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February 13, 2007 Council Meeting Minutes

This regular meeting of the Connellsville City Council was held this evening at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, and 110 North Arch Street, Connellsville, PA. Attending this meeting were Mayor Reed, Council Members McIntire, Matthews, Geyer and Bodes. Also attending this meeting were, City Clerk Antoinette Tesauro, and City Solicitor Mundorff.

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

Proclamations:

Glass Cap Federal Credit Union

Public Comment:

Charles Dehainaut, 1311 Chestnut Street, spoke about the Senior Citizen Center.

Regular Agenda:

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-1-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To accept the minutes from the January 11, 2007 City Council Meeting."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-1-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, Geyer, Matthews, McIntire, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Correspondence:

There were no correspondences at this meeting.

Department Reports:

Mayor Reed read a letter about the "Connellsville Airport" and each of the councilmen also stated their thoughts on renaming the airport.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-2-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To reaffirm the contract agreement of May 18, 1936, between Fayette County and the City of Connellsville stating that the airport shall be named "The Connellsville Airport" even in the event of a sale."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-2-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-3-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To authorize the mayor on behalf of the City of Connellsville to enter into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department Of General Services to purchase the Armory at 108 West Washington Ave. Purchase price of $50,000 to be spread out over a six year period with payments of $8,000, $8,400, $8,400, $8,400, $8,400. & $8, 400. The Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 21 of Connellsville has pledged to pay the total of $25,000, $5,000, over a five year period and Nancy Stafford has pledged $15,000, $3,000, over a five year period. The remaining balance shall be paid by public contributions."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-3-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, and Reed. Nay vote was Matthews. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-4-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To enter into an agreement with the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 21 of Connellsville and Nancy Stafford and any additional contributors for the purchase of the Armory that in the event the Armory should be sold, from the proceeds from the sale, by the city, the contributors shall be repaid their contributions to the original purchase price. The net proceeds shall meet or exceed the contribution for the reimbursement."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-4-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, and Reed. Nay votes were Matthews and Geyer. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adopted of Resolution No. 2-5-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To amend resolution #12-3-06, regarding the Early Intervention Program, to include in kind services, to be provided by the city in the minimum amount of $5,000."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-5-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-6-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To make application to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for way finding signs to be located on West Crawford Ave. and Third St. for directions to the bike trail parking lot. Request made by Mr. Kovall, Yough River Trail Committee, President. This is at no cost to the city."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-6-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Geyer, Bodes, Matthews, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-7-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To designate the lawn at Connellsville City Hall as the possible site for the burial of the 200 year Time Capsule sponsored by Marlyn Fink, owner of Fink Funeral Home."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-7-06 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, Matthews, and Reed. Nay vote was Geyer. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-8-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To authorize the closing of certain streets for the culminating activity of a bi-centennial parade for the burial of the Time Capsule; date, time, and location to be determined by the City of Connellsville and Marlyn Fink owner, Fink Funeral Home."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-8-06 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Matthews, Bodes, and Reed. Nay vote was Geyer. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-9-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To authorize Ralph Wombacker and Redevelopment Authority to review for possible development the following City properties listed on the Free and Clear Tax Sale:

  1. 226 South Prospect Street Tax ID 05-07-0296
  2. Vacant lot on Greenwood Ave. Tax ID 05-14-0167
  3. South Pittsburgh Street Tax ID 05-07-0142
and to purchase such properties from the Free and Clear Tax Sale 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-9-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, and Reed. Nay votes were Matthews and Geyer. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-10-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To pay all bills as presented including all bills and expenditures for goods and services that exceed $500.00 for the month of February 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-10-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Bodes introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-11-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To accept the tax reconciliation report from the City Treasurer to the City of Connellsville in the amount of $140,813.83 for 2006 uncollected real estate property tax, real estate $128,012.57, 10% penalty of $12,801.26"

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-11-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Geyer stated that a monthly report for his department is available upon request.

Geyer introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-12-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To ice over the basketball courts at Woodruff Park and permit ice skating, at one's own risk, and if weather permits."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-12-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Matthews stated that a monthly report for his department is available upon request.

Matthews introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-13-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To authorize the signing of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of General Services, Salt Contract Participation Agreement, that will run from August 2007 until July 2008. This states that we are to purchase 500 tons of road salt, of which we are responsible for 60% of the cost."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-13-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Matthews introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-14-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "To adopt Ordinance No.1451 Bill No.5 of 2007, amending Ordinance No. 1386 Bill No. 12 of 1998, Section 113 Schedule of Permit Fees, Subsection 2. Fee Schedule for making openings or excavations in Streets, Alleys, and Sidewalks shall be five hundred dollars ($500) per dig. A refund of two hundred dollars ($200) will be given upon final inspection and approval of the municipality."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-14-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

McIntire stated that a monthly report for his department is available upon request. McIntire introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-15-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To authorize the Fire Department employees to administer the Dispatch duties at the Police Station during the regular working hours."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-15-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

City Controller Wrote Report:

City Controller Wrote submitted a report to the Mayor, Council Members and Administrative Secretary. Available Upon Request

City Treasurer Keller Report:

City Treasurer Keller submitted a report to the Mayor, Council Members and Administrative Secretary. Available Upon Request

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2-16-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "That this meeting of City council does hereby adjourn."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 2-20-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Matthews, Bodes, Geyer, McIntire and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Katrina Angel, City Secretary

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