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Weissport Council fills vacant seat for Zoning Hearing Board

Published May 18. 2010 05:00PM

Weissport Council filled the vacant seat on the Zoning Hearing Board by taking a volunteer from the audience.

Dennis Moser, who is also the borough worker, offered to serve on the Zoning Hearing Board. The seat was vacated by Tammy Solt, who recently moved out of the borough and had to resign because of residency requirements. Moser is not new to council positions. In the past, Moser had served on borough council and on the Weissport Municipal Authority.

The Zoning Hearing Board meets as needed. Presently there are no pending meetings.

The major discussion at the Monday meeting centered on a complaint of a resident of White Street. The resident noted that she lives on the street where a neighbor's dogs are allowed to roam freely. She also said that those same neighbors also put out their trash well before the allowable time period. She noted that giving them a five-day warning does not work because the trash is picked up in five days and the cycle continues.

She said the smell of the standing garbage inflames her asthma.

Police Chief Steve Mansueto said that he would speak to the resident about the dogs and the trash.

The woman noted that she has photographs of the dogs and agreed to give them to police to help identify the dogs that roam.

Mansueto said that since this is the third occurrence of the dogs roaming, that the owners will be cited. He said he is aware of the names of the dog's owners.

Mayor Jonathan Troutman said that he is busy planning a bicycle inspection day for Weissport children. Weissport Recreation Committee, formerly Concerned Citizens of Weissport, will provide hot dogs and other refreshments for participating children.

Council President Tim Rehrig said that three bids will be needed to purchase street signs.

Council is also seeking a someone to serve as the representative on the expanded parks and recreation committee of the Carbon County Comprehensive Plan. Anyone interested should contact any council member.

The Carbon County Comprehensive Plan Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the office of Att. William Schwab, Route 443, in Mahoning Township.

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