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Borough council discusses buying snow blowers

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council at last Thursday's meeting discussed future snow removal procedures.

Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. said this past winter took its toll on borough streets and residents.

Lopsonzski suggested the borough invest in snow blowers; a larger model with a bucket. Lopsonzski said such snow blowers could be utilized to remove snow from parking lots, tight areas and other sites the borough deems would be a good fit.

According to Lopsonzski, a snow blower would enhance the borough's snow removal efforts by eliminating the mounds of snow that pill up.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said the administration will research Lopsonzski's request and share the costs and the kind of equipment needed for such a task with council.

"Most of our streets are in very bad shape after this past winter," he said. "The public works department has been patching potholes and will begin making spot repairs in the very near future."

In other business, Councilman Keith Piescienski, public works committee chairman, said the public works department and waste water treatment plant have repaired a broken air line. In the process, workers discovered a gas line that had a minor leak. The gas line was then repaired and is now in service.