Weissport Council closer to adopting park regulations
Weissport Council is closer to adopting an amendment to manage and protect parks in the borough.
Council said on Monday that more suggestions will be added to the amendment that will regulate hours of use, who can gather in the park and the permitting of the park for use by nonprofit organizations.
Council hopes to adopt the amendment at the next meeting.
Council has been discussing the concept of having groups apply for permits to use the park since it is becoming very popular for nonprofit groups to use for fundraising activities.
Council adopted a resolution that updates authorized signers on Mauch Chunk Trust accounts and on PLGIT accounts. Authorized signers are Gene Kershner, president; Sue Pywar, vice president; and Dana Brubaker, secretary/treasurer. Any two of the authorized signers are permitted to sign checks.
Council also approved opening a new PLGIT account for solid waste receipts.
The board will receive $38,000 in Community Development Block Grants to repave Prospect Street.
Council also announced that the cleanup in the run in the 200 block area on the east side of Railroad Street has been accomplished. The run is an open drainage ditch that drains excess ground water to the Lehigh River.
The board also approved purchasing four tons of mulch for the playground, with the cost of $3,276 to be split between the borough and Weissport Recreation Committee.
Council announced that the entire cost of repairs to the flood levee will be paid for by grants. The levee received substantial damage from a storm on March 10, 2011. The total cost of repairs is $212,649, with Weissport's share of $38,663 to be paid by the Department of Environmental Services.