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Council recently approved a $700 donation for the Memorial Day parade to be held May 27.

The borough also provides free police coverage, assistance in preparations, and the street department sets up barricades before the parade and cleans up afterward.


The public works department will conduct curbside brush pickups April 1-26 on the same schedule as trash pickup. Residents should place items at the curb by 8 a.m. on their garbage pickup day. Brush should not be bundled, boxed or tied or more than 6 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter. A dropoff site will not be available.

• North Flaugherty Run Road bridge over Boggs Run will be reduced to one lane and be under construction beginning April 1. Work is expected to continue for about one month.


Commissioner David Calabria thinks he may have found a way to resurface Swallow Hill Road without the township having to take out a bond to finance the project.

Mr. Calabria, who used to work for the state Transportation Department and has contacts with the county, too, described an alternative repair process that is available through Lindy Paving.

The process involves cleaning out the joints between the cement sections on the road and then covering it with an asphalt-like material. Such a repair could last as long as five years, the company indicated, and would be less expensive than replacing the concrete.

"It's worth a shot to see what they say," said Mr. Calabria, who said Lindy representatives will attend the public works meeting Tuesday.

Swallow Hill, connects Forsythe and Scrubgrass roads and is a heavily traveled, hilly thoroughfare used by Port Authority buses, school buses and the public. The roadway is asphalt and concrete.



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