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May 10, 2014

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City cites safety in restrictions on Small Ships

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SHARON —

If ships sail ...

Action the city of Sharon said it will take if the Small Ships Revue is held:

Two-way traffic will be maintained on Railroad Street, Shenango Avenue, East Silver Street. Pitt Street, Penn Avenue, Chestnut Street, North Water Avenue, South Water Avenue and Connelly Boulevard. (Normally during the event, access to those streets is reduced or eliminated.)

Access to Agate Street, River Street, Pearrell Street and Rose Court will be restricted. Boats or trailers will not be able to access these streets or the boat launches they lead to.

The canoe launch on Budd Street will be closed. Access to the launch will be restricted.

The city will forbid any parades or parade formations on streets or public rights-of-way.

City parking lots will be closed or have restricted access.

Gatherings that occur on public streets, sidewalks or rights-of-way in anticipation or support of a parade or flotilla will be dispersed.

The walkway (Riverwalk) along the east side of the Shenango River between State Street and Shenango Avenue will be closed to public access.

No fireworks permits will be issued.

Open container laws will be strictly enforced.

The city will contact PennDOT and communicate its desire to have two-way traffic maintained on State Street.

Bicentennial Park will be closed.

At a glance

 

Some questions and answers about the Small Ships Revue.

Did the city of Sharon cancel the Small Ships Revue?

No.

OK, so what did the city do?

They restricted or eliminated access to streets and boat launches, which means it would be virtually impossible to stage the event as it as been held in the past.

Who took this action?

City Manager Scott Andrejchak.

Why did he do it?

He said both he and Sharon Police Chief Mike Menster believe the event represents a public hazard as unruly behavior has unfolded beyond Quaker Steak and Lube’s property. Both men said that behavior has gotten worse in the past couple of years with out-of-town gang members now attending the event.

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