a) Motion to Approve Regular Meeting Minutes of February 4, 2019 (Motion - All in favor? Any opposed?)
b) Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report for February 2019 (motion & roll call vote);
c) Resolution #4-2019, establish a checking account at HNB to isolate parking meter collections & ticket/fine revenues to cover snow removal;
a) Public Works Report for February 2019;
a) Parks & Recreation Board report;
b) Update on Gazebo;
c) Report Winter Fest and Ice Fishing Derby at Kennedy Park.
a) Code Enforcement Report (Stephanie Reisch) – February 2019;
b) Floodplain training held on 2/13
COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: (Tracey Lazier)
a) Update on F.C. Main Street job applicants.
i. February 2019 Police Report; Vandling invoice;
i. The next regularly scheduled Meeting will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
I have seen your complaints regarding the recent snow storm and I'm sorry for all those who have had so much trouble with it, although we are not alone. All towns in the northeast had pretty much the same problem as we did and PennDot was equally challenged trying keep roads clear as was evident by the condition of our Main and Dundaff Streets.
This was a difficult storm to manage due to the combination of heavy wet snow, rain, and very cold temperatures freezing the snow solidly in place. To add to the problem, our main plow truck was down due to a problem with the plow. Unfortunately our new truck which we expected in the late fall did not arrive until after the storm. We did have a contractor assisting us with plowing though he was unable to apply anti skid.
There have also been questions about our plowing methods; typically we open roads to make them passable then come back and widen the roads curb to curb. During the first pass we may or may not apply anti skid, this is due to the temperatures and how fast the snow is falling.
In very low temperatures it takes some time for the salt to start melting the snow and it makes no sense to make another plowing pass and push the anti skid off the road before it has started to work. Penn Dot is often seen spreading anti skid on every pass but their situation is a little different. They have many miles to plow and it is usually quite some time before they are able to come back for a second pass. There is also the added benefit that because they are "main" roads, the traffic volume also helps to start melting the snow. Everyone's patience is truly appreciated.
Forest City Borough is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Forest City is situated at the corner of Susquehanna County, Lackawanna County and Wayne County, 23 miles northeast of Scranton on PA State Route #171. The entire borough is only .9034 square miles.
Forest City Borough is governed by a Borough Council consisting of seven Council Members. The Mayor oversees the Forest City Police Department which consists of a full-time Chief of Police, Assistant Chief and several part-time patrol officers.
The Police Department offices are on the second floor of the Borough Building at 535 Main Street, which also houses the Borough Offices, Council Chambers, and the Mayor's office. The first floor of the Borough building is occupied by a branch of the Susquehanna County Library and the Area Agency on Aging Senior Nutrition Center. The third floor of the building is the Pentecost Hall which is available for private events for a nominal fee.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,911 people, 817 households, and 462 families residing in the borough.
There are 817 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% are married couples living together, 15.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% are non-families. 39.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.5% have someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.91.
The median age is 47. For every 100 females there are 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough is $33,618, and the median income for a family is $41,985. The per capita income for the borough is $19,245. About 6.4% of families and 21.3% of the population live below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.
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