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January 21, 2014 City Council Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE:

Rev. Thompson from AME Church gave invocation

REMARKS FROM VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Chip Rowan, Connellsville Area Community Ministry, thanked those who gave donations, food pantry, crisis assistance, etc.

Lucy King, Downtown Connellsville, Lunch and Learn was a success, Mixer networking in March.

CORRESPONDENCE:

REGULAR AGENDA:

Resolution No. 1-11-2014: “To approve the minutes from the January 6, 2014 City Council Meeting.”

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

Resolution No. 1-12-2014: “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 Councilmen Geyer, Karpiak, Ritch, Zolbrod and Mayor Lincoln. The majority of the votes being affirmative, the resolution was adopted.

MAYOR LINCOLN:

Police Department Report

REMINDERS:

February 1st, New Haven Hose, Night at the Races, 6 PM, 724-603-2662 February 14th, Murphy Hall, Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance/Conn Area benefit, 724-628-5090

Direct appointment: Let the record show that I appoint Marilyn Weaver to the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority; term to expire the first Monday of 2019.”

Resolution No. 1-13-2014: “To appoint Bruce Jaynes to the Connellsville Housing Authority; term to expire the first Monday of 2017.”

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

Resolution No. 1-14-2014: "To approve the placement and creation of an ice skating facility on property owned by the Connellsville Area School District and known as Parcel ID No. 05-15-0276, and to add the Connellsville Area School District to the City's insurance policy as an additional insured for such purposes."

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

Resolution No. 1-15-2014: "To approve the participation of the City in the Central Westmoreland Council of Governments Vehicle & Equipment Purchasing Program (Cooperative Purchasing Contract 13-MV-013-014) with the completion and filing of the appropriate application and the payment of the $195 membership fee; to approve the purchase of a 2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited Police 1WS19 vehicle (see attached specifications) from Day Chevrolet, Inc. for a base cost of $26,696.00 with lease payments of $804.13 per month for thirty-six (36) months, with the option to purchase the vehicle at the end of such thirty-six (36) month term for the sum of $1.00; and to authorize and direct the Police Chief to complete, review, and execute any and all necessary or related documents on behalf of the City."

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

Resolution No. 1-16-2014: “To change the scope of the work of the 2013 CDBGT grant East Park activity from court repairs to renovations to the Band Shell at East Park, work to include installation of a new roof and upgrades to the electrical system.”

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

GEYER:

Resolution No. 1-17-2014: “To participate in the G-11 Conferences on April 24th, 25th and 26th at no cost to City.”

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

Resolution No. 1-18-2014: “To approve and sign the following: 2014 Minimum Recommended Back-up Procedures, Annual Software Support Agreement and Hardware & System Software Support Agreement with Edmund and Associates Accounting Software.”

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

Resolution No. 1-19-2014: “To hire Linda Goodlin as a part time clerk in the City Tax Office. The hourly rate will be $7.50 not to exceed $3,600.00 a year or 480 hours as established by the 2014 City Budget. There are no benefits provided to this employee. They will start to work on Monday, February 3, 2014.”

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

Resolution No. 1-20-2014: “To advertise to accept sealed bids for conducting the annual audit for the City of Connellsville for fiscal year(s) 2013, 2014 and 2015. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 pm on February 17, 2014 and will be opened at the City Council Meeting on February 18, 2014 beginning at 6:30 PM. The municipality reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.”

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

Resolution No. 1-21-2014: “To hire Joyce Shaffer as a part-time Bookkeeper effective February 3, 2014; salary to be $10.00 an hour.”

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

Resolution No. 1-22-2014: “To hire Dorothy Fosbrink for Consultant purposes at the rate of $15.00 an hour, not to exceed $600.00; effective February 3, 2014.”

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

KARPIAK:

Public Works Report

Resolution No. 1-23-2014: “To renew the Sodium Chloride contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of General Services, Bureau of Procurement, Costars Program, commencing August 1, 2014 and ending July 31, 2015.”

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

RITCH:

Resolution No. 1-24-2014: “To open bids received for the sale of the following City properties: Run Avenue, Parcel ID #05-09-0436-01 and 140 S Pittsburgh Street, Parcel ID #05-07-0139.”

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

One bid was received for each property:

Ronald J. Haggerty, bid for $250.00, $50.00 deposit included
Peter Jandura, bid for $400.00, $80.00 deposit included
Resolution No. 1-25-2014: “To accept the bid of Ronald Haggerty in the amount of $250.00 for the purchase of the following property: Run Avenue, Parcel ID #05-09-0436-01.”

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

Resolution No. 1-26-2014: “To accept the bid of Peter Jandura in the amount of $400.00 for the purchase of the following property: 140 S Pittsburgh Street, Parcel ID #05-07-0139.”

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

Resolution No. 1-27-2014: “To reappoint Matthew Ptacek to the Connellsville Recreation Board; term to expire the first Monday in January of 2019.”

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

ZOLBROD:

Health Department Report Fire Department Report New Haven Hose Report

Resolution No. 1-28-2014: “To appoint Dave Waggett to the Connellsville Health Board; term to expire the first Monday in January 2015.”

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

Discussed clean-up tentatively scheduled from 10 AM until Noon on April 12, 2014 with a goal of 500 Volunteers including individuals and groups to clean up the trash and declare Connellsville a litter-free zone.

CITY TREASURER KELLER’S REPORT:
CITY CONTROLLER BROOKS REPORT:

Geyer questioned City Engineer Pounds about the hotel project. Pounds answered the project is moving forward.

Lincoln announced that groups and organizations planning on having an event in the City this year submit information for the City’s master calendar by contacting City Hall at 724-628-2020 ext. 201 or email cityadminsecretary@connellsville.org before May.

Resolution No. 1-29-2014: “That this meeting of City Council does hereby adjourn.”

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

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