Friday, November 4, 2011

Yoe Borough Council Meeting Minutes October 4, 2011



YOE, PA 17313

The regular monthly meeting of Yoe Borough Council was held on October 4, 2011 at the Yoe Borough Municipal Building, 150 North Maple Street, Yoe PA. The meeting

was called to order at 7:03 PM by Council President Sam Snyder followed by the

Pledge of Allegiance.

Council members in attendance:

Sam Snyder

Seth Noll

Tom Allar

Barry Myers

George Howett

Wendy Coble Tyson

Appointed staff and others in attendance:

Sandy Sterner, Secretary-Treasurer

Dana Shearer, Maintenance Supervisor

John Sanford, Mayor

Steve Malesker, Engineer

Nicole Ehrhart, Solicitor


A motion was made by Councilman Howett to accept the meeting minutes of September 6, 2011 as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilman Allar. All in favor.


Councilman Snyder said let the record reflect that there are no visitors are present.

Solicitor’s Report

Solicitor Ehrhart reported I did review your SPCA and your animal enforcement contract

and their both fine. Your SPCA contract went down.

Solicitor Ehrhart said I took a quick look at the inter municipal agreement. I have no

issues with that.

Solicitor Ehrhart said the quiet title update is the thirty days have past for the default

judgment against all the defendants that we could get default judgment against. The

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two defendants that we did not get service on, I sent the Sheriff out to try and

service. One of them was Special Property LLC, I got the Sheriff’s return of

service that he was unable to service. So with that documentation, you send it

off to the judge and ask his permission to advertise. Unfortunately I think that’s

going to be the case of the other defendant as well, we are just waiting for

the Sheriff’s return. That is going to be a little more costly for the borough, but

it’s a necessary evil. It will delay it a little bit, until we get the order to advertise.

I haven’t heard back about Claycomb. I followed up twice with their attorney and

haven’t heard back. I haven’t pushed it though, because we do have some time.

Now that the two other defendants haven’t had service. Claycomb is not holding us

up, the two that haven’t had service are. Councilman Allar asked how long ago

did you contact them? Mr. Malesker said there was one last week. Solicitor

Ehrhart said I did one right after the meeting, notes to follow up on, and then I did

one last month. Councilman Allar asked so you haven’t talked to them? Solicitor

Ehrhart said we have been going back and forth with emails. Councilman Allar

asked nothing of substance? Solicitor Ehrhart said nothing of substance, he said

he had no issue to try to make this difficult. We sent off what was at least a proposed

easement, and one of his comments. I’ll keep on it, keep it on my tickler.

Solicitor Ehrhart was the stormwater ordinance and will be talked about later. The

other ordinance is the one with the York Area Tax Bureau, Act 32. It’s a model

ordinance. We can fill in the information. I’ll be happy to fill in the form. If council would make a motion to advertise it for next month, we need to have a copy to them

by December 1st. So if council is so inclined.

Solicitor Ehrhart said with York Township, I finally got a response back from

York Township, with Attorney Hovis, he called me last week. I beg him to have

something by tonight’s meeting so I would have something for you. He got

something to me this afternoon, but I haven’t had time to review it. I will work

on it, I would like to talk to the consultant to make sure everything is covered.

I did know that briefly in an email that the Grant II agreement sent to him, would

include that. He asked one question to me, he would like to know if the grant is

a reimbursement grant or does the borough have such fund. He would like the

agreement to include how the funds will be provided. I didn’t know if you

could enlight me tonight. Councilman Allar said its funded by two different sources,

one of them is the Growing Greener grant which is the same funding source of the

larger York Township grant. Both are Growing Greener. He can get more information

by talking to Bob Miller, he is overseeing the contract for York Township. There is also

some matching money that we have from an anonymous source. Primary source is

Growing Greener plus the anonymous source funding. Councilman Snyder said

we have $15,000.00 cash and the other monies are from Growing Greener. He can talk to Bob Miller. Councilman Allar said there are two different Growing Greener applications,

but should be funded pretty much at the same time. We are not part of their application, they are not part of ours. Mr. Malesker said they hold 10% until the project is complete.

