"April 14 is going to be a very busy day in the borough of Greencastle," Borough Manager Eden Ratliff commented at last week's council meeting.

The activities of that day and a variety of other business items were covered at the meeting.

What's planned April 14

Council OK'd the annual Pub Run and corresponding street closures, pending a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation permit to close Leitersburg Street, on April 14, the same day the annual Greencastle Craft Beer and Wine Festival will be held on the parking lot of Antrim Way Honda.

In addition, council agreed to a request from Incognito Tattoo for no parking on the southeast quadrant of the square from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a fundraiser for Antietam Humane Society.

 In other business 

Council adopted an ordinance to prohibit stopping or standing on Ridge Avenue from Leitersburg Street to Addison Avenue weekdays between 7 and 8 a.m. and 2 and 3:30 p.m. to cut down on congestion and improve safety in front of the middle school and the high school. The ordinance will be enforced once signs are in place. Bulk item day will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the borough maintenance building on Mifflin Lane near Jerome R. King Playground.

Ratliff said it looks like Waste Management is going to donate the Dumpsters, which will be a $5,000 windfall for the borough and thanked Mayor Ben Thomas for the idea.

Authorized no parking from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the first block of South Carlisle Street and around Center Square for the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce's Spring Seasonal Marketplace on Saturday, May 19. Approved a request from VFW Post 6319 to hold the annual Greencastle Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, pending a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation road closure permit. Ratliff noted the borough is outsourcing utility billing so the bills may look a little different. Customer service will still be provided by borough staff. Greencastle has been designated a Tree City USA for the second year in a row. That means the borough takes a proactive approach to caring for its urban canopy and spends at least $2 per capita on its trees, according to Ratliff, who explained most of that amount is in volunteer time. He added that after a third year, the borough can apply for more grants.