Lewisburg Borough Council Ward 1
Description of office: There are 6 to 8 council members in each borough with half elected every 2 years. Borough Council members meet once monthly and are responsible for enacting, revising, repealing, and amending ordinances and resolutions that govern and are beneficial to the borough, but are not inconsistent with the laws of the Commonwealth. The Council appoints other borough officers such as secretary, treasurer, solicitor, manager, etc., but no council member can also be a borough employee. The Borough Council has the power to make, authorize, and ratify expenditures for lawful purposes from available funds or from funds borrowed within legal limits. Additionally, each member serves on at least one committee such as planning, police, public works, or finance.Term: 4 yearsSalary: $100 per monthVote for ONE.
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Bina Bilenky Trahan
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What do you see as the biggest challenge your borough/township faces at this time, and how would you address it?
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Member, Lewisburg Borough Planning Commission
My work (and passion) is in the bicycle industry and as a result, I have an attentiveness to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Since the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail was constructed I’ve observed and experienced the absence of a safe connection to and from the Downtown Lewisburg portion of the trail. This is an obvious safety issue as well as an economic one as residents and visitors would be more likely to continue into town and patronize the local businesses if there was a protected crossing. With the completion of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway imminent, this should be a real possibility and I hope to be a driving force in this project. I’m committed to making Lewisburg safer and more accessible by bicycle and on foot.
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