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A copy of our Growing Greener grant will be sent to Solicitor Ehrhart by the secretary.

A motion was made by Councilman Noll to sign the SPCA agreement for 2012. The motion was seconded by Councilman Allar. All in favor. Councilman Snyder said

motion carried.

A motion was made by Councilman Allar to sign the Hemler/ACS 2012 Animal

Control Contract. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Coble Tyson.

All in favor. Councilman Snyder said motion carried.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Coble Tyson for the solicitor to advertise and draft for the Ordinance 2011-03 for Act 32. The motion was seconded by Councilman Howett. All in favor.

Councilman Noll said we talked about putting together a chain letter to hand out

for code enforcement, weeds and some type of stuff. I have some that are used

by Red Lion Borough. I would like to review and send it to Nicole and see if any

other language that would need to be added. What we would like to do is have

a letter to fill in the blank, with the violation and the verbage for prosecution.

I want your permission to be allowed to do that. Councilman Snyder said I see a consensus of council on that.

Engineer’s Report

Mr. Malesker said for the wetland mitigation, I did email Jake to see if there is any

updates. He didn’t email me back, I’m not sure where that stands or if Tom has any

update on the progress. Councilman Allar said the permit is still pending with DEP.

Not really any new information. The only other thing was I did call the President

of Rettew, Jake had asked me to call him. I did have a good conversation, I didn’t get any feeling that he’s not going to do the conservation easement. Nothing is back from DEP.

Mr. Malesker said I just wanted to touch base on that MS-4. There is a new permit

release that will go into affect in March 2013. I did attach an email from Derek Rinaldo from our office. There is going to be a lot of additions with the new permit. It will be tied

in with TMDL requirements. We’re not sure what this is going to involve yet, but its

obviously involve more stuff. I don’t if they are going to require that you periodically

test the water at your outfall structures to see what your load is in those, sediment

level. Councilman Noll said it would require that we rewrite our ordinance. Councilman

Snyder said can it get incorporated in there? Mr. Malesker said we don’t know what it

is yet. Councilman Noll said they want TMDL, and know what the levels are.

Mr. Malesker said while we are on stormwater ordinance, we will go on, at the Loganville meeting last night, they totally scrapped it, they tabled it, they will never

sign it. They feel its unconstitutional. Councilman Noll said pretty much everyone is

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in the same boat. Everyone is tabling it. The only municipality that has signed it

Dover Township. Councilman Noll said and the ones that advertised it, pulled it

back. My opinion is that, since there are meetings that still have to happen on this,

on the change, we have to show a good faith effort that we looked at this thing,

let it play out. We’re trying to at the municipal managers meeting, to have someone

from York County to come to a meeting. York County is the only county in the

state, there is one other one in upstate that has adopted this. We aren’t sure why

York County , why do we have to adopt this now? Mr. Malesker said it hasn’t been advertise yet, but we’ve heard that York County will be putting on another seminar to discuss this. I don’t know if its because people aren’t signing it, they are having

problems with it because they aren’t signing it or if its going to be one of those you’d

better sign it or else type of things. Councilman Noll said has defined it, or how

it will be enforced. Mr. Malesker said the ordinance did come down from DEP.

Could risk pulling grant money or something like that. Councilman Noll said

my recommendation is we table it this month, there is a lot more stuff coming from the county and DEP. Make some changes or revisions. Mr. Malesker said I do have

the current one here, with the eight provisions that we discussed and they were added.

Councilman Snyder said we’ll keep it here in the folder. Mr. Malesker said I included

things. Councilman Noll said pretty much has the same opinion as we do, no one wants to sign it. Mr. Malesker said I will let you know if there is an official invite, in October,

I’m not sure what it was, at the 911 center. Councilman Snyder asked is there a consensus

from council that if there is another meeting to have someone, like Steve or someone

that reports to Steve go to the meeting on behalf of the borough and prorate the bill.

