December Sunday sales approved by Denver Borough

By on December 19, 2012

By: ALICE HUMMER Review Correspondent, Staff Writer

Denver Council recently agreed to permit the 100 Monroe Street business, Fruit- tastic, to be open on Sunday, Dec. 16 and again this coming Sunday, Dec. 23

Owner/operator, Tim Chenworth, said that people are asking him to do this. The timing of Zoning Hearing Board meetings does not permit the business to go through them for an answer.

Citizen Gary Read, who sits on the Zoning Board and was in the audience, was asked for his opinion.

"I cannot speak for the (Zoning) Board, but I don’t have a problem with him opening on a Sunday for two days only," he said. "If he wants to be open more on a Sunday, then he would need to come before the Zoning Hearing Board."

In other business:

? Borough Manager, Mike Hession, reported, "The traffic pole at Main and S. 4th Street was hit again tonight (12-10-12). I’ve called Denver Cold Storage, from where this driver came, and asked them to direct trucks out to route 272 which is the approved route into the borough. The bollards (bell-shaped items placed on the sidewalk to protect the pole that gets hit about every three weeks) should be here in two to three weeks."

? Mindy Fee’s lease agreement for approximately 360 square feet of office space in the Denver Municipal Building was approved. "This is good news. We like having her office here." said Council President, Walter Fink.

? Council adopted a resolution fixing wages and compensation for certain borough appointed officers and employees, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Union employee’s wages are determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Teamsters; non-union employees will receive a 2.5 percent increase.

? Council received a letter from East Cocalico Township reporting that eight more trucks are paying rent to park at the 1975 N. Reading Road facility, which is the jointly owned property, formerly slated to be a recreation center. Owners of the property include Adamstown, Denver, and East and West Cocalico Townships. Totally, fourteen trucks park at the facility. Martin Limestone is renting truck space to store two piles of construction stone for the PennDOT Route 272 resurfacing project. Another contractor is slated to rent space in 2013.

? Council approved the Denver Recreation Board carrying over $2,731.34 of unencumbered and unexpended money into their 2013 budget. The money may be used for whatever it is needed. Formerly earmarked for additional surveillance cameras, the money was not spent within the fiscal year when the Park Board asked for additional information.

Council agreed to ask adult citizens and school students for ideas to consider for a new logo. Junior Council person, Makaya Kreisher, agreed to work with Hession, in facilitating contact with appropriate high school personnel.

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