Reading City Council Approves Update Of Ordinances

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Until Monday, the city had early 19th-century ordinances on its books regulating the handling of milk in glass bottles, banning horses and cows from being stabled in any building where ice cream is made, and cracking down on wholesale slaughter houses.

It also had ordinances governing programs the city phased out years ago, such as the citizen inspection program, and duplicates of ordinances that began in one code section but were repeated and changed in another.

For instance, City Clerk Linda A. Kelleher said the rules for setting out trash and removing snow and ice were listed in three different places in three different ways.

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Lititz Leads In ‘Coolness’ In Online Contest Run By Budget Travel

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  We totally agree!!!

Brian Volpone walks a half-mile to work each day through the streets of Lititz.

He loves inhaling the warm chocolate smell emanating from Wilbur Chocolate.  He also enjoys looking at the town’s historic buildings and soaking in its family-friendly vibe.

Volpone, 46, thinks Lititz is “America’s Coolest Small Town.”  And so do a bunch of other folks, who are voting online in a national contest being hosted by Budget Travel on its website,

“It’s such a neat little place,” said the father of four, who works at Luthercare as a network administrator and is married to a Lititz native, Bev.

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