Gettysburg Borough Council Meeting – 1/8/2024

Borough of Gettysburg
Council Business Meeting Agenda
Monday, January 8, 2024 – 7:00 PM
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I. Council – Call to Order President Moon
II. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance President Moon
III. Welcome and Opening Remarks President Moon
IV. Announcements President Moon
An executive session will be conducted immediately following the adjournment of this
evening’s monthly general business meeting consistent with section 708(a)(1) and
section 708(a)(5) of the Sunshine Act for the following purposes: (1) to provide
information and to discuss matters involving the employment and the terms and
conditions of employment of current Borough employees; and (2) to review and
discuss matters of Borough business which, if conducted in public, could lead to the
disclosure of information or matters of confidentiality protected by law.
V. Approval of Agenda and Minutes – Council
A motion to approve the January 8, 2024 agenda as presented.
A motion to approve minutes of the Borough Council Meeting of December 11, 2023
and the Council Organization Meeting of January 2, 2024.
VI. Public Comment (Restricted to Items on the Agenda)
VII. Current and Old Business

A. Planning Department
1. Planning /Zoning/Code Enforcement John Witmore
a. Departmental Report

2. Historic & Environmental Preservation Debra English
a. Departmental Report
b. Motions Needing Council Action
A motion to accept the recommendations of the Borough of Gettysburg Historic
Architectural Review Board (HARB) following its review on December 20, 2023 and
grant Certificates of Appropriateness for the following applications as presented:
COA-230094, MAJOR PROJECT: 21-23 Chambersburg Street – Deborah Sabra for
the proposed replacement of the two second floor rear windows not visible from the
street with vinyl extrusion windows as presented in the application dated November
20, 2023; COA-230095, MAJOR PROJECT: 202 Carlisle Street – GOONY 45 LLC
for the proposed replacement of the roof (with asphalt scallop pattern shingles), siding
(with in-kind wood lap siding), and windows (extruded PVC or clad wood) as part of
an exterior façade reconstruction due to severe fire damage as presented in the
application dated November 21 2023; COA-230096, MAJOR PROJECT: 402 York
Street – Giovanni Cucuzza for the proposed enclosure of 140 sf of the front porch to
be used as a restaurant server station as presented in the application dated November
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Council Business Meeting Agenda
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22, 2023; COA-230097, MAJOR PROJECT: 444 Baltimore Street, The Welty House
and 452 Baltimore Street, The Brickhouse Inn – Lance Zaal for the installation of an
aluminum ADA handicap ramp on the side entrances to each of these structures over
existing steps and without alteration to the existing walkways in order to access their
front entrance ways as presented in the application dated November 6, 2023.
B. Parking Department
1. Departmental Report Becka Fissel

C. Public Works Department
1. Departmental Report Robert Harbaugh

D. Borough Engineer
1. Engineer Report Chad Clabaugh
E. Police Department
1. Departmental Report Chief Robert Glenny
2. Motions Needing Council Action
A motion authorizing the provision of notification to the Civil Service Commission of
the Borough of Gettysburg of an anticipated vacancy, due to a pending retirement,
for the position of Sergeant and to formally request that the Civil Service Commission
proceed with the conduct of the required written and oral examinations, consistent
with its Rules and Regulations, for the establishment and certification to the Borough
Council of an eligibility list of applicants for promotion to the position of Sergeant in
the Gettysburg Borough Police Department.
F. 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
A motion to approve all bills and payrolls for the month as presented.
A motion to appoint Tammy Murdorf as a representative to he York Adams Tax
Bureau and to appoint Lisa Angstadt as an alternate to the York Adams Tax Bureau.
A motion to appoint Tammy Murdorf as a voting delegate to the Adams County Tax
Collection Committee and to appoint Lisa Angstadt as an alternative voting delegate
to the Adams County Tax Collection Committee.
A motion to set monthly general business meetings of the Borough Council for fiscal
year 2024 commencing at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates, and to authorize the
provision of public notice for the business meetings:
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Council Business Meeting Agenda
Monday, January 8, 2024 – 7:00 PM
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 Monday, February 12, 2024
 Monday, March 11, 2024
 Monday, April 8, 2024
 Monday, May 13, 2024
 Monday, June 10, 2024
 Monday, July 8, 2024
 Monday, August 12, 2024
 Monday, September 9, 2024
 Tuesday, October 15, 2024
 Tuesday, November 12, 2024, and
 Monday, December 9, 2024.
A motion to set monthly work session meetings of the Borough Council for fiscal year
2024 commencing at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates, and to authorize the provision
of public notice for the work session meetings:
 Monday, January 22, 2024
 Monday, February 26, 2024
 Monday, March 25, 2024
 Monday, April 22, 2024
 Tuesday, May 28, 2024
 Monday, June 24, 2024
 Monday, July 22, 2024
 Monday, August 26, 2024
 Monday, September 23, 2024
 Monday, October 28, 2024, and
 Monday, November 25, 2024.
A motion to set the fiscal year 2025 budget work session meetings of the Borough
Council for fiscal year 2024 commencing at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates, and to
authorize the provision of public notice for the budget work session meetings:
 Monday, October 21, 2024
 Monday, October 28, 2024
 Monday, November 4, 2024 and
 Tuesday, November 5, 2024 (if needed).
A motion to set the Borough Council’s legislative agenda for 2024 to include the
following:
 Borough-wide Rezoning
 Sign Ordinance
 Sidewalk Ordinance
 Code Enforcement Ticketing Ordinance
Borough of Gettysburg
Council Business Meeting Agenda
Monday, January 8, 2024 – 7:00 PM
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VIII. Reports
A. Liaison Reports
1. MSG Jill Sellers
Main Street Gettysburg
2. GARA Chad-Alan Carr
Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority
3. GMA Christopher Berger
Gettysburg Municipal Authority
4. SAHGB Judith Butterfield
Steinwehr Avenue Heart of Gettysburg Battlefield
5. ACBA Mayor Frealing
Adams County Boroughs Association
6. ACCOG Judith Butterfield
Adams County Council of Governments
7. HABPI Patricia Lawson
Health Adams Bicycle Pedestrian, Inc.
8. ACTPO Judith Butterfield
Adams County Transportation Planning Organization
9. Trail Feasibility Study Christopher Berger
B. Other Reports
1. Recycling Report Judith Butterfield
2. Gettysburg Fire Department Report
3. Adams County EMS Report
IX. Elected Official’s Comments
A. Mayor Rita Frealing
B. Peter Bales
C. Alisha Sanders
D. Chris Berger
E. Patricia Lawson
F. Chad-Alan Carr
G. Vice President Judith Butterfield
H. President Matthew Moon
X. Public Comment
XI. Adjournment
XII. Executive Session
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