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Slatington council hears update on speeding

Published June 12. 2018 12:55PM

During Slatington’s monthly borough council meeting, Police Chief David Rachman, updated council and residents on the speeding issue on South Second Street.

“The traffic was monitored in late afternoon, early evening,” he said.

During the monitoring, only a few tickets were issued, Rachman said.

“Everything was above board, but it could be because we were there. Either way, it helped and we’ll keep an eye on the area,” he said.

Rachman told council a work order was issued for painting parking spots on the 400 block of the street.

Michael Concilio was added to the borough police roster during the meeting as the board voted to raise the force’s part-time police officers’ rate from $17.51 to $19 an hour to begin June 24.

Per Slatington Fire Department Chief Jason Nicholas’ recommendation, David Vaillette was officially named the borough’s Fire Police captain.

Council voted to accept lowest bidder, S&G Asphalt Service LLC’s, estimate of $74,664 for Slatington’s Fourth Street Improvements to be paid for by a 2017 Community Block Development Grant.

From 9 a.m. to noon June 30, Slatington will hold an Electronics Recycling Day at the borough garage on 550 W. Church St.

This event is for Slatington residents looking to recycle old electronics including desktop and laptop computers and accessories, small appliances, microwaves, and file cabinets.

Residents can drop off additional items for a fee ranging from $35 to $10 on items such as televisions, stereos and refrigerators. For a complete list of items, visit

Any resident looking to drop off items must have valid proof of identification.

Slatington will host its annual Day in the Park on June 30 at Victory Park starting at noon.

For this year’s Day in the Park, the borough will partner with the Northern Lehigh Events Committee for a day full of games, food and live music.

This year’s “Day” will include a new event, “Mac & Brews” food tasting.

Local fire departments will compete for the title of best mac with the winning department taking home bragging rights and a cash prize.

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