Dawson advertises 2013 budget
By Marilyn Forbes
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Although Dawson Borough Council passed a motion in November to approve its 2013 budget, members did not pass a motion to advertise for public viewing, so they did so this week.
The $65,145 budget will be available for public viewing at the borough offices. Council hopes to adopt the final spending plan during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 27.
Dawson Fire Chief Billy Colbert informed council that five new volunteer firemen were in the process of completing their training.
“We have five guys presently in essentials training,” Colbert said, adding that they need to complete the ice rescue portion. “We have to wait for the river to freeze for that.”
Colbert also informed council the VFD will be receiving a grant for new radios compatible with the new 911 digital system.
“I'm waiting for a final amount so I can try to keep the cost down,” Colbert said.
Colbert told council the November fire department annual door-to-door fundraising campaign was a great success. “We raised $12,000, so we did very well.”
Raising concerns about the large pothole on Cochran Street, council members discussed why the recently repaired hole is already coming apart.
“It wasn't done correctly,” Councilman John Nudo said.
Nudo asked borough solicitor Richard Husband if they needed approval from PennDOT to spend the money to have the hole properly repaired.
“I think that as far as potholes go, that is pretty much under maintenance,” Husband said. “I don't think that they would ever be able to go to every town to check every pothole.”
Nudo said he hopes to have two borough streets redone in the spring.
Councilwoman Phyllis Newell inquired about zoning or an ordinance that addresses the owning of four dogs or more in the borough. She asked if a residence that owns that amount of dogs needs to be considered a kennel.
“We don't have a zoning ordinance, but the county does,” Husband said. “I really don't have all the information, but I would think that it would require approval from the county zoning board to have four or more dogs. Having that many dogs could potentially be considered a kennel.”
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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