Borough Minutes

Mount Gretna Borough Council

Meeting Minutes

August 13, 2018

Virginia Minnich, President, called the meeting of the Mount Gretna Borough Council to order at 6:00 PM. The meeting was held in the Boardroom, rear of the Post Office building, Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania.

Council Members and Staff present:

Virginia Minnich, President                           William Kleinfelter, Vice-President

Michael Bell                                                            Allan Feldman

Lois Herr

Joseph Shay, Mayor                                                       Keith Kilgore, Solicitor

William Care, Public Works Director/Code Enforcement Officer

Linda Bell, Secretary/Treasurer

Council Members Absent:  None

Also Present:

Eric Warfel, owner 410 Pennsylvania Avenue

Minutes, Financial Report and Invoices List:

Lois Herr made a motion to accept the July meeting minutes with minor corrections. Michael Bell seconded the motion. All were in favor.

William Kleinfelter made a motion to accept the July financial report and invoice listing as presented. Allan Feldman seconded the motion. All were in favor.

POLICE REPORT: No Report

PUBLIC COMMENT: Eric Warfel stated that he “just wanted to listen”.

COMMUNICATIONS:

Dauphin-Lebanon County Boroughs’ Assoc.        Meeting, August 24, 2018

Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority                             Meeting minutes available

on website – www.goglra.org

Lebanon Community Library                                       Newsletter

COMMITTEE REPORTS

MAYOR: No Report

MOUNT GRETNA FIRE COMPANY: Mayor Shay will provide copies of the Fire Company incident report at the September meeting. The company responded to 29 calls in the last month.

SOLICITOR:

Cable TV Franchise: Solicitor Kilgore stated that the cable TV agreement will be available for review at the September meeting.

Rental Property Joint Meeting: No joint meeting was held. A meeting will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Universal Building Code: Lois Herr made a motion to review the universal building code at the next council meeting. William Kleinfelter seconded the meeting. All were in favor.

ROADS AND STREETS:

Mr. Care gave the following report.

Street Repairs: Potholes have been patched. The paving along the curbing on Princeton Avenue and the paving on Chicago Avenue from Stevens to the end has been completed including the area in from of the property at 105 Chicago Avenue. This should alleviate the storm water issues in this area.

Street Line Painting: A contractor has been given the okay to proceed. The estimated cost is $657.88. Rain has delayed the project.

Columbia Avenue Wall: Keystone Gun-Krete estimates the wall repair at $28,891.00. This project will have to be placed up for bid.

Lightening: A large oak tree was struck by lightning behind the house at 112 Temple Avenue.

Street Lights: MetEd will not make any repairs to incandescent street lights.

Art Show: A tabletop discussion is scheduled for August 14, 2018 at the Fire Hall.   The topic will be Gate Crasher during the art show.

Route 117 Parking Complaints: Penn Dot forwarded two complaints received concerning parking along route 117 within the Borough.

Equipment: No Report

CODE ENFORCEMENT: No Report

VARIANCE REQUEST: No Report

LAISONS:

Pennsylvania Chautauqua: Allan Feldman reported that the Chautauqua board held their reorganization meeting.   Lynne Davies is now the president. Discussion centered on Soldiers’ Field land purchase, settlement and pledge donations. There also was discussion on parking.

Mount Gretna Authority:   Karl Kerchner is now a member of the Authority board.

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance Reminder Letter: The ordinance reminder letter was mailed to all Borough residents.

NEW BUSINESS

NONE

ADJOURNMENT

Michael Bell made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Kleinfelter seconded the motion. All were favor.

6:29 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Linda A. Bell

Secretary/Treasurer

Mount Gretna Borough Council