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Public Notices


Meeting to Review Codification Updates Rescheduled

CODIFICATION UPDATES TO BE REVIEWED AT MARCH COUNCIL MEETING

Green Lane Borough Council had scheduled a special meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2021, to discuss and possibly approve an update of the complete text of the Borough ordinances. The meeting was cancelled do snow. The proposed ordinance will now be reviewed and possibly approved at the regular council meeting on March 11, 2021, at 7 p.m. After completing the approval process, the full code will be available on the Borough website in a searchable format.  

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Green Lane Industrial Development Authority (the “Authority”) will meet and hold a public meeting of the Authority on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6:55 p.m., prevailing time, at the Green Lane Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA, for purposes of (1) holding the annual meeting of the Authority, and (2) conducting such other business that will come before the Authority.  All persons interested in the foregoing are invited to attend this meeting.

GREEN LANE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Marc B. Davis, Solicitor

Borough Council Approves 2021 Budget

Public Notice

Borough Council Approves 2021 Budget

Take notice that the Borough of Green Lane (“Borough”) has prepared a proposed budget for the fiscal year 2021.  The proposed budget is posted for public inspection and review on the window at the Borough Office located at 214 Main Street at the Green Lane Fire House, Green Lane, PA, and at the link below.

Council to Consider Revised Sewer Ordinance

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Borough Council of the Borough of Green Lane (“Council”) will discuss and possibly adopt a proposed ordinance, which is summarized below, related to sewers and sewage disposal, at its regular meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Green Lane Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA.  All interested persons are invited to attend.

Full copies of the proposed ordinance may be examined (i) during normal business hours at Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA and on the Borough of Green Lane (“Borough”) website at https://greenlaneborough.org, (ii) during normal business hours at the Law Library of Montgomery County, located in the lower plaza level of the Montgomery County Court House at Swede and Airy Streets in Norristown, PA, and (iii) during normal business hours at the office of the newspaper in which this Public Notice appears.

Summary of Proposed Ordinance

This proposed ordinance of the Borough would address sewers and sewage disposal and includes the following provisions:

Article I provides definitions of key terms and how to treat undefined terms.

Article II requires certain property owners to connect to public sewers; imposes notice requirements; establishes restrictions on types of discharge and types of receptacles; and establishes requirements, rules, and regulations for building sewers and connections to sewers.

Article III requires permits for on-lot sewage disposal systems.

Article IV requires sewer laterals and sump pumps to be inspected and establishes applicable rules and regulations for inspections and the issuance of inspection certificates.

Article V establishes restrictions on discharges into the sewer system; establishes rules and regulations for the sewer authority to monitor discharges, regulate and permit discharges; establishes charges for treatment; and includes a right to inspect certain facilities.

Article VI establishes regulations and inspection and permit requirements for fats, oil, and grease traps/interceptors.

Article VII establishes procedures for the installation, use, and maintenance of sewage grinder pumps and force mains or low-pressure laterals.

Article VIII establishes procedures for administration of the ordinance, an appeals process, the powers and duties of the sewer authority, enforcement procedures, and penalties for violations.

Article IX sets an effective date.

Article X is a severability clause.

Article XI repeals inconsistent ordinances including, without limitation, Ordinance No. 2009-08 and Ordinance No. 2015-01.

BOROUGH OF GREEN LANE
Fox Rothschild LLP
Borough Solicitor

Restated Air Pollution Control Ordinance

The Borough Council of the Borough of Green Lane (“Council”) will discuss and possibly adopt a proposed ordinance, which is summarized below, related to the prevention and control of air pollution, at its regular meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Green Lane Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Full copies of the proposed ordinance may be examined (i) during normal business hours at Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA and on the Borough of Green Lane (“Borough”) website at https://greenlaneborough.org, (ii) during normal business hours at the Law Library of Montgomery County, located in the lower plaza level of the Montgomery County Court House at Swede and Airy Streets in Norristown, PA, and (iii) during normal business hours at the office of the newspaper in which this Public Notice appears.

