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Swoyersville must update ordinances to get cash

February 16. 2013 10:07PM
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SWOYERSVILLE – Borough council must make minor changes to two ordinances to apply for grant money from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Both the recycling and refuse ordinances now include outdated language. The term "refuse" now includes grass, glass and cardboard, items that now must be recycled.

"These ordinances were passed years ago and do need to be amended," said borough Secretary Gene Breznay said Tuesday.

A proposed ordinance directing these changes had its first reading and is expected to succeed at October's meeting.

In another matter, council addressed a neglected property at 430 Slocum St.

Zoning Officer Joe Ruscavage said he spoke to the owner and directed him to clean up and maintain the property. He said that although the grass had been cut, it still was out of compliance with borough ordinances and remained condemned.

Solicitor Joseph Yeager said that if the property was not brought into compliance, he would "file something with the magistrate."

Council also accepted the resignation of police Cpl. Ethan Wentzel, who has accepted a position with the state police.

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