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White Oak Borough’s ongoing paving project has posed challenges for residents. Deborah Kidd of Ohio Avenue reported marks on her driveway.
“I’ve tried pressure washing, and I cannot get them off,” Kidd said. “It’s only four years old.”
Borough Manager John Palyo agreed that the paving company should take responsibility for removing the marks. Residents should contact the paving company to have damages repaired.
In related news, council voted unanimously to reimburse residents whose vehicles were towed due to roadwork. Residents whose cars were towed should contact council for reimbursement.
According to Finance Chair George Dillinger, “The contractors are responsible for the signs, and only some have dates. Because of that, the residents should be reimbursed for whatever their insurance doesn’t cover.”
In other business, the council passed resolutions to extend the subdivision approval for 2040 Lincoln Way and Lee Carmen Industries, to repair the storm pipe at the entrance to Main Street, and to make the appropriate payments for the borough building projects.
Council also voted 5 to 2, with Councilman Hillman being absent, to terminate an unidentified public works employee, with council members Nagy and Bender voting no. Bender stated there should have been a corrective plan in place. Nagy declined to comment, and the reason for the termination remains confidential at this time.
The next council workshop meeting will be at 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the White Oak Athletic Association. Members of the public are welcome.
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Originally published July 28, 2021.