Summary of Proposed Ordinance

This proposed ordinance of the Borough would restate Ordinance No. 2011-01, known and cited as the “Air Pollution Control Ordinance,” as was amended by Ordinance No. 2011-02, and repeal any inconsistent provisions therewith. The proposed ordinance shall be known as the “Restated Air Pollution Control Ordinance.” The proposed ordinance contains a definition section. Some of the defined terms are as follows: Burning – The act of consuming by fire; to flame, char, scorch, or blaze. As used in this ordinance, smoldering shall have the same meaning as burning and any smoldering shall be deemed a burning. Non-burnable material – The following is a partial list of those materials that are classified as “non-burnable” under the guidelines of this ordinance: Plastic; rubber; oils; asbestos; composition boards; shingles; siding; felt paper; canvas; fiber glass; vinyl; or any similar materials; or any combination of the above with any other materials. Human or animal waste; sanitary napkins; diapers; food solids; oil filters; or any other materials individually or in combination, that emit smoke, or acrid, obnoxious or toxic odors. Grass clippings and leaves. Domestic refuse, which is waste generated from the normal occupancy of a structure occupied solely as a dwelling. Appliances; carpets; demolition waste; insulation; furniture; mattresses; box springs; paint; putrescible waste; solvents; tires; or treated wood. The above is a partial list of those items and materials prohibited under the guidelines of this ordinance. Any other materials that do not comply fully with the intent of this ordinance or otherwise create a nuisance to people or animals are strictly prohibited. Open burning – A fire, the air contaminants from which are emitted directly into the outdoor atmosphere and not directed thereto through a flue. Yard waste – Garden residue, tree trimmings, chipped shrubbery and other vegetative material. This definition does not include leaves and does not include grass clippings. The proposed ordinance also defines the term outdoor wood-fired boiler. The proposed ordinance includes regulations regarding open burning. The proposed ordinance provides that the Borough Code Enforcement Officer or any other duly authorized agent shall have the power and duty to enforce the provisions of this ordinance. The proposed ordinance also addresses responsibility of owners and operators. The proposed ordinance also includes provisions addressing criminal and civil penalties. The proposed ordinance provides that no person shall burn or cause to be burned any of the non-burnable material or any like or similar materials not in compliance or inconsistent with this ordinance and that it shall be illegal to burn any materials that give off any acrid, obnoxious or toxic odors, or emit heavy smoke. The proposed ordinance also includes repealer, validity and effective date provisions.

BOROUGH OF GREEN LANE
Fox Rothschild LLP
Borough Solicitor

Restated Transient Retail Merchants Ordinance

The Borough Council of the Borough of Green Lane (“Council”) will discuss and possibly adopt a proposed ordinance, which is summarized below, related to transient retail merchants, at itsregular meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Green Lane Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Full copies of the proposed ordinance may be examined (i) during normal business hours at Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA and on the Borough of Green Lane (“Borough”) website at https://greenlaneborough.org, (ii) during normal businesshours at the Law Library of Montgomery County, located in the lower plaza level of the Montgomery County Court House at Swede and Airy Streets in Norristown, PA, and (iii) during normal business hours at the office of the newspaper in which this Public Notice appears.

Summary of Proposed Ordinance

This proposed ordinance of the Borough would amend Chapter 13, “Licenses, Permits and General Business Regulations,” of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough, Part 1, “Transient Retail Merchants Ordinance,” restating said Transient Retail Merchants Ordinance, adding provisions allowing for a property owner’s license and repealing any inconsistent provisions therewith. The proposed ordinance shall be known as the “Restated Transient Retail Merchants Ordinance.”

The proposed ordinance contains a definition section that defines “legal holiday,” “person,” and“transient retail business.” The proposed ordinance also includes license requirements, conditions for the issuance of a license, and fee provisions (along with provisions identifying exceptions to when the fee shall be charged). The proposed ordinance also addresses the license application and process and requirements, along with provisions for the issuance of a license and requirements related to the issuance of a license. Additionally, the proposed ordinance identifies prohibited acts for a transient retail business. Furthermore, the proposed ordinance allows aproperty owner’s license and includes requirements in connection with a property owner’s license. The proposed ordinance also addresses supervision, records and reports involving licenses issued pursuant to the proposed ordinance, as well as provisions regarding denial,suspension, revocation of a license, and appeal. The proposed ordinance includes a section addressing penalties for those violating any provision of the proposed ordinance. The proposed ordinance also includes repealer, validity and effective date provisions.

BOROUGH OF GREEN LANE
Fox Rothschild LLP
Borough Solicitor

2018 Borough Financial Statement

An audit of the Borough finances has been completed for the year ending December 31, 2018. For a concise summary of the financial information, see the attached PDF. The complete audit can be examined in the Borough office.

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