West Pittston residents upset over late truck traffic

By Jimmy Fisher - [email protected] | September 5th, 2017 11:23 pm

WHAT’S NEXT

The next West Pittston Borough Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the municipal building, 555 Exeter Ave.

WEST PITTSTON — Several borough residents aired concerns to council Tuesday about activity at a property owned by Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy that is causing them major headaches.

The residents, who live in the area of Miller and Jenkins streets, say the Tunkhannock Avenue-based business has been causing them to have sleepless nights with late truck deliveries to a supposedly abandoned property on Miller, behind the dairy.

The residents also alleged damage to telephone poles done by the delivery trucks.

Resident Mary Sufey said the issues began in the spring. Neighbors have gone to zoning and codes officer Alan Brezinski, but nothing has been resolved, she said.

“We’ve had it,” Sufey told council. “I don’t know where we’re supposed to go next.”

Dave Tasselmyer informed council that Brezinski posted a “cease and desist” notice on the property, but it was removed.

“I came home … and all of them were removed and there was a tractor-trailer running,” he told council members. “The (nerve) that that man has to pick an official document off, and we’re stuck doing nothing! Who do we talk to? Who’s the right venue? If it’s not him, if it’s not Alan, tell me who I have to talk to!”

Council members and borough solicitor Mark Bufalino said that by law they cannot personally handle the matter, nor give legal advice.

They did, however, approve a motion for Bufalino to prepare and advertise an ordinance declaring no truck traffic on Miller Street except for local deliveries. Signs would be erecting to let everyone know.

Council members will also conduct a traffic study to look into installing signs on surrounding streets in the future.

According to Donna Tasselmyer, Dave’s wife, the residents are now taking their complaints to district court.

“We don’t know what our next step is,” she said.

In other business Tuesday, council members approved:

• The resignation of 32-hour police officer Eric Eramo.

• Advertising for 32-hour police officers.

• Donating $150 from the Parks & Recreation Fund to the Wyoming Area Kiwanis for the use of equipment and assistance at the “Movie in the Park” event Aug. 19.

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By Jimmy Fisher

[email protected]

WHAT’S NEXT

The next West Pittston Borough Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the municipal building, 555 Exeter Ave.

Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher


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