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June 5, 2007 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, 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:

Sister Catherine Meinert S.C.

Public Comment:

There was no public comment at this time.

Regular Agenda:

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 6-1-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To accept the minutes from the May 16, 2007 City Council Meeting."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-1-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, Geyer, Matthews, McIntire, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Correspondence:

Tesauro read the first piece of correspondence, a registration letter from Michael Parlak, stating his retirement from the Connellsville Police Department.

Department Reports:

Mayor Reed discussed the following issues:

  • Large Trucks
  • Congratulations to the Garden Club
  • Veterans Commission
  • Students from Zachariah Connell and Jr. High
  • Congratulations to the artists from Jr. High East

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 6-2-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To authorize the signing of road closing request forms as required by Penn DOT to close off streets:

  1. For an Adopt-a-Block Christian block party, sponsored by the World Christian Outreach Ministries. The date and place is as follows: June 23rd, between Murphy and Johnson Avenue and Murphy and Highland Avenues from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm;
  2. To permit the closing of certain streets along 11th Street and Banning Street for 2007 8th Annual Italian Bash on the West Side Hill on Sunday July 22, starting at 1:00 pm till Midnight.
  3. To close certain streets for the annual 4th of July fireworks celebrations on July 3, 2007. Fireworks to begin at dusk.
  4. To close Newmyer Avenue on June 21, 2007 for the Annual Soap-Box Derby."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-2-07 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. 6-3-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To enter into a renewal of the lease agreement between the City of Connellsville and the Connellsville Area Senior Tigers, Inc. for July 1, 2007, and terminate on June 30, 2010."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-3-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Geyer, Matthews, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 6-4-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To acceptance the resignation of Sergeant Michael Parlak effective July 15, 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-4-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 6-5-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To hire Patrick Ruff as a full time police officer for the Police Department. Salary and fringe benefits determined by the Police Officers Association labor contract. Employment to begin June 5, 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-5-07 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. 6-6-07, which was seconded by Bodes: "To amend Resolution 5-10-07 from the May 16, 2007 council meeting, to approve the payment requests from Schobert Construction and Widmer Engineering for the roof replacement of the Connellsville Senior Citizens Center in the amount of $23,500 base contract, change order in the amount of $5,300 and engineer invoices of $2,047.50 for a total of $30,847.50. Payment to be made by the City using insurance proceeds of $13,040.00 and the remainder by the Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-6-06 resulted as follows: Affirmative were McIntire, Bodes, Matthews, Geyer, and Reed. The majority of the vote being affirmative, the Resolution was adopted.

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 6-7-07, which was seconded by McIntire: "To enter into a professional services contract with RDM, Resource Development and Management, Inc., with Joseph M. Hohman, as part of the Early Intervention Program, which is funded through the grant received by the Community and Economic Development, in the amount of $79,175 and in-kind services provided by the city officials and employees material in the amount of $23,748 upon approval of City Solicitor."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-7-07 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. 6-8-07, 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 June 2007."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-8-07 resulted as follows: Affirmative were Bodes, McIntire, Matthews, Geyer, 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.

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

Reed introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 6-9-07, which was seconded by Geyer: "That this meeting of City council does hereby adjourn."

A vote upon the adoption of Resolution No. 6-9-07 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 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katrina Angel,
Administrative Secretary

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