It took Montrose Borough Council about an hour to achieve the necessary quorum to hold the October meeting, but once attained members made quick work of the agenda.
Council members briefly discussed the ongoing water company work happening on Lake Avenue. It was reported that the new water line has now been pressurized and there are plans to mill and pave the street before November.
The borough approved a $42,000 contribution to United Fire Company; and a fire relief payment of $7,531.94.
A $1,000 contribution to the library was also approved, as was a $1,000 donation to Christmas in Montrose.
Trick or Treat will be held in the borough on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m., with a 9 p.m. curfew in place – as has been the borough’s practice for many years.
Leaf collection will be held in the town. Residents are advised to watch for advertisements.
Looking ahead to winter, council approved street department request for the purchase of 100 tons of road salt, at a cost of $6,241.
The purchase of a rollaway bed – to be used by borough police or personnel unable to travel home due to hazardous weather conditions – was also approved.
A “Fill-the-Cruiser” event, hosted by the borough police department, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Scarfallato’s Hometown Market, Rt. 706, just east of Montrose. The purpose of the fundraiser is to provide food for veterans for the upcoming holidays. Donations are appreciated.
Council members are taking a final look at the proposed mobile food vending ordinance, which includes a fee schedule, prior to a public hearing to adopt the ordinance.
Borough council also plans to reach out to the both the water company and natural gas drilling company regarding a gas well located near Lake Montrose. Council wants to make sure a plan is in place that safeguards the borough’s water supply in the event of any potential problem with the well.