Borough to discuss budget, trick-or-treat tonight

CHAMBERSBURG—Chambersburg Borough Council meets tonight to consider a variety of items, from finances to plans for trick-or-treating.

As is typical for this time of year, council will review the 2020 mid-year financial report. “This is a normal thing where we look at the ledger and see where we are compared to where we should be,” explained Councilman Allen Coffman. “I think we’re running less than what we would normally bring in, but we’ll see.”

In addition to the financial report, council is expected to set the 2020 fall borough bulky item and electronic waste drop-off days and approve a new Trick or Treat date for this fall.

“Looks like it will be Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.,” Coffman said of the candy collection.

Other items on the agenda include a vote on a $8,356 proposal from Michael Baker International to assist the borough with a concept plan for the redevelopment of the Southgate Shopping Center, as well as the review of a request by the Parking, Traffic and Street Light Committee to remove parking from the north and south corners of Orchard Drive at Whitley Drive.

Chambersburg Borough Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in Council Hall, first floor of the Utility Addition Building, 100 S. Second St., Chambersburg. Enter through the rear parking lot or Queen Street entrance. An opportunity for public comment on issues will be available.