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Avis to come alive with the sound of music

Council approves night-time entertainment at restaurants

AVIS– Avis Borough Council on Monday night unanimously approved a Resolution to allow local businesses, like Dave and Ruby’s Oak Grove Tavern on Central Avenue, to play music and have bands play for their customers up until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends.

Dave and Ruby Harkey explained that they just finished their outside deck to seat 50 people six feet apart and would like to have bands play as entertainment a couple of nights a week to bring in more customers during the struggles of the pandemic.

Council met in-person meeting on Monday night.

Council also approved a project by Avis Fire Company to move its existing roof drains and attach them to the already existing storm drain.

Three fire company members were present at the meeting to discuss further information, but had to leave before they had an opportunity due to a fire in Pine Creek Township.

Exact numbers on the distance the drains would be moved were not disclosed. The work will be done by Charles Construction.

In a business matter, Allen Uhler, borough engineer, recommended that the borough put in a new flow meter on First Street as the one that was there was struck by lightning. This was unanimously agreed upon by council members.

Many committees and appointed officials did not have reports at the meeting though the police report did state 94 incidents, which included “nothing out of the ordinary,” according to Mayor Ernie Harter.

Lastly, the recreation committee said they have ordered flat benches for people to utilize at the dog park located next to the baseball field on Prospect Avenue.

Council members present included Don Aungst, Scott Stover, Mike Herman, Jeff Raab and Elmer Christian.

The next Avis Borough Council meeting will be Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the borough building on Ross Street.

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