Category Archives: City Council

Recap: Four days of budget hearings, lots of dollar signs

A week of testimony during preliminary budget hearings revealed departments whose resources are already being stretched to the max, city workers said. But with healthcare and pension costs that continue to rise, York Mayor Kim Bracey and some city council … Continue reading

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Cut $4 million? OK, but how?

Several York City Council members called for big cuts to the budget last week — to the tune of $4 million — so that the city could scale back its highest-in-the-county real estate taxes. But council members say that all … Continue reading

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Can the city reduce its budget by cutting payroll?

When several York City Council members called for big changes in the city’s spending habits, many readers on the Daily Record/Sunday News Facebook page called for them to make the first move by cutting their own compensation. “Pensions, Pay for … Continue reading

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York to take another look at adding food carts downtown

After months of deliberation, an ad-hoc mobile food committee has sent suggestions for amending York’s food cart regulations to City Council. The city allows only one licensed food cart vendor to operate on Continental Square, but the mobile food committee … Continue reading

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York City Council to discuss Earned Income Tax hike Sept. 24

York City Council will discuss raising the Earned Income Tax by a quarter-of-a-percent to fund a $2.2 million increase in pension payments at its committee meeting Sept. 24.

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City has more retired police and fire personnel than active

Heading into the 2015 budget season, York’s money woes, and by default, pension problems, are front and center for city officials. Facing a $2.2 million increase in pension payments thanks to the expiration of state legislation that gave the city … Continue reading

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Pit bulls involved in large percentage of animal bites, health official says

Part of Terri Fitzgerald’s job as Animal Bite Prevention Program coordinator for the city’s health bureau is to keep a tally of animal-bite reports in York. Fitzgerald often sees a spike in animal bites during warmer weather. Lately, she said, … Continue reading

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Satterlee: No “backwards ideas” when applying for marriage license with partner

After David Satterlee and his partner of 13 years, Will Guntrum, became the first gay couple to receive a marriage license in York last Wednesday, Satterlee still had a meeting to go to. Later that night, the York City Councilman … Continue reading

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Documents show vacation leave policies

Former York Business Administrator Michael O’Rourke accrued nearly a year of vacation time during his decade and a half in office, and his recent departure will now cost the city more than $97,000, according to the terms of a separation … Continue reading

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Read O’Rourke’s letter of resignation, separation agreement

Former York Business Administrator Michael O’Rourke accrued nearly a year of vacation time during his decade and a half in office, and his recent departure will now cost the city more than $97,000, according to the terms of a separation … Continue reading

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