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Clean bill of health for eateries

Published December 26. 2011 05:02PM

Lansford's eateries have been give a clean bill of health.

A Nov. 27 letter to borough officials from Health Inspector Duane Dellecker said he had done 21 inspections and one re-inspection and found no problems.

The letter was made public at council's Dec. 14 public meeting.

The re-inspection was of a school and required by state law.

Lansford's restaurants, grocery stores, personal care homes, minimarkets and other businesses "were overwhelmingly in compliance with the health codes," Dellecker wrote. "Their cleanliness and sanitary practices are outstanding in many cases."

Dellecker wrote that state health codes require any person or business engaged in the preparation of handling of food for distribution to others, except for family gatherings or functions, must be inspected at least once a year.

That applies even to non-profits, such fire companies and ambulance associations, churches and civic groups.

In other matters, council learned its request for an extension of a $30,000 grant agreement with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to June 2013 has been approved.

Council requested the extension on Nov. 30.

The grant is for improvements to the Ashton Hill Community Skate Park project.

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