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Lansford to borrow $100,000

Published January 20. 2010 05:00PM

Lansford Borough Council on Tuesday voted to borrow $100,000 at 3.82 percent interest to tide the borough over until tax revenues roll in.

The loan is routine for municipalities at this time of year.

Also, borough workers will be cutting down some trees and trimming back others near the Veterans' Memorial at Kennedy Park.

Councilman Lenny Kovach said some of the trees are encroaching on the memorial and others are dying.

The work needs to be done, he said, "to neaten things up a bit."

In other matters, council on a split vote decided to condemn property on West Water Street owned by the Evans Oil Company.

The borough had been storing materials there, but Evans wants to increase the cost. The borough would have to compensate Evans for the land, said solicitor Robert T. Yurchak.

Council members Mary Kruczek, Danielle Smith and Kovach voted against the move.

Robert Hackash, Adam Webber, Tommy Vadyak and president Bob Gaughan voted in favor.

In other matters Tuesday, Joseph Orsulak was reappointed to the Zoning Hearing Board, and council is seeking a resident to lead the Vacancy Board.

Council also reappointed Thomas Evans to the Parks and Recreation Committee, John Orlansky to the Planning Commission and accepted the application of Brian Zulic for the position of part-time police officer.

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