Shomo handicapped parking request passed

In a relatively short meeting of the Tyrone Borough Council last night, the body passed unanimously the request for a handicapped parking space on Columbia Avenue.
Two months ago, the council voted to deny Dale Shomo the parking space, because it was reported to Tyrone Police Chief Joe Beachem that off-street parking was available.
Mayor Pat Stoner explained to Mrs. Shomo that borough council has a criteria.
“We need to stick to the criteria set by the ordinance,” said Stoner. “If we don’t stick to it, how can we be fair to everyone.”
Council vice president Bill Latchford explained to Houser and Tammy Shomo, the wife of the applicant, that “if there is off-street parking available, that the council denies the application.”
When Shomo’s landlord, Bob Houser, testified before the council that he would not allow parking in the lot behind his property, council member Jeffrey Watson made the motion and Jim Beckwith seconded the motion to approve the handicapped parking space for Shomo. The motion passed 8-0.
The only other item on the agenda was the redistribution of funds to Tyrone’s fire companies.
With the closing of the Citizens Fire Company, the two remaining companies and the fire police would receive the funding from the borough that was meant for the Citizens.
There is $5,055.54 remaining in the funding that is meant for the fire companies for 2003. The Hookies and Neptunes will receive a monthly installment for the remainder of 2003 of $1113.89 and the Tyrone Fire Police will receive $225.83 per month.
A motion was made by Sharon Dannaway to redistribute the funds, seconded by Virgie Werner and passed unanimously.
Following the meeting, The Daily Herald asked Mayor Stoner if the borough was approached by Team Ten officials for a reduction in sewage. Stoner said that they have been contacted and the borough is looking over things.
There is a meeting scheduled for July 24 at 7 p.m. of the Tyrone Borough Civil Service Commission. This commission is holding its first meeting to adopt rules and regulations that the commission will abide by. This is the commission that will sort through applications and resumes to hire the new full-time police officer that Tyrone Borough agreed to hire as a good faith move with the police union for accepting its new contract.