Borough Minutes

Mount Gretna Borough


October 9, 2023

William Kleinfelter, President, called the meeting of the Mount Gretna Borough Council to order at 6:00 PM.  The meeting was held in the Hall of Philosophy.

Council Members and Staff present:

William Kleinfelter, President                                     Michael Bell

Robert Eynon                                                                     Allan Feldman                                                                  

Keith Kilgore, Solicitor

William Care, Public Works Director/Code Enforcement Officer

Linda Bell, Secretary/Treasurer

Council Members Absent:  

Joseph Shay, Mayor – fire company event

Also, Present: 

Officer James Conklin, for police report only

Deborah Simpson, 108 Lebanon Avenue

Regina Koontz, 216 Lancaster Avenue

POLICE REPORT:  Officer Conklin, Cornwall Borough Police Department, read the September police report.  A copy of the report is attached and heretofore made part of the minutes. 

Public Comment:  No comments


Michael Bell made a motion to accept the agenda as printed.  Allan Feldman seconded the motion.  All were in favor. 

Minutes, Financial Report and Invoices List:

Robert Eynon made a motion to accept the September meeting minutes as presented.  Michael Bell seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

Financial Report and Invoice List:   Allan Feldman made a motion, seconded by Robert Eynon, to accept the financial Report and invoice listing as presented.


Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority                 Meeting minutes available on website –


MAYOR:  No Report

MOUNT GRETNA FIRE COMPANY:  The September Fire Company report was read by President Kleinfelter.  A copy was emailed to Council members prior to the meeting and is attached and heretofore made part of the minutes. 

SOLICITOR:  Solicitor Kilgore presented council with a draft of proposed ordinance #231 for review.  He recommended have a Borough work session to discuss.  Council set a work session date for October 23 at 8:30 AM.

ROADS AND STREETS:  Mr. Care gave the following report:

Leaf and Brush Collection: 

Fall leaf collection dates:  October 23rd  & November 6th

Brush collection dates:     November 20th & December 26th

The Collection schedule was emailed to residents

Equipment:  Snow removal equipment is ready for the winter season.

Stormwater:   An inlet was installed to collect storm water off of Lebanon Avenue at 203 Lebanon Avenue.


Mr. Care reviewed a building permit application received for 417 Yale Avenue to install a parking area which will include a retaining wall.  The plan will be reviewed and property inspected by ABI.  Mr. Care stated that he knows that a water line is located in this area.



Pennsylvania Chautauqua:   Allan Feldman stated that the Chautauqua committee are working on the 50th Art Show, placement of carvings, etc.

Mount Gretna Authority:  Mr. Care reported that wok has begun on the replacement of the water main on Princeton Avenue.  The Authority is working with their engineer on sludge drying and removal in hopes of reducing expense of hauling disposal.  Also working with engineer to lower Ammonia levels per DEP requirements.


Short-Term Rental License:  Allan Feldman made a motion to approvel short term rental licenses for 417 Yale Avenue and for 310 Pennsylvania Avenue. Robert Eynon seconded the motion.  All were in favor.




Per motion made by Michael Bell and seconded by Robert Eynon the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 6:26 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Linda A. Bell


Mount Gretna Borough Council