Council Awards Paving Bid
McConnellsburg Borough Council members opened paving bids and conducted other rou- tine business at its regular meeting last Wednesday evening.
Council received two bids for four small paving jobs, including East North Street from Fourth to Fifth Streets; Walnut Street from Third to Fourth Street; the intersection of Walnut Street and Route 522; and South Sixth Street from Lincoln Way East to Pine Street.
The two bids were submitted by P&W Excavating and New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. P&W submitted a bid of $47,874.10, while the New Enterprise bid was $56,307. On a David Washabaugh/Jim Smith motion, council voted unanimously to award the bid to the low bidder, P&W.
During old business, Councilwoman Pat Frazier reported that the library has agreed to sell coins purchased by the borough commemorating McConnellsburg’s 225th anniversary. The borough offered to purchase 500 of the coins, and the library may sell them and keep any profit made above the borough’s purchase price. The Fulton House will appear on the front of the gold coin, with the anniversary dates on the back, April 1786- April 2011. Borough secretary Jack Fields said the coins should arrive very soon.
Also during old business, council authorized Fields to engage TelePower of Hollidaysburg to replace light bulbs in the streetlights at Second Street and Lincoln Way at a cost not to exceed $4,000 or approximately $3,900.
Fields reported that he has sent a letter to a property owner at Third and Maple Streets advising that the property would need to be cleaned up and weeds mowed. Fields said he would ask the borough solicitor to issue a citation 21 days after the letter was picked up, in accordance with the ordinance.
During new business, council voted to join Ayr and Todd townships in a bulky item cleanup day for the fall in September. Fields was authorized to finalize a date with the townships.
Fields was authorized to have crosswalks painted prior to the beginning of school.
Council members authorized payment of $194.50 to the Tax Collection Committee for its share of committee work done.
Fields reported that, according to the actuary, the borough will be required to pay $5,812 to the Police Pension Fund for 2012. This must be paid on January 1, 2012, and is a smaller payment than recent years.
Council voted to buy a onehalf page ad from the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism for the annual Fall Folk Festival book. The ad will advertise the borough’s 225th birthday and the sale of the commemorative coin. The cost is $130 for the ad.
Council members reviewed a request for a donation to the Franklin/Fulton Drug & Alcohol Program and voted “no” on the donation by a vote of 6-1.
A request from the Fulton County Planning Commission for the borough to adopt a local waste management ordinance was reviewed. The commission included two sample ordinances. One would establish that each property owner must have a hauler, while the other only stipulates that all waste must be disposed of properly. Council took no action on the request, saying that an ordinance is already in place.
During regular business, council voted to pay July bills in the amount of $60,578. Income for the same period was $16,500.65. Checks were written for $69,095.39, and the August 1 balance was $44,010.
Council members present were Travis Bard, Jim Smith, Pat Frazier, Mack Shaffer, Pat Booth, David Washabaugh, Rick Buterbaugh and Mayor Mike Chilcote.
Borough Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Fulton House at 7:30 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held on September 7, 2011.