New Marietta Borough Council members who filled two openings on council attended their first monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Wayne Angelo and William Dalzell were chosen from three candidates and were sworn in at a special meeting on Jan. 30.
And since Mayor Harold Kulman is out of the country for six weeks, council and the solicitor agreed that President Glen Mazis can take over the mayoral duties, as long as he does not take action on an issue while acting as both mayor and president at the same time.
In other borough news, Councilor Bridey Hannold said that the more trash residents recycle, the bigger the rebate the borough receives. When it was suggested that someone should take note of the homes not using a recycling bin on trash day, Hannold said she would personally deliver recycle bins to those homes.
Also at the meeting, it was announced that attempts are being made to bring Fourth of July fireworks back to Marietta. The Independence Day celebration is being held on June 30 this year, and although there will not be a carnival, an application has been submitted to council to hold several alternative events in the park.
In public safety news, Steve Bailey, of the Fire Police/Emergency Management Agency, said that he has been monitoring the ice conditions daily at the Susquehanna River. He reports his findings to the National Weather Service at Penn State College and the Lancaster County EMA directors.
Bailey said that when the river is in Action Stage, it is being watched and that means there would be ample time to warn residents of any impending flood conditions.
The next meeting of Marietta Borough Council is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Council Chambers at 113 E. Market St., Marietta.