Duryea council members approve permit transfer to maintain dike on Foote Avenue



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    NEXT MEETING:

    Duryea Borough Council members will hold their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the municipal building, 315 Main St.

    DURYEA — The dike that was constructed behind the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Foote Avenue is now under the borough’s care as council members approved transferring a permit that states they must maintain it.

    The dike was constructed by the state Department of General Services along the Lackawanna River to prevent future flooding similar to the Lee flood of 2011.

    “Now that everything is complete, we are required to maintain it,” said Borough Manager Carolyn Santee. “So, as a formality, (DGS) is turning the permit over to Duryea Borough and we are now in charge of maintaining it along with the rest of the dike.”

    The borough completed a floodwall project last year.

    Also this week, council members approved looking into repairs to the walls and roof of the sandbag building on Main Street.

    Santee said they will get an estimate to see how much it could cost.

    In other business, council:

    • Set a $50 daily rental fee for the pavilion at Community Park with proceeds to offset the costs associated with post-rental trash removal.

    • Appointed nine part-time police officers for the month of May, per usual monthly business.

    • Hired Durkin’s Home Improvement, of Duryea, to make repairs to floors and restrooms at the street department building at a cost of $1,250.

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    By Jimmy Fisher

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    NEXT MEETING:

    Duryea Borough Council members will hold their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the municipal building, 315 Main St.

    Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher

    Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher

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