Quarryville Borough Councilman Durwin Parks has been awarded a Certified Borough Official certificate (CBO) from the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB). PSAB considers the CBO one of their most distinguished awards. Candidates must complete 66 hours of comprehensive training in all aspects of borough business before receiving the certificate.

Quarryville Borough Manager, Al Drayovitch, has also been honored by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB). Drayovitch has received a certificate recognizing his more than 30 years of service as a borough official. Prior to coming to Quarryville, Drayovitch served for approximately 10 years as the borough manager of Tyrone Borough in Blair County. In addition he served as Wyomissing Borough Manager in Berks County for approximately 20 years.

At the July 3 Quarryville Borough Council meeting Police Chief Ken Work was recognized for the outstanding job he and his fellow police officers did during the Witness Festival held at Memorial Park June 8 and 9. Council President Bob Landis Jr. congratulated Work and said that he hopes the success of Witness "will encourage more organizations to hold events in Memorial Park".

In other borough business the Council:

* Asked Borough Manager Al Drayovitch to gather more information before Council makes a final decision regarding a new dump truck. Drayovitch presented information about a GMC model under consideration for purchase. He was asked to also assemble data on both the MAC and Peterbilt comparable models. Council members are requesting the additional information so that they can be sure they are making an informed decision.

* Agreed to the submission of both Community Development Program and Urban Enhancement Grant Applications to offset costs associated with capital improvements to the water system. The council members were also updated by Drayovitch regarding proposed upgrades of the Quarryville Municipal Sewage Authority. It is expected that engineering and design will take place in the near future and grant applications will be submitted soon for this work. Drayovitch expects to present more detailed information at next months council meeting.

Approved implementation of a PSAB Junior Council Program. Junior members come from local high schools act in the capacity of being a liaison between borough council and the student body of the school. Although the Junior Member will sit on the council they will not be permitted to participate in meetings relating to real estate, legal issues, personnel issues or any closed or executive sessions.

Heard a report from Police Chief Ken Work who updated council members on the proposed Youth Aid Panel. The panel would give first time juvenile offenders the opportunity to receive alternative sentencing in criminal cases. Work pointed out that while the Solanco Area is comprised of 20 percent of the total area of Lancaster County, other areas of the county have already instituted these panels. He is hoping to have the panel in place by mid-October. Volunteers will be required to undergo a 12-week training period before they will actually work with the youth offenders.

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