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Leaf removal service made available to municipalities

Published October 11. 2013 05:00PM

Carbon County officials want to help municipalities get rid of their leaves.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board entered into an agreement with Bowmanstown to provide a leaf collection vehicle and driver to assist with leaf collection in the borough. The cost of the service is $40 an hour, Monday through Frida, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The agreement shall remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2014.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, said that the county is opening this opportunity up to all municipalities.

"If any other communities are interested we will certainly do an agreement for them as well," he said. "We look forward to working with Bowmanstown."

Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard added that the county recently spent $2,835.72 for repairs to the leaf collection truck, which was paid through the Solid Waste fund.

In other matters, the commissioners acted on the following agenda items:

• Authorize the advertisement of a public hearing notice regarding the adoption of the Carbon County Comprehensive Plan and Greenway Plan.

• Authorize the advertisement for statements of interest, construction inspection of bridge 16, Koch Road in Towamensing Township.

• Approve the Juvenile Court Judges Commission grant-in-aid under the 2012-2017 agreement for juvenile probation/specialized probation services for reimbursement of juvenile probation staff salaries for the period of July 1, through June 30, 2014 in the amount of $69,300.

• Approve an agreement with Victor M. Cushing, doing business as Blue Knight Detective Agency, Roaring Brook Township, Pa., for criminal investigation services at a rate of $60 per hour and 50-cents per mile.

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