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January 13, 2009 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 was City Clerk Tesauro.
A moment of silence was observed following the Pledge of Allegiance.

VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Mike Edwards, Redevelopment Authority discussed the CDBG monies
Elisa Mayes, 1113 Vine Street, Trail Town Outreach Core
Rev. Thomas Lomaskey, 325 South Pittsburgh Street, sign permit
James Garlick, 1033 Foxburg Rd, Normalville, LGG Group, Landlord Ordinance
John Whalen, 1224 Chestnut Street, renter
David Stupka, 505 S Pittsburgh Street, renter
Tim Sessim, 1215 Vine Street, landlord ordinance
Bill MCandless, 317 South 9th Street, landlord
Tom Karpiak, 211 Perry Street, landlord
Robert Carson, 907 Roy Street, landlord
Ray Garlick Jr., 210 Mikula Road, Belle Vernon, landlord
Maria Davidson, 1517 Buttermore Blvd, landlord
Harold Kahoonei, 606 South Pittsburgh Street, Rubbish, littering on highways

Ed McSheffery, Police Chief/Zoning and Code Officer, explained the proposed ordinance to the audience.

CORRESPONDENCE: AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: No correspondence

REGULAR AGENDA:

Resolution No. 1-1-09: "To accept the minutes from the December 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 1-2-09: "To consider a motion to reorganize council:
Judy Reed, Mayor
Director of Accounts and Finance, Terry Bodes
Director of Parks and Public Buildings, Brad Geyer
Director of Public Health and Safety, David McIntire
Director of Public Improvement, Charlie Matthews"

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. 1-3-09: "To retain Herbert G. Mitchell III as Solicitor for the City of Connellsville, effective immediately, salary $15, 500.00."

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.

Mayor Reed introduced Mr. Mitchell as he joined council at the table.

Resolution 1-4-09: "To make the following appointments and reappointments:
Planning Commission:
George Robert Strawn, term to expire the first Monday of 2014

Connellsville Housing Authority:
Jeffrey Wallace, term to expire the first Monday of 2014

Connellsville Municipal Authority:
Walter, Buzz, Scheller, term to expire the first Monday of 2014

Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors:
Pastor Don Smith, term to expire the first Monday of 2014
Robert McLuckey, term to expire the first Monday of 2014
Betty Gallasso, term to expire the first Monday of 2011."

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.

Mayor Reed's appointments do not require a vote of council and is governed by the Third Class City Code.

Mayor Reed's Appointments:
Reappointments to the Redevelopment Authority
Victor Gasbarro, term to expire the first Monday of 2012
Dexston Reed, term to expire the first Monday of 2014

Resolution No. 1-5-09: "To introduce Ordinance # , Bill No. of 2009 , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE, FAYETTE COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, REGULATING RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNIT OCCUPANCY AND PROVIDING FOR INSPECTION AND PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE."

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. 1-6-09: "To direct the City Clerk to file a lien against property located at 911 Aetna Street, City of Connellsville, Parcel No. 05-15-0181, owned by John W. and Pam Shultz. This lien shall be in the amount of $2,990.00 for demolition and site clearance of said property."

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

Resolution No. 1-7-09: "To direct the City Clerk to file a lien against property located at Rear 409 North Pittsburgh Street, City of Connellsville, Parcel No. 05-06-0177, owned by Mary Catherine Keefer Estate .This lien shall be in the amount of $6,990.00 for demolition and site clearance of said property."

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

Resolution No. 1-8-09: "To appoint Antoinette Tesauro, City Clerk, as the Open Records Officer for the City of Connellsville. This appointment is to comply with Pennsylvania's new Right to Know Law."

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.

Bodes:

Resolution No. 1-9-09: "To pay all bills/expenditures in excess of $500.00; American Rock Salt Co, $3,657.24, 3 rock salt; Krumanacker Electric, $840.00, 1 traffic control; Edmunds & Associates, $3,308.00, 1 financial package; PLCM, $3,512.06, 1 league annual dues; Case Sabatini, $5,225.00, audit expense; The HDH Group, $29,794.75, 1 Commercial Package down payment."

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. 1-10-09: "To reimburse to the Auditor General's Office for overpayment of Ad Hoc Postretirement Adjustment Reimbursement to the City in the amount of $7,918.00 plus interest."

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

GEYER:

MATTHEWS:

Street and Recreation Department Report

MCINTIRE:

Fire Department Report
New Haven Hose Report

Resolution No. 1-11-09: "To enter into an agreements with Mr. Tom Curry and Ms. Suzanne Shearer, Health Officers for services for the City of Connellsville, for the purpose of inspecting eating and drinking establishments and grocery stores and other health related matters that may arise, for the City of Connellsville. Inspections to be handled on an as needed-basis for a fee not to exceed $40 for establishments serving alcohol and a fee of $30 for other institutions."

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.

CITY TREASURER KELLER'S REPORT:

CONTROLLER WROTE'S REPORT:

Resolution No. 1-12-09: "That this meeting of City Council does hereby adjourn."

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.

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