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Police contract gains approval

Published November 05. 2010 05:00PM

Nesquehoning Borough Council held a brief meeting on Thursday evening, since they could not hold a meeting on Oct. 27 due to lack of a quorum.

Missing from the meeting this time were Frank DiMiceli and Michael Sniscak.

Representatives from Aflac were present to discuss their proposal. Greg Guldin, district sales coordinator and Carolyn Verba, an associate, explained their features to council members present. A motion was made to have a meeting for their employees to see if there is an interest since there is no cost to the borough.

Tom Merman also asked council about a rate charged by Atty. Cindy Ray for the past three months. Mark Stromelo, council president, explained that she is the acting attorney for St. Francis of Assisi's proposal for a church ramp. Each time the church appeals to the court, Atty. Ray must be present to represent the borough's Zoning Commission.

Other discussions included putting in a new light at the New Columbus Park's basketball court.

A handicapped parking sign was approved for John Matsick of W. Ridge Street. The Planning Commission received approval for Joann Yevcak to subdivide her property.

Sal Digiglio,Sr was hired as a crossing guard in the borough.

Mayor Tony Walck said there will be a Crime Watch meeting in January with the date to be announced later.

The police contract was given the approval with a motion made by Rose Walck and a second by Richard Zabroski.

Under police business, council approved to send Chief Sean Smith and Officer Tim Wuttke to a class on Computer Forensics. Dane Shea O'Brien was hired as a part time police officer pending the outcome on all of the testing.

No bids were received on the former Sparich property in New Columbus at this time.

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