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December 22, 2010 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 was Mayor Matthews, Council members Geyer, Karpiak, Weaver and Ritch. Also attending this meeting was City Clerk Tesauro. Solicitor Mitchell was absent.

A moment of silence was observed following the Pledge of Allegiance. Rev. Matt Goldsberry led invocation.

VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENTS:

REGULAR AGENDA:

Resolution No. 12-1-2010: “To accept the minutes from the November 17, 2010 City Council Meeting.”

A vote upon the adoption of the of the votes being affirmative, the resolution was adopted.

Resolution No. 12-2-10: “To waive the 4-day Resolution Rule to allow for items submitted after the 4-day rule to be read at the meeting tonight, such Resolutions will be marked with an asterisk.”

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

CORRESPONDENCE:

MAYOR MATTHEWS:

Police Department Report

Resolution No. 12-3-2010: “To set the meeting time and place for the City Council Meetings of the City of Connellsville for 2011 to the following: January 26th, February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th, November 16th, and December 21st. Meetings will be held in the Municipal Building, 110 North Arch Street and begin at 7:00 p.m. Executive sessions for personnel and legal issues will begin at 6:00 p.m. prior to each meeting.”

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

GEYER:

Resolution No. 12-4-2010: “To pay Mockenhaupt $1,650.00 for consulting, actuarial and administrative services through October 31, 2010 for the Police Pension Plan.”

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

Resolution No. 12-5-2010: “To authorize payment to Victor Paving Company in the amount of $74,203.80 for the street paving project, pending the City Engineers approval.”

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

Resolution No. 12-6-2010: “To enter into a Tax Anticipation Loan Agreement for the year 2011 in the amount of $450,000 with PNC Bank at the rate of 2.33% interest for 12 months.”

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

Resolution No. 12-7-2010: “To join the neighboring municipalities in participating in the G Conferences to be held March 17, 18 and 19, 2011.”

Geyer noted it may be a G5 Conference because South Connellsville and Everson may join.

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

Resolution No. 12-8-2010: “WHEREAS THE City of Connellsville will be undertaking a project under the Early Intervention Program called City of Connellsville Technology Upgrade, AND, WHEREAS THE CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE wishes to participate in said project. AND, WHEREAS The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development makes available grants-in-aid to such projects through the Early Intervention Program. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Connellsville hereby authorize Antoinette Tesauro, City Clerk, to make application for such a grant on our behalf. AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Connellsville hereby allocates local resources in the amount of $8,236.00 to said project.”

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

Resolution No. 12-9-2010: “To adopt proposed Ordinance #1476, Bill No.1 of 2010, AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES PAYABLE BY THE CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE FOR THE VARIOUS POSITIONS ENUMERATED HEREIN FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011, AND REPAEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH.”

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

Resolution No. 12-10-2010: “To adopt Ordinance #1477, Bill No. 2 of 2010, An Ordinance of the City of Connellsville, County of Fayette, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, fixing the real estate tax rate and residence tax rate for all city purposes for the fiscal year 2011, and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith.”

Geyer noted there is no raise in taxes this year.

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

Resolution No. 12-11-2010: “To adopt proposed Ordinance #1478, Bill No. 3 of 2010, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE, FAYETTE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, SHOWING THE ESTIMATED RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, AND LIABILITIES OF EVERY KIND FOR ALL THE FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 WITH THE BALANCE OF UNEXPENDED APPROPRIATIONS AS THE BASIS FOR FIXING THE LEVY AND TAX RATE FOR SAID FISCAL, YEAR APPROPRIATING THE VARIOUS AMOUNTS SHOWN AS PROPOSED EXPENDITURES HEREIN FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE CITY FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR FROM THE REVENUE AVAILABLE FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR FOR THE DEPARTMENTS, BUREAUS, AND SPECIFIC PURPOSES SET FORTH HEREIN, AND THE REPEALING OF ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTANT HEREWITH.”

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

KARPIAK:

Public Works Report

Karpiak reminded citizens that if their vehicles are not registered, inspected or plates up to date and are parked on the street, the vehicle must then be removed to allow room for the snow plows.

Discussed the upcoming “Corn Hole” event to be held at New Haven Hose on January 30th at 1 PM.

WEAVER:

Fire Department Report Health/Code Department Report New Haven Hose Report

RITCH:

Public Buildings and Recreation Report

CITY TREASURER REPORT:

Keller noted the Tax Office hours for the week of December 27th through the 31st will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 AM until noon. CONTROLLER REPORT:

MAYOR MATTHEWS:

Matthews noted the Street and Fire Departments should have their contracts settled and ready in January.

Resolution No. 12-12-2010: “To schedule an Executive Session at 6 PM on January 26, 2011 to discuss legal, personnel and contractual issues.”

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

Resolution No. 12-13-2010: “That this meeting of City Council does hereby adjourn.”

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

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