Montrose looks to start a ‘Girl’s Night Out’ at park

Montrose Borough Council is looking to establish a “Girl’s Night Out” summer program at Memorial Park.

Councilman Craig Reimel said, at the Monday, March 2 borough meeting, that often a groups of males are playing basketball on the public court and suggested the borough establish times where female basketball players could also get court time.

“We owe the ladies in the Montrose Area a place to play basketball,” Reimel said.

Council began a discussion on how court time could be reserved for groups and organizations, but no official action was taken at the meeting.

The borough is also looking to gather more information on the possible establishment of a Police Civil Service Commission, said Mayor Tom LaMont.

LaMont also awarded citations to three Eagle Scouts for their projects.

He also signed a proclamation declaring March as 8-1-1 Safe Digging Month in the borough, reminding residents to call the 8-1-1 number before beginning any digging projects.

Police Chief Dale Smith asked council to consider the purchase of a new vehicle this year to replace the Charger. The vehicles primarily used by the police are both 2015 models and out of warranty coverage.

Reimel suggested placing a new engine in the Charger which would cost about $5,000 to “buy another year” before replacing any of the police vehicles.

Council approved the closure of Chestnut Street for the Chocolate & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 16, and approved coverage of two police officers to walk the grounds during the event.

Council also voted to eliminate the position of police secretary, with a date still to be determined.

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