Last updated: August 27. 2013 5:47PM - 695 Views
LINDA SCOTT Abington Journal Correspondent

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GLENBURN TOWNSHIP — During their Aug. 19 meeting, Glenburn Township supervisors discussed the recent shooting in Ross Township in which a gunman opened fire during a council meeting, fatally wounding three people.

“Someone can be upset about something and think about doing something,” said solicitor Malcolm MacGregor.

“We can have someone here at every meeting. We can make it happen. Is it something to think about? Absolutely,” added Glenburn police officer Angelo Rudolfi.

There have been improvements to two neglected properties in the township. One of the properties has an abandoned bus and camper on it.

“The property owner can remove them himself or we can remove them. We will send a notice as to when the vehicles will be removed. We will get three companies to give us a cost to remove them for scrap,” said MacGregor. The township will also look into getting reimbursed, and if the home owner does not agree, a lien will be placed on their property.

The status of Glenburn Pond was also addressed. National Land Trust will be contacted about securing grant money to improve the pond. The supervisors agreed to have MacGregor send a letter asking for a grant for 25 years to possibly put in a walkway around the pond.

The township will hold its 9th annual art show and sale under the theme “Creative Connections” beginning with an opening reception on Sept. 29, from 3 to 5 pm. The event will be held at the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Rd., Glenburn. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

The project is supported by Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Municipality Grant which is a program of the County Commissioners and Council of the Arts. For more information, call (570) 563-1177 or (570) 954-1489.

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