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Recycling petition will be certified; Assembly to vote on resolution Monday


Borough Clerk Debbie Thompson said she will be certifying the most recent application for petition submitted by Angela Davis and Wes Davis, which includes a resolution to continue the blue bag recycling program. The application was submitted in response to the Assembly’s March 16 vote to move to the recycling collection in house and replace the blue bags with carts.

The Davis’ submitted the application last Wednesday after a previous application was found to be insufficient due to unenforceability. The resolution included with the most recent application outlines the following terms: the program will continue for at least 18 months; curbside pick-up of commingled blue bags will be maintained, and households will provide their own bags.

Eliminated from the previous application was a requirement that the Borough must contract with a private, local business for collection and that recycling pickup will remain on the same day as trash pickup.

The certified resolution will be considered by the Assembly at their regular meeting Monday evening. The Assembly has the option to pass the resolution as is or to pass a “substantially similar resolution,” Thompson said. If the Assembly does not pass the resolution, the Davis’ and the petition’s sponsors will have to collect at least 255 signatures from qualified voters, which would send the issue to the ballot of a special election.


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