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June 11, 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, Matthews, and Geyer. Also attending this meeting were City Clerk Antoinette Tesauro and Solicitor Mitchell. Councilman Bodes was absent.

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

VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Peter Jandura Jr. discussed the future of Connellsville

James McIntire discussed Connellsville Crossroads Magazine

CORRESPONDENCE:

CAHS Patriots, Inc., sale of banners

Charlie Company Family Readiness Group, Poker Run Fundraiser

Milton L. Bishop, American Legion Post #301

REGULAR AGENDA:

Resolution No. 6-1-09: “To accept the minutes from the May 14, 2009 City Council Meeting.”

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative were Matthews, McIntire, and Reed. Geyer abstained due to being absent at the last meeting. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution was adopted.

MAYOR REED:

Announced the Memorial Bridge construction will begin Monday, June 22nd and it will take approximately two years.

Police Department Report

Announced the Connellsville Area Historical Society, on June 27 and 28th, will be holding the Braddock’s Crossing and reenactment.

Landlord Ordinance announcement: Landlords will be receiving a letter within the next few days warning of a fine to those who do not comply.

Mayor Reed discussed the Youghiogheny River and the water being withdrawn from it. Connellsville is getting a Water Quality Monitor.

The Curry Mine was also discussed. Mayor Reed showed the audience the map of the Curry Mine and explained it in detail.

Announced Councilman McIntire will be announcing a new Ordinance dealing with Ordinance 1120.

Resolution No. 6-2-09: “To close certain streets for the annual July 3rd fireworks display at the Veterans Plaza as requested by the sponsoring agency, the Connellsville Chamber of Commerce. The rain date is set for July 5th; and to close Meadow Lane from Crawford Avenue to Orchard Alley from 5 PM to 10 PM for the Chamber of Commerce Sock Hop.”

Mayor Reed announced the events of July 3rd.

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

Resolution No. 6-3-09: “To adopt the Policy and Procedure Manual as prepared by Campbell, Beatty and Durrant.”

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

Resolution No. 6-4-09: “To reappoint the following individuals: Dr. Dale Cadwallader to the Connellsville Board of Health, term to expire on April 1, 2014; Peggy Rice to the Connellsville Board of Health, term to expire on April 1, 2013; Norma Cindric to the Connellsville Municipal Authority Board for a term to expire the first Monday in 2012; Carl Helinsky to the Fire Fighter Civil Service Board with a term to expire the first Monday in 2011.”

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

BODES: ABSENT, Resolutions were read by McIntire

Resolution No. 6-5-09: “To pay all bills/expenditures in excess of $500.00: Amerihealth Casualty Services, casualty insurance, $7,888.64.”

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

Resolution No. 6-6-09: “To pay Mockenhaupt Benefits Group $517.98 for consulting, actuarial and administrative services through April 30, 2009.”

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

GEYER:

Street/Recreation Department Report

Geyer announced the Summer Recreation Program signups being basketball and tennis. He noted both will be offering instruction to children. Signups will be 9 am until 2 pm at the City’s garage every day next week.

The Trail Town Outreach and the Garden Club had worked together to plant flowers along the trail and have a community garden. The Garden Tour is June 20th from 9:30 AM until 2 PM. There will be lunch at Nancy’s Tea Room. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce and Spotto’s Hardware.

Announced “Blue Friday” in response to our Troops and support of them.

Mr. Geyer gave his condolences to George Kosisko and his family in the death of his father.

MATTHEWS:

Resolution No. 6-7-09: “To open sealed bids for the sale of the following items: 1999 Ford F 150 Pickup Truck and 1977 Lee-Boy Self Propelled Paver.”

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

City Clerk read the bids:

Billy B’s, Certified Mail, bid of $1,700.00 for the 1999 Ford Pickup Truck Hugh McCutcheon, Money Order, $2,060.00, truck bid Michael Murphy, Money gram, $1,095, truck bid

Resolution No.6-8-09: “To accept the bid of Hugh McCutcheon in the amount of $2,060.00 for the 1999 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck. Truck is sold as-is.”

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

Michael Murphy, $80.00 for the paver Joe Ross, $207.00, for the paver

Resolution No. 6-9-09: “To accept the bid of Joe Ross in the amount of $207.00 for the 1977 Lee-Boy Self Propelled Paver. Paver is sold as-is.”

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

MCINTIRE:

Health Department Report New Haven Hose Report Fire Department Report

McIntire announced the next resolution council has not taken lightly, it is someone’s pet.

Resolution No. 6-10-09: “To advertise City Council’s intention to amend Ordinance No. 1120, adopted on November 12, 1974, titled Keeping of Pigs and Hogs; Maintenance of Pig Pens Unlawful.”

A vote upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Affirmative were Geyer, 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. 6-11-09: “That this meeting of City Council does hereby adjourn.”

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

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