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Mount Joy Borough Residents Question Developer’s Actions

By HERB LANDAU

Special to the Advocate

Two Mount Joy Borough residents expressed concern over whether Florin Hills development’s builder, Charter Homes, is following proper procedures.

Bruce Haigh told the Borough Council at its meeting on Monday, April 1, that he believed the developer’s stormwater basin plan is deficient. Colin Casella asked for a deadline for the developer to complete street work so streets can be turned over to the borough and become subject to traffic law enforcement.

Stacie Gibbs, the borough’s zoning code/enforcement officer, said a deadline was not legally possible, but until the streets were dedicated any new zoning regulations will be applied.

Also at the meeting, Council rescinded a March 4 decision to waive the sidewalk requirement for repaving Cherry Alley until after the borough revises its ordinance to exempt all alleys from having sidewalks. All alleys, not just Cherry Alley, are too narrow to accommodate sidewalks, borough Manager Sam Sulkosky said after the meeting. The alley will be part of the regular 2019 paving process, now frozen, pending revision of paving ordinance criteria.

At the meeting, it was announced that the Milanof- Schock Library will host the Rotary Club of Mount Joy’s paper-shredding event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. Council authorized Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce’s Music in Memorial Park concerts on July 27, Aug. 4, 11 and 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Council also approved Mount Joy Legion Riders’ chicken barbecue events in Old Standby Park on May 4 and Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It was also announced that Jacob Street bridge removal will begin on June 5 and be completed by July 11. In a separate matter, President William Hall asked that draftminutes of borough committee meetings be presented to council in the future.

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