Montrose Borough Council accepted the resignation of Councilman Jamie Holbert, with regret, at the Monday, Sept. 14 meeting.
Council members voted unanimously to appoint Edward T. Herd to the open position.
Council hired Roy Williams to serve as the Montrose Borough Code Enforcement Officer. He will be responsible for property management in the borough.
To coincide with hiring a CEO Council unanimously agreed to put into motion adopting the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) 2018 Edition, Vacant House Ordinance and PA Act 90 Blight Reclamation.
Council planned to adopt the IPMC at the Oct. 5 meeting, but has been informed by the solicitor the action would need to take place in at council’s second meeting in November.
Another ordinance council plans to adopt at that meeting is one for Regulation of Excessive Sound and Noise.
Council stated once these resolutions are in place they will be strictly enforced.
Council also signed a new Agility Agreement with PennDot which is exchanging services, equipment and staff without monetary payment.
Julanne Skinner, a resident of the borough asked to speak about a sign in a window on Church Street. She expressed her concern of the political expression stating a particular word that she finds offensive. Ms. Skinner stated we live in a lovely and peaceful community, a polite society with values and community standards and she feels that type of language is not who we are.