Avoca council members approve switching to LED street lights

By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@timesleader.com

AVOCA — The council approved a motion to enter into a contract with PPL Electric Utilities to replace borough street lights with LED lights.

The motion was approved 7-1 with Mary Ann Tigue voting no.

Council President John Boone said he is not sure when the lights will be installed, but it will be within 60 days after the contract is submitted to PPL Electric Utilities.

Also approved at the meeting was a motion to amend the International Property Maintenance Code, which covers fining borough residents for not having code violations, such as having tall grass, blighted housing or cluttered front yards.

The first violation will be a $250 fine, the second violation will be $500 and the third violation will be $1,000.

In other business, the council approved the motions to:

• Accept a renewal quote for a Hartford Steam Boiler insurance policy at an annual cost of $995 that will run from March 31, 2016, to March 31, 2017.

• Submit an application for a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2016 Parks Project Grant that will go toward a new scoreboard for the Avoca/Dupont Little League field, a new fence for the T-ball field at the Avoca/Dupont Little League field, repairs to the pavilion at Third Ward Park and to plant trees.

• Make a payment of $5,145 to PennEastern Engineers for engineering and architect services from November 2015 to February 2016 regarding the new borough building.

• Re-hire 24 part time-police officers.

By Jimmy Fisher


Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher

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