Honey Brook Borough to enforce solid waste ordinance

The wording for enforcement of the solid waste ordinance in Honey Brook Borough has been changed to include enforcement by the police, code and/or zoning officer and assistant code and/or zoning officer.

Eagle Disposal will not be in town before 5 a.m.

“Green bags will be picked up,” said Council President Libby Nixdorf. Other haulers will not be allowed in the borough on trash day.

Large items will be collected on the first Wednesday of each month. Trash can be put at the curb after 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

The streetscapes project will start a bit north of the intersection of Routes 10 and 322 and extend to Maple Street. Fly Way Construction will do the work. Work on stormwater pipes will be done first.

Regulations for the placement of sheds has been revised. Sheds under 200 square feet in size require a shed permit. Sheds over 200 square feet in size need a building permit and a foundation. They could be considered garages. The cost of the permit will vary with the footage. The base fee is $.25 per square foot.

“We want to get the rules consistent,” said Nixdorf. Borough Clerk Jonathan Swope will contact Yerkes Associates about the decision.

The borough reorganized on Jan. 6. Marcia Finnegan has been appointed as clerk. Her hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 2014 budget was approved without any changes at the final meeting of 2013.

Mike Schuler thanked Council for their ability to work together and the friendly spirit.

Nixdorf thanked Public Works Superintendent Bill Ford for his attentive work. She also thanked the Road Crew for everything they do.

Nixdorf also presented Swope, who retired at the end of the year, with a surprise gift, thanking him for his service to the borough.

The fee schedule for building permits is being updated. Ford read the definition of a shed. The differences in a shed and what could be an accessory building were established. An accessory building is subordinate to the main building. The fee schedule will be similar to that of other municipalities.

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