Coaldale Borough council on Tuesday approved Oct. 31 as Trick or Treat night, and having an extra police officer and fire police on duty to help keep children safe.
The next day, little ghosts and goblins will hit the streets for a children's Halloween parade marching from borough hall on E. Phillips Street to the Coaldale complex, where costumed tots can enjoy fun, games and food.
The parade, sponsored by the CHOSE organization, starts at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1.
In other matters Tuesday, council approved the promotion to full-time of police officer Charles A. Blesse, who has just successfully completed his probation period.
"Having Charlie Blesse on our force is a godsend," said council president Susan Solt.
Also on Tuesday, council agreed to:
• Pre-purchase heating oil from Radocha at $2.149 a gallon
• Apply for $44,000 in Community Development Block Grant money for a new oil burner at the fire company;
• Start to collect ashes on Nov. 2. The cans cannot exceed 50 pounds each.
• Consider again next year whether to paint parking space lines on E. Ruddle Street between Third and Fourth. Resident Jeff Frable in July asked council to have the lines painted because parking is tight due to too many cars, trucks, motorcycles and trailers.
In July, council agreed it was a good idea to paint the lines. However, Frable learned Tuesday that council's Streets Committee had quashed the plan.
Committee Chairman Steve Tentylo said the Committee visited the area and decided the lines were not needed.