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August 20, 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 Bodes, McIntire, and Geyer. Councilman Matthews was absent. Also attending this meeting were City Clerk Antoinette Tesauro and Solicitor Mitch Mitchell.

A moment of silence was observed following the Pledge of Allegiance led by Eagle Scout Andrew Samuel Dukish.

VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Linda Allen, 336 Breakneck Road, concerning the City’s Health Officer a property of Mr. and Mrs. Allen’s that the Board of Health ordered they demolish.

Rev. Castile, Lemont Furnace, asking for a crosswalk at Greenwood Church and to place the crosswalk on the Traffic Committee’s next agenda. He requested that a Traffic Committee Meeting be scheduled and invite him to attend.

Judy Keller, Tax Collector, discussed City checking accounts.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Veterans Commission, Patriot’s Day Program, September 11, 2009 on the Veteran’s Plaza.

REGULAR AGENDA:

Resolution No. 8-1-09: "To accept the minutes from the July 9, 2009 City Council Meeting."

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

MAYOR REED:

Police 10 mile Poker Ride, Sunday, August 30th at 1 PM at Yough River Park

Connellsville Multi-Municipal Plan

Memorial Bridge update

Dr. William Colvin, great friend of Connellsville

Yough Park renovation

Proclamation awarded to Eagle Scout Andrew Samuel Dukish

Police Department Report

Resolution No. 8-2-09: "To renew the annual contract with the State Police Western PA Auto Theft Task Force for the fiscal year 2009-2010."

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

Resolution No. 8-3-09: "To authorize the Connellsville Veterans Commission to use the Veterans Plaza for the annual Patriots Day Program at 10:00 AM on September 11, 2009."

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

Resolution No. 8-4-09: "To appoint and authorize Mayor Judy Reed and Terry Bodes as the tax collection committee as voting delegates for the City of Connellsville."

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

Resolution No. 8-5-09: "To authorize the advertising of the public meetings for the City of Connellsville Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance."

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

Resolution No. 8-6-09: "That all Connellsville City Bank Accounts shall require the endorsements of the Director of Accounts and Finance, the Controller and the Treasurer. The Cream of the Trail Activity Account, The Landlord Registration Account shall be closed and funds shall be deposited into General Fund and Recreation Fund Accounts. And, adjusting all authorized signers to be added to all City of Connellsville accounts that only have one signature, as per Third Class City Code."

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

BODES:

Resolution No. 8-7-09: "To pay all bills/expenditures in excess of $500.00: Krumanacker Electric, Traffic control, $2,238.98; McCusker Safe and Lock, Replace lock body in Police Department, duplicate key, service and labor, $656.00; Amerihealth Casualty Service, Workers Compensation, $4,397.04."

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

Resolution No. 8-8-09: "To advertise the following dates for the Mayor and City Council to prepare the Budget for 2010: September 18, 2009, October 6, 2009, October 20, 2009 and November 3, 2009. Times will be determined."

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

GEYER:

Street/Recreation Department Report

Resolution No. 8-9-09: "To add Jessica Starr Jeffries to the on-call list for part-time and/or temporary employment."

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

Resolution No. 8-10-09: "For the City of Connellsville to enter into two Deed of Easement Agreements between the City of Connellsville and the Connellsville Municipal Authority, giving the Municipal Authority a right-of-way for the purpose of installing and maintaining a storm sewer line."

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

Resolution No. 8-11-09: "WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the City of Connellsville have agreed to use the dotGrants on-line reporting system to file the required Liquid Fuels forms annually; including but not limited to the MS-965, MS-329 and MS-999 forms."

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

MATTHEWS: ABSENT

MCINTIRE:

Health Department Report

New Haven Hose Report

Fire Department Report

Resolution No. 8-12-09: "To amend Bill No. 1, Ordinance #1120, Amendment Introduced June 11, 2009: (1) Potbellied Pigs or Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs, not to exceed one per household, kept as pets in a clean and sanitary manner and not used or intended for use as food or fiber, or for improving animal nutrition, breeding management, or production efficiency, or for improving the quality of food or fiber or for any other commercial purpose."

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

CITY TREASURER KELLER’S REPORT:

CONTROLLER WROTE’S REPORT:

Resolution No. 8-13-09: "That this meeting of City Council does hereby adjourn."

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

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