NANTICOKE — City Council is considering a resolution that will set restrictions on the purchase of city-owned property and the securing of grant monies from the city.
If approved, individuals who wish to purchase city property or receive grant money will have to be in good financial standing with the city, officials said. All debts, such as liens, fines and taxes, will have to be settled prior to purchasing property.
In other matters, Kosciusko Street resident Steve Zaricki asked council if anything could be done about vehicles making left turns into the CVS parking lot. The vehicles are coming from Main Street and are a safety hazard to the surrounding traffic, he said.
City resident Hank Marks said that in the past there were double lines on the road making such turns illegal.
Penn Eastern engineer Daryl Pawlush said one possible solution would be to make the parking lot accessible through one-way signs.
Police Chief William Shultz said that the city will “need to look into all options.”
Council agreed and will seek to find a legal solution to the problem.
The city has posted four 25-mph speed limit signs on Prospect Road near the Middle Road intersection.
Nanticoke’s Santa parade will take place on Saturday. The parade will begin at the Nanticoke Area High School at 4 p.m. The school’s marching band will lead off the event, which is sponsored by the South Valley Chamber of Commerce. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, cookies, candy and gifts for the children will be available.
Council will meet next at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18.