Dawson fire company to start annual donation drive
The Dawson Volunteer Fire Company will start its annual donation drive next week, Mayor Carol Capella told council on Monday.
“If you see the volunteer firemen out and about, they are going to be starting their annual fund drive,” Capella said. “I just wanted to give you a heads up.”
Councilwomen Sandra Newill said she spoke with Angels of Mercy about taking over animal control for the borough.
“They said that they would charge us $50 a month,” Newill said.
Newill said Angels of Mercy will prepare a contract. Borough solicitor Richard Husband said he would recommend council review the contract to see what services would be covered before council voted to adopt it.
“I think I would wait and see what all they will do,” Husband said.
Borough secretary/treasurer Annette Ruvo asked council for opinions on the borough's communication services.
There is no long distance capability for the borough building. Ruvo said she would rather pay for long distance service than for a fax line that seldom is used.
“I have received three faxes since I have been here and two of those were advertisements,” Ruvo said of the two months that she has held the position.
The borough pays $45 to have the fax service and a long distance line will cost $10.
Council passed the motion to switch the services.
“We will be saving money by doing so,” Council President Patty Lint said.
Several residents from Main Street complained to council about a house at 408 Main St.
Lint said council is aware of the situation and planned to address it during an executive session.
Neighbor Sandy Knight said the property should be condemned and that code officer Rita Bornstein is looking into the problem.
“I don't know how he can rent out a place like that,” Knight said. “It looks like a dump.”
Council voted to cut trick-or- treat time down to one hour, from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 26.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.
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