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Office space sought Lansford council studies options

Published April 17. 2010 09:00AM

Lansford Borough Council is looking for a building to house various offices.

Council President Robert Gaughan said this week the offices which would be relocated into such a structure would be the borough office, police department, and zoning office.

The borough office is presently located on the second floor of the American Hose Company.

The police station is located in the basement of the community center.

The zoning officer's headquarters are on the second floor of the community center.

Gaughan said so far all talks regarding relocation have been informal and that he's changing the name of the committee studying the issue from "New Building Committee" to "Facility Planning."

"We are looking at renovation of an undefined building in the borough for the offices," said Gaughan.

The committee will also study potential funding options for such a project.

In other business, the council agreed to limit parking on its "unmetered parking lot" by the swimming pool to a maximum of three days.

When councilman Tommy Vadyak asked why it should be three days, Gaughan said the action officially lists the lot as an "unmetered parking lot" and allows the three-day parking rule apply.

While Vadyak expressed concern that three days was too long, Gaughan said there are other unmetered lots in which there is a 30 day parking limit.

The action to make it an unmetered lot passed by a 5-1 vote, with Vadyak opposed.

The council said it may place bags at the park next to the swimming pool for people to use for clearing up dog dirt.

Vadyak said a lot of people use the park for walking dogs and don't clean up after them.

He said before the recent Easter egg hunt could be staged, volunteers picked up three bags of dog waste.

The council agreed to allow two borough employees to take a course regarding working in confined spaces. The cost of the course is $100 per employee.

The council voted unanimously to award a contract to Aamco to install a transmission in a 2001 truck. Aamco's bid price for the job was $3,385.

There were two other bidders.

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