Last updated: May 14. 2014 11:35PM - 1348 Views
By Geri Gibbons Times Leader Correspondent

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WYOMING — Borough Council approved a $25,000 payment toward its 2014 police pension fund minimum municipal obligation (MMO) on Monday night.

Council also approved the purchase of group life insurance for its police and municipal employees at a cost of $2,115.

Resident Joseph Gayeski, a delegate to the Luzerne County Tax Collection Committee, said the committee announced at a recent meeting that a $509,480 distribution would be made to county municipalities from the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust fund (PLGIT).

The funds are a remnant of taxes collected by the Don Wilkinson Agency.

Gayeski also requested council address a property on First and Sharpe streets in regard to lawn care and maintenance.

In another matter, Joseph Dombroski, Eighth Street, said he has an ongoing problem with water in his basement due to a nearby catch basin contracted by the borough.

Responding, Solicitor Jarrett Ferentino said the borough would need to diagnose the cause of the water problem. He said Borough Engineer Mike Amato would again be contacted and report to council.

Dombroski said he had owned the property for 13 years without any water problem, and he believed the problem should be solved at the borough’s cost.

Borough tax collector Paul Konopka reminded residents who have yet to pay their 2014 county/borough taxes that they are due at face value until June 30. Payments may be made to the tax collector on Mondays 10 a.m. to noon or may be dropped off at the tax lock box anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the second floor of the borough building.

Council announced the Commission on Economic Opportunity would begin its lunch program for school-age children on June 16 at Butler Street Park.

The next meeting of the council will be on June 10 at 7 p.m.

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