Last updated: May 16. 2014 4:54PM - 2149 Views
By B. Garret Rogan Times Leader Correspondent

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LUZERNE — Borough Council discussed at length Wednesday road damage caused by pavement cuts that are often made by utility companies.

In response to numerous residential complaints about the state of many of the borough’s most commonly traveled streets, officials directed the municipal Solicitor Jonathan Spohrer to revisit the borough’s pave-cut ordinance.

Council members discussed raising fees charged to companies looking to dig into the streets, extending the amount of time for which the companies are responsible for upkeep and increasing observation of the pavement restoration to make sure it is done properly.

In other matters, Councilwoman Judy Gober reminded the public that the borough is seeking donations to have benches and tables installed at the Charles Street Park.

Interested residents may purchase the equipment, which is made from recycled plastic and is highly resistant to vandalism, for costs ranging from $675 to $1,500. The borough will purchase of a plaque to be mounted on the item worded to the liking of the donor.

Residents may call the borough at 570-287-7633 for more information.

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