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Fremansburg Council OK’s fire co. radios purchase

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Mark Recceck SPecial to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Freemansburg Borough Council recently gave the green light to the fire company to purchase radios.

Assistant Fire Chief Jonathan Rossi requested council approve the purchase at the Aug. 8 meeting.

Borough Manager Gerald Gasda said the purchase of 10 radios with microphones will cost $10,000.

“Funding is available in the account,” he said. “The local services tax will be used [in this case] for public safety purposes.”

In other business during the meeting, council authorized a traffic study to determine if single or combination vehicles over a certain length could legally be prohibited on a section of Market Street.

According to Gasda, longer length vehicles that cross the center line of the road run the risk of causing a traffic hazard.

The traffic study could result in council drafting and enacting an ordinance in the future setting limits on the length of vehicles on the roadway.

Mayor Gerald Yob also noted the borough’s National Night Out held Aug. 1 was a success. Yob thanked those who volunteered their time at the event.

It was also announced Fall Fest is slated for 3 p.m. Oct. 14 inn the borough. Those interested in volunteering should contact the borough office.

Council is scheduled to hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the municipal building, 600 Monroe St. The finance committee is scheduled to meet before the regular meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the 2017-18 budget.