Last updated: July 12. 2014 12:05AM - 534 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader Correspondent

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PLYMOUTH — At Tuesday’s council meeting, Mayor Dorothy Petrosky cited the number of calls to 911 from the borough in June to show the need for more part-time police officers.

Petrosky said 727 total calls were made from Plymouth to county 911 in the month.

She also voiced her disappointment with the fact that a payment authorization form, needed to approve payment for two borough police officers to attend digital voice stress analysis training, was left unsigned on the desk of Council Chairman Tom McTague.

The training would allow the officers to administer voice stress analysis testing to suspects in custody. The approval to send the officers to the Aug. 4 session in Berwick was approved by council 5-2 at the May 13 council meeting.

She was disturbed by the fact that the authorization was not signed by McTague after council gave its approval. Councilman Bill Dixon stated that he would sign the authorization, immediately following the meeting.

John Frey, president of the Plymouth Citizens Action Committee, discussed the importance of the recent presentation of the Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Association.

The association made the presentation during a recent Citizens Action Committee meeting at Fire Company No. 1. Frey praised Plymouth’s ambulance company saying that it is “the best in the area” and reminding residents that, at the present time, it doesn’t cost them any money to maintain the service. He also stressed the importance of donations to the company in order to keep the services running and free to the residents.

The ambulance company will repeat its presentation during the September Plymouth Crime Watch Committee meeting.

Frey also wanted residents to note that the Citizens Action Committee meeting has been changed from the first Tuesday. The committee will now meet on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.

The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12.

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