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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.
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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.
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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.