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Recent Actions by Borough Council in December 2016

  1. Borough Council Regular Meeting/Work Session
    December 5, 2016


    Public Hearings
    Borough Council held a public hearing on the 2017 Operating Budget and also a public hearing on the proposed text amendment to the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.

    The proposed 2017 Budget has been posted on the Borough's website and a copy of the full document has also been available for public inspection in the Borough Secretary's Office and at Schlow Centre Region Library.

    Council’s discussion of the hearing comments is scheduled to occur at a future work session.

    ABC Reports
    Council received reports from the Chairs of Design Review Board, Historic Resources Commission, Redevelopment Authority, Transportation Commission and Tree Commission.

    Consent Items
    Council approved the following consent items:
    • Approve the closing of various downtown streets on Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the First Night 5K Resolution Run and procession.
    • Approve the use of the Mayor Welch Plaza and the Municipal Building Lobby (with conditions), on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for the annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony.
    Ordinance for the Conduct of 2016 First Night®
    Council enacted an ordinance, designating the area and time during which the First Night activities may take place. First Night activities include:
    • Ice sculptures, resolution sculptures and food vendors on the 100 and 200 blocks of South Allen Street and on the Mayor Welch Plaza
    • Horse drawn carriage rides to and from the Mayor Welch Plaza, around Memorial Field and Sidney Friedman Park, on Saturday, December 31
    • A grand procession on Foster Avenue, Fraser Street and Allen Street on December 31
    • A 5-kilometer run on College Avenue on December 31
    • Use of the Municipal Building lobby to display resolution sculptures and use of the second floor lobby and the Community Room for arts and crafts workshops and performances
    Equity & Inclusion Commitment Resolution
    Council adopted a resolution entitled “Commitment to Equity and Inclusion,” welcoming all people and recognizing the rights of individuals to live their lives with dignity and free of discrimination. The resolution states that the “Council of the Borough of State College is committed to supporting, promoting and standing up for the values of inclusion, equity and justice.”

    Action on PENNDOT’s Request for Night Work on Atherton Street
    Council approved PENNDOT's request for a waiver to the Borough's Noise Ordinance to allow 24-hour work specifically for the reconstruction of North Atherton Street between Mitchell Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue over 16 days starting May 7, 2018 through May 24, 2018.
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