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After an absence of several years, the Camp Cadet program for youngsters will be back July 9-13 under the direction of Sgt. Caulene Lee, a 21-year veteran of the Carnegie Police Department. The camp, modeled after a real police academy, will give kids a glimpse into the law enforcement world in a fun way. Participants will learn aspects of basic police work, including conflict resolution, crime scene investigation, use of K-9 dogs, first aid and firearm safety, as well as undergo daily fitness training.
Many borough officers will be involved with the five-day program, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Municipal Building on Veterans Way. Class size is limited and priority will go to Carnegie and Pennsbury residents, who can attend for free. The non-resident fee is $25.
The registration deadline is June 8. Participants must be 9 years old by June 30.
Information: Sgt. Lee, 412-276-4245, ext. 1311, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council workshop, regular sessions and committee meetings will be held in the community center, 1639 East Railroad St.
Also, the Zoning Hearing Board, the planning commission and the Civil Service Commission will meet there, too.
The township's Environmental Advisory Council will hold its annual recycling day -- for residents only -- between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday in front of the municipal building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road.
Acceptable items are reusable construction material, electronics, appliances and tires.
JVS will sponsor electronic collection events -- open to everyone -- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 28 and Oct. 27 in front of the municipal building.
Items accepted in those events will be printers, copiers, computers, laptops and televisions.
Township commissioners voted 8-0 on May 22 to approve a $9.9 million bond issue that will partially refinance some existing debt at a lower rate.
Commissioner Bill Wells said he wanted assurance that the money would be used for sewer work.
Sandy Novelli replied that the funds would be placed in a separate account to be used for sewer work only.
Resident Pat Martin argued officials shouldn't take action because neither Denise Fitzgerald, township manager, nor Tom Castello, head of the board's finance committee, were at the meeting. Mrs. Fitzgerald was at a conference and Mr. Castello was out of town.
But Commissioner David Calabria responded that the action was moved up "because of the solidness of the markets."
Still, Mrs. Martin said the subject should have been discussed first at a workshop meeting.
• There also was controversy concerning which roads will see repairs this summer. About $277,000 was budgeted for road work, but the total repair bill is more than $540,000.
The board voted 6-2, with Mr. Wells and Mr. Calabria opposed, to repair these township streets this summer: Glenn Avenue and the concrete part of Locust Street in Ward 1; Swallow Hill Court in Ward 5; as much of Orchardview Drive as possible in Ward 7; and Windsor Court in Ward 9.
"I want an answer on Kane Boulevard. I want to know where we stand on that," demanded Mr. Wells, to which Mr. Calabria asked that the matter be put on the agenda for June.
Kane Boulevard was used extensively during the construction of Providence Point, whose developers took out a bond for anticipated road repairs.
• Commissioner Pat Caruso announced that the annual Public Safety Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 in the lower part of Scott Park.
First Published May 31, 2012 5:47 am