The sample snowflake light shown above is currently on display in front of the borough offices at 308 Locust Street. The sample is a "cool" light, but the plan is to go with "warm" lights.
The old snowflake lights are in storage, because the current lamp posts that line the streets cannot support the size and weight of those older lights. Berntheizel has discussed other ways to make use of the old lights rather than keeping them in storage.
There are four designs of LED snowflake lights that will alternate on the poles.
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In other business, resident Frank Doutrich questioned why council tabled Councillor Stephanie Weisser's resignation in December. President Kelly Murphy said it was due to the Christmas season coming up. Later in the meeting, Mary Wickenheiser also questioned this move by council.
Wickenheiser said that the interviews for vacancies were being done at regular council meetings. She questioned why there was a separate special meeting scheduled for this on February 6. Wickenheiser also announced that she would have to withdraw her letter of intent because she would not be available to interview on that date.
She also questioned why filling this vacancy was delayed. President Kelly Murphy said it was due to the holiday season. Wickenheiser said it made no sense to her.
There was a brief discussion of having her interview via telephone, but she did not feel as if this was an option for her.
Council voted to change the meeting date from February 2 to February 6 at 6 p.m. All letters of intent must be received by February 2, 2017 at close of business that day.
Addressing council, Frank Doutrich said "With all due respect to Mary, would you do the same for me?"