By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - At their monthly meeting Thursday evening, Shenandoah Borough Council approved their final 2019 budget, and revealed a grant received for Girard Park from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Shenandoah's property tax rate will remain the same at 27 mills, though sewer rates will be increasing by $1 per month to offset construction costs of a new sewer plant.
Trash collection will also increase by $4 per year.
Council President Leo Pietkiewicz also read a letter received from the Commonwealth congratulating the borough on receiving a $40,000 grant for Girard Park for Phase 2 of their planned renovations, which include replacing the current basketball court and tennis court with two new basketball courts, a paved parking lot and pathway to the park, and new playground equipment.
The grant is through the Community Conservation Partnership Program, administered by DCNR.
In other business, borough council approved two handicap parking applications, for 316 South Jardin Street and 219 West Oak Street.