Board of Health

The January meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Barron provided his end-of-year report, noting he made 55 general inspections and 48 spot check inspections. Barron also issued 45 licenses and collected $1,575 in fees.

The board also re-organized, retaining the current slate of officers for 2010. Those officers are: Randolph Gormley, president; James Gormley, vice-president; Shirley Becker, secretary. The board will meet the first Tuesday of each month, at 11:30 a.m., in the Tamaqua Municipal Building.

Rush watchdogs

The Rush Township Concerned Citizens Watchdog group will meet Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Hometown Fire Company. Topics for discussion will include the 2010 budget and pending legal issues.

All residents are welcome to attend.