LOCK HAVEN - The floating stage spends the winter on the old Drake Chemical site, near the city's stone stockpile.
During the summer, the city's mowing equipment is moved out of storage at the airport to the city garage lot. The mowers are kept under roof when not in use, and as a result, a number of city vehicles sit out in the weather.
Dike-levee Superintendent Gary Ferree has been asking for an equipment shed for years, a request that has yet to be granted.
At top, Denny Furl, streets foreman for the City of Lock Haven, stands on the city garage lot with one of two new GMC utility box trucks. Above, the old PennDot garage on Second Avenue that the City of Lock Haven is considering to purchase.
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The Lock Haven Police Department has 14 full-time officer positions and operates out of a small set of cramped offices in one end of City Hall.
City Council has an opportunity to expand the police offices and consolidate vehicles and other equipment in one place by purchasing the former PennDOT garage on Second Avenue.
The current public works lot, at East Walnut and Park streets, would move up the hill to the 2.4-acre property where indoor garage space is plentiful, allowing the city to sell its vehicle lot to an individual or business. Such a sale would put the lot back on the tax roll.
The former state garage, located behind Bob McCormick Ford, is not going for a song, however.
For the complete story, see today's print edition of the Lock Haven Express.