MONTGOMERY - The borough has additional public safety protection with the hiring Oct. 1 of two new Montgomery Police Department officers.
Police Chief Larry Wilcox informed Borough Council Tuesday of the hiring of Officers Gregory Drollinger and Ernest Delp III. He said they have received the proper training and accreditation and are working their shifts and protecting and serving the people of the borough.
Their salaries are available as part of the open record, but were not part of council's discussion.
"I expect good things from both of them," Wilcox said.
In other matters, Council:
Approved a municipal solid waste plan with the Lycoming County landfill. The plan is for planning purposes to assure capacity at the landfill and to recertify as one of the communities from which waste will be received.
Passed a resolution eliminating employee contributions to the police pension plan for 2012. Borough Manager John Lynch indicated this was a routine procedure that is done annually.
Indicated the borough's recent 125th anniversary celebration helped to raise more than $5,800, most of which will go toward purchase of trees in a Rivertown project and the remaining proceeds will be given toward scholarships within the Montgomery Area School District.
Listened to a concerned citizen who alleged that he is witnessing drug transactions. Councilman John Magyar II said anyone who sees anything suspicious should immediately contact Lycoming County 911.
Heard from Emergency Management Agency coordinator Dennis Gruver who said the Swiftwater Rescue team will conduct training exercises Saturday in Lewisburg.
Went into an executive session to discuss a personnel matter, but did not make a decision afterward.