HUGHESTOWN — Borough Council Monday announced that a recent state traffic study found no need for a stop sign to be placed at the intersection of Rachel and Laurel streets.
Borough residents have long complained about traffic speeds at the intersection and while officials expected the state to reduce the speed limit in that area from 45 mph to 35 mph, they had hoped the study would also find merit for the stop sign.
Borough officials, who questioned the study’s results, said they did not notice any traffic study equipment set up at the site throughout the month of March. Councilman David Stefanofski said he would pursue the matter.
In other matters, officials reiterated their concerns that the Pittston Area School District is not regularly cleaning the portion of its sewer system that connects to the municipal sewer lines.
Roughly five years ago, the borough said it was assured the lines would be cleaned twice each year, but there have been repeated problems with the lines.
Council President Wayne Quick Jr. said he hopes to have another meeting with district officials soon.
Also on Monday, the borough appointed attorney Angela Sperazza to fill the vacancy created by Miriam D’Elia’s resignation.
Sperazza, a 25-year-old recent law school graduate, spent some of her teen years as a borough resident. Hughestown is the only municipality for which she serves as solicitor.
The next regular meeting of the council is Monday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.