The condition of Baltimore Street was among the items discussed by Greencastle Borough Council last week.

"I have a real desire to see Baltimore Street repaved," said Councilman Duane Kinzer.

Mayor Ben Thomas Jr. added he regularly gets complaints about the main street through downtown Greencastle, which is marked by cracked pavement, uneven surfaces and depressions.

Borough Manager Eden Ratliff is checking with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to see if anything can be done and will report back to council.

Other topics covered at the meeting:

Councilman Craig Myers, who also serves as the emergency management coordinator, said he declared an emergency during the March snowstorm in case the borough can recoup any expenses.

He said declarations usually include information on whether essential and nonessential employees should report to work.

"I found nothing in place that says whether government opens up during a disaster declaration," Myers said.

He asked the public safety and personnel committees to look at creating a policy.

Ratliff said the administration and finance committee is going to try to start meeting monthly and he hopes more members of the public attend to learn about the borough's finances. Meeting dates have not been set, but they generally are at 4:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. The meetings will be advertised in the Echo Pilot. Council gave the OK for Ratliff to see bids for the 2018 paving program. Areas on the list are:

East Walter Avenue: North Allison Street to North Carlisle Street

North Elm Lane: West Franklin Street to Dahlgren Street

North Elm Lane: Mifflin Lane to West Madison Street

Lutz Lane: South Allison Street to South Church Lane

Fox Lane: South Carlisle Street to South Elm Lane

South Elm Lane: West Baltimore Street to West Spruce Lane

South Elm Lane: West Franklin Street to West Dahlgren Street

The work is estimated at $144,000, with money coming from the general and liquid fuels funds, according to Ratliff

Approved road closure requests from the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce for Sidewalk Days on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14.

Baltimore Street will be shut down betweenWashington and Jefferson streets from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. South Carlisle Street also will be closed from Center Square to East Franklin Street.

The road will close a little later than in previous years on Friday — remaining open during prime "drive time" — to help fire police, who have staffing challenges, according to Thomas.

In addition, Antrim Township will provide staff at Exit 5 of Interstate 81 to keep truck traffic out of downtown Greencastle when the street is closed.