Indiana Borogh Mayor George Hood last night updated council on the status of the 420th Engineer Company (Clearance) of the U.S. Army Reserve, which shipped to Afghanistan in Feburary. Hood told council members that the company has sustained no serious injuries to his knowledge, and may be able to come home in February, marking one year since their deployment. The unit specializes in cleargin roads, which can involve disposing of improvised explosive devices.
Council also heard from Borough manager Jeff Raykes about a grant application submitted yesterday on behalf of the Indiana Free Library. Raykes says the library is hoping to generate about $1.1 million in revenue. They want to ensure a permanent home, preferably at the current location at 9th and Philadelphia Streets. The grant for which they applied yesterday was for $499,000 from the PA Department of Education's Keystone Grant program, with the remainder to come from local fundraising.
A White Township resident spoke last night and asked the borough council to move trick-or-treating to a weekend so that young kids would not be out until 8 o’clock on a school night.WhiteTownshipdefers to the borough council for setting the trick-or-treat date. The council, along with Mayor Hood, said that the date has been established for this year and will not be moved.
The next work session for the council is October 16.