The board members of the Nesquehoning Borough Water Authority passed a permanent budget at its January meeting with an increase in the water rates.

Chairman David Hawk announced that the revenue dropped from $699,500 to $673,500.

It was decided to elect officers next month since the reappointment of board member Denny Creitz was not yet confirmed by the borough council.

Atty. Robert Yurchak, solicitor, announced that letters have been mailed out to the landlords explaining that they are responsible for the water bills of their tenants. The landlords must meet the deadline for payment if their tenants are in arears.

Mark Lopata, supervisor, said his water truck broke down and he had to get it fixed. He also fixed some of the road going to the Fourth Hollow but the ground was frozen.

It was voted upon to rehire all employees back as well as solicitor, engineer, and auditor.

The only meeting date that was changed was in October. Since Monday, October 10 is the celebration of Columbus Day, the

meeting will be held on October 11.

There are new sprinkler code requirements. All new homes must now have a sprinkler system installed in order to pass inspection according to State regulations