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Many financial decisions for 2013 were made during the Dallas Borough Council meeting on Nov. 21.


Council approved the proposed 2013 budget and authorized its advertisement. The total budget for 2013 is $1,140,000. The budget is available for review at the borough office.


Council also approved a resolution to reduce the police officers' pension plan member contributions to 2 percent for 2013 and set non-uniformed member contributions to one percent. It approved employee benefits contributions at six percent for medical, dental and vision and authorized advertisement of tax rates for 2013. According to Borough Secretary Tracey Carr, tax rates will remain the same.


Council authorized the borough engineer to solicit bids for the redesigned replacement of traffic signal mast arms at the intersection of State Route 309 and State Route 415. According to Carr, the light posts at this intersection have been repeatedly stuck by vehicles and the borough petitioned PennDOT to move the traffic signal mast arms back. The project has been approved by PennDOT.


A proposal from Modern Nursery Tree Service for the removal of a fir tree damaged during Hurricane Sandy was accepted. The proposal was for $850 and includes cutting and removal of the tree from the Kenneth Young Memorial Park.


Council reaffirmed William Pieffer as the first alternate to the Dallas Borough Zoning Hearing Board with a term to expire on Dec. 31, 2013. It also appointed Benedict Sevenski as the second alternate with his term to expire on Dec. 31, 2014.



In other business, borough council …


• Approved Resolution 13 of 2012 which declared an emergency due to severe rain and wind as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29 and 30.


• Approved a name change from Dallas Fire & Ambulance Inc. to Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS Inc.


•Approved the 2013 general insurance package, workers' compensation coverage and bonds at annual rate of $41,316 as proposed by DGK Insurance.


• Approved holiday bonuses for public work department employees at $100 for full-time employees and $50 for part-time employees.


• Authorized a donation on $50 to the Post Scholarship Fund at Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in memory of Robert E. Post, former Dallas Borough councilman and mayor.


The next Dallas Borough Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday Dec. 17 in the borough building.


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Council authorized the borough engineer to solicit bids for the redesigned replacement of traffic signal mast arms at the intersection of State Route 309 and State Route 415. According to Carr, the light posts at this intersection have been repeatedly stuck by vehicles and the borough petitioned PennDOT to move the traffic signal mast arms back. The project has been approved by PennDOT.




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