New Eagle to host inmate program
New Eagle intends to participate again this summer in a program that allows Washington County inmates to do community work.
The borough has participated in the Furlough into Training Service (FITS) program for many years with much success.
Program participants have assisted New Eagle crews in grass cutting, trimming and various other projects over the years.
The participants, as many as thirty, are scheduled to work for the borough July 20-21.
In addition to apporoving the program at its Tuesday night meeting, borough council alos authorized repairs to the plows on two trucks. The plows were broken during the March snowstorm. It's been a tough year on the equipment, which had to handle nearly five feet of snow, according to council president Jack Fine.
The 89 overdue garbage citations from 2012 are now paid in full. Council was pleased to see a decrease in the number of citations last year, down from 129 citations in 2011.
Borough administrator Linda Hill reported that many residents paid for 2013 garbage while paying their overdue 2012 dues. Council is hoping to have even fewer overdue garbage fees in 2013.
The borough continues to plan for spring and summer projects. A dozen or more streets are being considered for repaving.
The advertised bid for asphalt has been awarded to the single bidder. Hanson Aggregates of Connellsville was awarded the bid at last year's rate.
In other business:
• Twelve junk car notices have been issued.
• Monongahela Police Chief Brian Tempest gave notice to residents and drivers that the police will be increasing traffic enforcement in the spring, particularly stop sign violations.
• The speed limit on Main Street through New Eagle will be increased from 25 mph to 35 mph.
• Monongahela Chamber of Commerce representative Chris Grille asked council to send a representative from New Eagle to a meeting to be held Monday at Mon Valley Hospital. The meeting also will include representatives from Monongahela and Carroll Township.
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