Parking lot, house demolition bids awarded
"It's time to have a supervisor in place," said Mark Stromelo, Nesquehoning Borough Council president as council voted to advertise for a borough working supervisor.
Bids were awarded to resurface the parking lot at the new police office at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center. The low bidder was Hazleton Site Contractors for $24,031.15. The police office should be ready in one month. Peter J. Radocha received the bid todemolish the old Sparich house on East Columbus Avenue.
A full time job position was offered to Bob Pilla to be used anywhere on the borough crew. He will work 40 hours and will be on a six month probationary period.
John Barna appeared during the visitors segment again asking council where Mark Marek of "Air Your Opinion" on WLSH got the idea that Barna paid his ticket for the snow fall parking. No one knew and he went on to ask if council would give the people back their money who paid their parking tickets. The answer was "No". Mayor Tony Walck said, "The issue should stop now." Atty Robert Yurchak told Barna that he's not off the hook yet with the payment of his ticket.
Tom Merman asked how taxpayers are billed for sewage in the town and in what way. David Hawk, who also sits as president of the Nesquehoning Borough Water Authority, told him that it's on assessed EDU's. There is a surcharge on excess usage. "Why aren't all wells in town metered," asked Merman.
Sam Kitchko of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club was atthe meeting and said the club will be erecting two park benches along the south side of Locust Street at the Nesquehoning Creek. He said they will be constructed with pressurized wood and got council's approval. The children's fishing derby will be held on Saturday, May 8 with registration at the CVS parking lot area starting at 8:30 a.m. All children get a prize and there will be a $250 gift card from Cabela's as first prize.
Mayor Walck thanked all the police officers who assisted in therecent drug bust that broke up a million dollars worth of heroin. "It was well organized," said Walck.
Nesquehoning Council then went into executive session for almost one hour for personnel reasons.