SWOYERSVILLE — The borough has been approved for a Pennsylvania Recycling Development and Implementation Grant, it was announced at Monday night’s council meeting.
Borough Secretary Gene Breznay said the borough would receive $115,320 from that grant and will use those funds to buy a garbage packer for $109,000 and 200 recycling bins.
The grant would be a “90 percent grant,” meaning the borough would need to contribute 10 percent of funds needed for those purchases.
“As a borough of over 5,000, we are mandated to implement a recycling program, and these funds will certainly be put to good use,” said Breznay.
In another matter, Councilman Chris Concert asked council to hold a work session prior to its regular meetings in order to more effectively address resident concerns.
In response, council approved a work session to take place before its next regular meeting.
Council also approved a reorganization of its Recreation Board to supervise the activities of and usage of borough fields.
Councilman Joe Olejnik lauded the efforts of Al Adamchak in initiating this reorganization and said new members would also be welcome on that board.
Chris Wadas, Courtdale, Susquehanna River Runners Club, received approval for a road race to take place on June 15 within the borough. He assured council the club was fully insured and non-profit.
The race will be open to the public, with the fee to be announced.
Parker Dieffenbach, Boy Scott Troop 193, Swoyersville, was granted permission to revitalize borough welcome signs as part of his Eagle project.
The next meeting of council will take place on April 1, with work session at 6 p.m. and regular session at 6:30 p.m.