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Oakland Boro has been in discussion with Oakland Township about the possibility of the boro providing police coverage to the township on a per-hour basis. At their September 9 council meeting, Oakland Boro Mayor Randy Glover reported that he had met with a township supervisor to review the agreement that had been drawn up, similar to the one that the boro has with Lanesboro, and that the township supervisors were expected to approve it. A motion carried to approve entering into the agreement, and it is expected that the boro will begin providing coverage to the township by October 1. Mayor Glover stressed that the boro and the township are both still involved in discussions with Lanesboro and Susquehanna to form a regional police department in anticipation of state legislation that will require that all municipalities provide full-time police coverage.
During a Forest City Borough meeting September 7, a local businessman railed against council for “selective enforcement of the rules. You mail me a letter to cut my grass,” he said, but stated that the borough grass along the roadways is not mown, citing examples such as weeds on Lower Delaware Street. “You don’t think that the law is for you,” the man continued. He also defended his right to keep an unlicensed vehicle on his commercial property, asserting that Allan Hornbeck is permitted to do so on that commercial property. The man mentioned a previous lawsuit he filed against Forest City Borough and threatened, “I’m gonna sue you again. I’m sick of [council] pummeling me because I won’t cooperate with this nonsense that goes on,” he asserted, “It’s time to change the zoning and the codes.”
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