Last updated: May 19. 2014 11:37PM - 871 Views
By B. Garret Rogan Times Leader Correspondent

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PITTSTON TWP. — State Sen. John Blake and state Rep. Mike Carroll visited Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting to address the effects of state redistricting.

Pittston Township will become part of the 22nd Senate District and the 118th Legislative District once the redistricting changes are implemented.

Although the official change does not go into effect until Dec. 1, both legislators stated that they were ready and willing to provide help immediately.

Carroll, D-Avoca, for his part, pointed out that many township residents were already accustomed to visiting his Hughestown office for “mundane matters” as they were often under the impression that they were always a part of his 118th District. Blake is a Democrat from Archbald.

In other matters, the board voted to refer three zoning issues to the township Planning Commission.

A 50-acre plot in the Grimes Industrial Park that was considered for rezoning from residential to industrial in 1999 is again being evaluated for possible development.

The planning commission will review those possible changes in addition to proposed amendments to the zoning map for sections of Suscon and Quail Hill roads.

Township officials also announced a municipal electronic recycling drop-off to be held at the township’s recycling building on June 21. Residents may call 570-654-0161 for information on acceptable items.

The next regular board meeting will June 16 at 7 p.m.

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