NANTICOKE — Joe Alicieni, a CPA from an independent firm, on Wednesday gave the city’s finances a lean bill of health.
He reported on the city’s single audit. He said the city’s finances are in compliance with all laws, regulations and grant agreements. Alcieni said Nanticoke “has a good report and is going in the right direction.”
In another matter, council gave approval to submit an Local Share Account grant from state gaming funds, which would fund three specific projects. The grant would go toward the streetscape downtown revitalization program and make improvements to City Hall, specifically an American Disabilities Act access ramp, along with partially funding a new fire truck.
Council President Steve Duda thanked Council Vice President Jim Litchkofski for his eight years of service on council. Duda also thanked Mayor Joseph Dougherty for his service to the city.
Litchkofski and Dougherty will be leaving the current positions as of the new year.
South Valley Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jerry Hudak said the recent Nanticoke Santa Parade and party was the most successful of in the area. More than 500 people attended, and 282 children received gifts from Santa.
Hudak said many of the items for the party were donated by businesses from Nanticoke and the South Valley area. As well, Linda Prushinski put a tremendous amount of time and effort into the event, and was one reason that it was so successful, he said.
Hudak also said that he alone cooked 382 hot dogs for the children.
The R Bar and Grill held an Operation Santa charity event for the third year. The event benefited 166 children.
The next meeting will be Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. and will be a combined reorganization and regular council meeting.