Roll Call –
Present: Eric Leggett, Brianne Thomas, Marlaina Kloepfer, Council President Dave Waltz, Mayor Kevin Cunningham, and Acting Borough Manager DawnMarie Bascelli.
Absent: Jack Shingle, Jim Jones, Michael Culp, Esq.
The meeting reopened with the Pledge of Allegiance. This is a continuation of the December 12, 2016 meeting.
Motion to Pass the 2017 budget. B. Thomas/E. Leggett. The Acting Borough Manager explained that making a motion to approve the budget opened it for discussion and does not commit any council person to voting yes.
A brief discussion of budget items, including salary questions, was brought forward. The tax rate ordinance and trash fees were discussed briefly. Everyone was informed that the budget framework does not stop any discussion about individual salaries or other associated costs. The budget action just puts money into the bank so the other actions are funded.
A meeting about salaries was suggested. That will be scheduled for this week.
Vote: All in favor of the budget.