Dalton Council appoints new sanitary authority member

First Posted: 10/14/2014

At the Dalton Borough Council meeting Oct. 9, president Gus Vlassis read a letter to the board, announcing the resignation of Dalton Sewer Authority member Helen Smetana.

Vlassis said that he talked with Ron Phelps, former president of the sewer authority, about replacing Smetana. He also said that Smetana mentioned Phelps would be agreeable to serve again.

“He (Phelps) would be happy to serve,” said Vlassis.

The board voted to reappoint Phelps as a member of the Dalton Sewer Authority.

In other business, the board voted to approve an ordinance authorizing execution of a cable franchise agreement between the borough and Comcast of Colorado/Pennsylvania/West Virginia, LLC.

Board member Bill Montgomery commented that last year, the fee of the gross revenue for television service was 3 percent. He said that this year, it will increase to 5 percent.

Also, Vlassis said that members of the planning and zoning committees are concentrating on getting grants in the event there will be a big project that needs to be completed. He asked board member Bill Salva to start looking at grants.

Also, Montgomery announced in his health/sanitation report that the board will advertise bids for a garbage truck to pick up recycled items.

“I originally wanted for us to pick up our own recycling but turns out, you need a garbage truck to pick it up, which we don’t have,” said Montgomery. “I guess it’s best left to the professionals, so we’re going to advertise for bids.”

Also, Mayor Aaron Holzman, in his park grant report, said that DCNR (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) approved the final project for the renovations of Dalton Streamside Park.

“We are waiting now on where the money will be coming from,” said Holzman.

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