There was a consensus of council. Mr. Malesker said I forwarded that email on the

Stock and Leader info, nothing came out of that.

Mr. Malesker said on the CDBG application, bad news via email. I did attach

the summary sheet that they handed out at that meeting. Zoning was approved, for

years 2012 and 2013. Councilman Snyder said we have to wait until the comp plan is finished. I did get an email from Red Lion, Diane, they haven’t heard anything back

from the person that is supposedly doing it. She sent them an email, they hope to have

a final draft/revision done by the end of this month. That we can take back and look at,

to make sure all the revisions are okay. At that point, all the respected municipalities can give their blessing and say all the changes that were suppose to be made were made.

And go to the next step, to the planning commission or have public hearings, I’m not sure. Its not there yet. Councilman Allar said I talked Joiann Galiano, and I told her

that council had voted to have the bridges as the first priority. She went back and checked, and it turned out the reason that the sidewalks made the short list, because

we did not have the bridge down as a continuation. As far as she is concerned because

we put in like ½ million on the gabions, this is still the same creek. What she said,

she would be happy to spend the $50,000. 00 of that money that she can use on

another project, what she could do, is to send a letter that this is a first priority,

and consider continuation. Mr. Malesker said it was clear on our application that

it was a first priority. Councilman Allar said first priorities don’t get points. There’s at

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fifteen points if you are a continuation. Discussion continued. Councilman Snyder

said my only concern is, they already made their decision, if you take the sidewalks

off, the request would never get put on. Because they already made their decision.

Councilman Allar said that’s not the impression I got from her. Mr. Malesker

said we had the same discussion last night, three municipalities went in, they

were surprised that they didn’t get the grant with three municipalities. Ron called and

basically said the list is the list, we are not making any changes, its done. He did

set up a meeting with Senator Waugh and Rep. Miller. Councilman Snyder said

while we are discussing this and while I’m trying to keep all our options open here.

I think once the list has been generated, they aren’t going to go back and reopen it up, to swap one for another. Mr. Malesker said and being on the short list doesn’t guarantee

that you are going to get the money anyways. Councilman Snyder said back tracking

to our discussion last month, when we said we are taking this ½ of mill every year that

was suppose to be for the H20 project, we don’t have another funding source. We

directed Steve to say, how can we break this down into smaller sections. He actually

broke that down, when I found out we can’t do this, break down what the bridges

costs. If you look at these costs, $54,000.00 in construction for the Mason Ave. Bridge,

and $18,000.00 for construction for the Church Street Bridge. The estimated engineering

for both projects is $12,000.00. We are under budget at this point for engineering.

We have $15,000.00 in the bank, we have $15,000.00 at the end of 2011 and we have

$12,000.00 coming in 2012. The secretary said you have $15,000.00 in 2011 and $15,000.00 for 2012. You will have $30,000.00. Councilman Snyder said its going

to take a year and half of permits to get into the creek again, okay. By 2013, we

probably have enough money to do this one. If we start permitting process and

engineering in 2012, we have the money by 2013 all but about $9,000.00. Then the following year, the permit will be good. If we watch our engineering, we can pull

money out of engineering or go into our long term savings. We plan it out, we are

doing something toward this project. We don’t use our short list for another project.

Councilman Allar asked Steve, you feel these figures will hold? Mr. Malesker said

there is a contingency in there, we have been seeing prices going down actually.

Councilman Noll said I feel after the elections, the prices may shoot up so we should

do the project next year. Councilman Snyder said that’s not saying we pull it out

of capital reserve and pay for it, then we put back from the $15,000.00 back in the

capital reserve. Mr. Malesker said if you are serious about doing an equipment bid,

you can do that contractor to do this work that would knock several thousand dollars off

of that and then I can knock several thousand dollars off the engineering, it wouldn’t have to be bid. Councilman Noll said Dallastown was going to run it through their council.

