LEWISTOWN - Two new law enforcement personnel were approved Monday by Lewistown Borough Council at its regular meeting.
The hiring of a new police officer and a parking enforcing officer for Lewistown Police Department was approved Monday after the council held an executive session.
The new police officer is a replacement for an officer who resigned due to relocation, the council said.
Police Chief Bill Herkert spoke about the Labor Day weekend and that Lewistown Police Department made nine arrests. Herkert wanted to let the public know about how vehicle break-ins are still occurring and wanted to remind citizens to remove valuables and lock their vehicles. Herkert said current cases are still under investigation.
Also during the meeting, Mayor Deborah Bargo spoke on behalf of a couple concerned citizens about a potential stop sign being placed at the intersection of Logan and Spruce streets.
The council tabled discussion until its next meeting.
In other business the board:
Approved of the non-uniformed pension plan 2013 and the police pension plan 2013.
Made a notion to approve resolution 2012-28, which was the consideration of resolution to implement an amendment to the Purchase Order Internal Controls.
Made a notion to approve resolution 2012-29, which will allow direct deposit and online banking.
Made a notion to approve resolution 2012-30, which allows school buses to use Fleming Avenue for a trial period of 90 days.
The Board of Recreation said it is going to donate unused food items to the Husky Booster Club, like it has in the past.
Lewistown Borough Council regularly meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the borough building on Third Street.