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Tamaqua senate hearing available for public review

Published October 16. 2009 05:00PM

A public hearing was held on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College in Tamaqua to hear input from local officials on ways to correct the Pennsylvania Borough Code regarding disputes between mayors, borough councils, and police departments who enter into litigation.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association, Fraternal Order of Police, as well as Tamaqua officials testified before the committee to address dispute resolution ideas, which will aid in formulating legislative proposals revising the Borough Code. Testimony at the hearing noted that the recent dispute in Tamaqua has cost the borough's taxpayers more than $10,000

The hearing is now available on the internet at State Senator David Argall's website. Click on video link (under Recent News), at

Copies of the video and written testimony are also available by contacting Argall's and Representative Jerry Knowles' Tamaqua office at (570) 668-1240.

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