TIOGA — The borough council here not only raised questions at the July 5 meeting, but also voices.
Tioga Mayor David Wilcox questioned council about the inconsistency of funds budgeted for the borough pool.
“Budget numbers are inconsistent from year to year,” Wilcox said. “I want to look at actual deposits and withdrawals; without redacting things such as account numbers of recipients receiving money as well as who authorized it.
“I paid a fee for these papers. Why should I pay them, especially when things are laundered? »
Attorney Jeff Loomis said the 10A07 code sets precedent for the borough regarding right-to-know and drafting circumstances.
Allan Brooks agreed with Wilcox, saying, “We need oversight on this. We need a name that goes with this account number. There should be receipts for every dollar out here. Let’s see if it’s ignorance, arrogance or criminality. We need full transparency here.
The council submits it, specifying that it must contact the borough secretary.
The council also hired Andre Reed as a full-time code/zoning officer at $12 an hour. Noting the issues raised by Wilcox regarding former law enforcement officers, Brooks said: “We want to make sure Reed is trained in the proper tools, perhaps training with the code enforcement officer of another district.
“It’s all in the codebook,” said board chairman Steve Hazlett, holding up a hardcover book.
Hazlett presented the council with a leadership chart, which drew several dissenting comments from council members and the mayor. A council member, who urged members to settle down, was heard saying: “I don’t know why we have these meetings.
“The PSAB is the bible,” said one board member. PSAB refers to the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, a statewide bipartisan organization that helps shape the laws that lay the foundation for boroughs.
“The Pennsylvania Constitution is mine,” replied another.
The leadership chart was then tabled for another meeting.
In other cases, Free Swim Fridays will continue as concessions bring in revenue.
Pool manager Vicky Hyde will have access to a $500 debit card for pool-related expenses ordered online or when a check is not available. She also asked to raise funds at the swimming pool where the school benefits from the admission and the borough benefits from the concessions. The board unanimously agreed, also said the day-to-day operations of the pool can be handled by Hyde.
Mayor Wilcox was sworn in to Tioga Police Officer Timothy Lochman.
The farmer’s market will begin on Saturday July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with 15 confirmed vendors.
Owners whose sidewalks are in violation will receive notices to bring them up to code.