Discussion continued. Councilman Noll said my opinion is to do both of these projects at

the same time, go with an equipment and material bid with Dallastown to keep our

cost down there, give Steve direction to work on the permits. If you start the permit process now, would we able to do this project in June or July? Mr. Malesker said

depending on who does it. Mr. Malesker said my estimate was $6,000.00 for the permits.

We would have that money in this year for engineering and then have next year’s budget to finish up the engineering for the project. Discussion continued. Councilman Noll

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made a motion to have Steve start on the permitting process with DEP for

both bridges. The motion was seconded by Councilman Allar. All in favor.

Councilman Allar said we talked about this before, do want to include the

church, to see if they can be under the same permit. Mr. Malesker said

the scope of the work would change and that would affect the permit

application. This is essentially maintenance work. I am not sure,

what would be done with two separate owners on one application.

Councilman Noll said we will have to be careful on liability. Councilman

Allar said if its going to cost us money, I’d say to drop it. If the church

is going to do work on that, they would need a permit too. We are trying

to do them a favor. Discussion continued. Councilman Snyder said one thing

I do have in the works, but I wanted to talk to the solicitor about it, there’s a

program in the National Organization of Structural Engineers, CESA. Its

a program for national historic landmarks, structural historic landmarks.

I talked with them, they were intrigued on a nature of a bridge, also

serving as a state route bridge as well as the substructure of a church built

in the 1880’s. They think it would probably go, as being able to fit their

criteria to be recognized as one of their landmarks. If it is on their

registry, then the church applies for all this other good money plus

once its an engineering historic landmark, like this at CESA. There is only

267 structures that they have recognized. Then there is other engineering

people out there, that are trying to their thesis’ and trying to get their

engineering degrees that are part of this group according to this lady.

They volunteer engineering time, to come down and work on this

project. Its historic or significant structure, engineering wise. I don’t know how much work they do or if they actually get involved. The point is, they have to

get a sponsor so I was going to bring it up to council in a month or so, to see

if you want to sponsor to. You have to have a program and a place for a plaque.

If we wanted to get into that, if we can’t get this to work, the we still have this

on the works. I talked with Rob Morton, he is an elder at the church. He said

yes, they would be willing to go with something like this. Then we wouldn’t be turning a blind eye on, we’re still recognizing a need. This project may not be the one.

But we aren’t turning a blind eye. Councilman Allar said it takes thousands of dollar

to put those applications together. I had some people down from the state to get together

with the previous pastor, they discussed things. Its extremely complicated. Discussion

continued. Councilman Snyder said with the modification of the motion. A motion was

made by Councilman Myers for Steve to start the process on the permitting, to go as

far as he can within the month, get with DEP to find out at least any issues they see with

trying to do a co permit with the church, give Tom time to come back to next month’s meeting to give us a definite that the church is prepared financially to meet our deadline.

The motion was seconded by Councilman Allar. All in favor. Discussion continued.

Mr. Malesker said as far as breaking out the H20 stuff, just table that for now? Councilman Snyder said yes just table it for now. It would still be good, have Barry

and Dana come up with a priority list for road work of road repairs. If we do have

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a long term plan, that is something we can show Columbia Gas. If they have any

projects in the area, we could end up maybe getting some curb and sidewalk.

There are some areas off of Main Street that you can do some work. I can

take a copy of this to the water authority meeting. And Dana and Barry can

have a copy. I don’t have anything formal.

