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January 9, 2007 Council Meeting 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, Matthews, Geyer and Bodes. Also attending this meeting were, Administrative Secretary Katrina Angel, City Solicitor Mundorff, Chief Cooper and Glenn Wolfe representing Widmer Engineering."

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

Public Comment:

No comment.

Regular Agenda:

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-1-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To accept the minutes from the December 14, 2006 City Council Meeting."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-1-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, Geyer, Matthews, McIntire, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-2-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To accept the minutes of the December 28, 2006 special City Council meeting."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-2-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, and Reed. Matthews abstained. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Correspondence:

There were no correspondences for this meeting.

Department Reports:

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-3-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To hire Antoinette Tesauro, for the City Clerk position. Beginning salary is $25,000.00 with benefits provided after 90 days; effective January 16, 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-3-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-4-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To purchase a 2007 Chevrolet Impala Police Vehicle, from Major Chevrolet, INC., in the amount of $24,065.75, money to be taken from the Tobacco Grant."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-4-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, and Reed. Nay vote was Geyer. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-5-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "Preserve AmericaCommunity Designation WHEREAS, Preserve Americais a White House initiative developed in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Department of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, the goals of this initiative include a greater shared knowledge about our Nation's past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country's irreplaceable cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of communities and

WHEREAS, this initiative is compatible with our community's interests and goals related to historic preservation; and

WHEREAS, designation as a Preserve AmericaCommunity will improve our community's ability to protect and promote its historical resources; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the City of Connellsville will apply for the designation of Connellsville, PA as a Preserve AmericaCommunity; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Connellsville will protect and celebrate our heritage, use our historic assets for economic development and community revitalization, and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-5-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes stated that this would be a great privilege. Matthews questioned if there would be any restriction to those who own a Historical site. Solicitor Mundorff and Bodes both replied "No" there would not be any.

Bodes introduced and moved adopted of Resolution No. 1-6-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE 1203 DATES DECEMBER 29, 1980, WHICH AMENDED SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE 725, DATED OCTOBER 12, 1953 (CODIFIED ORDINANC, PART 1 B, SECTION 41 PAGE 183) BY INCREASING THE LICENSE FEE FOR EACH AND EVERY DEVICE KEPT, POSSESSED OR INSTALLED IN THE CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE, WHETHER AS OWNERS OR OTHERWISE, UPON GAMING TABLES OR DEVICES DESIGNED FOR PLAYING GAMES OF SKILL OR CHANCE OPERATION IN THE CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE FOR AN ANNUAL FEE OF $200.00."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-6-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-7-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "TO AMEND SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE 1355 DATED DECEMBER 27, 1994, WHICH AMENDED SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE 1127, ENTITLED PEDDLERS AND OTHER VENDORS, WHICH PROVIDES FOR LICENSING OF PEDDLERS AND OTHER VENDORS, PROHIBITING CERTAIN ACTS BY PEDDLERS AND PROVIDING PENALIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEROF."

Section 1. Section 2 of Ordinance No. 1127, entitled Peddlers and other Vendors, which provides for licensing's of Peddlers and other Vendors, prohibiting certain acts by Peddlers and providing penalties for the violation thereof; it is hereby amended to read:

Section 2. License Required to Engage in Peddling; Fee It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in peddling within the City of Connellsville without first having obtained a license from the Mayor, which shall be in the amount of seventy five ($75.00) Dollars. Provided: The Mayor may exempt from payment of the license fee, persons working without compensation and selling or taking ordered for goods, wares or merchandise for the sole benefit of any nonprofit corporation, but persons so exempted shall register with the Mayor and indicate the days on which such activities shall take place."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-7-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Geyer, Bodes, and Reed. Nay vote was Matthews. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-8-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To update Resolution 42 establishing fees for licensing Eating and Drinking Establishments. Establishment serving food only shall pay Eighty (80.00) Dollars for annual license. Establishments with liquor the annual fee of one hundred (100.00) Dollars, effective January 1, 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 12-8-06 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, Geyer, and Reed. Nay vote was Matthews. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Geyer stated that a monthly report for his department is available upon request.

Geyer introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-9-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To open all sealed bids for the replacement of the Senior Citizen Center roof."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 12-9-06 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Angel opened the first bid from Donald M. Miller Roofing, in the amount of $35,900.00, the bid was notarized.

Angel opened the second bid from Guynn's Remodeling, in the amount of $24,700.00, the bid was notarized.

Angel opened the third bid from Arkadia Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $37,800.00, the bid was notarized.

Angel opened the fourth bid from G & W Roofing & Construction, in the amount of $24,900.00, the bid was notarized.

Angel opened the fifth bid from Dennis Fleeher Contracting, in the amount of $35,552.00, the bid was notarized.

Angel opened the sixth bid from D/B/A Schobert Construction, in the amount of $23,500.00, the bid was notarized.

Angel opened the seventh bid from Boak & Sons, Inc., in the amount of $33,854.00, the bid was notarized.

Geyer introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-10-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To accept the bid from Schobert Construction in the amount of $23,500.00 for the replacement of the Senior Citizen Center roof, pending the Solicitor and Engineers approval. Money to be taken from insurance proceeds and Senior Citizen's Board of Directors savings account."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-10-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Matthews, Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Matthews stated that a monthly report for his department is available upon request.

McIntire stated that a monthly report for his department is available upon request.

McIntire introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-11-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the following Resolution was adopted by the Council of the City of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, at a meeting held January 11, 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Connellsville, together with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, is hereby authorized 1) to execute the Consent for Right of Entry Agreement (the "Agreement") attached hereto for the benefit of the Owner (as such term is defined in the Agreement) and the general public, granting the Government (as such term is defined in the Agreement) a right of entry to conduct project activity consisting of Core Boring Subsurface investigation as part of Government Project Number OSM 26(2799), 2) an to release the Government from any and all liability for claims arising as a result of said project activity and 3) on behalf of the City of Connellsville, to hold the Government harmless and to indemnify it from any and all claims or controversies arising from the performance of said project activity, and to execute such other documents and agreements as may be necessary or required to permit the Government to complete said project activity."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-11-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

McIntire introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-12-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To approve the sub-division for Francine and John Ohler, at 408 E. Gibson Ave., this was approved by the Planning Commission on November 7, 2006."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-12-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

McIntire introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-13-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To approve the sub-division for Charles B. and Anita Noel, at 341 E. Crawford Ave., this was approved by the Planning Commission on November 7, 2006."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-13-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Reed. Nay votes were Matthews. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

McIntire introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-14-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To authorize the short term closing of East Apple St. and N. Pittsburgh St. on an as needed basis for the construction work on the Aaron's Building. The construction company must provide a 24 hours notice to the City Police."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-14-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

City Controller Wrote Report:

City Controller Wrote did not submit a report due to illness.

City Treasurer Keller Report:

City Treasurer Keller submitted a report to the Mayor, Council Members and Administrative Secretary. Available Upon Request

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 1-15-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "That this meeting of City council does hereby adjourn."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 1-15-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, McIntire and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Katrina Angel, City Secretary

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