Borough Forms Investment Committee to Oversee Investment of Sewer Funds, Forms Hiring Committee Too
Bristol Borough at Monday night’s Council meeting formed an investment committee to oversee and make recommendations on managing the proceeds from the sale of its sewer system last month to the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority.
Council President Ralph DiGuiseppe appointed three Council members — (east ward) Lorraine Cullen, Gregg Pezza and Louis Quattrocchi (south ward) along with two members from the borough’s sewer authority who have have yet to be named.
The group will begin meeting on Mondays starting in October looking at various options on how to invest the $50 million dollar windfall as well as spend some of those funds also, DiGuiseppe said.
DiGuiseppe also announced the formation of two other committees Monday night. Hiring and union grievance committees were also created.
Council vice-president Betty Rodriguez and Michael Gorman (west ward) and Cullen were appointed to the hiring committee.
Rodriguez, Cullen, and Quattrocchi, were appointed to the union grievance committee.
Borough officials said the formation of this committee is related to the sale of the sewer system and grievances employees of the formerly owned borough system have.
DiGuiseppe said the first issue the hiring committee will take on, is finding one full time and one part time code inspector to hire. He encouraged anyone with relevant experience to apply if they haven’t all ready
“We’re hoping by October’s meeting we hire a full time inspector and we’re also looking for a part inspector,” he said.
Residents seem to be falling behind on upkeep of properties and this will be addressed with the addition of new inspectors for the Borough Code Enforcement Department, DiGuiseppe said.
About 40 people have applied for the positions that have been open since first advertised earlier this year, Borough officials said.
Chief of Police Joe Moors said the department is still looking to fill part time positions in the police department who have Act 120 certification.
Borough officials also said there is a current need to hire crossing guards.
“We need to fill those slots badly” DiGuiseppe said, even suggesting that in the very near future, raising the hourly wage for crossing guard currently employed and soon to be employed, is something Council is looking to do to remain competitive with other municipalities.
Borough officials said a Bristol Township resident recently applied to fill an open safety crossing guard slot, but suggesting hiring locals is what they would prefer to do.
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