2011-09-15 / Front Page

Boro Grants Parade Permits

Discusses property owners in violation of weed ordinance
By Jean Snyder
STAFF WRITER

McConnellsburg Borough Council members voted to grant two parade permits and conducted other routine business at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening.

The council granted a request from the Grease, Steam and Rust Association for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival parade to be held on Saturday, October 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Council also approved a parade permit request from the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. for its Halloween parade to be held on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m.

In other business, council accepted an agreement with P&W for snow removal from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, at the current rate of $75 per hour for trucks and $85 per hour for front-end loaders.

Council reviewed an invitation to participate with the local planning commission and Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission on the county’s long-range transportation plan. The meeting was to be held on September 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the county commissioners’ office.

Council voted to renew its membership with the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at the rate of $90 per year.

Borough secretary Jack Fields reminded those in attendance that the borough’s bulky item cleanup day will be held on Friday, September 23. Residents should put their items curbside on Thursday evening.

A discussion was held concerning violations of the high weeds ordinance and how to proceed with violators. Properties discussed included a property at Third and Maple streets, a vacant lot on Lincoln Way West and a vacant home on Lincoln Way East. Discussion was also held regarding an abandoned vehicle on Pine Street. No formal action was taken, but council members agreed to speak to the property owners.

In response to a council member’s question regarding the responsibility to maintain the trees, lights and bricks on Main Street, Fields said that all three are the responsibility of the property owner.

Council members also got their first look at the coin commemorating the borough’s 225th anniversary. The coins are now on sale at the Fulton County Library.

Regular business

During regular business, council approved payment of August bills in the amount of $9,649.73. Revenues for the same period were $20,487.30. Checks were written for $16,202.83, leaving a September 1 balance of $49,266.13.

Council members in attendance included Rick Buterbaugh, David Washabaugh, Mack Shaffer, Pat Booth and Mayor Mike Chilcote.

Borough Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Fulton House. The next meeting is scheduled for October 5, 2011.

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