FLEMINGTON – The Flemington Borough Council has approved the Trick-or-Treat Hours for Saturday, October 31, 6-8pm, after a brief discussion at the regular meeting.
Councilor Stephen Hoy opened the discussion by asking if the district “Sponsor” the event. Hoy expressed concern about the ongoing pandemic and what it could mean for the district.
Councilor David Grimm and other members said the district does not “sponsor” the event.
“I think we’re just opening up the district to trick or treating for children”, Grimm said.
District secretary Charity Walizer-Etters agreed, noting that families and residents are not required to attend.
“If they do not wish to participate, it is not necessary” she said.
Grimm added that the precinct already has a guideline that if the light is off in a house, then they don’t take part in trick or treating.
“I think it depends on the person who takes their children out and the people who distribute candy”, Grimm said.
The trick-or-treating hours were unanimously approved by all members of the Board present. Counselor Wayne Allison was absent from the meeting.
In other business tips:
– Approved the purchase of traffic light insurance at the intersection of Huston Avenue and High Street at a cost of $ 270 for the remainder of 2020 from Gearhart, Herr & Co. Grimm said the insurance will protect the borough in the case of a tractor the trailer or vehicle had to hit the lamp posts. The total cost for a full year is estimated at $ 1,080, he said.
– Continuous employee insurance approved via Geisinger. The plan saw a 13.5% increase from last year’s cost with a family plan starting at $ 2,426.28 and a single employee costing $ 805.94, said councilor Jo LaRocque, chief of the finance committee. of the district.
“It is even cheaper than other policies. We looked around “ Councilor Traci Kuntz added.
LaRocque said the district needed to choose an insurance plan before discussions on the 2021 budget could continue.
– I heard Grimm about the state of the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program grant. The district asked for $ 334,190 to replace sewer lines along Wright and Sturdevant streets, Fleming Drive and Linn Alley.
Neither the district nor any other Clinton County boroughs have received grants, Grimm said.
“My concern is that I thought we had a great application. We had the support of the industries in this regard “, Grimm said. He said he would like to obtain a copy of the grant recipients to find out where they might have gone wrong with their application.
– He talked about the use of PennDOT Turnback funding which has been suspended since 2018.
Grimm said the district cannot apply for a waiver to push the funding to 2022, so it must be used in 2021.
The plan is to use a portion of the $ 1.2 million funding to place concrete curbs along Woods Avenue, replace manholes, and resurface the roadway.
Walizer-Etters said the district doesn’t have to use all the funds. “We just have to complete the project and everything that comes in how much we have to spend” she said.
Grimm said the street committee is working with PennDOT rep Darren Stover to create the specifications for the project with plans to submit it for a bid in early 2021.
– President of the Council Albert “Step” Hill provided an update regarding the placement of signage throughout the district to direct premium truck traffic.
Public works foreman Bill Brungard provided Hill with a list of possible signage and prices from Brad Co. He noted that First Quality would pay for the signs according to their representatives.
“They suggested that any signage we needed First Quality would pay for”, He said. All that remains is to decide where to place it.