Happy New Year! Hope it is starting off well for all.

With only one major snow storm under our belts and many rain showers, our Winter Wonderland scenery is not quite there yet.

I want to acknowledge how thankful I am to our Highway Department and PennDot crews that cleaned up the town during our 10-inch snow event. That was a great deal of snow for one storm, but everyone worked together and took care of the streets.

How many have noticed the new Pavilion by the Reservoir Park pond [pictured in The Daily Herald several months ago]? All that is left is some landscaping when nice weather returns to central Pennsylvania. I am sure this will be a well-used facility come 2019s spring, summer and fall. More community upgrades like this are on the horizon. The Borough is putting together a comprehensive community enhancement plan that will target projects for enhancing Tyrone.

As I am here typing up this column I am looking over at the scale that show where we are at on the “Operation K9” for our Police Department project. We have donations of $17,000 thus far of our $25,000 goal [an update regarding the K9 effort ran this week in The Daily Herald]. Thanks so much to all that have donated and have spread the word. Let’s keep up the great work.

I have learned of the retirement of Attorney Larry Clapper with Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper & Oswalt of Altoona. Larry’s Firm has been a partner of Tyrone Borough for 20+ years and they have done a great job for us. Congratulations Larry and I wish you all the best, sir.

I believe 2019 is going to bring more community activities to bring people together. There will be more enhancements to keep the town moving forward. Together we will keep our Community fresh. I am hoping this year will bring us some more sunny weather patterns. I know there are plans for “skate nights” at the inline hockey rink and “splash hops” at the pool.

It is time again, to bring this month’s column to an end. As always, I encourage anyone to reach out to me at wlatchford@tyroneboropa.com or find me on Facebook and Twitter. Or call the Borough office at 684-1330. Take care and God bless.



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