Nesquehoning Borough Council president Mark Stromelo, chairman of the borough's Sanitation Committee said that part time garbage collectors are needed and should apply at the borough's office.

All council people were in attendance at the recent council meeting.

Council commended Police Officer Tim Wuttke for a job well done on Monday as a borough resident was apprehended for burglary in Hauto. A letter of commendation will be sent to him for a job well done.

Louis Paul, borough superintendent, commended borough drivers for their performance during the snow plowing hours spent in the borough.

Gerald Heffelfinger was re-appointed to the Nesquehoning Planning Commission. Richard "Denny" Creitz was reappointed to the Nesquehoning Borough Authority.

During the Emergency Management report John McArdle said that there are still reports on the terrible smell from the Liquid Fence industry at the Industrial Complex in Hauto. The borough got no response from DEP after reporting the incident and will contact the county as to the problem.

Council discussed citing the company.

Residents are asked to clear around any fire hydrants in front of their homes to help out the fire departments in case of emergency.

Approval was given for patrolmen to carry over their vacation and personal days. Frank DiMiceli made the motion while Rose Walck gave a second to it.

The next Crime Watch meeting is scheduled for March 7 at 7 p.m. in the borough building.

St. Luke's Miners Health Center was turned down for parking to the rear of the borough building due to liability issues.

Panther Valley Public Library sent a letter for a donation and council tabled it until funding becomes available.

Police scheduling was discussed in the executive session following the meeting.

Council woman Mary Fox would like to see the Nesquehoning Recreation Center utilized more often. She said the heat is expensive and used for an empty building.

Councilman David Hawk said council is working on a tight budget and purchasing can not be made until some money starts coming in.

DiMiceli read the ambulance and fire reports. He was bothered by the 33 calls received from the high school apartments. It was mentioned that maybe the owner needs to be cited for the nuisance calls.