Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Budget: Councillor Smith stated he wants money the borough gets from the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and Verizon to be earmarked for continued road work in the borough. Finance Manager Georgianna Schreck stated that the $62,000 from those entities is being used to balance the budget. She said the amortization payments for police pensions has jumped from $270,000 to $420,000, and the water company got a 40% increase in health insurance. She said this year should be a “wait-and-see” year in terms of budget purchases. She added that the borough farm could possibly generate some income. She stated that the total shortfall this year is $700,000. Sulkosky added that the first priority is to balance the budget.
Quick Ticket: The “Quick Ticket” ordinance was also discussed, which allows parking officers to become enforcement officers in citing code violations. Ford stated he wants application of the ordinance to be consistent and there should be “no selective enforcement.”
A ribbon-cutting for bridge lights is set for Friday September 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. (per a council member, but the meeting agenda listed it as 2:30-4:30 p.m.)
Columbia Borough Council is making sure that enforcing the law is a priority and that borough departments have the resources they need to deal with violations.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The detour route for the railroad crossing closure on Route 441 in Columbia Borough has been changed to repair a sinkhole.