Last updated: May 22. 2014 11:52PM - 2479 Views
By Camille Fioti Times Leader Correspondent

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DALLAS — At Wednesday’s council meeting, Mayor Tim Carroll said he’s working with Borough Manager Tracey Carr and Solicitor Jeffery Malak to put together a contract that would require newly hired police officers to work for the borough for a certain number of hours or years.

Carroll said he is having trouble hanging on to part-time police officers who work for the borough for a short time, then leave when they find full-time work. “This gives us a little security,” he said.

In a related matter, council voted to accept the resignation of part-time police officer, Fred Rosencrans. Council also authorized Carr and Chief of Police, James Drury to seek applications for the part-time police officer position.

Council also voted:

To authorize Carr to submit a state Department of Environmental Protection grant application to purchase yard waste recycling containers and a brush trailer to be used in the Curbside Yard Waste Recycling Program.

Authorized payment of $6,120 to Stell Enterprises Inc. for the rental of 14 4-yard containers and the related hauling charge for this year’s Spring Clean-Up Project.

Authorized the final payment of $12,114 to TJ Cannon Inc. for work completed on the Standby Generator Installation Project for the municipal building and public works garage.

Council also made the following announcements:

The annual Memorial Day Parade conducted by the Daddow-Isaac American Legion Post 672 will be held on Monday, commencing at 9 a.m.

The borough’s summer recreation program will be held June 16 through Aug. 15 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Kenneth Young Memorial Park.

Council will hold its next work session on June 6 at 7 p.m. The regular meeting will be June 18 at 7 p.m.

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