Council Report May 2020

May ll, 2020
by Marty O’Toole
Citizens forum – A resident appeared before council to detail the situation leading up to the closure of the basketball court. The action taken by born council was not directed to any particular demographic but secondary to a congregation of individuals in direct violation of the state guidelines related to the pandemic.

Isabel Ford stated that the July 4th activities will still be held but modified as necessary to maintain safety. As the date nears and the state releases further recommendations, the schedule of activities will be adjusted accordingly.

Mayors report – Scott Twp police chief Jim Secrete will be retiring and an interim chief has been appointed. Also, a resident who previously reported a break in modified the report this past month to include the theft of a hand gun that was not initially noticed, Bottom line, all guns should be securely locked when stored.

A motion was approved to install new carpet in the Community Center hallway and stairs, and to professionally clean the oriental carpet in the Calvert room.

A motion was approved to hire the life guards and seasonal help for the street department.

An audit of the existing street lights converting to LED lights will be reviewed. It was noted that the seemingly odd placement of the existing lights is because the lights are installed where there are available utility poles, not necessarily where they are most needed.

There are three trees which pose a high risk of falling and a motion was approved to remove them as soon as possible.

Progress continues on the completion of the Angora Rd subsidence issue and the correction of the Edgecliff Rd walking trail including the grant proposal to assist with the repair.

Important: The definition of solid waste for the purpose of the dumping ordinance now includes yard debris and grass clippings. There shall be no solid waste (now to include yard waste) dropped over the hill sides within the born. Grass clippings dumped on any born property is illegal according to DEP regulations. Yard debris short of grass clippings can still be placed along the roads within the born for the convenience of the street crew to pick up. This is the case for example such as Park Road or along Edgecliff and Puritan whereby parking is permitted on one side of the street and access for the street department is of concern.