By Libby Rosequist
During the Monday, May 3, meeting, after executive session, North East Borough Council approved Terry Daughenbaugh to be promoted to the borough’s water department superintendent. He currently works as the water department’s plant chief licensed operator.
North East resident Robert Behrens asked council during public comments if the crosswalk signs could be set up and when the paths would be repainted.
“We plan to set up the signs very soon,” Borough Manager Pat Gehrlein said. “But there is a paint shortage and we are trying to determine what we can go ahead and do.”
Behrens also inquired about the new rental inspection program and if there will still be a meeting for the landlords.
“Yes, we are going to be holding a meeting for the landlords on Thursday, May 27, at 5 p.m.,” Gehrlein said. “It will be a landlord meeting, the inspection checklist will be covered and we are sending an invitation to all landlords. Once we have all the recommendations squared away we plan to start the program as soon as June.”
Mayor Steve Gregory noted that 20 more veteran banners were approved to be placed on the lampposts and are already being hung up.
Under new business, officer Peter J. Towner was appointed to patrolman third class.
“Peter finished his 18 months of consecutive service on April 21, and is eligible for promotion to third class,” Gregory said. “He has been an asset and done great things for the police department.”
Community Nursing Services of North East was approved for a Gibson Park request.
North East High School Band and the American Cancer Society were granted a Heard Park request.
North East Lions Club was granted a Gibson and Heard Park request.
There will be a walking tour of North East before the June 7 meeting at 5 p.m. The walk is open to the public to take a look at what is going on and ask questions.
There will be no second monthly meeting.