Last updated: September 18. 2013 11:12PM - 762 Views
GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

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COURTDALE — Sam Barbose was unanimously named by Borough Council on Tuesday night to replace Councilman Eric Leedock, who in July announced his resignation because he was moving.

Council President Carl Hodorowski said Barbose was interested in serving and was qualified for the position, which will be filled again in the November election.

In further business, developer Bob Brannon again approached council regarding an upcoming zoning appeal proceeding in Luzerne County Court. He is requesting permission to build 24 “high-end” units in the Pringle/Edwardsville area.

Hodorowski indicated Courtdale council itself will remain neutral on the matter, but borough residents would have a right to attend the proceeding and participate. Some residents have indicated concern about stress to borough infrastructure should the construction occur.

Barbara Brennan, Courtdale Avenue, said she was dissatisfied with the response of the police department in regard to recent damage to her property by a motor vehicle.

Solicitor Sam Sanguedolce said the matter was civil and the responsibility of the police department in the matter was limited.

In another matter, Secretary Jill Dietrick said an increase in police hours was due to an increase in DUI checkpoints. The costs for those checkpoints will be reimbursed by Catholic Social Services.

Council approved the purchase of a used base radio unit for its police department at a cost of $250.

Hodorowski said provision of ambulance services will be discussed at a public meeting to be scheduled for October.

The next regular council meeting will be on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

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