Council Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2014

A regular meeting of Washington City Council was held Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7PM in Council Chambers, 55 West Maiden Street, Washington, Pennsylvania.  Mayor Brenda Davis, presiding, opened the meeting.

ROLL CALL:

Councilwoman Tracie Graham — Present

Councilman Kenneth Westcott — Present

Councilman Joseph Manning — Present

Councilman Terry Faust — Present

Mayor Brenda Davis — Present

SOLICITOR:              John F. Cambest, Esquire — Present

MOMENT OF SILENCE

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2014 regular meeting of Washington City Council.

Mayor Davis then opened the public participation portion of the meeting.  Those signed in to speak were as follows:

  • Chief Linn Brookman gave the 2 reports for the month of September. The Fire report consisted of the following:  152 calls of which 2 were arson.  These are under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police and City Police.  The Building Permit activity included 19 total permits issued, with a total of 195 permits being issued for this year.  September fees collected were $2,042.43 with year-to-date fees collected being $34,837.85
  • Ron McIntyre gave the September report for the Code Enforcement Department. There were 155 calls of service, 63 violations were mailed out, and 11 citations were issued.  There was a house demolished on 766 Addison Street.  Total year-to-date fees collected are $2,970.00
  • Chief Chris Luppino gave the Police Department’s September report. It was as follows:  922 calls of service, 6,666 miles patrolled, 84 traffic citations, 45 non-traffic citations, 51 criminal arrests, with total monies collected at $1,605.00

There being no further public participation, Mayor Davis closed this portion of the meeting.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to WEG (Weavertown Environmental Group) in the amount of $4,064.50 for 3rd Street Bio Haz and Municipal Waste Clean Up. CHARGE 01.34/413-452 (Code Enforcement – Abandoned/Hazard Clean Up Service)

A motion was made by Councilman Faust, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, approve the following Resolution: 

RESOLUTION  NO.  12  OF  2014 

A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

WHEREAS,  The City of Washington will be applying for $194,420 in Local Share Account Funds for the Washington Park Pony League and Colt Storm Water Project, and

WHEREAS,  The City of Washington will earmark up to $21,600 from their budget for matching funds, and
WHEREAS,  The City of Washington wishes to participate in said project, and
WHEREAS, Washington County Local Share Account funds are made available.
CHARGE 85.00/436-000 (LSA Funds)

A motion was made by Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and carried, to approve the following Resolution:

RESOLUTION  NO.  13  OF  2014 

WHEREAS, the City of Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania is contemplating the refinancing of certain of its general obligation debt.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the City of Washington hereby appoints the following financing team for the refinancing:

  1. PNC Capital Markets, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Underwriter
  2. CIM Investment Management, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Financial Advisor
  3. Jeff Mills of Reed Smith Law Offices, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Bond Counsel, and subject to the finalization of Bond Counsel Fee.
  4. S. Bank National Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Paying Agent.

The City authorizes execution of the Financial Advisor Proposal of CIM Investment Management, Inc., dated October 6, 2014 and the acknowledgement of MSRB Rule G-17 Disclosures from PNC Capital Markets LLC, dated October 9, 2014.

The City hereby accepts, and authorizes execution of, the Proposal from Digital Assurance Certification LLC, Orlando, Florida to assist the City in performing its continuing disclosure obligations under Securities Exchange Commission Rule 15c2-12.

The City further directs the Financial Advisor, the Underwriter, the Paying Agent and Bond Counsel to take all steps necessary to prepare and to complete the financing project for further approval by the City.

ROLL CALL:

Councilwoman Tracie Graham — Yes

Councilman Kenneth Westcott — No

Councilman Joseph Manning — No

Councilman Terry Faust — No

Mayor Brenda Davis — Yes

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and carried, to approve the following Resolution:

RESOLUTION  NO.  13  OF  2014 

WHEREAS, the City of Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania is contemplating the refinancing of certain of its general obligation debt.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the City of Washington hereby appoints the
following financing team for the refinancing:

  1. PNC Capital Markets, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Underwriter
  2. CIM Investment Management, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Financial Advisor
  3. Dinsmore and Shohl LLP,  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Bond Counsel, and subject to the finalization of Bond Counsel Fee.
  1. S. Bank National Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Paying Agent.

The City authorizes execution of the Financial Advisor Proposal of CIM Investment Management, Inc., dated October 6, 2014 and the acknowledgement of MSRB Rule G-17 Disclosures from PNC Capital Markets LLC, dated October 9, 2014.

The City hereby accepts, and authorizes execution of, the Proposal from Digital Assurance Certification LLC, Orlando, Florida to assist the City in performing its continuing disclosure obligations under Securities Exchange Commission Rule 15c2-12.

The City further directs the Financial Advisor, the Underwriter, the Paying Agent and Bond Counsel to take all steps necessary to prepare and to complete the financing project for further approval by the City.

