Tyrone Borough carries out routine business

Tyrone Borough Council met last week to work on regular business.
Council heard from Mr. Paul Noll, a forester, who gave the summary of findings and recommendations on the completed Borough Watershed Stewardship Plan. The plan is available for review at the Municipal Building on Logan Avenue.
Council approved a request from Mr. Kerry Naylor, a Tyrone Area Middle School Gifted Enrichment Teacher. He asked for the borough’s permission to use a vacant room at the Tyrone Rail Park building for a history research project about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
The exhibit will be a DVD of oral histories conducted with community members who were alive to experience the events of Nov. 22, 1963. The exhibit will feature visual and factual displays. The display will run from Nov. 26 to Dec. 18.
In other business, council approved a request from the Victorian Christmas Celebration committee. The organization asked council to wave vendor fees. It also requested participants be allowed to have open fires for the purpose of cooking food. Some council members expressed safety concerns, but ultimately approved the idea with assurance that certain safety measures would be in place. The committee also asked to use Hotel Park for the three-day event that runs from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3.
Council accepted for the sale of a 1995 GMC Utility Body truck. G & R Excavating submitted the highest bid for the truck. The company bid $1,650.
The borough also continued work on a proposed nuisance ordinance. The issue has moved to the point where council received a draft version of the ordinance for review. The issue is scheduled to come before council at the next meeting tonight.
Council also approved a final payment of $20,633.60 to Caldon Inc. of Enfield, Connecticut for a remaining amount due regarding its heat exchanger project. The new equipment is now in place and the payment closes out the project.
When the bid was awarded last year, sewer department superintendent Tim Nulton said, “The project involves part of the incinerator. What this (the heat exchanger) does is preheat the air to the incinerator. This saves us fuels by having warmer air. It takes exhaust through tubes and preheats air that goes to the bottom of the incinerator.
“We are looking at a savings of 80 gallons per dry ton in fuel,” Nulton said in May of 2004. “We got the original (heat exchanger) in 1976. We had it repaired in 1991. The tubes were replaced but we kept the shell.”
The recent project came about because both needed replaced when the project went out for bid last year. Nulton noted the work came with a seven-year warranty when the repairs were made in 1991. The borough actually was able to use the heat exchanger for several more years beyond warranty before deciding to replace it.