Tyrone Borough Council appoints Barlick as full-time police officer

Jessica Barlick has been appointed as a full-time officer to the Tyrone Police Department.
Barlick received the appointment after a vote by the Tyrone Borough council earlier this week. It is believed Barlick is the first full-time female police officer ever appointed to the staff.
Barlick has been with the department as a part-time officer since February of 2002. She is a 1998 graduate of Penn Cambria High School in Cresson. Barlick attended classes at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and the Cambria County Area Community College for Sociology and Human Services. She is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Barlick attended the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center Police Academy and graduated in June 2001.
She was hired in August 2001 by the Tyrone Area School District as a School Resource Officer prior to her hiring by Tyrone Borough in 2002. She is also a member of the Blair County Drug Task Force.
In other business, at Monday’s meeting, Borough Council approved a waiver of fees request from the Tyrone Area Merchants Association.
Council members also heard from a scout group, Venture Crew 103, regarding a request for use of Reservoir Park for a “battle of the bands” on Friday, Aug. 19. The group was also seeking to have fees waived for the event. Council agreed to the request in return for proof of a certificate of insurance. The group must now seek further approval from Penns Woods Council before the event can be held.
The venture group expects to let Tyrone Borough know if the event will be held as planned.
Council also approved a request for lot consolidation from St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. As previously reported in the Herald, the church is currently the site of building renovations that started earlier this week. The Rossi Building is in the process of demolition. Future plans for the building project include tearing down the house that sits between the school and the church and then connecting the school, the church and Harkins Hall.
Yesterday, Interim Borough Manager Sharon Dannaway updated The Daily Herald on another construction project, the borough’s municipal building on Logan Avenue.
She said the contractor brought some of their equipment to the construction site on Wednesday. The building is being cleaned and repointed. Dannaway said repairs to steps at the front of the building will be done last. The municipal building was originally opened in 1916.