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Weissport residents asked to promote safety and health of residents by containing garbage

Published March 22. 2011 05:01PM

If Weissport residents want to help their town, the easiest way is to contain their garbage in a can.

Gene Kershner, vice chairman of Weissport Council, noted that this is the season for rodents and he is asking every resident to place their garbage in a can for collection.

"Putting your garbage in a can will benefit everyone," said Kershner.

Kershner also noted to remind residents that there is a burning ordinance in Weissport. Weissport residents who have enough space in their yard from a structure can burn paper in an approved container with a screened cover on the first and third Saturday of the month.

Kershner said that people who do not put their garbage in cans or burn debris and do not follow the regulations will be cited.

"This is an issue of public safety and health and sanitation," said Kershner. "We want our residents to be careful."

Sue Pywar, council member, noted that the Weissport Playground passed inspection. She noted that a dedication ceremony has been scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

Mayor Jonathan Troutman announced that the state Department of Environmental Resources has granted an extension until Dec. 9 for Weissport to complete the flood control requirements. Troutman said that a meeting has been set up between a council member and the Carbon County Conservation District to continue efforts. The results of that meeting will also be forwarded to DEP to show that Weissport is making a strong effort to comply.

Council then approved funding to have Spotts, Stevens and McCoy engineering firm to continue working on the flood control requirements for Weissport.

Weissport Area Recreation Committee will hold its annual Easter egg hunt for children and grandchildren of Weissport residents at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 for children ages 0 to 12.

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