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Ball field intersection dangerous, official says

Published August 26. 2011 05:02PM

Is the intersection at the Seventh Street ball field in Palmerton a danger to pedestrians who cross it?

One borough councilman believes so, and expressed his concerns with the matter before Borough Council on Thursday.

Councilman Jeremy Barbosa said the intersection by the ball field gets congested on Sundays when the Palmerton Booster Club holds football practices.

"It's not the parking, just the crossing," Barbosa said. "I think it's an incident waiting to happen."

Borough Manager Rodger Danielson said "it's a constant crossing all day long."

Danielson said the borough could talk with the Booster Club to discuss the matter.

In other business, council:

- Adopted the 2012 minimum municipal obligations, $115,067 for uniform employees, and $32,574 for non-uniform employees.

- Approved Act 44, a uniform pension administration policy.

- Appointed Centax as the borough's tax collector for the local services tax.

- Approved a request by the Haunting at the Waldorf Hotel to close Second Street to use their lot for another portion of its facility. As a result, vehicles may be parked in the office parking lots of Dr. Nicholson and Dr. Sportelli, and Dr. Manzella.

- Agreed to advertise for adoption an ordinance that would allow two handicapped parking spaces; one at the 100 block of Princeton Avenue, and the other, the first spot north of Alley F at Fifth Street.

- Announced council will next meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 8.

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