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Snow parking objectors at Nesquehoning meeting

Published February 25. 2010 05:00PM

Several Nesquehoning residents objecting to the recent rash of snow storm parking bans appeared at Wednesday night's Nesquehoning Borough Council meeting.

One resident had four tickets issued by two different police officers on Rhume Street. He said he moved his car as others in the area did. President Mark Stromelo told the residents to follow the rules on the snow parking signs and that it would be enforced during this week's snow storm as well.

Hugh Lawrence of Allentown, owner of the apartment building at 127 West Catawissa St. attended the meeting telling council that he is willing to bring the building up to Code Standards. He hired an architect to come in and give professional advice. He said it will take about 30 days for the architect to finish. There are 10 apartments in the building.

Harry Miller, Hauto resident, asked about the proposed speed limit along SR 54. He was told that PennDOT refused them for the second time to lower the miles per hour limit. Miller also raised the question of a retard system set up in that area. He said trucks run through there and it would help to slow them down.

Tom Merman also questioned the paper street in the borough and Stromelo told him there's no more to say on the matter.

Council then went into executive session.

Mayor Tony Walck said he received calls on people allowing their dogs to do their business on property as they walk and not cleaning up after them.

Stromelo said he also received calls and it is happening in the New Columbus Park. Violators will be fined after a first warning is given.

The Panther Valley School Board asked council to split the cost of an arm extending across the railroad tracks when a train is passing through.

The arm will cost $6,500 and a study must first be made. The decision was not acted upon at this time.

Residents are asked to shovel out fire hydrants near their homes. Free smoke detectors are available through the Nesquehoning Fire Company just by stopping by the station.

There is an excessive amount of snow piled at Routes 54 and 209 by PennDOT and it obstructs motorists vision when pulling out.

Work is slowing up on the new police station and no money will be paid until progress is being made.

A thank you note will be sent to Redner's for their $2,000 donation for a camera to be purchased for the borough police car. Further businesses planning to donate money toward the cause can send their donations to the borough building.

Stromelo mentioned that "money we have here to do street repairs won't even cover what has to be done in town after the long winter."

Council asked residents to abide by the snow removal parking signs during this snow storm. They thanked the work force and police force for a job well done.

Councilman Richard Zabroski said that Nesquehoning and Summit Hill Little Leagues have now one chartered Little League known as Anthracite Little League.

A wrestling club would like to form and are asking for permission to use the Nesquehoning Recreation Center during the summer months. Council will check into it. Zabroski also thanked Kovatch's for again allowing ambulance personnel to leave work to answer calls.

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