Strasburg Borough Municipal Brief

Strasburg Borough Council

November 8, 2022 Municipal Brief

At the November 8, 2022 Strasburg Borough Council meeting, Borough Council observed a moment of silence to honor the late L. James Kiscaden who was a former Mayor, Council President, Councilman, and Authority Board member. 

Borough Council granted conditional approval for Marnik Holdings LLC for a lot add-on and development plan.  Borough Council approved the 2023 Capital Improvements Program.  Borough Council also approved the 2023 preliminary budget as proposed, which does not include a tax increase, and authorized it to be advertised for public inspection.  The 2023 proposed budget includes adjusting the Clerk to work full-time in the front office and the Police Department will hire a part-time Police Clerk.  The Borough Manager recommended increasing the budget policy to increase the ending balance from 5% to a minimum of 5% and a maximum of 15%.  Revisions to the Capital Reserve Fund Ordinance were reviewed and was authorized to forward the suggested changes to the Borough Solicitor for his review. 

The Borough Manager reported that 1) there may be three Zoning Hearing Applications submitted for their December meeting; 2) additional information was provided to the Lancaster County related to our grant application; 3) the Eshelman Run project is nearing completion; 4)  LGH plans to open November 28th or December 5th; 5) the Lampeter-Strasburg School District received a full-price offer from Restart Christian Ministries for the purchase of the old Strasburg Elementary School and they have additional steps that need to be completed to proceed; 6) the Borough Manager will schedule the 2023 banquet; 7) ACTS Covenant Church Strasburg gave the Borough a donation; 8) the Deckman 2-lot subdivision is proceeding and provided a fee-in-lieu of providing parks and recreation; 9) the technology vulnerability test will be completed. 

The Police Chief reported for the month of October 2022, the Police Department had 411 calls for service.  There were five criminal arrests, 15 speeding arrests, 32 other traffic arrests, two parking tickets, 59 traffic warnings, and one accident.  There were five large events held in town in October which included the Strasburg Heritage Fest, Lancaster Farmland Trust’s half marathon and 5k, CommUNITY 5k/Strasburg Days, Annual Strasburg Halloween Parade, and Trick-or-Treat night.  All events went well.  

Consent agenda items were payment of the bills and approval of Historical Architectural Review Board Certificates of Appropriateness.   

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For additional information on this press release, please contact Borough Manager Steve Echternach at 717-687-7732 or echterns@strasburgboro.org