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HUGHESTOWN — Borough Council announced the resignation of Solicitor Miriam D’Elia during Monday night’s regular council meeting.


D’Elia served as solicitor for Hughestown since 2010.


Mayor Paul Hindmarsh thanked her for her service and said that she felt she was no longer able to adequately balance her duties as solicitor with her responsibilities to her primary employer, United One Resources.


Council did not announce a replacemenT.


In other matters, it was announced that a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation traffic study to test whether a stop sign or traffic light would be appropriate at the intersection of Laurel and Rachel streets will take place over the next several weeks.


If it is determined that an average of 200 cars pass through the intersection each day and that there are an average of at least five accidents each year, a sign or light can be erected.


Regardless of the outcome, state officials told borough representatives that the speed limit on Laurel Street will be reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph.


The council also announced the purchase of 200 new residential recycling containers during the meeting.


The borough will have to pay only $288 of the total $2,880 price tag with the remainder being funded through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.


Information on how to obtain a new recycling container will be made available to residents once the containers are procured by the borough.


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