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Myerstown Borough Council unanimously agreed to approve various events in the borough at its meeting Tuesday.

It approved requests by the Isaac Meier Homestead to hold a basket-weaving class June 23 and a tavern night event July 13.

It also approved the Myerstown Vitality Partnership’s request to hold a holiday parade Nov. 30, along with agreeing to close roadways and allow food trucks at the event.

It approved the recreation board’s request to host a summer concert series in the recreation area with dates June 20, July 11, and Aug. 15, as well as a United Way Day of Caring April 20.

Council members also discussed port-a-potties at the event, deciding that three are needed, but they may not ultimately require the Myerstown Vitality Partnership to provide them.

Council approved a borough staff list of events and agreed to allow food trucks at the community pool.

Council also responded to requests from various entities to use or rent township facilities.

It agreed to allow the Myerstown Mennonite Church to hold a Bible school program at the recreation area June 9 to 13, and to allow the Myerstown Legion baseball teams to use the Legion South Field April through September.

Council agreed to renew a five-year lease with Forte Piano Music Studio, with a 3 percent rent increase, to rent three community center rooms.

It also approved a lease with the Myerstown Area Heritage Center and Museum renting the community center’s former library for five years.

In other news, the council:

  • Unanimously agreed to deny a request from the owner of a short-term rental property at 11 N. College St. to allow up to 22 short-term tenants at once, where the current max for the five-bedroom property is 10.
  • Unanimously approved the purchase of four pieces of borough equipment with borough funds, with costs totaling under $5,000 before shipping.
  • Unanimously agreed to advertise Ordinance 878, which repeals four obsolete ordinances.
  • Unanimously approved appointments to the recreation board.

Myerstown Borough Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Myerstown Community Center at 101 S. Railroad St.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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