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2013 Veterans Day parade in Lehighton

Published September 24. 2013 05:00PM

The Lehighton United Veterans Organization will be host to this year's Veterans Day Parade.

The parade will be held beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. The rain date is Sunday, Nov. 17.

Last night, Lehighton Borough Council unanimously approved the plans for the parade.

K.M. "Spike" Long, of the Lehighton U.V.O., said in a letter to the council that the parade will form on Coal Street between Seventh and Fourth streets. It will begin at Third and Coal, proceed south on Coal to Iron Street, then west to Eighth Street. It will disperse at the Community Grove.

Refreshments to minors participating in the parade will be served at the Recreation Center at the Community Grove.

In other action by the borough council last night:

• The Lehighton Touchdown Club was granted permission to hold a parade and bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 31. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Lehighton Area High School, followed by the bonfire on the high school campus.

Participating in the parade will be the Lehighton Area High School marching band, area fire companies, ambulance associations, and high school fall sports teams.

• Dawood Engineering of Enola, Cumberland County was hired to do a traffic signal warrant analysis for the intersection of Ninth and Bridge streets, at a cost of $1,000.

Dawood was one of three firms submitting price quotations for the project.

The borough is looking into the possibility of installing a traffic signal at Ninth and Bridge Streets.

• The council appointed Clark Ritter to the zoning hearing board and Manuel DaCosta to the Central Carbon Municipal Authority. DaCosta was also named to an alternate position on the property maintenance board.

The council was told that Jim Deebel was also interested in serving on the Central Carbon Municipal Authority.

Grant Hunsicker, president of council who presently serves as a borough representative on the authority, resigned from the authority position so that Deebel could serve.

Lyle Christopher was appointed to fill a vacancy on the borough's vacancy board.

• Approved was a land development agreement for a Dollar General Store to be constructed on the Kovatch Property on North First Street.

• The council approved a resolution supporting the local share grant application from the rehabilitation to the Upper Park and amphitheater in the amount of $551,511, along with an in-kind contribution of $55,000 to upgrade the electrical service in the park.

The grant would be from the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

• It was noted that beginning with last night's meeting, a uniformed police officer will be present at each borough council session.

• Mayor Donald Rehrig said trick-or-treat night will be held in the borough on Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

• Council member George Kogut said he, police Sergeant Joseph Lawrence, police Detective Scott Prebosnyak, and council Vice President Scott Rehrig took a nighttime walking tour of the borough.

• Kogut also suggested a meeting of the council with administrators of the Lehighton Area School District to discuss the district's long-range plans, which includes the construction of a new athletic field.

The date of such a meeting will be announced once it is scheduled.

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