Stopper said.

He said the city could ask again for bids for mowing in 2022 in the fall or winter.

All council members were present at the meeting on Monday evening, which was streamed live on the city’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

In other works councils:

– Received notice from Department of Community and Economic Development that the city has received $ 500,000 in its HOME grant to help improve low- to middle-income households. “On average, they invest about $ 45,000 per household in things like insulation, new windows, roofs. It can really save lives for many people and help reduce their energy costs. “ said Wilson. The funds are managed by SEDA-COG with the help of City Planner Abbey Roberts.

– Entering into an agreement with FireHouse Grants to apply for and administer a FEMA grant to cover 95% of the cost of replacing the city of SCBA’s three hose companies combined. The city’s stake for the application fee is $ 2,379 and must match $ 18,900 on-site for the equipment.

– Authorized the offer for utility road patch projects.

– Approved an ordinance clarifying the collection process for sewer and water utilities.

– Approved the temporary closure of select streets in the city for the Rally for Recovery 5k on August 28th and a banner request from Relay for Life of Clinton County July 12th-August. 1.

– Received an email and postcard praising the council for their decision to allow Clinton County’s LGBT network to paint temporary flags of pride at two downtown intersections.

Approved a request to PennDOT from Woodward Township’s Terry Banfill to hang a wooden American flag over Main Street on select days.

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