Chambersburg Borough Council will talk wastewater, permit parking and speed limits tonight

June 28 – The Chambersburg Borough Council will hold their regular meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 100 South Second Street.

Allen Coffman, Council member for the First Ward, joined Pat Ryan on First News this morning to talk about the meeting.

Council will authorize the emergency replacement and relocation of sanitation and sewer facilities in the streambank along Hollywell Avenue and the Conococheague.

Coffman said it has caused some problems over the years and parts of the system are more than 100 years old, so it’s deteriorating.

Council will also look at permit parking near the Chambersburg Hospital.

Years ago, permit parking on the residential streets around the hospital was instituted to give the homeowners a place to park. Hospital employees were using the street for parking. Council will revisit those permit spaces tonight.

The borough will be creating a new volunteer website to take away some of the paper copy and council will hear about that this evening.

There’s also a proposal to lower the speed limit on Lortz Avenue to 25 mph.

Coffman attended a meeting last week with the PA Municipal League where he asked about the bill in the state legislature to get radar guns for local municipalities and he was told chances were probably better to get it passed in the fall.  

Coffman said, “All that’s ever done is just kicked the can down the road. It’s way, way, way overdue. Pennsylvania needs to get with the times and get this law passed.”

Light up the phones. Call Tim Hennessey at 717-787-3431 to support House Bill 606 and Senate Bill 419 to get radar to local municipalities.