Today’s news and information gleanings … from here and there.
Quote for today … “… unhinged presidential debate …” – Part of this headline, “Everything Worth Seeing From Last Night’s Unhinged Presidential Debate” – The Slot
- Matthew Steinberg, executive director, Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, and his associate, Justin Eby, director – Housing and Community Development, attended the joint session of the school board of directors and the borough council last night.
- Steinberg and Eby are “the only two” staffers of the Lancaster County Land Bank. The purpose of the meeting was to familiarize the separate members of the board and council and citizens with the premise of the land bank.
- “The Lancaster County Land Bank’s mission is to deter blight and to return vacant property to productive status using an unified, predictable, and transparent process, thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and strengthening the County’s tax base.Designed as a tool to fight blight, the Lancaster County Land Bank will complement programs currently available to the Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority under Urban Redevelopment Law.” – Lancaster County Land Bank Website
- The basics of the Land Bank are explained in the handout provided for everyone in the room: Lancaster County Land Bank Informational Handout – 6-14-16
- Lancaster County authorized an ordinance creating the Land Bank Authority in 2016: Lancaster County Land Bank Ordinance (No. 120)
- The school superintendent and school board directors attended; three were absent – school board president, Cole Knighton, Leo Lutz and newly appointed director, Iris Garrido. The mayor also attended this meeting, as did the school district’s director of operations.
- [NOTE: We unintentionally missed the absence of Lutz in this first report; a reader pointed out “this is his third missed meeting.” – Perhaps, the school board president “excused his absence” as he has before. We may find out at the next school board meeting – or we may not.]
- It could happen with student labor | “Fish Food: Steel-High’s aquaponics program yields school-to-table fare.” – Theburgnews.com
- Also at theburgnews.com, “Harrisburg Council Weighs Broad Street Market Contract.”
- In Reading | “Police look for person in clown mask after fatal stabbing” – Penn Live
- Vape shops will feel the burn | “New tax on vape set to take effect in October; cost will increase” – Fox43-TV
- Lawyer “goes postal” in Houston | Wounds nine – The Houston Chronicle
- And this from a Borough E-blast: “REMINDER! The Borough has received a grant for new recycle bins for its residents. These newer bins are heavier and taller than the previous bins and will allow you to put more recycling into them. Not only is it mandatory to recycle but the Borough receives state funds for recycling. PLEASE RECYCLE! You may pick up a bin at the Borough Office front desk Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. If these ‘hours are not possible for you, please contact the office and we will try and coordinate a time for you to pick up the bin. You must bring identification with you to show you are a homeowner living in the Borough. A drivers license with your address, a utility bill or trash bill are examples of identification for residing in the Borough.If you would like an additional bin you may purchase them for a cost of $15.00.Rental properties must go through your landlord to obtain bins.”
- The rains will return this week – lots of it! – National Weather Service
- Just because | There doing a Halloweeen Parade over their! Sheez.