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December 10, 2016
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Hawley learns from challenging winter, looks forward

The peddlers’ permits for street vendors, specifically an ice cream truck, are coming under review so as to streamline the application and approval process along with making it simpler to enforce. There is also a continued possibility of Dollar General establishing a location within the borough, but this remains in the early planning stages.

The sewage authority has called for changes to be made in regards to multi-family units. It will now place the burden on the tenant to advise the sewage authority of their tenancy. The borough also wants to take a closer look at precisely how many multiple family housing units are in the borough and whether they are legally zoned.

Looking to the future, race director Matt Krzywicki was present to finalize plans for the first annual Wally Man Triathlon to be held on June 14. This will consist of a 750-meter swim in Lake Wallenpaupack, a 22k bike ride along Route 6, and ending in Hawley with a 5k run. The planning is in its final stages with only clarification regarding road usage needed. Since no detours are to be expected, there may be no need for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation permits. However, this ultimately will be decided pending consultation with police. Permission for the race, with conditions, was passed unanimously. Anyone interested in applying for the race should visit the organizers’ website at The race is limited to 300 participants. Also on June 14 in the park will be the annual craft fair and another 5k scheduled for June 1.

Public comment was limited to resident Susan Baldwin requesting information as to who was responsible for upkeep of local sidewalks. She was informed that all upkeep—be it snow removal or damage to the sidewalk—is the responsibility of the property owner and any complaints should be directed to that individual.