Borough saved $40,000 since superintendent hired
The monthly meeting of the Nesquehoning Borough Council took place on Wednesday evening with the absence of councilman Frank DiMiceli.
Council went into an hour long executive session on personnel matters. With no visitors present to air their opinions, Louis Paul, borough superintendent gave his report on 11 projects in the past month with pothole repairs coming up soon.
The borough contacted Frank Shubeck from the work release program at the Carbon County Correctional Facility.
Mary Fox, council woman, requested copies given to council people from the superintendent's report. Under the mayor's report, Mayor Tony Walck asked for motions given on the following pertaining to the police department:
First Aid and CPR to officers by the end of April, TASER training, pay $134 for a new West's PA Criminal Justice book, attend "Cops in Court" invited by the Carbon County District Attorney on March 3 at the CC Emergency Center, and attend "Active Shooters" at LB Morris School in Jim Thorpe for any two officers.
The American Cancer Society received approval to take up a collection at the traffic light in town on March 25 and April 8.
Mayor Walck reported that the borough's Crime Watch meeting will be held on March 7 at 7 p.m. in the borough hall.
Approval was given to fly the Red Cross Flag at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center during the month of March for National Red Cross month.
Two part time employees will be hired for the garbage truck.
Borough secretary RoniSue Ahner will check on the status of a New Columbus resident who requested a curb cut. The person must own her own place before a curb cut can be made. Councilman Richard Zabroski said that the new borough superintendent and borough workers saved the borough $40,000 since the superintendent was hired by doing work for the borough.
Borough employee Matthew Miller will receive a salary increase from $9.50 to $11.
John McArdle said three boroughs have applied for a grant to cover radio narrow banding to begin on January 2013. Any borough caught using the wide band from that date on will receive a $10,000 a day fine.
Mary Fox received the go ahead to contact Krista Schneider, RLA from Barry Islett and Associates to talk to representatives from the borough's various organizations and businesses about possibly receiving grants.
She also asked for permission to have an auction on the former Sparich property on East Columbus Avenue to recoup some money from the demolition.
She was given the okay to contact a realtor to proceed.