1) CBFD is offering to sell the Columbia Number One building to the borough. It has an appraised estimate of $865,000, according to a CBFD representative. Prior to a decision, Councillor Mary Barninger wants to see an estimate for cost of converting the building to accommodate the borough office. In the meantime, it will be listed with a commercial agent.
2) Halloween Parade October 22, 2015 with a rain date of October 26, 2015 (5-9pm).
3) Councillor Jim Smith stated that he wants less public concentration on the two condemned Bigler properties, as this is taking away from the great job that the codes department is doing. He said people keep "putting it out there" about these two properties.
4) A resident presented council with a petition regarding noise/nuisance at a garage to the rear of 124 South Ninth Street. The garage is rented by young people from out of town and they use it during late night/early morning hours to work on cars. Loud talking and air wrenches at 2-3 a.m. are part of the problem. The resident claims she has been sent back and forth by police and codes, with no resolution. The mayor states that he is aware, and it is going to be handled.
5) According to Mayor Lutz, there are 17 upcoming hearings at DJ Herman's office involving the codes department.
6) Last day for yard waste pickup is October 12, 2015. Leaf collection begins October 19, 2015.
7) On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, there will be an open house at the fire company 6-8 p.m.
8) A motion was passed to approve a position for school resource officer.
9) Milling and paving will be done in the area of Chestnut, Second, Locust Streets. Signs have been posted on parking meters.
10) Regarding the Route 441 bypass project, there was a discussion of a ribbon-cutting ceremony and possibly allowing the community the opportunity to walk onto the road and view the project prior to it being opened to traffic.
11) There was a 25-minute discussion about purchasing a backhoe and a small dump truck with a total cost of $167,000.
12) A resident asked how often private septic tanks are being inspected. Interim Borough Manager Ron Miller was unable to say if this was being done, but he was going to look into the matter. The cottages and/or cabins along the river were mentioned during this discussion. Apparently the state has requirements for periodic inspections.
Information on Sewage Inspection Officers can be found here: http://www.pa-seo.org/wp1/consumer-info/who-is-my-seo/