2010-10-14 / Local & State

Council Acts On Light Agenda

Grants county parking request, adopts HMP

McConnellsburg Borough Council members held a brief regular meeting last Wednesday and dealt with a parking request from the county and with several other routine matters.

Council members met with Fulton County Chief Clerk Dan Swain, who requested permission to mark the parking meters in the west portion of the town square to be used for court parking during days that court is in session. Swain explained that although court will move back into the renovated courthouse on October 11, contractors will not have finished the parking lots and sidewalks prior to the move. Swain requested that meters in front of the United Methodist Church and the courthouse in the west portion of the square be designated for court parking only on the days that court is in session. Council voted unanimously to approve the request for 30 days and asked Swain to coordinate with the Methodist Church if there are any planned activities there that may conflict with court hours.

Council members also reviewed correspondence stating that the language council was provided to do a resolution on their Hazardous Mitigation Plan had to be revised to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements. Therefore, the borough appealed the original Resolution No. 1 of 2010 and adopted Resolution No. 6 of 2010 to contain the required language.

Council also reviewed information from Steve Thomas of the county’s planning office regarding the county’s stormwater management plan and the borough’s subdivision and land planning ordinance. Thomas said a workshop will be held on November 8 to discuss adopting the ordinance for the stormwater management plan. He also said a meeting will be held in January 2011 to discuss an ordinance for the borough’s subdivision and land development use plan.

During new business, Mayor Mike Chilcote announced that trick-or-treating in the borough would be held on Thursday evening, October 28, 2010, from 5- 7 p.m. The Halloween parade will begin at 7 p.m. Chilcote asked residents interested in participating in trick-or-treat to please turn their porch lights on during that time.

During regular business, council approved the expenditure of $3,390 from liquid fuel funds for a cinder spreader for the borough’s truck.

A brief discussion was also held on a letter received regarding administrative improvement for police pension funds. Council members are coordinating a response to the letter with their pension fund actuary.

Council approved payment of September bills in the amount of $15,767.35. Receipts for the same period were $10,083.55. Checks were written for $12,752.24, and the October 1 balance was $53,845.59.

Members present for the meeting were Travis Bard, Rick Buterbaugh, Jim Smith, Pat Booth, Mack Shaffer, Pat Frazier, David Washabaugh and Mayor Mike Chilcote. Jack Fields, borough secretary, was also present.

Borough Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Fulton House. The next regularly scheduled meeting is November 3, 2010.

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