Dalton Borough Council considers including Brookside Road in paving project



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    DALTON – At the Dalton Borough Council meeting March 9, Bill Brandt suggested in his public works report for the Department of Public Works (DPW) to include Brookside Road in the contract for the borough’s paving project.

    “There’s an awful lot of work to be done through the ditches and the piping,” he said. “We thought it would be less expensive to have that part in the contract.

    Brandt explained the council does not have the equipment to complete the paving on Brookside Road. He also said during the last council meeting, the paving project cost $175,000, including $10,000 in prep work. He said borough engineer John Seamans will run numbers to see what the paving project will cost by adding Brookside Road.

    Board member Bill Montgomery suggested Seamans put out bids to find out the approximate cost.

    “We divided off the driveway pipes from the paving, so we can look at both figures,” Montgomeryh said.

    Brandt said Seamans will make the changes to the contract within a week.

    In his solicitor’s report, Frank Bolock mentioned he talked with Helene Novak’s attorney about the agreement of sale for Novak’s property at 210 Lackawanna Trail.

    “His (Novak’s attorney) comment was the bankruptcy court needs to approve the agreement,” said Bolock. “And he wanted to have that term included in the agreement.”

    Bolock said Novak hasn’t executed the agreement of sale yet. He suggested to include the bankruptcy court as a contingency.

    “I think we need to put a deadline on it,” said Bolock. “She needs to sign it in a week or two.”

    In his zoning report, Jared Gard announced there are two vacancies on the zoning hearing board.

    “If anyone has a name or knows anybody that would like to serve that capacity, please let me know,” Gard said.

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