Elections stay in Denver Borough Hall for 2013

By on March 6, 2013

By: ALICE HUMMER Review Correspondent, Staff Writer

Denver Borough voters will continue voting on May 21 and November 5 in the new meeting room addition to Denver’s municipal building thanks to Denver Council approving the agreement for elections to remain there in 2013.

Citizens voted in the borough hall last year for the first time in many years. A location change from the former borough hall was made to the Denver Fire Company, which offered more space. Local election officials requested consideration to return to the borough hall following completion of the borough hall addition.

In other business at the Feb. 25 meeting, council approved advertising an ordinance to install two handicapped parking spaces. One will be at 427 Walnut St. and the other on Poplar Street to assist a resident at 633 North 6th St., where no parking is permitted in front of the home. Each space was requested on behalf of senior drivers who need to park close to their homes.

"It should be noted," said Mike Hession, Denver Borough manager. "That although the handicapped parking requests were made on behalf of residents with specific needs, anyone with a handicapped placard may use the designated spaces."

Trinity United Methodist Church’s request to hold monthly yard sales on the second Friday and Saturday at the rear of the church, located on Main Street, was granted by council for up to six months. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Council was open to extending the six-month period should the church request it. The church’s application letter stated that the church needs a new furnace and some profits will benefit community outreach work.

Council approved an agreement with Reilly Sweeping, Inc. for street sweeping service in the borough, including paved alleyways, at a total cost of $4,031.

A few council members asked Hession if he’d check to see how other municipalities handle this task. There was no disagreement with the proposal, just a question of whether any other options were available to the borough.

Bonview Estates developer, Louie Hurst, was approved to receive the balance of his letter of credit for Phases II and III, contingent upon all conditions being met. In addition, Hurst will also receive $1,730.68 from Bonview Estates Development phase I escrow fund.

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