Meeting about Kulpmont building set for Aug. 5
KULPMONT - A date has been set for the much-talked about meeting between borough council and residents about building a new municipal complex.
The borough announced Wednesday the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the West End Fire Company, 1254 Maple St. It will be a public meeting concerning the building project and a regular council meeting for general purposes.
More than 50 residents attended Tuesday's Kulpmont Borough Council meeting in hopes to have a meeting to discuss a plan to building a new borough hall, offices and police station, and a new borough garage. Borough officials held a public meeting on the plan in August 2012 with only one citizen, Walter Lutz, coming to comment on the plan.
Since then, both Lutz and Robert Chesney have been the main detractors against the project. On Tuesday, approximately 50 borough residents, organized the night before by Chesney came to the monthly borough council meeting to speak out against the construction.
At the end of the meeting, borough council voted unanimously to give the citizens a public forum to discuss the plan and present any alternatives to the current plan.