Snow Shovels & Bridges Among Topics At Lively Commissioner’s Session

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

Last week’s Commissioners’ work session went for roughly ten minutes.

This week’s session beat that mark by an hour, and then some.

A relatively larger crowd of people showed up for the Wednesday work session for February 13, and it also marked the return of Commissioner Sandie Egley, who was out of the February 6 session due to personal matters.

Egley didn’t waste time voicing her opinion either, as she called out Tim Ishman, who is the Parks & Recreation department head, about the repeated cancellations and postponing of the Beaver County Snow Shovel Riding Championship:


The event was first scheduled for January 12, but a lack of snow or proper conditions has continued to set the date back.

Another major issue that cropped up during the meeting was that of the two historic bridges in the county: Watts Mills & Fallston. Juile Bowers of Workin’ Bridges, the non-profit organization looking to restore both bridges before returning them to the county, make her thoughts on the possibility of another non-profit (St. Barnabas, to be exact) showing interest in the Fallston Bridge quite clear:


Also at the Wednesday work session:

  • Parks & Recreation director Tim Ishman spoke about the current repairs being
    David Weaver speaks on behalf of the Orton Foundation.

    done to the Beaver County Ice Arena ice surface.

  • David Weaver spoke on behalf of the PA Humanities Council and the Orton Foundation, speaking about the possibility of bridging the gap between the public’s interest and the goings-on at the government level.
  • The issue surrounding the current time-clock system was brought to attention by Commissioner Sandie Egley and echoed by Chairman Dan Camp.

The public meeting for tomorrow has been moved to 6:00pm at the Vanport Municipal Building, instead of 10:00am at the Courthouse.