Borough Council

Posted on: March 6, 2018

Recent Action Report: Monday, March 5, Borough Council Regular Meeting/Work Session

More information about all the action items in this post can be found by downloading the agenda here.

Special Business/ABC Reports

A. Focus on Appearance Award

Richard Bryant, Vice-Chair of the Design and Historic Review Board (DHRB), presented James and Susan Shincovich, the owners of 437 East Fairmount Avenue, with the 2017 Focus on Appearance Award. This award was given due to the improvements made to the building.  The DHRB is appreciative of the Shincovich’s focus on preserving the historical nature of their residence and neighborhood character.

Consent Items

The Council approved the following items:

  • Approved the closure of various roads for the 2018 Penn State home football game schedule as follows: April 21, September 1, 15, 29, October 13, 27, November 10 and 24, 2018.
  • Approved the use of various Borough sidewalks, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., for the third annual Palm Sunday Peace Walk.
  • Appointed or reappointed the following individuals to various Authorities, Board and Commissions:

Term Ending
Thomas Daubert
University Area Joint Authority
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Jacqueline Gardner
Board of Health
Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • Approved the updated Investment Policy Statement (IPS) for the Defined Benefit Pension Plans. This updated IPS lists only titles in the Roles and Responsibility section and moves from classifying investments as index/passive/active to index or non-index.

General Policy & Administration

A. Consider A Resolution Requesting the Local Option for Enforcement of Liquor License Establishment Noise Complaints in the Borough of State College

Council approved a resolution that authorized local enforcement of noise complaints against liquor license establishment in the Borough of State College.


A. Highlands Civic Association Proposal to Discontinue the Lifting of Parking Restrictions During Penn State Home Football Weekends.

Council approved a time extension for the Transportation Commission for their report on the Highlands Civic Association (HCA) Penn State Football Parking Proposal to March 23, 2018.

At Council’s regular meeting on February 5, 2018, they received a staff report and recommendation following data collection and analysis of on-street parking during Penn State home football game weekends. This report was directed by Council in response to a proposal from the HCA to discontinue the practice of lifting overnight parking and lawn parking restrictions during Penn State home football weekends.

Public Works

A. Request for Holly Alley Vacation

Council authorized the publication of the ordinance vacating a portion of Holly Alley and providing notice to the abutting property owners.

B. PennDOT Storm Water Cost-Sharing Project

Council authorized the execution the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Storm Water Reimbursement Agreement. This agreement provides for the Borough to reimburse $39,548.17 of the total $1,199,211.85 for the project’s drainage improvements.

Official Reports and Correspondence

The President announced the following reappointments:

Term Ending
Theresa Lafer
Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization
Monday, December 31, 2018
Janet Engeman
Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization Alternate
Monday, December 31, 2018
Amy Kerner
Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Committee
Monday, December 31, 2018

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