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Nesquehoning Council addresses issues

Published May 28. 2010 05:00PM

After the Nesquehoning Borough Council came out of executive session for personnel reasons this week additional items were discussed. Missing from this month's council meeting were council men Michael Sniscak and Frank DiMiceli.

Mayor Tony Walck mentioned that the Memorial Day Parade in town will form at 8 a.m. at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center and begin march at 8:30 a.m.

The Crime Watch meeting will be held this month on June 15 at 7 p.m at the Borough Hall.

With several applicants for the new assistant Code Enforcement Officer, the Mayor wants an executive meeting to discuss and hire someone on June 10.

Streets- The borough is still continuing to sweep the streets in town. There are several street lights burned out and residents noticing them can report them to the borough office.

Sewers- A written warning will be placed in one sewer employee's file. The borough will advertise for sewer chemicals.

Police- The new police station at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center is 95% complete. Council woman Rose Walck suggested sprucing up the rest of the recreation center and painting the doors.

The borough will hire Thomas Kurtz as a part time police officer after he graduates from the police academy on June 18 and passes all of his tests for admittance to the police department.

There are donations of $3000 for a camera for one police vehicle and the borough has a grant in for additional cameras.

Sanitation- Council president Mark Stromelo, whoheads the Sanitation Committee, said there were a few complaints and he addressed them. Written warnings about sanitation workers were placed on file. A new garbage truck will be purchased by a three yes and two no vote. Voting no were Mary Fox and Rose Walck. Voting for the new truck were Rich Zabroski, David Hawk, and Mark Stromelo. The borough will retain the present truck which will be five years old. The new one, which will be slightly smaller, will cost $152,152. 57.

There will be an update of the Drug Free Compliance for all borough employees. A smoke-free memo will be placed in each police officer's mail box for the future intentions of the new police station.

Numerous people filled out applications for employment in the borough and will be placed on file.

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