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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • No safe bus shelter spot found

  • Plans to move the Shortline bus stop near Borough Hall have been abandoned after a safe location could not be determined.
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  • Plans to move the Shortline bus stop near Borough Hall have been abandoned after a safe location could not be determined.
    At the August 14th Hawley Council session, Vice-president Mary Sanders reported that the Park & Recreation Commission looked at where the bus could pull over but was unable to find a safe spot.
    Permission had been given to use left-over grant funds from the sidewalk improvement project to locate a bus shelter in the Borough Hall area. The thought was to alleviate traffic congestion where the bus currently stops on Main Avenue near Church Street.
    Council discussed other items that could qualify under this state grant, such as benches, trash receptacles and animal waste receptacles. The funds total a little over $40,000.
    Zoning Ordinance OK'd
    • Council approved the final draft of the amended Hawley Borough Zoning Ordinance, which was done in conjunction with Palmyra Township (Wayne) and Paupack Township to have complementary regulations. The only zoning map change was to switch the Industrial-1 Zone to Conservation District, which affects the location of Hawley Village Apartments.
    The 54-page amended Zoning Ordinance may be viewed at Borough Hall or at the Borough's web site at www.hawleyborough.org (under "Links" and then "Lake Region Zoning Ordinance").
    NOTE: Numerous other meeting items are included in the midweek print edition of The News Eagle.
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