Mr. Shearer said to make council and Steve aware, in the stream about 150 feet

above the inlet of the upper basin. The way the creek winds and bends there,

the past couple heavy rains, what’s happening is makes one of the turns,

before it gets into the basin, its jumping over the bank on that small section

of land there at the corner of Springwood and its washing out through the

grass there and running back into the stream under the fence. You can see

where over time its starting to erode at the channel. That tree right there

by the fence, was actually half under water. The land is higher is than the

rest. There is something you can take a look at. Our permit doesn’t allow

that far up, the first 150 feet towards that. Councilman Snyder said is

that covered under our easement? Mr. Shearer said we have the flood

easement there, I don’t know as DEP is concerned, if DEP would agree

to reinforce that up there. Discussion continued. Councilman Snyder said

I think he’s question is, can we do anything up in that area with our

flood easement? Mr. Malesker said I’m not sure. That sediment is going

to end up in the basin. Discussion continued. Mr. Shearer said my fear is

that the sediment is going to choke that area, and erode that away. Discussion

continued. Mr. Shearer said I talked with Maurice that works with Jake about it.

Its been a constant problem and seems like its getting worse. Discussion continued.

It was a consensus of council to get a bid on it, asking Jake what would you recommend, probably would need some R 6’s and buy those and then contract to place them.

Mr. Shearer said they come in the opposite side, the Springwood side. Councilman Snyder said we will have Sandy send a copy of the easement to Nicole, I’ve said

this all along. We never really got a legal opinion, on what we can or can’t do

with this easement. The idea was, here is our dam, we have around ¾ of acre

easement that takes this whole area in between Springwood Road and Locust, its called a flood easement. It was to help with this, because we have to maintain, we flood this

whole area. So it was a flood easement. I said at the time, if we took this easement,

in order to help with this, we should be able to use to access, we should be able to

flood it, we should be able to, if we need a fence up around this to safeguard this, we

should be able to do what we need to do to maintain this dam, that’s what it was

purchased for. We never go that legal opinion as far as what does this easement

grant? Ten years later, they wanted to sell us this piece of land, turns out we had

to pay $1.00 for it. Pete said give them a dollar,Pete filed the easement, they never

cashed the check. Pete said that doesn’t matter, we upheld our part of the bargain,

The question became what can we actually do with that piece of land. Lets get a legal opinion. Discussion continued. Councilman Snyder said I just found out from Dana,

every time we go in there to dredge out, we are paying them, when we have an

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easement. Councilman Allar questioned who are we paying? The secretary said Mr. Reidel. Councilman Snyder said we are paying him to access. Jake’s paying him and

then we are paying Jake. Discussion continued. Mr. Shearer said Jake made contact,

to tell them that they are in the area. Discussion continued.

Councilman Myers said with all the heavy rains, it appears that the gabion baskets

behind the service station have moved. There are open spots especially on the

fire company side. Mr. Shearer said I was going to try to get in there. It did

was the ground between the basket and the buildings. A lot of debris. Councilman

Myers said at two o’clock in the morning we had water up to the deck at the fire

station. Discussion continued. Councilman Allar said when Mr. Miller plowed down

there, they plowed into the gabions and piled up the snow. Wouldn’t hurt that

they would be notified when plowing the snow. Councilman Snyder said do

you think we could for less than $1,000.00, we could do an inspection of the new work and give us an assessment, make sure everything is working right. Last time I was

down at Clark Alley, two of them were gone. Give us an assessment. Mr. Malesker

said we can do it when we do the dam inspection and do it while we are doing that, and take some pictures. Mr. Malesker said if there is damage, you could submit that to FEMA. Councilman Myers said I filled my application at work. Councilman Snyder

said I saw those emails come in, and you reported back that there was no damage

in the borough. As far as we knew. Can we ask the question now? Mr. Shearer

said we had some washing on Clark Alley between Boundary and the church.

We had some damage behind the gas station. Discussion continued. Councilman Noll

said I’d like to make a motion to have Steve do inspections of the gabions along with

the annual dam inspection, just move the date up, or as soon as he can have someone

out there. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Coble Tyson. All in favor.

Councilman Snyder said motion carried.

Councilman Myers said we had that question on the storm drain at Main and

East Pennsylvania. Mr. Shearer said I haven’t had a chance to look at it close, that

inlet pipe is priority two for replacement down to the inlet on Church. Looks like

something that you can throw some patch on. I don’t see us having a big fix

there. Councilman Myers said we do have a problem at Poplar Street. There was

a little sink hole and now the hole has gotten a lot bigger since the storms.

