Last updated: May 13. 2014 11:26PM - 1530 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader Correspondent

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PLYMOUTH — Council approved a motion for the borough to take out a 180,000 loan at a fixed interest rate of 2.57 percent for 36 months from First Keystone Community Bank to pay off an existing loan from PNC.

The PNC loan dates back to 2004, with three years remaining until payoff, at an interest rate of 5.69 percent. This action will save the borough approximately $5,000 in interest, borough officials said.

Council also approved a motion for two police officers to attend digital voice stress analysis training in Berwick Aug. 4-6.

Mayor Dorothy Petrosky said that, like the polygraph test, voice stress analysis is not admissible in court. It is, however, an effective method that can save the borough the cost and time of “scheduling with the Pa. State Police” to issue a polygraph.

As well, council approved a motion for two officers to attend a field training officer program in Wilkes Barre on June 9. Petrosky said the training “will help the borough combat issues” such as lawsuits which, in the past, were brought about by “lack of training.”

Council Chairman Thomas McTague said council will review the results to see if the borough will continue with the program in the future.

Both programs for the officers will come at a very minimal cost to the borough.

Council awarded Pennsy Supply of Pittston the contract for reconstruction work at Davis and Fairview streets. Pennsy Supply had the lowest of the six bidders at $89,654. The budget set for the project was $100,000.

The Plymouth Neighborhood Watch is sponsoring Community Day on Saturday, June 21 at the new Main Street Parking Lot. Vendors and all community organizations are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Mary Jarrett at 570-779-2427.

Residents were concerned with the erosion affecting Beverly Drive that they say is coming from Plymouth Township, and should be handled by the township. Councilman Frank Coughlin said the he will meet with township supervisors to discuss the issue.

The next council meeting will be June 10 at 7 p.m.

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