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HARVEYS LAKE – Councilwoman Amy Williams on Tuesday night urged all residents to display their 911 addresses on their homes.

The green signs must be a minimum of 3 inches tall and made of reflective material, she said at borough council's meeting.

The emergency services need to be able to locate the addresses clearly and quickly. As well, the signs must be posted on the mailboxes.

A change of address form is not needed, as the old and new address is linked. The post office will forward the mail for one year.

Residents may call Borough Secretary Susan Sutton at 639-2113 for information on where to obtain the signs, as well as how to display them properly.

In other matters:

•Councilwoman Michell'e Boice asked why the number of calls to the police department that are reported to Harrisburg and the number announced at the monthly meetings was so different.

Boice said the number of calls given at the meeting is much greater than the number reported to Harrisburg.

Police Chief Charlie Musial said that under Title 18, only misdemeanors incidents or higher are reported.

•Resident Phil Krazner questioned the 1986 two-story boathouse rule. The ordinance prohibits any boathouse in Harveys Lake from having a second story.

Council President Larry Radel told Krazner he could "fill out a request form to have it looked at by the planning and zoning department."

Solicitor Charles McCormick said the issue was voted on again in 2009, after a two-year review. Council voted to keep the ordinance intact.

McCormick said the rule helps to keep the boathouses from being used as residences.

•Resident Carol Culver expressed concern as to the reason why her trash was not picked up this week. A number of other residents were missed as well.

Council said the borough has a new crew picking up the trash and they were not familiar with the route. The situation is expected to clear up by the next pickup date.

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