Look at it and see what is going on there. Probably just digging up the pipe and

replacing it. I think we have the right of way near that one house there. It is

a priority three on the map. Councilman Snyder said if you hear of any funding

out there, let us know.

Maintenance Report

Mr. Shearer said I would like to get new tires for the F 350 and I received a price of $790.00. I am going for a more aggressive type tire. A motion was made by Councilman

Myers to purchase those tires. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Coble

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Tyson. All in favor. Councilman Snyder said motion carried.

Mr. Shearer said we had to do repairs on the walking trails on the park. We did the

work before the flood, the rain pretty much washed them out. I am going to get a

load of stone in with the trail mix.

Mr. Shearer said Code Administrators got audited by L & I for handicapped

accessibility at the park. The pre-existing building, it didn’t matter to the inspector

that the trail was washed out but he did give me a ten minute speech on it. We should

probably consider making it an impervious surface. The other recommendation was

tempered water in the rest room. I’m just passing that along. We had a discussion

about the sink, I told him why we change it. He noted it but it wasn’t a violation.

Mr. Shearer reported that we will probably will have to do another dredge. Last Thursday

we got done, we took out over 200 tons of material. All the veins were full. We cleaned

out as much of that as possible. The next day we had that hard rain, and material was

put back in. Chance of heavy rain next week. The secretary said the bill from Ecostruction is $4,400.00 for the most current dredge. Councilman Snyder said

think about this, with these costs. We are renting the pump. I don’t know if we

could use it for liquid fuels. Councilman Myers said its about $30,000.00 for a new

one. Councilman Snyder said I am just throwing this out, there, is it cheaper to

purchase one and maybe we can talk to York Township and Dallastown with

our maintenance agreement and say if you have a better liquid fuels fund, do

you want to purchase it, then you are paid up for the next three or four years

in our maintenance agreement because you bought this pump. Discussion continued.

Councilman Snyder said its just something to think about. Mr. Shearer said we got our

money out of the dredging, the ponds were full. Councilman Snyder maybe we can

check on the dredging that is the result of the storms and turn that in because we

just did dredge now we have to do it again. Mr. Shearer said I worked my time the

way I could adjust to it. We did have some small damage, we were lucky that

we did have the pond, we are still high enough up stream.

Mr. Shearer reported that he did get the letters out until September 10, 2011. They have sixty days to get that back. People are claiming that they never got the initial letter. Talked to them about it, we made an agreement with them. Next week see if I can make contact with those people and find out their status. Councilman Snyder said my point is,

if you have to file a citation, any deal we made is off. They are claiming they never

got the original notice, and they want to pay the $100.00 fine. If we don’t have to

spend any more of his time, pay $100.00 per unit plus the $100.00. They have yet

to send the money in. We were trying to be nice. Discussion continued. The secretary

said if there a way, to put something on the letter, even if you didn’t receive a bill,

that is no reason to pay your bill. Why I am saying that, is the ones outstanding, the

original letters ,none came back undeliverable, is there a way to put that on the

letter. Just because you say you didn’t get that letter, you know that every year we

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charge a property maintenance fee. Councilman Noll said best to send certified

letter. Councilman Snyder said we passed this in 2005, they knew they have

to do this since 2005. Discussion continued. The secretary said the new deal of $100.00,

had nothing to do with the documented letter for $500.00, which then gave 60 days.

Next year my humble opinion is, no cutting them a break. Discussion continued.

Mr. Shearer said 53 N. Church Street, no progress yet. Mr. Lehman paid the

the fee for this year. But hasn’t gotten into compliance yet. Code Administrators

said this could be a long process.

Mr. Shearer said I am on vacation Friday, holiday is Monday.

