Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

Tyrone Borough held a public hearing on Monday to receive comment on a request for a transfer of a liquor license.
Diane R. DelGrosso was seeking to have a license transferred from Antis Township for use at her restaurant, Fat Freddy’s, located at RR 4, Box 34 in Tyrone.
The restaurant opened for business in mid-February in the Dollar General plaza and starting operations without the liquor license in place.
Mrs. Delgrosso and her husband Freddy operated LaVilla Pizza and Restaurant located in the Jones building. However, a June 1996 roof collapse in the building put them out of business.
A report in the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly feature in The Daily Herald said the couple had been eager to get back to the Tyrone area.
The restaurant features a full lunch and dinner menu with nightly specials and weekend entertainment.
No one offered public comment during the hearing, according to Interim Borough Manager Sharon Dannaway. After the hearing, council reconvened its regular meeting which had been in recess for the hearing.
During the solicitor’s report to council the transfer of the liquor license was approved.
Council also went forward with plans previously reported in The Daily Herald concerning a comprehensive plan for the borough. Last month, the borough thought it would have to wait for a round of funding available through the state. Originally, the borough had considered using CDBG funds to come up with the local match needing to apply for the funding. However, the use of those types of funds would have required the borough to receive requests for proposals which would not have been completed by an April 15 deadline.
Instead, the borough turned to other local funds after consulting with its finance director Phyllis Garhart. She said money could be used under planning/zoning since the comprehensive plan fell into those categories.
To make it official, council needed to approve the moving of funds from one part of its budget to another. By ordinance, council approved the transfer of $18,900 by amending the 2005 final budget. Funds were transferred from the capital construction-other street improvements account to the code/planning/zoning/health-comprehensive plan account.
In other action, council received quotes for repairs to the damages caused by last year’s flood at the tee ball and little league fields from John Molnar, president of the Tyrone Youth Baseball League.
According to Dannaway’s report to council, the borough had previously approved advancing the needed funds based on money approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The low quote for the replacement and reinstallation of fencing for both fields was $3,550 from Craigs Fencing, LLP. The low quote for parking ties was $718.80 for Beavertown Block. The low quote for bleachers was $4,125 from Sport Supply Group Youth Division.
Dannaway recommended all three low quotes be approved and council took action to approve the amounts.

By Rick