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Nesquehoning council told about problem cats

Published August 29. 2013 05:00PM

During the visitors segment of the Nesquehoning Borough Council meeting held last night, Dorothy Macenka of East Center Street spoke on the frequent visitation of cats from her neighbor's home.

She asked what she should do. It was noted the neighbor has been cited, but still allows his three cats to run freely and they have dug up and destroyed her property.

Borough solicitor Robert Yurchak will check into the borough ordinance and contact Macenka.

According to dialogue, one cat was trapped and the neighbor notified, but the cats keep coming back.

Tom Merman of East Center Street complained about people who walk their dogs and don't clean up after them.

He said with children walking to school, residents should be more courteous and carry bags with them.

In other business:

• Jim Nardozzi, fire chief of the New Columbus Fire Company, noted that the fire company received a grant for $85,000 for its new vehicle. They spent over $20,000 of their own money to equip it and asked the borough for help for the difference. Council agreed to pay the $11,557 difference in payment.

• Solicitor Yurchak checked neighboring towns on their handicapped parking fees. He said they vary in prices.

• A motorcycle ride is coming through Nesquehoning on Sept. 15 on its way to Knoebel's Grove and fire police need to be activated for assistance so the group can ride together. There are three spots that fire police will be used.

• The Nesquehoning Ambulance will assist at all Panther Valley varsity football games as well as knee-hi games.

• The borough will be advertising for part-time crossing guards.

• Resident Mary Ann Rebar sent a thank-you letter for the protection police gave on her property.

Commended were Chief Sean Smith and Officers Brian White and Steven Homanko.

• President Frank Jacobs said he walked along the newly macadamed Mermon Avenue near the school and all looks great.

Council member Don DeMarco commented on a seam left at bottom which will be looked into.

• Bids for the old police car will be accepted until the September meeting at 3 p.m.

• "No Parking" signs will be posted at the turn- around near Maple Shade.

• Dawn Jacobs was reappointed to the Recreation Commission.

• No part-time office worker will be hired, according to council.

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