NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The new street signs are in and available for $8 at the Borough Building.
Larry Wagner, borough council president, showed a sample sign Monday when council met. The 6-by-12-inch black sign with white letters was chosen for its high visibility. Residents must display one by Dec. 31 or face a fine.
Wagner commented that the signs are for the good of the community and will make it easier for police, fire and ambulance crews to locate addresses.
Also Monday, Council member Kenneth Romig reported that Caprock of Warren, Ohio, wants to sign a lease with the borough to drill for natural gas on five acres to eight acres around the old wastewater treatment plant. The acreage is located behind the Westminster College football stadium.
The village could get free natural gas to heat the wastewater treatment plant and the borough maintenance garage, as well as several thousand dollars yearly from a one-eighth share of profits from any gas found. Council directed Solicitor Frank Verterano to look into the lease.
Council also asked Verterano to review resolutions Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has asked council to pass agreeing to maintain traffic signals.
PennDot will be changing the flashing signal on Neshannock Avenue and New Castle Street to a traffic signal and will be updating the traffic signal at Neshannock Avenue and Market Street to current standards.