Gettysburg Borough Council Meeting – 02/12/2024

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 of the Borough Council of the Borough of Gettysburg will be
conducted immediately following the adjournment of this evening’s monthly general
business meeting consistent with section 708(a)(2) and section 708(a)(5) of the
Sunshine Act for the following purposes: (1) to receive informational updates relative
to a pending grievance matter and a contractual issue raised by the Teamsters Local
No. 776 in connection with the Borough’s collective bargaining agreements with its
police and nonuniformed employees labor organizations; and (2) to revise 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 February 12, 2024 agenda as presented.
A motion to approve minutes of the Council Meeting of January 8, 2024 and the
Council Work Session meeting on January 22, 2024 as presented.
VI. Public Comment (Restricted to Items on the Agenda)
VII. Current and Old Business
A. Planning Department
1. Planning /Zoning/Code Enforcement John Whitmore
a. Departmental Report
b. Motions Needing Council Action
A motion to accept the request of the Adams County Library System for a Gettysburg
Borough Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment for the purpose of adding a library
principal use as a use permitted by right in the Institutional-1 (INS-1) Zoning District.
A motion to authorize the drafting and preparation of a proposed ordinance amending
the text of the Gettysburg Borough Zoning Ordinance for the purpose of adding a
library principal use as a use permitted by right in the Institutional-1 (INS-1) Zoning
District.
A motion to authorize the setting of a public hearing of the Borough Council to be held
on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. and to authorize the provision of public notice
of the hearing consistent with the provisions of section 609 of the Pennsylvania
Municipalities Planning Code relative to the proposed amendment to the text of the
Gettysburg Borough Zoning Ordinance in order to add a library principal use as a use
permitted by right in the Institutional-1 (INS-1) Zoning District.
A motion to authorize the drafting and preparation of a proposed ordinance for the
purpose of implementing a code enforcement ticketing process in an effort to
streamline the enforcement of certain Borough ordinances and the procedures for the
payment of fines and penalties in order to limit the need for issuance of a citation and
any subsequent proceedings through the court system.
2. Historic & Environmental Preservation Debra English
a. Departmental Report
b. Motion Needing Council Action
A motion to appoint Kurt Kramer as a member of the Gettysburg Borough Storm
Water Authority for a five (5) year term which term will expire in January 2029.
B. Parking Department Becka Fissel
1. Departmental Report
2. Motion Needing Council Action
A motion to authorize the preparation of a proposed resolution for the purposes of
amending, modifying and confirming certain fees for parking within the Borough’s
Race Horse Alley Parking Garage and to amend, modify and confirm certain fees for
the temporary reservation of parking spaces for the parking and placement of
construction vehicles and open-top refuse containers and to accordingly amend,
modify and confirm such fees as set forth in the Borough’s Fee Resolution adopted on
December 11, 2023.
C. Public Works Department
1. Departmental Report Robert Harbaugh
D. Borough Engineer
1. Engineer Report Chad Clabaugh
2. PBS 2020-04 GIL Phase B1 / B2(A) / B2(B) Gable/Clabaugh
Funding Strategies
E. Police Department
1. Departmental Report Chief Robert Glenny
2. Motion Needing Council Action
A motion to authorize the preparation of a proposed resolution for the purposes of
amending, modifying and confirming certain maximum fees to be charged by an
authorized towing company for the performance of certain motor vehicle towing and
storage services to be paid by motor vehicle owners pursuant to the provisions of the
Borough of Gettysburg Towing Ordinance and to accordingly amend, modify and
confirm such maximum fees as set forth in the Borough’s Fee Resolution adopted on
December 11, 2023.
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

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