Mayor thanks those involved in Amber Alert

The Tyrone Borough Council held its regular session last night at the Municipal Building.
With all eight members in attendance, the council voted 8-0 to approve the minutes for the previous meeting.
While reviewing the financial records for December 2002, councilman J.R. Watson asked questions about the gas bill of the house next to the Municipal Building, a payment to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Internet services, and then council unanimously approved the monthly financial reports.
Borough Manager Al Drayovich discussed a letter of recommendation from PENNDOT that the borough received on Jan. 7 concerning traffic alternatives for Adams Avenue and Oak Street.
In the letter addressed to the borough by Earl Neiderhiser, PENNDOT district engineer, there are two alternatives discussed for a change in traffic pattern at the “S” turn.
“The first alternative would be for PENNDOT to install ‘No Left Turn’ signs below each existing sign on Oak Street, thus eliminating left turns onto State Route 4031 (Adams Avenue). This is due to the limited visibility that is created by nearby homes for when you are trying to execute these movements,” Neiderhiser stated in his letter. “The second alternative, which would be an addition to the new signing mentioned in alternative one, would be for the borough to designate some of their streets for one-way traffic. Oak Street would become one-way from Madison Avenue to state Route 4031 with traffic traveling towards State route 4031. Also the borough may want to consider designating Oak Alley as one-way traffic from State route 4031 to Madison Avenue with traffic traveling towards Madison Avenue.”
This option would require some work to Oak Alley so that school buses could use it.
PENNDOT said in the letter that it would not authorize the use of mirrors at the intersection.
Council will review the alternatives and should take action next month at the meeting.
Before adjournment, Mayor Pat Stoner commended the Tyrone Police Departments and other departments who assisted over the weekend in locating the missing Tyrone girl.
“I’d like to mention the fine job the police did on the weekend when we had a child missing,” said Stoner. “I do want to express our appreciation to the police department, to the fire department and to the agencies that came from out of town.”
Departments from Blair and Huntingdon counties helped in the search for Mara Jane Cain.
The 13-year-old girl was found in safe and in good condition at another friend’s home.
Tyrone Borough Council next meets Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.