Last updated: May 05. 2014 11:31PM - 1533 Views
By Geri Gibbons Times Leader Correspondent

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SWOYERSVILLE — Borough Council on Monday approved funding for fencing at Roosevelt Field on Monday.

The low bid by Byra’s Fencing was accepted at a cost of $5,500 to the Recreation Board and $400 to the borough. Approval of the project is conditioned on review by Borough Engineer Mike Amato.

Tara Priest-Rhodes, head of the Recreation Board, requested council to draft an ordinance formally recognizing the Recreation Board and enabling it to establish bylaws.

Rhodes said the ordinance would allow the board to engage in expanded fundraising projects.

Councilman William Keating advised that funds raised by that board are to be deposited into an account overseen by the borough.

The Rec Board accepted Mary Sullivan into membership.

Councilman Joseph Olejnick, of the Street Department committee, announced that, as a member of the West Side Council of Governments, the borough would have use of a street sweeper from May 19 through 23.

In another matter, Ed Connor, of Swoyersville Borough Ambulance, said “the ambulance is back!” It was recently repaired while under warranty.

Council also approved opening the civil service test to two police officers qualified to attain the rank of sergeant.

Resident Donna Pac expressed concern about a speed limit sign down on Brook Street. Council will replace the sign in the near future.

The next meeting of Borough Council will take place June 2 at 6:30 p.m.

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