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Borough council sets year’s pool fees

Monday, February 6, 2017 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Fountain Hill Borough board members had tabled the discussion regarding new pool rates for 2017 at their December meeting, but have since decided admission fees are going up $5 for season membership and $1 for individual fees.

Board member Philip Trable proposed raising the cost for individual admission $2 from last year instead of the proposed $1. Trable said expenses keep going up. They gave the lifeguards a raise last year, the cost of supplies increases and there are repairs that will need to be made soon.

Solicitor to retire after 44 years

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Council began its Dec. 5 meeting with the announcement that attorney Don Lipson was attending his last council meeting and will retire after 44 years as borough solicitor.

Council President Larry Rapp thanked Lipson for all his years of loyal service to Fountain Hill. Lipson related, “It all started in 1973 when I was asked to come to the Fountain Hill council and never left.” Lipson said he appreciated the way he was treated all these years by all the council members. He plans to cut back his work so he can spend more time with family.

Solicitor to retire after 44 years

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Council began its Dec. 5 meeting with the announcement that attorney Don Lipson was attending his last council meeting and will retire after 44 years as borough solicitor.

Council President Larry Rapp thanked Lipson for all his years of loyal service to Fountain Hill. Lipson related, “It all started in 1973 when I was asked to come to the Fountain Hill council and never left.” Lipson said he appreciated the way he was treated all these years by all the council members. He plans to cut back his work so he can spend more time with family.

Fountain Hill--Taxes remain unchanged for 2017

Monday, December 5, 2016 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Fountain Hill Council met Nov. 23, and missing were Mayor Jose Rosado and solicitor Peter Lehr.

The first reading of Ordinance 830 took place. It established the real estate and other taxation for borough purposes for the fiscal year 2017. The taxes will remain the same as last year. The motion was made and secondedand passed unanimously. A copy of Ordinance 830 can be seen at the Fountain Hill Borough office.

Fountain Hill - Officer welcomed; plants rejected

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Fountain Hill Council has hired another part-time police officer. Richmon Penn was sworn in Sept. 6. The council has created a Safety Committee to meet once a month to discuss proper safety procedures for employees. They will meet the last Monday of each month. The members of this committee are Edward Bachert, David Wood, Dave Boeher, Thomas Hart, Jason Quarry, Brian Morea, Anthony Branco. This will give the borough employees a 5 percent reduction in insurance.

A wink from

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by TRACY RICE in Local News

The Copper Cowgirl galloped her way into Musikfest this year as your friendly living statue from the Old West. This was the first year she performed at Musikfest and in the United States.

The Copper Cowgirl is one of the many Buskers, street performers, appearing throughout Musikfest. The Copper Cowgirl was at Musikfest from Aug. 5 through 9. She was born in South Africa, but currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and her real name is Claire Bezuidenhout. She has been performing for nine years and says she loves making people laugh and catching them off guard.