Last updated: October 09. 2013 11:37PM - 1488 Views
SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

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JENKINS TWP. — Michael Lombardo of the Pittston Ambulance Association announced Wednesday that the company will merge with the Jenkins Township Ambulance Association.

Lombardo said at the township board meeting Wednesday that the merger has already been functionally active for the past two to three weeks, and that the legal status will be completed shortly.

The newly merged ambulance association will be named the Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance.

Lombardo said the two companies will “combine equipment and resources, with 24 hour coverage by at least one crew.”

He said the company will provide appropriately trained workers, and that it will be the primary EMS provider for the township.

The billing contractor will honor the Jenkins Township membership status, and there will be no increase in membership dues for the up-coming year, he said.

Also it was announced the township has acquired four properties within the flood plain area through FEMA. The properties are located at 16 Miller St., 8 Jennings St., 6 Jennings St. and 15 Miller St. The township has no immediate plans for the properties.

The supervisors approved the Center Point East Phase LLC/Ice Box minor subdivision, which creates two lots from Mericle Lot 6, New Boston Road, a 4-acre parcel that will be conveyed to the Ice Box, creating a lot of new acreage of 10.71 acres. The residual 28.13 acres will be lot 6, located in an I-2 zoning district, as submitted and reviewed by Penn Eastern Engineers.

The Public Works Department will pick up yard waste on Wednesdays until mid-November, weather permitting.

The Recreation Board will hold a Halloween Party on Sunday Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. All children in the township are invited.

The next supervisors’ meeting will be on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

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