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Nesquehoning officer, resident have words over issuing of parking ticket

Published May 27. 2010 05:00PM

Shortly after Nesquehoning resident R. Mickey Angst reported that Nesquehoning Police Officer Carl Breiner should issue an apology for his appearance at District Magistrate Kosciolek's court pertaining to a parking ticket received by John Barna during the winter months, Officer Breiner came into the Nesquehoning Council meeting to set the records straight.

Angst had reported that he was at the hearing on Barna's behalf and Officer Breiner had no idea what the ticket was all about. Breiner told Angst that he certainly did, since he wrote the ticket. Breineralso told Angst that he wasn't even at the scene when Breiner issued the ticket and did not have the correct facts. An exchange of words pursued and council President Mark Stromelohad topound his gavel to put a stop to the feud.

Breiner said the ticket was never paid and Barna was let off but didn't know why.Breiner told Angst that he should have come and asked him. "You keep implying that someone did something wrong," said Breiner.

During the visitors portion of the meeting a resident asked about councilman Frank DiMiceli who hasn't attended meetings for the past several months. Stromelo replied that he is still sick. Another question arose about former Nesquehoning full time Police Officer Nick Saullo who was released from his duties and has recently sued the borough on the decision. Stromelo said this is being discussed and will be reported on in the future.

Garbage collection for Memorial Day Week will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

A woman came to the meeting asking about an ordinance for run down homes in town. She said there are many especially the restaurant at the east end of town. It was under repairs but has beenleft go with an unsightlymess.

Once again John Barna attended the meeting attempting to speak about his snow parking ticket. He has mentioned this at several past months' meetings and was stopped. Hewas told it was discussed before and he received an answer then.

Council woman Mary Fox said that the Planning Commission will meet the second Wednesday of each month. She showed plans for a new home planned for the Little Flower Development by David Hawk. The plans were approved and he can start building his home. It had two lots and was changed back to one lot.

The Anthracite Triathlon will be coming though town on Sunday, July 18.

John McArdle said the burn ban has been lifted in the borough but residents must consider their neighbors when burning. Only covered containers may be used. "If people aren't going to be considerate of their neighbors, we are going to have to put the ban back on," said McArdle.

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