Weissport Council is hoping to get the budget ready for tentative adoption next week.

Council members scheduled a special meeting for budget and general purposes at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.

According to the Pennsylvania Borough Code, once a council has determined a budget, it must be on display for 10 days before it can be adopted. Boroughs must have a budget adopted by Dec. 31.

In other business, Council members voted to allow the president of the Weissport Recreation Committee to have a key to the borough building.

Tim Rehrig, council member, said that the committee should have a key since it has raised quite a bit of money for the borough over the years.

"When I can't make a meeting, either they have no meeting or they meet outside," Rehrig said.

"I trust Linda Schoenberger with a key," Sue Pywar said. Pywar added that she wants to be careful with who has keys because of past issues in the borough when things were missing from the borough building.

Schoenberger is president of the Weissport Recreation Committee.

Schoenberger announced that the Weissport House Lighting contest, which is sponsored by the committee, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. She asked residents who want to be judged should have their lights on that night for judging.

Lynette Moyer, wife of council member Arland Moyer, said that she is conducting a drive for items needed at the Carbon County Animal Shelter. She said that she will collect paper towels, garbage bags, dog food and dog treats for the shelter. Anyone who wants to contribute can drop off the items at her home at 306 White St., Weissport and she will see that the items are delivered.