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Around the Borough

James Rada Jr.
News Correspondent

(May, 2010) It appears that the Carroll Valley Borough Council won't be making an ordinance change with the borough's noise ordinance, but a procedural change may be forthcoming. The Planning Commission looked at changing the noise ordinance earlier this year, but in the end decided that any possible benefit from the change wouldn't be worth the effort. In 2009, only 12 noise ordinance complaints were made and 4 citations issued. Instead the Carroll Valley Police Department may start having complainants sign an unsworn falsification warning to warn them of the consequences of making a false complaint.

Annual audit ready for public review

You can view the 2009 Carroll Valley Borough financial audit at the borough office. According to Borough Manager Dave Hazlett, the audit had only minor comments, most of which have been addressed already. The audit will also show that budgeted revenues for the borough were down $172,000 and expenses were cut $160,000 to try and keep the budget balanced.

Borough looking for volunteers

Carroll Valley Borough currently has 10 openings on its committees and boards that it is seeking to fill. Openings exist on the Parks and Recreation Committee, Board of Health (for an M.D.), Finance Committee, Sewer and Water Committee, Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board. Volunteers need to commit to attending a monthly meeting (in some cases quarterly) and doing study and review for about eight hours a week on issues of concern to their committee.

Employees recognized

Carroll Valley Borough recognized the service of two employees during is the April 5 meeting.

Sterling Shuyler, Jr., an assistant foreman/operator, was recognized for 21 years of service to the borough.

"He was out there a long period of time trying to get those roads cleared up," Mayor Ron Harris said of Shuyler's work during the February blizzards.

Richard Cool, a sewer treatment plant operator, was recognized for 10 years of service to the borough.

"If we had 20 Rich Cools my job would be simple," Borough Manager Dave Hazlett said.

Tax collector sworn in

The new tax collector for Carroll Valley Borough is Phyllis Doyle. She can be reached through the borough office at 717-642-8269 ext. 31 if you have any questions.

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