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Two former Weissport Council members argue during meeting

Published June 21. 2011 05:00PM

Two former Weissport Council members didn't have nice things to say to each other during the council meeting held Monday night.

Tommy McEvilly, who was a council member from 2007 to 2009, taking Dennis Moser's spot on council after Moser resigned in 2007, complained about the way maintenance is being done in the borough. Moser is the current borough worker.

McEvilly took Moser to task for not mowing the ponding area on his property for the past two years and for failing to mow the levee and not having a large tree removed that fell on the levee.

McEvilly also noted that the banners that were purchased through a grant and put up several years ago by the Weissport Improvement Alliance are a disgrace.

Moser defended himself by saying that no one took into consideration the cost to maintain banners and the difficulty of reaching them without the use of a bucket truck. He also noted that he is under budget constraints to get maintenance work done in the borough.

McEvilly said that the levee is in poor shape and blamed Moser for not doing his job.

Moser yelled back and called McEvilly an obscene name before Tim Rehrig, council member, stopped the confrontation and McEvilly left the meeting room.

Rehrig then advised Moser to mow the ponding area, remove the tree and maintain the banners and council would find the money somehow to pay the costs.

"It's not your responsibility to worry about how it gets paid," said Rehrig.

Council also heard complaints from resident Teddy Kresge, who wanted to know about the borough's burning ordinance because his neighbors are burning bowling pins and letting the fire smolder all night. He also noted that he is finding syringes and fireworks debris on his property.

"I'd like to open my windows so I can turn off the air conditioner and I can't," said Kresge.

Rehrig said council would review the outdoor burning ordinance and get back to him. He also said that his complaints about the syringes and fireworks would be turned over to the police department.

Kresge also said that there is a "drug hole" where people are drinking and doing drugs.

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