Department reports and ordinances will be discussed at Chambersburg Borough Council tonight

October 16 – Chambersburg Borough Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 100 South Second Street. 

The public is welcome to attend and the mic will be open for three minute comments. 

The agenda includes two department reports, including the MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) storm sewer utility report and engineering, codes, land use and development. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “This MS4 thing goes back years, trying to tax people or few people a little bit more to make sure that the Chesapeake Bay, which when I was out in Annapolis had all sorts of garbage floating in there, but they want to pinch Pennsylvania to take care of the Chesapeake Bay through this MS4 thing.” 

Allen Coffman, borough council president, confirmed, “They do and I read probably a year ago where they were complaining that Pennsylvania hadn’t put enough money into that. I mean, there will never be enough money according to those people to put into it.”

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Two public hearings will also happen tonight and two ordinances will probably be voted on. 

Coffman explained, “One will be an amendment of the subdivision and land development code to require a deed consolidation. I have to look at this a little bit closer but I think it has been recommended to us not only by Planning and Zoning but also by our Solicitor’s Office. The second one, the discussion will be an amendment of the official map of Chambersburg to add a street over on the northeast side of town. We want to keep that up to date. That was a long project getting to it, so it’s easier to keep it up to date than to start over.”

The Parking, Traffic and Streetlight Committee will also have a report from their October 2 meeting. 

Coffman said, “One of the topics they’ve been working on is the permit parking over near CASHS, the senior high school and they’re going to give a short report on that. Some people wanted it removed, some people wanted to keep their permit parking. So we’ll see what their report is.”

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