CANTON - Borough council is trying to strike a balance on the issue of commercial dumpsters and residential property boundaries.

At the last council meeting, borough administrator Amy Seeley said she had been dealing with some code issues this summer regarding commercial dumpsters neighboring residential areas.

"We had temporary fixes as the summer went on," she said. "The owners did respond to the code letters that were sent out; however, they appeared to be temporary fixes as the summer went along."

Seeley thought council needed to consider some options, such as amending the ordinance to have a footage requirement when it comes to commercial dumpsters and residential properties.

Later in the meeting, council met in executive session to discuss the matter, due to some legalities involved.

"I can share with you in executive the specifics and we can go from there," Seeley told council.

When contacted Tuesday, Seeley said a decision has not yet been made on the matter.

Leaf pick-up was also discussed at the meeting.

Seeley said it will take place in mid-November. A press release will be issued with information.

Council member Kurt Bastion, who provided the street department report at the meeting, expressed concern about people putting large debris in their leaves, as happened last year. He said these items should be put to the side, so they can be picked up separately and aren't sucked up into the leaf vacuum. He said these items damage the equipment.

Also under the street department, council accepted the low bid for the lean-to.

"We were busy, but not as busy as we were last month," Police Chief Doug Seeley told council in delivering the September police report. Seeley said the third police officer is doing a good job.

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