(Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Curtis Walsh)
(New Brighton, PA) At the New Brighton Borough Council meeting tonight, one of the first orders of business was the approval of a sale of the property at 909 Harmony Avenue. The property was originally slated to be demolished until a man expressed his interest in purchasing it from the Repository of Unsold Property at last months meeting. Next on the agenda was an approved motion to include the City of Beaver Falls into an intragovernmental agreement of cooperation for regional emergency management services. The council then went on to approve to amend the police department policy and procedure manual to include chapter 21 that includes language in compliance with reporting and testimonial requirements, mandated under the U.S. Supreme Court. Council also approved a contract for the 2021 Road Paving Program, with a paving company out of Wampum for $146,513.96. This project will repair sections of 2nd street, 14th street, 4th avenue, and 6th avenue. Another item on the agenda was the approval of a donation to PUSH Beaver County, which will sponsor New Brighton as part of the 2021 Beaver County Boom. Other items approved at the meeting include a memorial that will be built at Townsend Park to honor Vietnam Veterans, and to allow a Beaver County NAACP Voter Registration event at Townsend Park on April 17th.