Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ashland Borough Council, Fire Chief Thank Community for Support After Recent Fires

Last week, the Ashland Borough Council held their monthly meeting for April.

During the Ashland Borough Council Meeting, a special note was made by officials in regards to recent fires in the borough.

Specifically in the video below, Vice President Barry Spieles and Fire Chief Philip Groody made remarks

Also in attendance to the meeting were over 20 fire, police, and ambulance members from Ashland.

Under business at the meeting, two resolutions were passed, one for the borough to adopt the Schuylkill County Hazard Mitigation Plan and the other for the Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities.

A resolution was also passed for the sale of the borough's 2006 GMC Dump truck.

Under other business, Councilman Adam Bernodin brought up a computer system that is badly need for the borough's police department.

Councilman Frances Menne made a motion to take the proceeds of the sale of the borough's dump truck and use the funds to pay for the computer system.  Money that was donated from the Ashland Community Watch last year will also be used to pay for the new system.

Councilwoman Kim McIntyre announced that the borough's town wide yard sale will take place on May 4th from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  Anyone interested in registered should sign up at borough hall by May 2nd, 2019

Ashland Sweeper will begin the first full week of May.

Police Chief Gerard Daley thanked the borough for the purchase of an AED for the police department.

Daley also announced that the police department is working on cleaning up abandoned/junked vehicles in the borough.

President Groody announced that the Free Lunch Program is on schedule to start June 11th, 2019 at Eureka Park.

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