Gettysburg Borough Council Meeting – 7/11/2022

Borough of Gettysburg
Council Business Meeting Agenda
Monday, July 11, 2022 – 7:00 PM
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I. Council – Call to Order President Heyser
II. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance President Heyser
III. Welcome and Opening Remarks President Heyser
IV. Announcements President Heyser
V. Approval of Agenda and Minutes – Council
A motion to approve the July 11, 2022 agenda as presented.
A motion to approve minutes of the Council Business Meeting of June 13, 2022; and
Council Work Session on June 27, 2022 as presented.
VI. Special Presentation
None
VII. Public Comment
VIII. Current and Old Business
A. Department of Planning Department/Zoning/Code Enforcement
1. Departmental Report Carly Marshall
2. Motions Needing Council Action
A motion to authorize the setting of a public hearing and special meeting of the
Borough Council to be held on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. and to
authorize the provision of public notice of the hearing consistent with section 609 of
the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code relative to proposed amendments to
the text of the Gettysburg Borough Zoning Ordinance in order to clarify language for
the regulation of short-term lodging uses within the Borough of Gettysburg.
A motion to authorize Borough staff and solicitor to proceed with the revision and
finalization of the draft, proposed ordinance for the purpose of amending the
Gettysburg Borough Zoning Map to revise the Tourist Commercial District,
removing 49 parcels to be zoned R-1 Low Density Residential, removing 8 parcels to
be zoned GC – General Commercial, and removing 3 parcels to be zoned R-2 –
Moderate Density Residential.
A motion to authorize Borough staff and solicitor to proceed with the revision and
finalization of the draft, proposed ordinance for the purpose of amending the text of
the Gettysburg Borough Zoning Ordinance in connection with the regulation of
events venue uses within the Borough.
A motion to authorize the setting and the provision of public notice of hearings of the
Borough Council to be held on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 6:45 p.m. and Monday,
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Council Business Meeting Agenda
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August 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of receiving public comments and
suggestions from residents of the Borough on community needs for the purpose of
identifying projects for the Borough’s use of 2022 Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) funds.
B. Department of Historic & Environmental Preservation
1. Departmental Report Debra English
2. Motions Needing Council Action
A motion to accept the recommendation of the Borough of Gettysburg Historic
Architectural Review Board (HARB) following its review on June 15, 2022 and grant
a Certificate of Appropriateness for the following application as presented: COA 22-
0057 CRITICAL PROJECT: 51 E. Stevens Street – Orchard County Realty LLC to
approve the replacement of the front steps leading to the structure, construct a
retaining wall extending along the alleyway to the front of the property, and to repair
the front porch using wood materials as presented in the application that is consistent
with both the Secretary of the Interior Guidelines and the Gettysburg Design Guide as
presented to the Board in the application dated May 2, 2022.
A motion to appoint R. Clem Malot to the Gettysburg Historical Architectural Review
Board for a five-year term, expiring in August 2027, to serve in the capacity of Code
Enforcement Officer as required by Section 11-105.A. of the Historic District
Ordinance.
A motion to appoint Suzanne Christianson to the Gettysburg Historical Architectural
Review Board for a five (5) year term which will expire in August 2027.
C. Parking Department
1. Departmental Report Becka Fissel
D. Public Works Department
1. Departmental Report Robert Harbaugh
E. Borough Engineer
1. Engineer Report Chad Clabaugh
F. Police Department
1. Departmental Report Chief Rob Glenny
G. Office of the Manager/Treasurer
1. Borough Secretary’s Report Sara L. Stull
2. Borough Manager’s Report Charles R. Gable
3. Motions Needing Council Action
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Council Business Meeting Agenda
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A motion to accept all bills and payrolls as presented.
A motion to make a budget modification to transfer the amount of $68,425.00 from
the designated appropriation account #01-492-018 for Capital Projects to the
designated appropriation account # 01-410-176 for Police Department overtime.
A motion to authorize a COLA increase for retired police pensioner Walter Gliem, to
be paid from the Police Pension Plan effective June 1, 2022.
A motion to authorize a COLA increase for retired police pensioner William
Laughman, to be paid from the Police Pension Plan effective June 1, 2022.
A motion to designate the rank and create the position of Master Sergeant for the
Gettysburg Borough Police Department and to request the Civil Service Commission
to amend its Rules and Regulations accordingly to provide for the general
qualifications and examination requirements for the position of Master Sergeant for
subsequent approval by the Borough Council.
A motion to approve the 2022 Municipal Box Alarm Card information as submitted
by the Gettysburg Fire Department Fire Chief for the Adams County Department of
Emergency Services.
A motion to authorize the Borough staff and solicitor to prepare an ordinance
amending Chapter 20 of the Borough’s Code of Ordinances, regulating municipal
waste collection and disposal, for the purpose of prohibiting the unauthorized use of
public municipal waste containers and receptacles of the Borough, and the municipal
waste containers or receptacles of residential, commercial or institutional customers
or establishments within the Borough, for the unauthorized disposal and deposit of
any municipal, residential, commercial or institutional waste of and by another
person, to also include unauthorized and illegal disposal and deposit of hazardous and
infectious waste in such containers or receptacles.
IX. Reports
A. Liaison Reports
1. MSG Jill Sellers
2. GARA Chad Carr
3. GMA Christopher Berger
4. Steinwehr Avenue Heart of Gettysburg Battlefield
(SAHGB) Judith Butterfield
5. Adams County Boroughs Association (ACBA) Mayor Frealing
6. Adams County Council of Governments (COG) Judith Butterfield
7. Adams County Transportation Planning Organization
(ACTPO) Judith Butterfield
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8. Overdose Awareness Task Force Matt Moon
9. Trail Feasibility Study Christopher Berger
10. Healthy Adams Bicycle Pedestrian Inc. (HABPI) Patricia Lawson
B. Other Reports
1. Recycling Report
X. Elected Official’s Comments
A. Mayor Rita Frealing
B. Wesley Heyser
C. Patricia Lawson
D. Judith Butterfield
E. Christopher Berger
F. John Lawver
G. Matthew Moon
H. Chad Carr
XI. Public Comment
XII. Adjournment

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