Last updated: February 18. 2014 11:33PM - 1690 Views
By Geri Gibbons Times Leader Correspondent

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PITTSTON TWP. — The Board of Supervisors discussed the replacement of a railroad crossing within the township on Tuesday night.

The Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad has been compelled to complete the project near Oak Street following a resolution of a complaint filed by the township with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Several board members said they hoped that Pennsylvania Department of Transportation would use the project as an opportunity to do additional work at the site, although the company has not been mandated to do so.

Board member Joseph Adams emphasized the work would be done at no cost to the borough.

“We don’t own the railroad and we don’t own the road,” said Adams.

In another matter, attorney Raymond Rinaldi addressed the board regarding a drain pipe on the property of his client, Michael Nocito, utilized by the township without a required easement.

Rinaldi will be meeting with township solicitor John Finnerty to attempt to resolve the issue “amicably” before the board’s March meeting.

The Fire Department will be receive a 2013 Ferrara Rescue Pump truck later this week. The township contributed $160,000 towards purchase of the vehicle.

Supervisor Barb Attardo and Secretary John Bonita were appointed as representatives to the Greater Pittston Township Regional Compost Commission.

The board will meet again at 7 p.m. on March 17.

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