Susquehanna citizen honored
BY HELEN B. FOSTER
Danny Crawford of Prospect Street in Susquehanna was recognized during the April 10 borough council meeting .
Councilman Roy Williams presented Crawford with a certificate of recognition as an outstanding citizen for his quick action during a recent robbery at Reddon’s Drug Store.
According to Trooper Jeffrey Burman, Crawford was a key element in helping to apprehend the alleged perpetrator involved in the drug store robbery.
Burman presented Crawford with not only a plaque recognizing his role in the incident, but also a pin and a patch to wear on his outerwear denoting his recognition.
The majority of the 45-minute meeting was devoted to approval of 19 line item changes in the budget passed in December 2011, including; six budget items to be consolidated and five areas that were not budgeted for.
Items covered in the approval of non-budgeted area included: a time clock for $379; pay-off of 2008 Ford truck and backhoe from Capital Reserve. The yearly payments will go back into budget as sustainable income. This action was taken to correct a $45,000 shortfall in the previously passed budget. According to Council President Roberta Reddon and Secretary Diann Robbins the budget revisions were completed by the hard work of treasurer Margaret Biegert.
During old business, council approved Patrolman Bill Moran to be removed from probation with a pay increase to $11.50 an hour.
Tom Kelly was appointed a member of the borough’s zoning board.
Street projects approved for paving were: Broad Avenue from Main Street to Myrtle Street; Oak Street and Pine Street from Broad to Pleasant Avenue.
Robbins reported she and Biegert are scheduled to attend Quick-books training in Towanda on May 16 and 24. The classes are free with borough’s responsibility being mileage and day’s pay. Robins said the draft of the borough’s website should be ready in the next few weeks. She also informed council that Auditor Joseph Collura was at the borough building for an update on the budget and audit. According to Robbins, Biegert had completed everything necessary for the audit to begin.
Following an executive sessions, council voted to move funds to pay for part-time street department worker.