First Posted: 5/28/2013

Megan Sgarlat-Prynn, vice chairperson of the Harveys Lake Environmental Advisory Committee, reported at the May 22 borough council meeting that the 2013 Harveys Earth Day Clean-Up Project was a success.

Twenty-seven adults and eight children participated in the April 21 event, which saw 89 bags of litter and eight additional bags of miscellaneous recyclable materials collected. Some of these materials included wood, carpet, plastic, scrap metal, tires and mattresses.

Council voted to appoint Princeton Hydro as contractor for the project to eliminate the Japanese Knockweed problem in the borough. The Japanese Knockweed is an invasive species that is taking over the creek and causing flooding. If left untreated, the species will grow out of proportion and harm aquatic plant life, as well.

Creditek has been approved to handle the borough’s delinquent trash bills, pending confirmation that the agency won’t outsource, according to Councilwoman Michell’e Boice. Boice stated that the borough is “looking for the experts to get this money in.”

Boice also announced that the borough is waiting to hear back from Harrisburg regarding the LSA Grant for the police station renovations. Borough officials want to use the money to upgrade the station, which is located across from the Harveys Lake Municipal Building.

In addition, Boice asked those in attendance to remember the late Harveys Lake mayor Joe Boyle, who passed away on May 13. Boyle served the borough as mayor for two terms, as well as being a veteran of the National Guard.

The Planning Commission meeting to discuss the cell phone tower issue at Cliff Street has been re-scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19.

The community yard sale will be held June 7, 8 and 9. For details, call the borough office at 639-2113.

The next council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18.