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November 13, 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, at 110 North Arch Street, Connellsville, PA. Attending this meeting were Mayor Reed, Council Members McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Bodes. Also attending this meeting were, City Clerk Tesauro and Solicitor Bowlen. A moment of silence was observed following the Pledge of Allegiance which was lead by the boy scouts.

REMARKS FROM VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Michael Renninger, Boy Scout, seeking “Life Badge” by attending the City Council meeting.

Yvonne Rush discussed decorating East and West Crawford Avenues.

CORRESPONDENCE: AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

REGULAR AGENDA:

Resolution No. 11-1-08: “To accept the minutes from the October 16, 2008 City Council Meeting.”

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

MAYOR REED:

Police Department Report

Resolution No 11-2-08: “To close certain City streets to allow for the New Haven Hose’s annual Christmas Parade and fireworks on Saturday, November 22nd at 7 PM; Sixth and Seventh Streets onto West Crawford Avenue toward Brimstone Corner, left onto North Pittsburgh Street and left onto Apple Street ending at the Fire Station. Fireworks will be across the river from the City’s Fire Station.”

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

Resolution No. 11-3-08: “Upon recommendation of the Connellsville Police Civil Service Commission to make the following promotion. To promote Patrol Officer John James to the position of Corporal.”

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

Resolution 11-4-08: “To authorize the closing of certain streets in the City’s downtown for the movie filming by 72nd. Street Film, LLC. The closing of designated streets will be around 9:00 PM on December 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2008, Arch Street, 100 block of Crawford Avenue and Crawford Bridge, and Hometown Diner.”

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

BODES:

Resolution No. 11-5-08: “To pay all bills/expenditures in excess of $500.00; American Rock Salt, $3,744.63, road materials; South Park Police Department, $1,300.00, Annual membership fee; HDH Group, $813.00, premium; Tulip Systems, $3,250.00, Main operating system; US Municipal Supply, $736.00, Sign posts; Widmer Engineering, $562.50, Engineering/storm sewer.”

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

Resolution No. 11-6-08: “To authorize the requesting of quotes for a Tax Anticipation Loan for the year 2009, in amount of $450,000.00. Quotes are to be submitted by December 16, 2008 at 3:00 PM. in a sealed and marked envelope as “Tax Anticipation Quote 2009” on the outside of the envelope” and received in the City Clerk’s Office, 110 North Arch Street, Connellsville.”

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

Resolution No. 11-7-08: “To advertise to accept sealed bids for conducting the annual audit for the City of Connellsville for the fiscal year(s) 2008, 2009 and 2010. Bidders have the option of bidding for a three (3) year term or for the 2008 annual audit service only. Bids will be accepted until Tuesday, December 16th at 3:00 P.M.”

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

Resolution No. 11-8-08: “To pay Mockenhaupt Benefits Group $325.00 for Administrative/Actuarial/Consulting fees for the period through September 30, 2008 including: 09/30/2007 Minimum Municipal Obligation – Defined Benefit preparation of 2008 Minimum Municipal Obligation, for the Firemen’s Pension Plan.”

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

Resolution No. 11-9-08: “To pay Mockenhaupt Benefits Group $325.00 for Administrative/Actuarial/Consulting fees for the period through September 30, 2008 including: 07/24/2008 Minimum Municipal Obligation – Defined Benefit preparation of 2009 Minimum Municipal Obligation, for the Police Pension Plan.”

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

Resolution No. 11-10-08: “To introduce proposed Ordinance #1466, Bill No.#4 of 2008, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE, FAYETTE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, SHOWING THE ESTIMATED RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, AND LIABILITIES OF EVERY KIND FOR ALL THE FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009 WITH THE BALANCE OF UNEXPENDED APPROPRIATIONS AS THE BASIS FOR FIXING THE LEVY AND TAX RATE FOR SAID FISCAL, YEAR APPROPRIATING THE VARIOUS AMOUNTS SHOWN AS PROPOSED EXPENDITURES HEREIN FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE CITY FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR FROM THE REVENUE AVAILABLE FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR FOR THE DEPARTMENTS, BUREAUS, AND SPECIFIC PURPOSES SET FORTH HEREIN, AND THE REPEALING OF ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTANT HEREWITH.”

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

Resolution No. 11-11-08: “To introduce Ordinance #1465, Bill No. #3 of 2008 an Ordinance of the City of Connellsville, County of Fayette, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, fixing the real estate tax rate and residence tax rate for all city purposes for the fiscal year 2009, and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith.”

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

Resolution No. 11-12-08: “To introduce proposed Ordinance #1467, Bill No. 5 of 2008, AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES PAYABLE BY THE CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE FOR THE VARIOUS POSITIONS ENUMERATED HEREIN FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2009, AND REPAEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH.”

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

Resolution No. 11-13-08: “To authorize the direct deposit of revenues collected from Central Tax Bureau of Pennsylvania to be electronically deposited into the City’s General Fund Bank Account.”

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

Resolution No. 11-14-08: “To authorize the adoption of the Business License Application and Permit forms as provided by the Central Tax Bureau to be used by the City’s Treasurer Office.”

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

Resolution No. 11-15-08: “To authorize the inclusion of Yough Park Renovation Project as part of the approved Community Development Block Grant (2006, 2007, and 2008) Stewart’s Crossing Renovation Project.”

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

GEYER:

Recreation Report

MATTHEWS:

Street Department Report

Resolution No. 11-16-08: “To advertise for sealed bids for the purchase of one eight foot and one nine foot snowplow and one four cubic yard stainless steel salt spreader for use by the Street Department. All bids must include all three items. Sealed bids will be accepted in the Office of the City Clerk, 110 North Arch Street, Connellsville, PA 15425 until 3:00 PM on December 16, 2008. Purchase to be paid from the liquid fuels account.”

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

Resolution No 11-17-08: “To accept the bid from M & D Excavating, $5,400.00,for the repair of the storm sewer on Maple Street, the cost of which shall be paid from the Storm Sewer Account.”

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

Resolution No. 11-18-08: “To open all bids received for the Street Department trucks and Police Jeep.”

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

James Sokol bid $826.00 on the 1998 Police Jeep. Rogers Auto Sales, $630.00.

Resolution 11-19-08: “To reject the bids for the sale of the 1998 Police Jeep.”

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

James Sokol’s bid on the 1996 Ford F250, 4 x 4 was $1,685.00. Artisand Specialty, Inc. bid on this vehicle as well. Bid was not noted, but a Cashier’s Check was attached in the amount of $265.00. Rogers Auto Sales, $1,110.00.

Resolution No. 11-20-08: “To reject the bid for the sale of the 1996 F250 Pick up Truck with plow.”

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

Ed Mastowski bid $2,506.00 for the 1990 F350 Dump Truck with plow and salt spreader. James Sokol bid $2,286.00 for the same vehicle. Rogers Auto Sales, $1,810.00.

Resolution No. 11-21-08: “To accept the bid from Ed Mastowski in the amount of $2,506.00for the sale of the 1990 F350 Dump Truck with plow and salt spreader.”

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

McINTIRE:

Fire Department Report New Haven Hose Report

CITY TREASURER REPORT:

CONTROLLER REPORT:

Resolution No. 11-22-08: “Motion for an Executive Meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 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: Matthews, Reed, Bodes, McIntire, and Geyer. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution were adopted.

Resolution No. 11-23-08: “That this meeting of City Council does hereby adjourn.”

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

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