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Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Complaints from neighbors over unkempt properties dominated discussion at this week's meeting of Derry Borough council.

Roy Love criticized the borough's effectiveness in forcing a neighbor to correct ordinance violations, and Elizabeth Crocker voiced her concerns about an abandoned house attracting wildlife.

The council voted unanimously to hire Michael Murphy as a new part-time officer, pending a physical.

“He's already a certified police officer; he already has his MPOETC number,” Mayor David Bolen said. “He's a police officer right now at Southwest Regional, and he also works at the sheriff's office. He's actually giving up one job at the end of the week if we put him on.”

The mayor is looking to hire a second part-time officer.

The council tabled many of its agenda items and has yet to receive interest for vacancies on the Zoning Hearing Board and Civil Service Commission.

In other business, the council:

• Approved a mutual aid agreement with surrounding municipalities and authorized solicitor Lee Demosky to review the borough's Storm Water Management Ordinance.

• Approved the 2013-14 Winter Maintenance Agreement with PennDOT, which brings the borough $5,350.16 in state funds.

• Voted to deny a former council member's request for reimbursement of $150 for a 25-foot wooden ladder purchased while he was in office.

• Voted to approve authorization for People's Natural Gas Company LLC to exceed a posted road weight restriction with a road bond for Fourth Avenue, Y Street and Rod and Gun Club Road, effective June 13 through June 13, 2014.

• Tabled action on approving a salary for the newly created community pool manager position “until we have the accountability information given to us that the pool's being run properly,” according to council member Allen Skopp. Council President Kristine Melville was voted pool manager last month.

Borough secretary Lori Latta said Waste Management will have a representative at the borough office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 to answer questions and correct errors with residents' accounts.

Greg Reinbold is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-459-6100, ext. 2913 or greinbold@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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