Zoning Officer’s Report

Councilman Noll said the zoning officer has four or five things on his report. Getting ready things ready for council, dropping off for council, going through the building

permit process on borough permits, getting ready for Terry Phillips on the borough

permits, checked violations, couple arrest citations for municipal, filing the citations.

Hours 2 ¾ hours, 20 miles. Councilman Allar said Dan has some access, one

on Church Street, and Yoe Auto Parts have been done, the only hold out has

been Smith.

Councilman Allar said Dan is willing to work with the new code officer. Councilman Snyder asked have we heard back from Jerry Pickel? Councilman Allar said he is

declining the position. He is very busy with animals, and its his love. Councilman Snyder said we will continue to look. Councilman Allar said I did not negotiate with him without council approval. Councilman Snyder said if you can get a police officer for $15.00,

we can look for someone who is independent. Mr. Shearer asked if anyone talked

to Code Administrators and what there rates are? In Glen Rock, said the zoning officer

was separate from the building code officer. Councilman Allar said when Dick Baade

was here, he charged $40.00 an hour. Councilman Snyder said that included zoning

in his rate. Part time police officers are paying $15.00 an hour. You need someone

to file a citation. All you need is someone to read this book, an interpret and send a letter.

Mayor Sanford said he will check with the police department. Councilman Snyder said

we are looking at $15.00 an hour.

Councilman Noll said along with zoning, I got all the stuff from Connie, she gave me

individual addresses. I am going to compile a spread sheet so we can start listing

citations on the spread sheet. Councilman Snyder said I can send you what I have,

its in a spread sheet for our next newsletter. Councilman Noll said I would like

to have the property address, the owner and if its owner occupied. Whether they

have rental inspections are done and a section for the violations.

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Councilman Snyder said we pretty much went over that.

Mayor and Police Report

Mayor Sanford said some of the EMA stuff ran into the mayor. I have presented

the mayor report for the record. Barry worked, Dana worked and I worked,

made stuff happen.

Councilman Allar asked did you get with the York County Boroughs Association

meeting? Mayor Sanford said no I didn’t.

Councilman Snyder said I was suppose to ask you something from last month.

Mayor Sanford said Tom already did that, I talked to him about it.

Councilman Allar said the letter from PSAB that was in our packet last month, I think we

need to think about it. It was about unfunded mandates. Mayor Sanford said I will try

to follow up on that for November.

Secretary’s Report

The secretary reported we received notice of the estimated amount for liquid fuels for 2012, our payment estimate $19,896.65.

The secretary reported we have received the executed Knox Box agreement with

Windsor Township. Councilman Myers has a copy of that.

The secretary said I copied a budget packet. What it is this year’s budget and a comparison of January to September 2011 and January to September 2010.

Also a breakdown of the percentage so far of how much has been used for

larger categories. Breakdown if you forget, that is why that much funding was used.

We need to schedule a budget workshop. The budget meeting was decided upon,

October 17, 2011 at 9AM at the borough building and the workshop will be


Councilman Snyder said the secretary provided copies of resolution 2011-05 for

part of the record.

Unfinished Business

There was no unfinished business.

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Councilman Snyder said we did receive one request for FYI, we did receive from Dana

Winard, from that Windwood Media Services. Anyone would like to look into it.

We don’t have the money right now. Let’s see what the budget turns out, if we have monies, we could sit down. I don’t want to send him off yet.

Payment of Bills

Councilman Snyder asked if everyone had an opportunity to look over the bill list.

Additional bills are Ecostruction LLC $4440.00, International Salt $4113.55, Benchmark

$14.93, First Energy Corp. $1086.58, Columbia Gas $45.08 and Benchmark $4.40.

A motion was made to pay the bills as listed with additional bills by Councilman Noll.

The motion was seconded by Councilman Howett. All in favor. Councilman Snyder

said motion carried, bills are paid.


A motion was made Councilman Howett to adjourn the meeting at 9:19PM. The motion was seconded by Councilman Snyder. All in favor.