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Great Bend Boro Overcomes

It was the scheduled meeting – the first Thursday of the month – but it was anything but ordinary. Barely a week after the greatest disaster to befall Susquehanna County in anyone's memory, the Great Bend Borough Council met on July 6 to review, regroup and reconsider the Great Flood of 2006.

Incredibly, Council made its orderly way through a normal agenda when everything but "normal" was on the minds of everyone in the room. The room in the Borough building itself, in fact, is still being used as a temporary clinic by Barnes-Kasson Hospital, which lost its Mountain View Plaza clinic under four feet of water.

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Landlords Might Need Licenses

The Forest City Borough Council is considering legislation that will provide for the regulation of residential rental units.

Council is looking at sample ordinances including one passed in May by the Honesdale Borough Council. The measure establishes rights and obligations of owners and occupants of rental units and is designed to maintain and improve the quality of rental housing in the borough.

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