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September 21, 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 Matthews. Councilman Geyer 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.

VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Randy Williams and Oliver Lint from Veolia Environmental Services spoke about the Garbage Contract.

Dale H. Cadwallader, Board of Health, Requested more hours for Tom Currey, Health Officer.

Mr. Cadwallader further announced what a fine job Mr. Currey is doing.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen, discussed addresses to be demolished by the City which is owned by them.

CORRESPONDENCE:

REGULAR AGENDA:

Resolution No. 9-1-09: "To accept the minutes from the August 20, 2009 City Council Meeting."

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

Proclamation, Scott C’s Auto Service

MAYOR REED:

Police Department Report

Resolution No. 9-2-09: "To designate the Redevelopment Authority as the City’s contact agency with Amtrak, CSX & National Railroad Passenger Corporation for the rail station improvement project."

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

Resolution No. 9-3-09: "To enter into an agreement with the City of Connellsville Historical Society to provide water service at the Historical Society’s Spring House at the Crawford’s Cabin Site through the water distribution system of Yough Park in exchange for authorization to install a portion of the Yough Park waterline distribution system along the bike trial and across the Historical Society property."

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

Resolution No. 9-4-09: "To authorize the city solicitor to file property liens to certain city properties at the Fayette County Court House for services provided by the city and its employees."

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

Resolution No. 9-5-09: "To enter into a one year contract extension agreement with the CPOA, Connellsville Police Officers Association for 2010. Contract terms and conditions remain the same with a 4% salary increase."

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

BODES:

Resolution No. 9-6-09: "To pay all bills/expenditures in excess of $500.00: Case Sabatini, Audit Expense, $4,587.00."

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

GEYER: ABSENT

MATTHEWS:

Street/Recreation Department Report

Announced New Haven Hose Company will be holding their annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 7 PM with the same route as last year.

CAHS Patriots, Wreaths Across America and Schwann’s Fundraising Sale

Resolution No. 9-7-09: "To pay Krumanacker Electrical Service $1,263.16, for emergency work at Yough Park. Money to be taken from the Recreation PLGIT Account."

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

Resolution No. 9-8-09: "To enter into a Five-Year Winter Municipal Agreement with PennDot for the winter maintenance of the following streets in the City: portions of Crawford Avenue; York Avenue; Pittsburgh Street. The allocation the City will receive from PennDot will be $12,220.63. Effective with this new Agreement, PennDot will now be responsible for Morrell Avenue; Snyder Street and Ninth Street."

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

MCINTIRE:

Health Department Report

New Haven Hose Report

Fire Department Report

Fall Clean-up Day is set for October 10, 2009

Resolution No. 9-9-09: "To execute the Board of Health’s order of demolition for the following properties: 519 North Prospect Street, and 412 North Cottage Avenue, and to submit the aforementioned properties to the Redevelopment Authority for demolition."

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

Resolution No. 9-10-09: "To open bids received for the exclusive Garbage Collection Contract with the City of Connellsville."

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

There were two bids which both included a Bid Bond and $20 check.

Veolia Environmental Services

Greenridge Services

Mayor and members of City Council discussed reviewing both bid packets thoroughly before accepting a bid.

Resolution No. 9-11-09: "To delay awarding bids proposed by Greenridge and Veolia, opened September 21, 2009. Upon further review, the bid will be awarded at the Council Meeting held on October 15, 2009. This is for the exclusive garbage collection contract with the City of Connellsville for a two year term with a one year option."

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

Resolution No. 9-12-09: "To enter into a four year contract agreement, September 21, 2009, through December 31, 2013, to hire Charles Thomas Currey, Jr. as the City’s Health Officer and Code Officer. Salary is $38,000 with no health benefits."

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

Resolution No. 9-13-09: "To repeal Ordinance #1469, Bill No.1 of April 27, 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 and to advertise to adopt Ordinance # 1471 Bill No.1, An Ordinance of the City of Connellsville, Fayette County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Landlord Registration and Occupancy Ordinance."

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

CITY TREASURER KELLER’S REPORT:

CONTROLLER WROTE’S REPORT:

Resolution No. 9-14-09: "That this meeting of City Council does hereby adjourn."

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

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