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May 16, 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, City Clerk Antoinette Tesauro, Treasurer Keller, Police Chief Cooper, and City Solicitor Mundorff.

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

Proclamations:

  • Business and Professional Women
  • Post Office Food Drive

Public Comment:

Victor Bargibond- 29 Wills Road, Connellsville spoke of his concern of the large truck that parks in front of his business.

Mark Metzger 238 East Apple Street spoke of that as problem as Mr. Bargibond.

Jeff Peterson 114 Robbins Street, Connellsville spoke of a soak box derby, this event will be held on June 23, 2007 ay 11:00 A.M. on Newmyer avenue.

Regular Agenda:

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-1-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To accept the minutes from the April 10, 2007 City Council Meeting."

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

Correspondence:

Tesauro read the first piece of correspondence, Public Announcement about the City of Connellsville MS4 Program.

Tesauro read the second piece of correspondence, letter from Nancy Dye concerning the 25th Annual John Woodruff walk/run that will be held on July 11, 2007.

Tesauro read the third piece of correspondence, a letter from the Committee of the Community Health Improvement Partnership, about Fayette Collaborative for Families.

Tesauro read the fourth piece of correspondence from the DCED Early Intervention Program.

Department Reports:

Mayor Reed discussed the following issues:

  • Monthly Police Report
  • Large Trucks

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-2-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To authorize the signing of the road closing request form as required by Penn DOT to close off a section of Orchard Alley between Cottage Avenue and Prospect Street on June 14, 15 and 16 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. for the 2007 Annual Immaculate Conception Parish Festival. Pending review by Connellsville Police and Penn DOT approval."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-2-07 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. 5-3-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To close certain streets for the 25th Annual John Woodruff run/walk on Wednesday, July 11, 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-3-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-4-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To close certain streets for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2007 parade will form at 9:45 A.M."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-4-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-5-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To organize a downtown clean-up day in Connellsville, on Saturday, May 19, 2007, 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon preparation of the Annual Geranium Festival being held on Saturday May 26, 2007. We are asking for volunteers on this project. "

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

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-6-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "Whereas, the KIZ is designed to promote and foster collaboration among institutions of higher education, their surrounding communities and local businesses; Whereas, the objective is to expand research and development efforts, support employment of intellectual talent, and encourage technology transfer, commercialization and entrepreneurship programs within our area;

Whereas, Connellsville City Council, intending to express their commitment to the success of the Fayette/Washington Keystone Innovation Zone, herby confirm their understanding of the cooperative efforts to be undertaken as follows:

City of Connellsville: With the support of the Mayor and City Council, the local officials will promote real estate development opportunities, infrastructure and technical resources to assist in generating and/or retaining business."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-6-06 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-7-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To renew a Lease Agreement dating to December 16, 1957, between the City of Connellsville and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. Wherein the City of Connellsville leases as area on Baldwin Avenue to Columbia Gas for a fee of $250.00 per year for a twenty year period. Payment to be made beginning October 1, 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-7-07 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. 5-8-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To hire Tracey Lynn Mongeau as a part time building monitor for the police department to work on as needed basis with no fringe benefits for $6.25 an hour."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-8-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-9-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To make the following promotions in the Connellsville Police Department. To promote Corporal Daniel Wissler, to Sergeant and Officer Steven Shaffer, to Corporal."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-9-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, and Reed. Nay votes were Matthews, and Geyer. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-10-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To transfer $13,040.00, insurance proceeds, to Connellsville Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors to be applied toward roof repair work at the Senior Citizen Center, for the work completed to date in the amount of $13,950.00, which includes a change order of $5,300.00 approved by the Senior Citizen Center Board of Directors."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-10-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-11-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To pay all bills as presented including all bills and expenditures for goods and services that exceed $500.00 for the month of May 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-11-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-12-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To authorize the payment of $42,472.00 to John A. Fiesta Agency, Inc. as an installment for the Penn Prime Insurance coverage."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-12-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-13-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To authorize the payment of $27,028.00 to John A. Fiesta Agency, Inc. as an installment for the Penn Prime Insurance, Workers Compensation."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-13-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-14-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To authorize the payment of $2,600.00 to Hilltop Excavating, for the moving of the caboose that the City of Connellsville accepted from Randy Strickler. Money to be taken from Miscellaneous Contingencies."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-14-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-15-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To authorize the closing of the Good Neighbor account in Scottdale Bank and Trust and depositing the funds in a newly opened account in a new PLIGT funds account."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-15-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-16-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To authorize the closing of the Capital Improvement account in Scottdale Bank and Trust depositing the funds in a new PLGIT funds account."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-16-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-17-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To approve payment of the Tax Anticipation Loan Agreement at PNC Bank. The loan was approved in a special meeting of City Council on December 28, 2006, in the amount of $450,000.00 with an interest rate of 3.95%. Total pay-off as of May 16, 2007 is $455,875.62."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-17-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-18-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To exonerate from real estate taxes the following City owned properties: Senior Citizen Center on Fayette Street, the Community Center at 201 Fairview Avenue, Hill Street Lot #9, and the Community Center Parking Lot on South Cottage Avenue."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-18-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. 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. 5-19-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To permit Wings-n-Things to run the concession stand at Woodruff Field. Insurance certificate to be on file at City Hall. Wings & Things to pay all utilities."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-19-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, 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.

Matthews introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-20-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To adopt Ordinance No. 1451 Bill No. 5 of 2007, amending Ordinance No. 1386 Bill No. 12 of 1998. The regulations for opening of City streets" A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-20-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Matthews introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-21-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To open all sealed bids for the street paving project, bids not to exceed $50,000.00."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-21-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Tesauro opened the first bid from A.C. Moyer Company, located in Lemont Furnace, with a bid of $47,690.50. Bid bond was attached.

Tesauro opened the second bid from Affordable Paving, located in Connellsville, with a bid of $59,560.00. Bid bond was attached.

Tesauro opened the third bid from Donegal Construction Corporation, located in Greensburg, with a bid of $47,104.70. Bid bond was attached.

Tesauro opened the fourth bid from Victor Paving Company, located in Monongahela, with a bid of $48,125.50. Bid bond was attached.

Tesauro opened the fifth bid from El Grande Industries, located in Monessen, with a bid bond of $47,580.00. Bid bond was attached.

Tesauro opened the sixth bid from A. Folino Construction, Inc., located in Pittsburgh, with a bid of $46,095.50. Bid bond was attached.

Tesauro opened the seventh bid from East Coast Paving & Seal Coating, located in New Castle, with a bid of $60,132.11. Bid bond was attached.

Matthews introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-22-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To award the bid from A. Folino Construction, Inc. in the amount of $46,095.50 for the street paving project. Contingent upon the Engineers and Solicitors recommendation any approval."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-22-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

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

McIntire introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 5-23-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To accept a proposed plywood ordinance to regulate the covering of windows in structures and buildings."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-23-07 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 submitted a report to the Mayor, Council Members and Administrative Secretary. Available Upon Request

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. 5-24-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "That this meeting of City council does hereby adjourn."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 5-24-07 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 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katrina Angel,
Administrative Secretary

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