JOHNSONBURG – As a thunderstorm raged outside, things were actually fairly calm at the Johnsonburg Borough Council meeting on Monday, with community center plans and visitor comments taking up most of the area. two hour meeting.
Dr Clytheria Horning has offered her services to Borough Council as a grant writer to help with necessary fire alarm upgrades at the Johnsonburg Community Center (JCC). In addition to helping draft the request for the Fall Meeting of Women Who Care Elk County, she also touched on several other potential funding sources the JCC can apply to to help with necessary improvements to the century-old building. from Market Street. The Board thanked her for all she does for Johnsonburg and agreed to support her every step of the way.
Crystal Brooks, speaking on behalf of the Mecca-Mann Group, introduced herself to board members she did not know and explained a bit about the Mecca-Mann mission, which is to help families struggling with problems. drug addiction. She also highlighted the dangers of fentanyl, produced in China, being smuggled into the United States across the border, which is directly linked to all of the recent overdoses in the county. She invited the board to learn more about the Mecca-Mann mission by stopping at the Johnsonburg Farmers Market every Wednesday and invited everyone to Kaysie’s Sunshine Ride & Dice Run at Kemmer Farm in Kersey on July 24 with activities all day, a BBQ, Dice Run, and a special appearance by music recording star Jam Alker.
After 100 years, a building is bound to need work, but with the dedicated volunteers of the Johnsonburg Community Center at work, the JCC just keeps getting better every month. Once threatened with closure, the JCC has emerged from its difficulties and is working to expand its offering and attract more members than ever before. With the renovated pool and weight room areas, and new heating and cooling systems to help phase out the inefficient boiler system, there are still a few things left on the Centre’s list. One of the main ones is to provide a better heating and cooling system on the four floors of the building. From the basement pool and weight rooms to the third-floor conference room, several plans are on the table, in addition to the aforementioned fire alarm system. With the addition of new cameras covering the playground and the Market Street intersection, to the painting and repair of some of the old windows, the Recreation Board has a wide variety of irons in the fire, but the board d he borough agreed to support them in several of their cases, including the tender for the heating and cooling systems on the upper floors. Offers will be opened at the next meeting in August.
Nancy Parana and Stephanie Distler from Johnsonburg Farmers Market attended the meeting virtually with weekly Farmers Market updates. Distler and Parana have presented plans for the Farmers Market with up to 17 vendors expressing interest in attending the Brick-Block festival next Wednesday. The Johnsonburg Farmers’ Market is held on Market Street every Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with market hours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to the usual local farmers, the Johnsonburg Market invites artists and musicians to the weekly event that showcases the historic district and brings fresh and locally produced food to the city center.
Police Chief John Clopp presented his monthly report to Borough Council. For June, there were 353 service calls, an increase over the past few months. Phone calls to the station can be found at 118, with signal calls at 88. Sixty-three investigations were conducted, resulting in 38 arrests, including 12 for motor vehicle offenses. Six drug-related arrests have been reported, along with 22 cases of families and children. Eight mental health appeals were also investigated. Additionally, Chief Clopp said his officers, along with the Elk County Sheriff’s Office, provided security for the recent Johnsonburg firefighters shooting without any incidents occurring at the scene. Johnsonburg is still on the lookout for several new police officers, and part-time job applications have been sent to regional police academies after the office has received no response to repeated announcements in recent months despite local publicity .
The financial report showed no discrepancies in the accounts, and the Board quickly approved the bills to be paid.
The borough council then ended the meeting at 6 p.m. The next regular monthly meeting is again scheduled for August 16 at 4 p.m. in the council chamber.