By Rick Dandes
The Daily Item
NORTHUMBERLAND - A representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation met with members of the Northumberland Borough Council to talk about traffic signals and malfunctioning cameras at two intersections.
Matt Swartz, of the PennDOT traffic unit, said one camera at Duke and Water streets is not working at all and another at King and Water streets occasionally has problems because of the sun and shadows.
PennDOT’s recommendation is to move the camera at King and Water to Duke and Water and buy a new camera with better technology that would recognize vehicles as they approach the intersection.
The cost of a new camera is $3,900, and the borough would have to pay for it, Swartz said the council.
The council didn’t take any action on the cameras.
In the mayor’s report, Len Zboray said he received a letter from the Susquehanna Garden Club, which would like to plant a tree and install a plaque in the King Street Park in memory of Lois Haddon.
The proposal will be referred to the Shade Tree Commission.
The council voted to offer Budd Reader the position of assistant superintendent at the sewer plant and install surveillance cameras in the borough building and on the playground.