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Elizabethtown corridor to get upgraded traffic lights

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

Ask just about anyone in the Elizabethtown area, and traffic congestion will be among the top issues of concern. A Saturday morning for people who are trying to get to the south end of town, and Giant, Kmart, Weis and other retail shops, via Market Street means stop and go and traffic backed up sometimes as far as Center Square. Add your comments here. A regional effort among Elizabethtown Borough, Mount Joy Township and West Donegal Township is working on changing and improving the traffic flow. The municipalities have received nearly $760,000 to upgrade and synchronize traffic signals at all[Read more...]

Discussion starts about parking at the train station

Jun 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, News

A number of residents showed up at tonight’s Borough Council meeting to discuss parking at the Elizabethtown Train Station, especially since the parking lot is torn apart at the moment so it can be paved as part of the $9 million in renovations. Specifically, they wanted to address rumors that Borough Council was going to vote tonight to assess a fee for parking. For the record, the topic was not on the agenda. We have not decided to to assess a fee or not, although we have had informal discussions and are investigating the pros and cons of parking fees[Read more...]

Suspect arrested at 1:30 this morning after standoff with police

May 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown police arrested a man early this morning after a four-hour standoff with him in the 300 block of East Park Street. Police were dispatched to the residence at 9:23 p.m. Saturday for a man who had threatened to barricade himself in his residence and potentially harm himself and the police, according to a news release issued by Police Chief Jack Mentzer. The suspect was armed with a 9mm handgun, and other weapons were in the residence. Police responded to the scene and observed the man discharge the handgun inside the residence, the news release reported. Elizabethtown Police Department, with[Read more...]

Delegation from E-town’s sister city vists borough

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

A delegation from Letterkenny, Ireland, visited Elizabethtown this week between St. Patrick’s Day parades in Philadelphia and New York City. Letterkenny is Elizabethtown’s sister city, and the two towns established ties in the last decade. In the accompanying photo, from left, are Jimmy Harte, Letterkenny’s deputy mayor; Mayor Jim Lynch; and the Town Clerk Paddy Doherty. Their visit to Elizabethtown was just a few hours on Monday, giving them an opportunity to meet with Mayor Chuck Mummert, Borough Manager Roni Ryan and Assistant Borough Manager Cindy Foster. They also had lunch at Elizabethtown College, where they met with Beth Bergman[Read more...]

Return your 2010 Census questionnaire

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Lead 2, News

If you’re like me, you received your 2010 Census questionnaire in the mail recently. On behalf of Elizabethtown Borough, I encourage you to fill out the form

Former mayor, councilman receives O’Connor Public Service Award

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, Features

Former Elizabethtown Mayor and Councilman Ken Reighard received the Vincent W. O’Connor Public Service Award at the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner Friday, March 26. A lifelong resident of the borough, Ken served Elizabethtown’s municipal government for more than 30 years as mayor and a member of council. (Here’s a bit of trivia: Ken was mayor during the emergency at Three Mile Island in 1979.) During those years, he also was a director with the Elizabethtown Area Water Authority, a member of the Planning Commission, the Parks Commission and the Civil Service Commission. Ken retired from public service about[Read more...]

How to save a quarter-million dollars

Mar 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, Features

It’s not often elected officials can save taxpayers more than a quarter-million dollars. But with a unanimous roll call vote, that’s what Elizabethtown Borough Council did earlier this month in voting to refinance the borough’s debt. And just by lucky timing, interest rates were low and investors were hungry — so council refinanced to an interest rate of about 3.3 percent, saving more than $265,000 because of the lower interest rate. As the borough’s financial adviser, Chris Gibbons of Concord Public Finance stated, it’s just like refinancing the mortgage on your house to a lower interest rate. The borough has[Read more...]

Elizabethtown residents need to add phone numbers to ensure emergency notifications

Mar 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, News

During last months snowstorms, Elizabethtown residents received automated phone calls from the Swift911 service to announce a snow emergency and information related to impact the storms had on services such as trash removal. By and large, the system worked very well. Speaking from personal experience, I picked up the phone and heard the first message in its entirety. I was pleased to know that the message looped so that anyone could hear the whole thing. Now, the borough is asking all residents to make sure their phone numbers in the database are accurate. This really is critical, especially in these[Read more...]

Portion of train station platform opens

Mar 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

A newly installed portion of the platform at the Elizabethtown Train Station opened this month, serving Amtrak riders who are headed north to Harrisburg. The platform is now raised off the ground, meaning that riders no longer will have to use a step stool to enter trains. And those using wheelchairs will be able to roll right onto the trains.

Borough Manager Roni Ryan reported that the contractor, Lobar Construction, expects to have a portion

Newly elected councilman sworn in at Borough Council’s reorganization meeting

Jan 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, News

Neil J. Ketchum, a former member of the Elizabethtown Planning Commission, was sworn in as a member of Borough Council at its Jan. 4 reorganization meeting. Ketchum was elected in November and is filling a post that Councilman Chuck Mummert left to run for mayor. In his first official duties as mayor, Mummert swore in Ketchum and two incumbent councilmen, Dr. C. Dale Treese and Meade G. Bierly. At the reorganization, Borough Council also elected Councilman Phil Clark as president of council and Councilman Tom Shaud as vice president.