Hughestown Police Chief Steve Golya reported to borough council that he received a letter of praise and appreciation for the force's involvement with operation "Crush Tomato" on June 8 designed to enhance public safety and deter criminals.
The letter was sent by Deputy Chief John Argento and Supervisor Carmen Lopresto of the LCAPPD.
At the council meeting, Mayor Paul Hindmarsh expressed his satisfaction with the performance of the police department and specifically of the canine unit and Officer Ed Sulima. Council members concurred.
Bids were received for the upcoming sanitary project: Site Service Group, Taylor, $117,034.50; Multiscape, Pittston, $166,840.00; RLE Enterprises, Moscow, $159,828.25; Popple Construction, Laflin, $148,122.00; Ed Krusavage, $142,445.00.
Bids were tabled to examine their cost effectiveness since all were over the budgeted amount.
Councilman Bob Gable reported the police responded to 55 incidents during the month: 8 traffic citations, 5 criminal, 3 K-9 responses, 5 EMS calls, 2 accidents.
Gable reported residents may start leaving branches up to 6 inches in diameter for pick up on Wednesdays. They may be tied or placed in cans but not bagged.
Residents may also pick up compost free of charge at the center in Dupont.
The manager of Kappa Graphics said the company will inform those parking on Division Street that they may start parking in the lot at Kappa.
Council extended the borough's sympathies to the Bartolai Family on the passing of Albert Bartoli. Also to the family of Angelo Dominick.