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DuBoistown looks toward website launch

DuBoistown Borough Council held its monthly meeting to discuss several smaller agenda items last Thursday.

Borough Manager Ann Baker announced the borough’s website will launch April 24.

However, residents can visit the borough’s Facebook page under “DuBoistown PA Borough” in the meantime to learn about upcoming events in the borough.

Additionally, Baker, in her effort to encourage residents to follow borough ordinances and policy, has begun posting informative messages on the borough’s Facebook page.

The council also agreed on its part of a revised agreement between the borough and fire department, which share space. As it stands, the fire department is paying for costs within the building that, according to Baker, the borough should be paying for.

Baker said she wants the costs to fall under the borough, and help consolidate costs on the property itself, to help the fire department during a time where it is unable to raise funds as it has in the past due to the pandemic.

The council unanimously ratified the agreement, but now looks to the fire department to review and accept it on its end.

The council is also exploring options for restoring parts of the park before it seeks out grant money, but first it must decide what kind of park it wants.

Baker explained there are infrastructure issues with the current borough park, such as with drainage, a deteriorating basketball court and playground equipment that needs repaired. Baker encouraged the council

The borough finally purchased a plumbing camera, which will make spot-inspections easier, for $1,822.31. Owning this device itself means the borough is going to save $400-500 to have an external entity spot-check a specific spot, according to Baker, meaning the device will easily pay for itself.

The DuBoistown Borough Council will next meet in-person May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the borough’s municipal building.

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