NESCOPECK – Council voted unanimously on Wednesday night to borrow $40,000 from its general fund account to pay a series of invoices for repairs recently performed on the sewage treatment system.
It was stated that repayment of the loan is pending the receipt of grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Damage to the system was caused by the flooding of 2011.
In other business, council:
• Tabled the acceptance of a collective bargaining agreement with street department workers until the regular meeting this month.
• Stacie Kachurka, secretary-treasurer, was designated as council's representative to Berkheimer Associates, the collector for the borough's earned income tax.
• Enacted a resolution to seek $25,000 in state gaming funds to help finance the possible purchase of another police vehicle.
• Passed a proposal to provide monetary donations to the Nescopeck VFW and AmVets as well as the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick.
• After discussion, it was determined that either a police officer or another borough employee needs to perform periodic preventive maintenance inspections on the police vehicles. One car, a 2002 Impala, apparently had been driven when it was low on oil.