OLD FORGE -- Stop signs and an upcoming paving project were among the issues discussed at the Oct. 16 Old Forge Borough Council meeting. Mayor Michele Avvisato discussed with council concerns about the need for stop signs at two different locations: headed uphill at Taroli and East Grace streets and at Foster Street and Lenape Lane. Council also heard from borough engineer Harold Ash that the nearly $100,000 project to repave parts of West Grace Street and Baker Street will begin in just over a week.
In other action:
• Council tabled a motion to award a recycling contract until members had the chance to thoroughly review complex proposals submitted by three bidders. The bidders were Mascaro, Municipal Recycling and Northeast Cartage.
This is going to take some work, council President Brian Rinaldi said.
• Council granted preliminary plan approval to Global Towers' proposal for a cell tower just off Mountain Road, contingent on the landowner obtaining a highway occupancy permit from the state Department of Transportation for the entrance right-of-way.
• Borough Manager MaryLynn Bartoletti said there will be budget meetings on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, and that Council's regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to avoid a conflict with Election Day on Nov. 6.