Last updated: March 19. 2014 11:18PM - 2504 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader Correspondent

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HARVEYS LAKE— Council on Tuesday accepted Mayor Clarence Hogan’s letter of resignation from his seat on the Harveys Lake Municipal Authority.

Hogan has cited personal reasons for leaving the authority. Council has given approval for Judi Williams-Spagnuolo to fill Hogan’s seat on the authority.

Council has also given approval for Robyn Jones to join the borough’s Planning Commission. In addition, the number of Planning Commission members has been increased from three to five.

Currently, there are two vacant seats on the commission.

In other matters, council members Carole Samsom and Amy Williams have been appointed as liaisons to the Harveys Lake Recreation Committee.

Chair of the Finance Department Daniel Blaine announced that the borough’s change over to Luzerne Bank has been “99 percent completed.” Blaine added that there is only one remaining account with the borough’s former bank, PNC.

The account is anticipated to be closed “in a month” according to Blaine.

Blaine also said the electric bills for the recreation building have been very high. Blaine said there is nothing to use electricity in the building, except for pipes in the holding tank and a heater. Blaine said that the heater was taken out and replaced with heater tapes, resulting in the electric bill dropping from $103 last month to $26 for the current month.

Council President Michell’e Boice said she was well pleased with new council’s budget strategies, which are resulting in savings to the borough.

The borough’s Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 19 at the Harveys Lake Little League Field. Children to age 10 are eligible to participate.

Prizes and food will be available at the event. For additional information, contact Mike Rush at 570-650-1844.

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