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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fountain Hill--Year’s business begins with 2017 resolutions

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by tracy rice Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The first meeting of the new year was held Jan. 3 and all members were present except for Helen Halleman, Health and Sanitation Committee chair.

Mayor Jose Rosado wished everyone a Happy New Year. He thanked the Fountain Hill Fire Department for making Operation Santa a success. This toy delivery is special for so many families. There were 54 stops that Santa made throughout the borough. It went very well. Police Chief Ed Bachert said his department did a toy run to visit St. Luke’s hospital on Christmas Day. He also said there were 100 wreaths left over from Wreaths Across America that were delivered to local businesses. It was the first year Wreaths Across America had placed wreaths in the Fountain Hill cemetery.

President Larry Rapp gave a warm welcome to Bethany Sebesta, Finance Directory/Assistant to the Executive Administrator, for her promotion.

Resolutions for the year 2017 were presented and approved, though Resolution 2017-17, which will set the year’s pool rates, was tabled and will be sent to the Recreation committee and will be added to the workshop meeting for further discussion. You can request to see all the Resolutions at the Fountain Hill Borough office.

Bethany Sebesta, assistant to the executive Administrator, and Tony Branco, executive administrator, are working on uploading content to a new server for the new website. Sebasta said, “This is a long and tedious process, but it will get done.”

Council adjourned for a short executive meeting to discuss a real estate matter. When they returned there was a motion made that would authorize council to send a letter of intent to negotiate the purchase of the 950 Cherokee St. for the Fountain Hill Fire Department. The motion was approved.

The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 18, where the new pool fees will be discussed.