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Barrington Borough Council authorized an agreement with Mount Ephraim to share the services of the municipal clerk and approved an ordinance that raises sewer fees among other actions during the regular monthly meeting last week.
The shared services agreement splits the work — and associated costs — related to Municipal Clerk Terry Shannon, reducing the impact on borough residents. Council members and Mayor Robert Klaus noted Barrington is one of the most active communities in the region in terms of using shared services to reduce costs.
Council President Kirk Popiolek, however, did share some concerns about the budget during his comments, referring to this as a “grim year due to several commercial tax appeals.”
“We’re doing everything we can,” he said, again noting the borough’s shared services record.
Council also voted in favor of Ordinance 998, which raises sewer fees. Councilman Robert DelVecchio was the lone “no” vote.
A substantial portion of the meeting was used for an extensive discussion with residents of the borough’s Hidden Ponds section with regard to a pump station in the neighborhood.
The next council meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 9. A council caucus — also open to the public — is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 2 to prepare for the regular monthly meeting.