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Gettysburg Borough Council: Announcements and Actions

The Gettysburg Borough Council made announcements and took actions on Monday night:

Announcements

President Jake Schindel noted that Routes 15 and 30 in Gettysburg are state-owned roads and that the state clears the driving lanes but not the parking spaces on these roads.  Schindel said clearing the parking spaces is a borough function “Right now we are down — the employees are fewer than normal. It takes a bit of time. Please be patient,” he said.

John Lawver noted it is not legal to block parking spaces with chairs or other objects, and that it was also not legal to drive with snow on your car that might fall onto the road.

Judie Butterfield noted that aircraft fuel service is now available at the Gettysburg Regional Airport and that this would likely bring in more air traffic.

Matt Moon reported on the borough’s heroin task force saying every adult should carry Narcan with them at all times and that they could get it for free as a prescription from pharmacies.

Moon also said the board was still looking for people to fill positions on the human relations and other committees.

The borough also noted there would be two major construction projects in the Gettysburg National Military Park this year including:

Actions

The borough:

Temporarily suspended of fees for outdoor dining permits to provide relief to local restaurants. “This really puts us in line with how we can help businesses during the pandemic and make things at least somewhat easier,” said Schindel.

Voted to create new handicap-accessible parking spaces at several locations.

Scheduled a special council meeting to be held on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to receive comments about the application for transfer of a restaurant liquor license for proposed use at 27 Chambersburg St.

Approved administrative transfer of the Eichelberger Charitable Trust and the Company K Memorial Fund to the Adams County Community Foundation.

Approved about $17,000 to supplement a $20,000 grant for police body cameras.

Other News

Police Chief Robert Glenny said the department had completed its certification on safe policing and been accepted into the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).

Main Street Gettysburg CEO Deb Adamek said although her organization is going through a lot of transitions they were still getting things done for the borough. Adamek said Main Street was had applied for a 1.2 million federal land access grant and had recently received a $25,000 grant for the Baltimore St. project from the Pella Foundation. “Were still making progress,” said Adamek

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