The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

May 15, 2014

Mother, children nearly struck by driver who ran Danville red light

DANVILLE — A mother and her two young children were nearly struck by a vehicle running a red light on Mill Street, councilman Tom Wickham told Danville Borough Council members.

The three were trying to cross at the pedestrian stop light in the area where Doc’s Shoes had been, he said at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

“There needs to be some sort of solution to encourage people to obey,” he said.

“It seems people are missing there’s a light there. This mom walks her kids to daycare every day,” he said.

Council President Scott Richardson referred the matter to the street committee to come up with possible solutions.

Councilman Wes Walters also commended the public works department for doing an excellent job at the recent Dumpster Day. Walters said the amount of items taken was less than normal “which means it’s working,” he said of the annual clean-up day.

Richardson agreed, saying “Well done.”

Councilman John Rodman commended Jane Graham, sewer plant superintendent, and plant employees for the tour and reception involving other municipalities May 9 at the plant. Max VonBlohn, sewer committee chairman, also congratulated them as did Mayor Bernie Swank.

Councilman Bill Hause thanked Hack and his crew for helping with the clean up of River Front Park.

In discussing recreation facilities in the area, Hause said Montour Area Recreation Commission fields are being used to capacity.

“I’m thrilled. I hope this will put us on the map,” he said.

Code Administrator Jackie Hart reported UGI Penn Natural Gas wants $30,000 for about 600 square feet of land that is usable on the former Doc’s property along Mill Street. Richardson referred the request to the property committee.

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