2010-03-11 / Front Page

Boro Council Acts On Ordinance

Sets spring cleanup date

McConnellsburg Borough Council members considered and approved several ordinances and set their spring cleanup day at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening.

Council members approved a draft of their new sidewalk ordinance and agreed to publish it for comment and for approval at a later date.

Council also voted to approve the county’s Act 101 Municipal Waste Management Plan that was distributed in August 2009. Act 101 is the state’s Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act. Council voted to approve the plan on a Jim Smith/Pat Frazier motion.

The council also voted to contribute $500 to assist the county in finishing its Act 157 Stormwater Plan. Phase one of the plan was completed with funding from the state. Howev- er, the funding was discontinued and the county is soliciting funds from the municipalities in order to complete phase two of the plan.

Council set its spring cleanup day for Friday, April 9, 2010. Bulky items should be placed curbside on Thursday evening. Both Todd and Ayr townships will have cleanup days on April 9 and 10 at their township buildings.

The council members also reviewed information from Penn- DOT stating that traffic studies will be done on Cooper Lane, First Street and Market Street between now and June of this year.

Councilwoman Pat Frazier reviewed the borough’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for sidewalk repair and replacement. According to Frazier, the following streets have been approved for possible funding and meet the low-income guidelines: Hohman Drive, the 100 block of Maple Street, the 200 and 300 blocks of N. Third Street, W. Walnut, N. Second and E. Walnut streets, the 200 and 300 blocks of N. Fourth and the 200 block of Lincoln Way West.

During other business, council approved replacing the motor on the door of the borough building on Cooper Lane. Council also reviewed and authorized payment for snow-removal costs, which included approximately $5,500 in contracted equipment costs and $1,200 for anti-skid materials. According to borough secretary Jack Fields, not all of the bills for the snow removal have been received.

Fields also acknowledged Randy Clever and his community service program for painting the upstairs and downstairs meeting rooms as well as the former police office in the Fulton House. He commended them for their excellent job. Regular business

During regular business, council approved payment of February bills in the amount of $12,242.74. Receipts for the same period were $18,176.25. Checks were written for $15,706.13 and the March 1 balance was $53,769.55.

Council members present for the meeting were Travis Bard, Pat Frazier, Rick Buterbaugh, Jim Smith, Pat Booth, David Washabaugh, Mack Shaffer and Mayor Mike Chilcote.

Borough Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Fulton House at 7:30 p.m. The next scheduled meeting is April 7, 2010.

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