Seward Borough budget available for review
President Brian Custer presented the borough's 2013 budget to council members at the recent Seward Borough Council meeting. Custer said the proposed budget is $200 less that last year's budget. Projected income total for 2013 is $119,347 and projected expenses total the same amount. Council approve a motion to advertise that the new budget is available for viewing at the borough office.
Mark Blaszkowski and Kris Weaver of Laurel Valley Ambulance attended the council meeting in an effort to keep the lines of communication open on behalf of the ambulance service and the Seward Borough.
Blaszkowski outlined the services the group provides and informed council that they also perform transports to Pittsburgh and other outlying areas beyond the communities where they are normally dispatched.
“The number one thing is safety for the people in New Florence Borough, St. Clair Township and Seward Borough,” Blaszkowski said.
Seward resident Bob Lichtenfels of 525 Washington St. appeared before the council to ask for immediate attention to the drainage of water collecting in his driveway from a home in the upper neighborhood.
“At last month's meeting a motion was passed to fix it,” said Councilman Mike Kelly.
Custer told Lichtenfels someone would be there on Saturday to install a grated storm drain.
In other business:
• The police department reported 24 traffic citations and 13 incidents which included two thefts and one underage drinking party.
• Council approved a motion to purchase a new camera for the 2012 Dodge Charger patrol car that went into service the end of October. Mayor Tony Hajjar will contact Decatur Electronics to arrange for a time and date for the camera installation which is said to cost $3,500.
• Council was notified by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission that there would be a delay in the payment of the Act 13 gas well fee. Changes in the fee have been made and the new fee amount of $1,632.79 will be sent by December. These monies are given for use for “green projects” within the borough,
Alice White is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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