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Lackawanna

The Lackawanna City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall.

First Ward councilman Abdul Noman has submitted a request for an acre of land at Ridge Road and Fairview Avenue be set aside for future use as a splash pad and park, and 4th Ward Councilman Keith E. Lewis is asking for the city to purchase 100 smaller garbage totes, in addition to the 8,000 larger totes being bought for use by residents disposing of household trash.

Lewis had expressed concern at an earlier Council meeting that senior citizens would not be able to move the 95-gallon containers. The 100 smaller totes would cost around $3,750.

Also this week:

• The Baker Homes Tenant Council has been awarded a $211,080 grant from the federal Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to hire two part-time service coordinators who will help residents with education, job training, job placement, and computer and financial literacy.

HUD’s Resident Opportunity for Self Sufficiency (ROSS) grants were awarded to three entities in the state and 114 nationwide. The grant will be used to help residents of the Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority find jobs, achieve economic independence,and become self-sufficient.