Category Archives: City Council

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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Follow along with tonight’s York City Council committee meeting

Tonight’s agenda includes talk of a salary increase for Police Chief Wes Kahley, the Penn Park project, police budgets, and more.

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Poll: Should York allow food trucks?

Should York allow food trucks in its central business district? Yes, trucks will bring more people downtown Yes, but only a limited number Undecided No, they’ll put brick and mortar restaurants out of business Created on Apr 22, 2014 View … Continue reading

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City Council members surprised by O’Rourke’s resignation

City Council members expressed surprise at the departure of York Business Administrator Michael O’Rourke. They said they learned of his resignation Tuesday. Here are some of their reactions.

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Follow along live with tonight’s York City Council meeting

On tonight’s agenda is the appointment of a new candidate for Director of Economic & Community Development and talk of chicken and feral cats.

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