Borough approves $600,000 for new baler in first reading


December 27, 2018

The borough assembly passed ordinance 2018-21 on Dec.17 in its first reading which allocates $400,000 from the sanitation fund and $200,000 from the Motor Pool to replace the borough’s baler.

Last month, the assembly had voted to completely replace the baler after public works director Chris Cotta suggested it be replaced because of deteriorating parts that included the belt conveyor, control system and wear surfaces on the rams, hopper and baler chamber.

Recently, the borough’s baler has been experiencing issues with its hardware, Cotta reported at the assembly meeting on Dec. 17. The...

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