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Wyoming can use equipment through COG

April 09. 2014 11:34PM
By Geri Gibbons Times Leader Correspondent

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WYOMING — The borough, as a participant in the West Side Council of Governments, now has access to equipment secured through grant money obtained by that organization, the council announced Tuesday at its monthly meeting.

A hot box for asphalt patching and a street sweeper are now available for use, and a vac truck for sewer maintenance will be made available in the near future through funding obtained in 2013.

Councilman William Starr said at Tuesday night’s meeting that the COG is “looking into the possibility of obtaining police vehicles with this year’s monies.”

Starr said the COG is holding monthly meetings with police and fire personnel from 11 participating municipalities, as an opportunity to share input and ideas.

In another matter, Mayor Robert Boyer swore in two new members to the borough’s police force: Macson McGuirk and Jason Oliver.

Resident Jeremy Nelson addressed council regarding a road cut made at 78 Ninth St. saying that the contractor had failed to repair the cut after completion of a project.

Council President Stephen Nalewajko assured Nelson the contractor would be contacted and the road cut would be repaired.

In other business:

• It was announced that the Wyoming/West Wyoming compost yard program resumed on April 5. It is open to residents of both communities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and during regular business hours on weekdays.

• It was also announced that the recreation board will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. on April 13 at Flack Field.

• Borough tax collector Paul Konopka reminded residents that county/borough taxes are due at rebate value until April 30. Payments can be dropped off at the borough secretary’s office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The next council meeting will be on May 13 at 7:30 p.m.

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