HARVEYS LAKE BOROUGH


First Posted: 7/16/2014

The 2014 Harveys Lake Homecoming is scheduled for Aug. 1, 2 and 3. Committee representative Mike Rush said the event “is going to be bigger than last year” and that already “over 30 vendors have signed up.” The weekend event begins with the homecoming dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday at the Harveys Lake Beach Club. Tickets for the dinner/dance are $30 per person.

Saturday will feature Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be water games and food available for the children. Officer Kapral of the PA Game Commission will give a presentation on local wildlife, including ways to deal with nuisance bears.

The Harveys Lake Environmental Advisory Council will have a booth to discuss how to keep the lake clean. Saturday also features the Third Annual Cancer Walk-A-Thon 9 mile Walk/Run. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the cost is $10 per person.For more information, contact Jessica at 570-954-5934 or Ashley at 570-417-8688.

Other Saturday events include a car and truck show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a suggested donation of $15 benefitting the Harveys Lake Little League; Anything Floats Race Event at 2 p.m., with inspections taking place from noon to 1:30 p.m.; and a display of the Harveys Lake cancellation stamp, drawn by Harveys Lake artist Bonnie Covelski and commemorative postcard drawn by Lorraine Elias, who is also an artist from the borough.

Sunday features a kayak race from 9 to 10 a.m. Contact mdevine42@aol.com to pre-register.

Other events for Sunday include a chicken barb-que from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For advanced, tickets call 570-639-1919. A wing eating contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. Call 570-639-5867 to pre-register. The Fireman’s Parade will be held at 2 p.m. with the event’s closing ceremonies will take place at 5 p.m.

The community yard sale will also be a part of the weekend. For further information on the event contact Pat at (570) 762-2832 or Mike at (570) 650-1844. All events will be held at the Harveys Lake Beach Association (near pole 187).

In other matters:

Borough Solicitor Thomas O’Connor stated that the borough has “made another offer (and that it is) still pending” regarding the purchase of the old Villa Roma Building.

Initially, plans for the building were to turn it into a police station/municipal office building combined. During a special meeting held on July 3, the council discussed the job cost quotes for the repairs that would be needed in order to turn the structure into the new borough and police department site.

Council member Thomas Kehler, who first thought it was a “great idea,” said that now he doesn’t feel the building held up to inspections. The council withdrew the contract offer of $375,000. All council members agreed to withdraw the offer, with the exception of Carole Samson and Daniel Blaine, who voted against the motion, and Amy Williams, who was absent from the meeting.

Blaine then made the motion to negotiate an offer of $230,000 for the building. All members with the exception of council president Michell’e Boice and member Edward Kelly voted for the motion. The motion carried and the offer was placed.

The borough is looking to expand the size of its Planning Commission Board from three to five members. The reasoning of council is that “it makes it difficult to reach a quorum” with only three members whenever an issue is to be voted on. For more information on the board, contact borough secretary, Susan Sutton at 570-639-2113.

The next council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 19.

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