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Slatington shows support of crash task force

Published May 18. 2019 05:54AM

The Slatington Borough Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lehigh County Police Department and the Lehigh County Office of the District Attorney to show their support for the creation of the Lehigh County Crash Reconstruction Task Force.

Council President Daniel Stevens said, “It’s a joint effort and I think it’s a great idea that the Lehigh County Police Department have been able to pull together and mobilize their efforts in different areas.”

Stevens said smaller communities don’t have the resources or personnel dedicated to crash reconstruction, but it’s an asset they need.

Through the efforts of the Lehigh County Police Department, personnel from many small municipalities are pooled together to gain training in crash reconstruction and then they respond to crashes in each other’s locations.

“We’re trying to consolidate some things to make it more efficient,” said Slatington Borough Police Chief David Rachman.

“It’s an excellent idea,” Stevens said.

Electronics recycling

In other business, the council said the electronic recycling event held in April was very successful.

The borough collected a truck load and a half of electronics including 80 televisions and computer monitors. Residents were allowed to bring in one monitor or television for free and subsequent monitors and televisions were $35 each, Stevens said.

“That’s really a good thing for the community,” he said

Stevens said people don’t have many options for disposing of monitors, so electronic recycling events keep these items from being thrown away illegally as litter.

“It’s hard to find places to take them,” he said.

The borough is planning another electronics recycling event in November with the date to be set later. The company that hauls the items away is Responsible Recycling Services in Kutztown, Stevens said.

Other business

The council also approved the following events:

• Carwash on June 1 in the morning at the Trailhead parking lot to benefit the Deaf Children Camping programs.

• The Northern Lehigh Class of 2020 Duck Race from noon to 4 p.m. on June 2 at the Trailhead.

• Carwash on June 8 at the Trailhead to raise money for camp and clinics for the Northern Lehigh Field Hockey team, and again on July 13.

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