Conneaut Lake permits use of Fireman’s Beach for hull inspection of Barbara J | News

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CONNEAUT LAKE — Conneaut Lake Borough Council, at its recent meeting, approved the use of Fireman’s Beach, if required, for hull inspection of the Barbara J.

Inspection is required by state and federal agencies to be done every five years to ensure it is safe. The inspection will take place on April 27 and 28.

• Phil Baranyi spoke to council regarding updates to the county’s 911 addressing systems.

He detailed the work being done and requested a council resolution allowing Crawford County GIS to be designated as the addressing authority for the borough.

He said there were no plans to change people’s addresses. Work is underway for address verification and updates.

Council said the requested order will be presented next month.

• Fireman’s Beach will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, beginning Memorial Day weekend.

The council approved paying up to $1,200 for beach sand.

Parking fees for trailers and trucks have been increased to $10, plus $5 for the boat launch.

• Conneaut Lake Regional Police Service officers responded to 32 calls last month.

Police commission board member Jim Tigri said it had been a quiet month.

Tigri also reported statistics for the Conneaut Lake Volunteer Fire Department, noting that volunteers had responded to 55 calls so far this year – including 11 in the borough.

He said the department responded to ambulance calls due to lack of help.

• The Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee received all 24 Presidential snowflake decorations for the town centre. They measure 48 inches in diameter and weigh 24 pounds each. Members unboxed, tested and organized them for storage, said member Sandy Eldridge. She said there were a few bulbs missing and the metal mounting strips were the wrong color. So the committee asked the supplier to provide rear mounting strips and 28 spare bulbs. The borough has received warrant documentation, which warrants the decorations against defects for five seasons “under normal use.”

The committee recommended that the borough use the decorations as provided without any modification, such as painting surfaces or attaching flag holders. The district is free to use the additional 75 metal mounting strips for other purposes. The contribution to the citizens of the borough is estimated at $12,239.

Eldridge reported that the committee had accepted a revision to Trace Landscaping’s service contract for Fireman’s Beach. Due to current labor shortages, supplier price increases for materials and fuel, the original quote had to be increased by $565. The group will follow up with Trace to confirm the schedule. The contribution to the citizens of the borough is estimated at $5,565.

• Make A Difference Day will take place on May 1 from 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the town. Volunteers will carry out cleanup work in Memorial Park and other areas.

• Council approved a request from the Shontz Memorial Library to use Fireman’s Beach for a summer program from 10 am to 1 pm on June 15, 22 and 29 and July 6, 13 and 20.

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