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The Trickle - Sept. 18

September 18, 2008 - Brian Ferry
Ready to contribute.

After the new junior council member for the City of Warren was sworn in, she was asked if she would like to make any comments. When she was silent for a moment, the mayor prompted her with some positive suggestions... “We’re doing a good job?” She gave the group some credit, but indicated that she is willing to make sure they stay on an appropriate course. “Good job... so far.”

Sorry, we need to pay you some more.

The city’s public works superintendent informed City Council that PennDOT wanted to give the city some more money. When the state relinquished a street to the city, it paid for needed work. That amount came to $298,000. Good deal. Later, the state agency noticed that it forgot to pay for other necessary efforts. So, PennDOT was asking if the city would take another $140,000. Asked for the pleasure of the council, a member said, “Sign that real quick.”

Saving...

Kudos to the Warren Fire Department. During a recent city council meeting, The fire chief said department personnel had painted the upstairs training room, stairway and window frames in the building. The chief said doing the work in house saved the city about $3,000.

... and contributing.

The fire department brought in some money for another worthy cause recently. The department held a softball tournament to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Despite a rainy weekend, about $2,700 was collected. And the mayor succeeded in his task. “I was honored to be asked to throw out the first pitch,” he said. “It made it to home plate.”

What’s good for the goose...

With all of the agenda items out of the way, Warren’s mayor asked members of City Council if there was “anything else for the good of the city.” The quick response? “Adjournment.”

 
 

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