Montoursville Borough Council Tuesday night voted to hire Eastern Industries to do street improvement work.
The firm submitted the lowest of three bids for the project amounting to street paving.
Council agreed to rent tanks from HWR at a cost of $4,562 per month.
Scott Metzger, a borough landlord, questioned the inspection fee assessed for rental units. Metzger said the fees, which amount to $54 per unit, unfairly target owners of rentals. He wanted to know why he was not informed of the borough's intent to assess the fee before it went into effect. Councilmen Robert Brobson and Ronald Shearer told Metzger the fee had been discussed for a long time. Brobson said the issue could be revisited.
Council agreed to join with other municipalities to apply for an MS4 permit for compliance with the state's storm water regulations.
Councilman Gary Marshall announced that the October borough meeting will be his last. Marshall, who represents the borough's Second Ward, made it known earlier this year he would be stepping down from council.
Council voted to extend Police Chief Jeff Guyrina's contract for 90 days. Brobson said the the extension gives council more time to work out details of another agreement. Guyrina's one-year contract is set to expire at the end of this month, he noted.
Council rejected a motion to hold two council meetings a month. Councilman Mark Tillson said an additional meeting was needed each month to better allow council to take care of its business in a timely manner. He said too many decisions are being made behind closed doors rather than in public sessions.
The vote was 3-2, with Brobson, Marshall, Shearer voting against and Tillson and Dennis Holt voting in favor.