ULYSSES — Mid-summer has rendered Ulysses borough council’s schedule slower, but still fairly busy.

At the last meeting on Wednesday, July 22, members of the Area Improvement announced they would like to plan a small-scale fall festival with vendors, parade and fireworks on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. through dark.

Council members announced that the borough engineer is working on replacing the leaking sewer plant sluice pipe.

In other business, council discussed area improvement, police business, noted that Mark Bennett was hired to perform repairs on the problematic swale; voted to rent the borough backhoe to Don Miller for one-half hour. Todd Furman announced his resignation; borough secretary Kirsten Williams advertised the position as part-time/seasonal.

Joe Mitchell said needed roads have been graded, with calcium applied

Williams has let Gutchess Logging know that Burt Street has been graded, along with the cost. Block grant applications have been submitted.

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m.