KULPMONT — Kulpmont council got right into business at Tuesday’s meeting by approving a bid for a paving project to take place in the borough.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. was awarded an $83,864.30 bid, approximately $5,000 less than the highest bid made by H&K Group.

The project will see paving done on Ash Street from Eighth to Ninth streets and Maple Street from 10th to 11th streets. Repairs will be made on Ninth and 10th streets from Spruce to Chestnut streets.

The bid was awarded in a 5-0 vote, with councilmen Bob Chesney and Mike Sinopoli absent.

Council adopted a resolution that allows council members to participate in meetings via telecommunication device. Should a council member be out of town or ill and unable to make a meeting, they will be able to dial in at the beginning of the meeting and cast votes over the telecommunication device.

Keith Tamborelli, of Alert Enterprise, asked council to set aside $1,000 for miscellaneous funds for a lighting project at Terry Miriello Field. His company received about 50 lights from a power plant in Selinsgrove that was under construction and has lined up with additional contractors to install the new lighting around the park.

International Brothers Electrical Workers has agreed to provide trucks, personnel and equipment to install the lighting, while PPL is working on getting metal poles and Service Electric who will donate the conduits for underground round the park.

Tamborelli said it’s a $70,000 project in which they have gotten everything donated and he’s currently working on donations for two larger expenses, but approached council for the $1,000 donation for smaller items they may need such as wires.

Council unanimously approved putting the $1,000 aside for the project, which will see the entire Terry Miriello football and baseball fields lit up when completed.

Council approved closing the 800 block of Fir Street between Eighth and Ninth streets from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 for the annual Knights of Columbus Wine Fest.

Mayor Nicholas Bozza announced the creation of a residential crime watch. The first meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Holy Angels activity center.

Council approved the purchase of a taser for the police department at a cost of $1,463, and police department test kits in the amount of $229.50. They also approved the purchase of six plow edges and six plow shoes in the amount of $1,384.02.

The Halloween parade is scheduled for Oct. 25. Trick-or-treat will be held in the borough from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, with a rain date of Oct. 31.

An executive session was held following the meeting to discuss the new police contract, which council and Chief Nathan Foust said is coming along well.

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