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September 18, 2008 City Council Minutes

This regular meeting of the Connellsville City Council was held this evening at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, and 110 North Arch Street, Connellsville, PA. Attending this meeting were Mayor Reed, Council Members McIntire, Bodes, and Matthews. Also attending this meeting were, City Clerk Antoinette Tesauro and Solicitor Bowlen. Councilman Geyer was absent.

A moment of silence was observed following the Pledge of Allegiance.

REMARKS FROM VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Danny Wiltrout spoke concerning the Health/Code and Zoning Officer

CORRESPONDENCE: AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

Announcement Geibels' Homecoming will be Saturday, September 27th at 11 am, and begin at IC Churchs' parking lot. There will be no streets closed for this event.

REGULAR AGENDA:

Resolution No. 9-1-08: "To accept the minutes from the August 21, 2008 City Council Meeting.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

MAYOR REED:

Proclamation - Patriotism Week September 8 - 14th, Elks Discussion that the City of Connellsville is a 'Trail Town' and Saturday, September 22nd from noon until 4 pm is "Celebration Saturday.¨ Volunteers are needed to weed and pinch geraniums on Third Street. Discussion that additional water has been removed from Youghiogheny River as an act of Congress. Greenstar Recycle Management has placed a dumpster on Meadow Lane Alley for residents to recycle newspapers and magazines. This is where the Daily Courier vehicles are. You can also put them out at the Wesley Health Center to help them raise funds.

Police Department Report Letter from Connellsville Township Health Officer Certification A vintage photo of a steam engine was shown and displayed for the audience Resolution No. 9-2-08: "To permit the Connellsville Chamber of Commerce to use Yough Park on November 22nd for their annual Christmas In The Park.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 9-3-08: "To close certain City streets;

October 4, 2008, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for the 2nd Annual Falcon Fitness 5K Run and Walk,

1200 block of Sycamore Street from 2:00 pm until dark on Saturday, September 20th for their annual Block Party,

N. Third Street from Meason to Yough Park for Celebration Saturday, September 27, 2008, from noon to 4:00 P.M for dedication of Connellsville as a Trail Town with the unveiling of Artworks along the Great Allegheny Passage.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No 9-4-08: "To permit New Haven Hose to hold their annual Halloween Parade on October 28th. Time of parade and streets to be closed will be determined at a later date.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 9-5-08: "To grant permission to the Rotary Club of Connellsville to erect a sign in Yough Park welcoming visitors to the City of Connellsville.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 9-6-08: "To reprogram the Connellsville 2008, CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) money of $3,000 from the Highlands Hospital Court Yard project to the armory project.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, Matthews and McIntire. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 9-7-08: "To appoint a Mayorˇ¦s Committee designated with the charge of historic preservation and community enhancement within the city.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 9-8-08: "To open all sealed bids for the sale of the 2004 Chevy Impala and the 1998 Jeep Cherokee.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Rogers Auto Sales, Rogers, Ohio, $1,130 for the Impala and $710 for the Jeep Cherokee

William Cadamore, IV, Freeport, PA, $181.31 for the Impala and $751.51 for the Jeep Cherokee

Resolution No. 9-9-08: "To reject all bids for the sale of the police 1998 Jeep Cherokee.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 9-10-08: "To accept the bid from Rogers Auto Sales in the amount of $1,130.00 for the sale of the police 2004 Chevy Impala.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

BODES:

Resolution No. 09-11-08: "To pay all bills as presented including all bills and expenditures for goods and services that exceed $500.00: Golden Eagle Construction, $1,612.10, 23 tons of cold patch for ditch line on Virginia Avenue; Hanson Aggregates, Inc., $934.96, 40 tons of hot mix for road repair on Virginia Avenue; The HDH Group, $1,900.00, 1 commercial liability insurance package for 2008 Ford Explorer.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

GEYER:

MATTHEWS:

Street Department Report Recreation Department Report

Resolution No. 9-12-08: "To accept the resignation of Richard ˇ§Blackieˇ¨ Blackstone from the Connellsville Street Department effective October 15, 2008.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 9-13-08: "To approve the labor contract agreement for certain City employees between the City of Connellsville and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union AFL-CIO-CLC on Behalf of Local Union 13836-10 United Steelworkers, pending final review and approval of solicitor. Contract is for January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

McINTIRE:

Fire Department Report New Haven Hose Report

Clean up day has been set for Saturday, October 11th

CITY TREASURER REPORT:

Budget

CONTROLLER REPORT:

Mockenhaupt finances RE: Fire and Police Pension Funds

Resolution No. 09-14-08: "Motion for an Executive Meeting at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 16, 2008, for the purpose of considering pending or new employment, collective bargaining or litigation issues.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 09-15-08: "That this meeting of City Council does hereby adjourn.¨

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative: Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Matthews. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

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