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NANTICOKE — Residents of Kelfield Drive asked city council on Wednesday night to address the issue of stray cats in the neighborhood.

The cats are a growing nuisance, as they are leaving waste, dead rodents and birds on residents’ properties. City solicitor William T. Finnegan said he would determine if the person who is feeding the cats can be “cited under the nuisance ordinance.” This is an “issue for code enforcement,” he said.

In another matter, council learned the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority will raise its rates to $184 in 2014, $196 in 2015, $208 in 2016, and $220 in 2017.

Council passed a resolution to authorize the cable franchise agreement between Nanticoke and Comcast. “The resolution does not stop other cable companies from coming into the city,” said council President Steven Duda.

The Honeypot Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. until noon. on April 14. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will go the fire department to fund the training of the volunteers, as well as to pay for the company’s equipment.

The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 17.

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