The regular monthly meeting of Yoe Borough Council was held on October 3, 2017 at the Yoe Borough Municipal Building, 150 N. Maple Street, Yoe, PA 17313. The meeting was called to order by Council President Samuel Snyder at 7:05 PM followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Councilman Myers requested a moment of silence for the victims of the October 2 Las Vegas shooting.
Council members in attendance:
Others in attendance:
John Sanford, Mayor
Seth Springer, Solicitor
Steve Malesker, Engineer
Dana Shearer, Maintenance Supervisor
Diana Dvorak, Secretary-Treasurer
Councilman Snyder asked if everyone had an opportunity to look over the minutes from the prior meeting. Mayor Sanford asked that a portion of the previous month’s minutes be amended regarding the foot patrols. It should have stated that all Boroughs are receiving foot patrols in the park. Mayor Sanford will follow up with foot patrols in the downtown area. Councilman Howett made a motion to accept the September minutes, Councilman Bankoske seconded the motion. All in favor, minutes accepted.
There were no visitors in attendance.
There was further discussion regarding the positon of tax collector. The Borough is, by statue, allowed to appoint the York County Treasurer’s Office as the tax collector. There is question as to whether or not, the Borough would be able to remove the tax collector position from the ballot going forward. The position of Tax Collector cannot be removed from the ballot this year. If someone does run this year and are elected they must meet the state requirements. If the requirements are not there is a certain period of time they would have to meet the requirements. If the requirements are not met, Council can deem the position as unfilled, and then can go with the county. Solicitor Springer feels that we can appoint the York County Treasurers Office now; that we do not need to wait until after the election. Discussion continued.
The York County Treasurers Office provided a proposal listing their fees for tax collection, via email to Councilman Snyder. The email was provided to the Solicitor for review prior to the meeting. The costs would be $1 per original tax bill, $1 per interim bill, the Borough would be responsible for their portion of bill preparation and postage. Tax certifications would be $10 each. There is an option for the Treasury Office to do a sitting for a $20 fee.
Councilman Noll made the motion to approve a voice resolution 2017-07 to comply with section 6924.313 -collection of taxes, designating York County Treasurer for collection of taxes going forward, as the agreement has been sent out. Solicitor Springer will draw up a resolution with the correct verbiage to be signed later. Councilman Myers seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
197 S Main ST – ECS sent notice of remediation to PA DEP. It appears that all three properties have been cleared, but Solicitor Springer is continuing to follow up on this issue. The Borough is satisfied, as long as there is clearance on all affected properties. Discussion continued. Councilman Noll feels that follow up should be done with ECS vs. DEP.
The SPCA submitted a 2018 contract. This was given to Solicitor Springer for review.
The notice of intent for the new MS4 cycle was submitted last month. Expect the new permit early next year.
Basin inspections are coming due, and reports are due to DEP by the end of December. Councilman Howett made a motion for C.S. Davidson to complete the basin inspections. Seconded by Councilman Harper. All in favor, motion carried.
Mr. Shearer and Councilman Noll would like to be in attendance when the basin inspections are completed.
Councilman Snyder asked if there were any updates on the CDBG grants. There is nothing at this time to report. There is a pre-meeting, which is a public meeting, Mr. Malesker encouraged a representative of council to attend the meeting.
Report provided. Snow preparation is being done. Discussion continued.
Zoning Officer’s Report
Report provided. Mostly high weeds grass type of stuff. Also went to court regarding 230 S Main ST.
Quarterly meeting coming up but neither Rodney nor Mayor Sanford will be able to make it. The deadline has been pushed back for the radio changes.
Monthly report was provided. Mayor Sanford attended the last Police Commissioner’s meeting. The topic of the budget had come up. We are looking at a 3% increase. There was discussion regarding the increase, as the Boroughs were only receiving a 3% increase, but the Townships were receiving a 3.5% increase. The next Commissioner’s meeting in next Thursday, and Mayor Sanford plans to attend. Our current contract with the Police expires at the end of this year. Three years is the shortest term, unless you give a year’s notice of your intent to end the Police coverage. If instructed by Council, Mayor Sanford will sign another three year contract. Windsor Borough has already provided notice that they have dropped out, and it is strongly suspected that Felton Borough plans on terminating coverage as well. There has been nothing further regarding the costs of a “per head” fee for State Police Coverage.
Bus number 4 is continuing to drive empty on Broad ST. Mayor Sanford will follow up again. Truck traffic is beginning to increase on Broad ST again.
There was correspondence from ISO regarding the Fire Company, which was given to the Secretary to file.
Police hours are coming back up. The Witch Watch will be held on Tuesday October 31st from 6 to 8.
A local church would like to do some volunteer work in the Borough. There was discussion of where to use the service, the dugouts, and buildings at the park were options.
The budget meeting was set for November 2, at 2:30 PM.
There is no unfinished business at this time.
Councilman Harper is working with a local company for customized items with the Borough logo.
Payment of Bills
Councilman Howett made a motion to pay the bills. Seconded by Councilman Noll. All in favor, bills are paid.
Councilman Bankoske made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:13PM. Councilman Snyder seconded the motion. All in favor.