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BR,S72L B2R28GH - 2IfiFLDOV hDG D FRuSOH RI UH­min­ders for res­i­dents re­gard­ing on­go­ing work in town and the Au­gust coun­cil meet­ing sched­ule.

Bris­tol Bor­ough Emer­gency Man­age­ment Di­rec­tor Merle Winslow told the coun­cil that on­go­ing work in the Mill Street Park­ing lot could pre­vent proper drainDJH Ln Dn DUHD DOUHDGy SODJuHG Ey flRRGLnJ DV WhH UHVuOW RI storms. Winslow said that he’s sent emails to the Bris­tol Bor­ough Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion, warn­ing that heavy rain­storms fore­cast for ev­ery day this week could make the prob­lem worse.

“I sug­gest that peo­ple who park in the lot take their cars to higher ground,” Winslow said.

In other busi­ness, Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Ralph DiGuiseppe an­nounced that there will be only one reg­u­lar meet­ing in Au­gust, which is sched­uled for T p.m. Aug. 19. It will dou­ble as both a work ses­sion and reg­u­lar meet­ing, he said.

On a dif­fer­ent is­sue, Bill Pezza, chair­man of the Bris­tol Bor­ough Eco­nomic Strate­gic Plan­ning Com­mit­tee, told the board that the com­mit­tee will travel to Al­len­town July 19 to tour Tth Street, a once de­cay­ing and eco­nom­i­cally dis­ad­van­taged dis­trict now a vi­brant com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial “gate­way” into town.

The com­mit­tee will meet with Peter Lewnes, Al­len­town’s Main Street Man­ager, who worked with city of­fiFLDOV WR UHVWRUH hLVWRULFDO IDFDGHV DnG DWWUDFW UHVWDuUDnWV and other busi­nesses. The com­mit­tee hopes to gather ideas that could be ap­plied to Mill Street, Bris­tol’s main busi­ness strip.

An­other is­sue that raised hack­les was broached by Richard Tosti, chair­man of the com­mit­tee to raise funds for seter­ans Park, a $90,000 mon­u­ment hon­or­ing Bris­tol res­i­dents who served in the mil­i­tary from 1940 on.

7hH flDS VWDUWHG ODVW wHHkHnG whHn EULF SRkDOVkL, newly an­nounced can­di­date for the South Ward coun­cil seat, called for a rally at the park. Mayor Robert Lebo and many vet­er­ans in town took is­sue with what they be­lieved was a po­lit­i­cal event on “sa­cred ground,” Lebo said.

Tosti asked the bor­ough to pass an or­di­nance for­bid­ding any ac­tiv­ity at the me­mo­rial, ex­cept for me­mo­rial trib­utes to the mil­i­tary. He also asked that such an or­di­nance pro­hibit po­lit­i­cal signs dur­ing elec­tion cam­paigns.

The me­mo­rial’s land­scape was clut­tered with po­lit­i­cal signs dur­ing the cam­paign for the May pri­mary, Tosti said.

Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Ralph DiGuiseppe said he would ask bor­ough So­lic­i­tor Wil­liam Salermo to draft an or­di­nance. DiGuiseppe noted that the signs planted at the me­mo­rial were all for county can­di­dates, and that none of the bor­ough can­di­dates on ei­ther side used the me­mo­rial for cam­paign signs.

Sokalski told the coun­cil that his orig­i­nal plan was to say a prayer for those who fought for their coun­try, and de­nied that the gath­er­ing was an “event,” which would have re­quired him to ob­tain a per­mit from the bor­ough. $n HvHnW LV SDUWOy GHfinHG DV Dny JDWhHULnJ DW whLFh SDUtic­i­pants set up a ta­ble and dis­trib­ute lit­er­a­ture or other items.

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