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June 14, 2014

Councilors want more money for cleanups


Somerset —

“ ... Sometimes landlords just do not take care of their property,” Girdler said. 
In other news from Monday’s Somerset City Council meeting: 
• Girdler confirmed that this year’s SomerBlast event is scheduled for Saturday, July 5 at SomerSplash Water Park. The event will feature performances by bands in the afternoon, and a fireworks display at around 10 p.m. 
• Councilors have received word that the first event to be held at the city’s amphitheater, which is still under construction, may be a blues music and barbecue festival, slated for September. 
• Councilors approved dedicating Second Street to Bro. J.S. New, a longtime pastor and community leader who passed away in April 2012. A sign will be placed in honor of New. 
“J.S. touched a lot of people,” said Mike New. 
Heather Tomlinson is a staff writer for the Commonwealth Journal. She can be reached at:

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