Gettysburg Borough Council Meeting – 12/11/2023

Borough of Gettysburg
Council Business Meeting Agenda
Monday, December 11, 2023 – 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
An executive session of the Borough Council of the Borough of Gettysburg was
conducted immediately following the adjournment of the November 28, 2023 monthly
work session of the Borough Council consistent with sections 708(a)(1), 708(a)(3) and
708(a)(5) of the Sunshine Act.
V. Approval of Agenda and Minutes – Council
A motion to approve the December 11, 2023 agenda as presented.
A motion to approve minutes of the Borough Council Meeting of November 13, 2023;
Public Hearing of November 28, 2023, and the Borough Council Work Session of
November 28, 2023 as presented.
VI. Public Comment (Restricted to Items on the Agenda)
VII. Current and Old Business

A. Planning Department
1. Planning /Zoning/Code Enforcement Charles R. Gable
a. Departmental Report
b. Motions Needing Council Action
A motion to enact an updated and modified sign ordinance for the purpose of
superseding, supplanting and replacing the current Gettysburg Borough Sign
Ordinance, which is codified at Chapter 19, Part 1, Subpart A. of the Borough Code
of Ordinances.

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 October 18, 2023 and grant
a Certificates of Appropriateness for the following applications as presented: COA230062, MAJOR PROJECT: 141 S. Stratton Street – Trinity UCC for the proposed
replacement of the four front façade windows as presented in the application dated
October 19, 2023; COA-230081, MAJOR PROJECT: 205 S. Stratton Street for the
proposed siding replacement to include new gutters, soffits, and downspouts as presented
in the application dated October 15, 2023; COA-230086, MAJOR PROJECT: 43 W.
Borough of Gettysburg
Council Business Meeting Agenda
Monday, December 11, 2023 – 7:00 PM
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Middle Street – Katrina Luedtke for the proposed replacement of 14 windows excluding
the front façade per the application dated October 25, 2023; COA-230080, MAJOR
PROJECT: 503 York Street – Piper Team LLC for the replacement of the mix-matched
aluminum and vinyl siding with vinyl siding with a smooth texture as presented in the
application dated October 10, 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
2. Motions Needing Council Action
A motion to approve Application for Payment #2/Final to JDI Site Solutions, LLC.,
in the amount of $4,955.05, associated with the 2023 Gettysburg Borough Bridge
Maintenance Project, as recommended by the Borough Engineer.
E. Police Department
1. Departmental Report Chief Robert Glenny
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 approve the distribution of the Eichelberger-Stahle Funds to Borough
residents as required and recommended.
A motion to make a budget modification to transfer the amount of $250,000
from the General Fund Account #01 to the Capital Project Fund #18.
A motion to appoint Chad M. Clabaugh, P.E., as interim Zoning Officer.
A motion to adopt a resolution appointing Susan Cipperly as a member of the
Gettysburg Municipal Authority for a five (5) year term, commencing in January
2024 and expiring in January 2029.
A motion to adopt a resolution appointing Darlene Brown as a member of the Zoning
Hearing Board of the Borough of Gettysburg for a five (5) year term, commencing in
January 2024 and expiring in January 2029.
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Council Business Meeting Agenda
Monday, December 11, 2023 – 7:00 PM
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A motion to appoint Martin Jolin as a member of the Gettysburg Borough Planning
Commission for a four (4) year term, commencing in January 2024 and expiring in
January 2028.
A motion to approve the new and updated Borough of Gettysburg Employee
Handbook and Policy Manual.
A motion to adopt a resolution for the purposes of setting, updating and confirming
the Borough’s fees and charges for the issuance of licenses, permits and the provision
of municipal services in fiscal year 2024.
A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues and receipts for the General Fund in the amount of
$6,965,219 and an estimate of annual expenditures in the amount of $6,965,219.
A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues and receipts for the Fire Protection Services Fund in
the amount of $249,500 and an estimate of annual expenditures in the amount of
$249,500.
A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues and receipts for the Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) Fund in the amount of $261,599 and an estimate of annual
expenditures in the amount of $261,584.
A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues and receipts for the Capital Projects Fund in the
amount of $1,490,638 and an estimate of annual expenditures in the amount of
$1,568,388.
A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues and receipts for the Debt Service Fund in the amount
of $641,559 and an estimate of annual expenditures in the amount of $641,559.
A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues and receipts for the Capital Reserve Fund in the
amount of $348,437 and an estimate of annual expenditures in the amount of
$1,288,693.
A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues and receipts for the Liquid Fuels Fund in the amount
of $177,730 and an estimate of annual expenditures in the amount of $70,550.
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Council Business Meeting Agenda
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A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues and receipts for the Revolving Loan Fund in the
amount of $116,730 and an estimate of annual expenditures in the amount of $0.
A motion to adopt the Borough of Gettysburg budget for fiscal year 2024 containing
an estimate of annual revenues for the ARPA Fund in the amount of $1560 and an
estimate of annual expenditures in the amount of $1,034,415.
A motion to enact an ordinance fixing the tax rates of the Borough of Gettysburg for
fiscal year 2024 at 4.1770 mills on each dollar of real estate assessed valuation for
general Borough purposes, 30 mills on each dollar of occupational assessed valuation
for general Borough purposes, and at .5000 mills on each dollar of real estate assessed
valuation for fire protection services appropriations tax purposes.
A motion to set the organization meeting of the Borough Council to be held on
Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 5:00 p.m., pursuant to section 1001(a) of the Borough
Code and to authorize the provision of public notice for the organization meeting.
A motion to set the first monthly general business meeting of the Borough Council on
Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. and to authorize the provision of public notice
for the business meeting.
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. Overdose Awareness Task Force Matt Moon
10. Trail Feasibility Study Christopher Berger

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Council Business Meeting Agenda
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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. Wesley Heyser
C. Matthew Moon
D. Judith Butterfield
E. Patricia Lawson
F. John Lawver
G. Christopher Berger
H. Chad-Alan Carr
X. Public Comment
XI. Adjournment

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