When you buy gasoline for your car the State collects a tax. Some of this gets sent to municipalities based on the miles of roads they are responsible for maintaining. There are strict guidelines as to how this "liquid fuel" money is spent. Some acceptable uses are road repair, road truck fuel and repair, anti-skid, snow removal, and fixing drainage issues. Public Works Director Mead has been repairing roads and fixing drainage issues which can create new potholes. Large paving projects are far beyond the Borough's budget and require grants to complete. For example, two engineering firms quoted between six to nine hundred thousand to redo Church from Main to Hudson and Welwood to Atkinson.
Wrong...think about your neighbors who are veterans with PTSD, or who have a new baby or a terrified dog. Think about the Hawley Police and the fact that it is illegal in PA to set off fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure whether or not a person is present. It is also illegal to set off fire works when under the influence of alcohol.