BIRDSBORO — Birdsboro Borough Council has appointed a new codes enforcement officer.

Michael R. Schwenk of LTL Consultants in Oley will be now be handling codes for the borough, replacing Thomas Wargo, who has taken another job.

Schwenk is familiar with the borough and worked as an inspector there in 2017 before accepting his current position at LTL.

The appointment comes in the wake of two volatile council meetings in which at least 40 borough business owners complained of Wargo's handling of a new commercial inspection ordinance adopted in August.

Wargo did show for a meeting in October, when he faced intense scrutiny by local entrepreneurs who received citations, which many of them regarded as inconsistent.

Solicitor Terry Weiler said Wargo has agreed to clean up existing citations, and will participate in any court hearings as needed.

In other business at the Nov. 4 meeting, Councilman Robert Myers alerted council of a donation from the Schuylkill River Greenways Association.

Myers said the borough will receive a “fix-it” station to be placed at the Birdsboro trail head of the Schuylkill River Trail.

It will consist of an air pump for bicycles and house tools necessary for fixing items used on the trail.

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