MOOSIC, PA — Mayor James Segilia has five words for three motels in the borough.
“Clean up or close down.”
Ever since a standoff at the Rodeway Inn, 4130 Birney Ave., in January tied up local police departments for five hours, Segilia and police chief Charles Maurer have sought ways to close down the Rodeway, Moosic Motor Inn, 4124 Birney Ave., and Trotters Motel, 4217 Birney Ave.
The three motels are a nuisance that attract a dangerous clientele and tie up police resources on countless calls, the mayor said.
“It costs time, aggravation and it takes away from police patrols,” Segilia said.