The State College Borough Council voted unanimously at their Monday meeting to incorporate recent changes into the Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance.
“We discover things where regulations have been changed or improved, but haven’t actually been added to the ordinance,” said Borough Manager Thomas Fountaine. “The ordinance in place will actually match what is posted in the street.”
Fountaine said a bike lane was removed and parking meters were restored to Foster Ave., but the ordinance was never updated.
Also at the meeting, Amy Waldron, the philanthropy managing director of the Penn State Marketing Association spoke to inform the council of what the club had been doing in the community.
Waldron (senior-marketing) said the group was working to do more local philanthropy.
She said they have had two successful events this year in their “We are State College” initiative by cleaning up after football games on Sundays and will be pairing with the State College High School.
Paul Spring of the Affordable Housing Coalitionspoke at the meeting about his group as well.
“Affordable housing is a county-wide concern, as you know, many citizens have trouble finding housing,” Spring said. “We are concerned for the poor and also concerned for the others, a whole range of people who the rest of us depend on.”
Spring said he wanted to keep the concern for affordable housing alive in the borough and said the group would be sponsoring the fifth annual housing summit on October 25.
He said it was a good chance to be better informed and better connected with the people in the community who are facing this problem.
Meanwhile, the UPUA student representative, Laurel Petrulionis said they were continuing efforts to get underclassmen to register to vote.
Petrulionis said they will be hosting a political party on Oct. 8 on the Pattee Lawnto create a fun environment for students to learn about politics.
“Get involved, register to vote,” Mayor Elizabeth Goreham said. “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.”