ROLL CALL:

Councilwoman Tracie Graham — No

Councilman Kenneth Westcott — Yes

Councilman Joseph Manning — Yes

Councilman Terry Faust — Yes

Mayor Brenda Davis – No

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve to commit LSA Funds in the amount of $43,688 as matching funds for the DCED Multi Modal Transportation Grant – Dunn Avenue Sidewalk Project.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to rescind incorrect previously approved motion and approve corrected motion:

RESCIND Due To Incorrect Amount and Description:

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Robinson Pipe Cleaning Co. in the amount of $1,920.00 for sewer cleaning and televising at Burton Avenue and also at Jefferson and Beau Avenues. CHARGE 01.42/438-210 (Public Works – Road Maintenance & Repairs)

CORRECTED:  Approve payment to Robinson Pipe Cleaning co. in the amount of $3,682.50 for sewer cleaning and televising at Jefferson and Wiley Avenues.  CHARGE 01.42/438-210 (Public Works – Road Maintenance & Repairs)

A motion was made by Councilwoman Graham, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve the Budget transfer of $3,373.00  FROM  01.33/411-183 (Fire – Overtime)  TO  01.33/411-268 (Fire – Fire Prevention Exp.)

A motion was made by Councilwoman Graham, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve the Budget transfer of $433.00  FROM  01.33/411-210 (Fire – Materials and Supplies)  TO  01.33/411-266 (Fire – Training and Schooling)

A motion was made by Councilwoman Graham, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve the Budget transfer of  $5,154.18  FROM  85.00/100-000 (LSA Funds)  TO  66.00/100-000 (Catfish Creek Project Fund)

A motion was made by Councilwoman Graham, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve the Budget transfer of  $4,019.28  FROM  85.00/100-000 (LSA Funds)  TO  66.00/100-000 (Catfish Creek Project Fund)

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve the Treasurer’s payment to Agrecycle, Inc. in the amount of $2,520.00 for Composting Contract — Requisition #1 for 2014 – 2015. Breakdown as follows:  $2,700.00 minus $180.00 (Discount) = $2,520.00
CHARGE 20.00/426-240 (Compost/Recycle OP Expenses)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Palermo/Kissinger & Associates, P.C. in the amount of $18,000.00 for preparation of Audited Financial Statements of the City of Washington for the year ended December 31, 2013.   CHARGE 01.22/402-312 (Controller – Audit Services)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Sigcom in the amount of $4,348.31 for (4) DTX PCB, Basic (Radios Only), (4) Assembly Transmitters PLL, and (6) CONN COAX Plugs. CHARGE 33/411-376 (Fire Alarm Maintenance)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering in the amount of $450.00 for Recycle Drop Off Center.  CHARGE 77.00/454-700 (Capital Improvement)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering in the amount of $270.00 for Recycle Center (Proposed).  CHARGE 77.00/454-700 (Capital Improvement)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering in the amount of $960.00 for Tennis Courts.  CHARGE 85.00/438-000 (LSA Funds)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering in the amount of $900.00 for 2014 August City Council Items.  CHARGE 01.43/430-313 (Engineering Services)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering in the amount of $740.00 for Campbell Avenue Storm Water.  CHARGE 96.00/446-000 (Marcellus Shale)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Bruce Dille in the amount of $2,350.00 for painting with glass beads the following intersections with respective amounts owed:  Jefferson and Henderson $600.00, Jefferson and Hall $350.00, Jefferson and Chestnut $400.00, Jefferson and Beau $600.00, and Maiden and Wade $400.  CHARGE 03.00/433-378 (Liquid Fuels Fund — Traffic Signal Maintenance)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Skelly & Loy in the amount of $20,616.72 for Professional Services (Catfish Creek Project).   CHARGE 66.00/446-310 (Catfish Creek Fund)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Skelly & Loy in the amount of $16,077.14 for Professional Services (Catfish Creek Project).   CHARGE 66.00/446-310 (Catfish Creek Fund)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to EG & G – A Division Of CT Consultants in the amount of $3,547.50 for Amendment #13 (100% Complete).  CHARGE 60.00/489-000 (Downtown Revitalization Project Fund)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to EG & G – A Division Of CT Consultants in the amount of $2,902.50 for Amendment #13 (94.5% Complete).  CHARGE 60.00/489-000 (Downtown Revitalization Project Fund)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Washington & Jefferson College in the amount of $25,000.00 for RACP Final Payment.  CHARGE 93.00/454-682 (RACP Washington & Jefferson Grant Fund)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Citizens Library in the amount of $166,668.00 for 3rd Reimbursement Keystone Grant.  CHARGE 56.00/456-682 (Citizens Library HVAC Project – Construction Costs)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Bankcard Services in the amount of $51.87 for combination locks at Recycle Drop Off.  CHARGE 77.00/426-610 (Capital Improvements)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, P.C. in the amount of $9,825.21 for services rendered through 9/29/2014 and includes October 2014 retainer. CHARGE 01.13/404-310 (Solicitor Professional Services)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Gary Metzinger Cement Contractor, Inc. in the amount of $108,314.82 (Payment #2).  CHARGE 66.00/446-310 (Catfish Creek Fund)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Gary Metzinger Cement Contractor, Inc. in the amount of $214,278.81 (Payment #3).  CHARGE 66.00/446-310 (Catfish Creek Fund)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Tedesco Excavating & Paving Inc. in the amount of $28,638.54 for Payment #5 – Final.  CHARGE 77.00/426-610 (Capital Improvement)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Faust, and unanimously carried, to approve Change Order No. 3 related to the Third Supplemental Intergovernmental Agreement.  This is for replacement of service valves and 12 fan coil units in the amount of $7,377.68 — the Library will pay for this cost.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve Change Order #3 with Gary Metzinger Cement Contractor, Inc. for Catfish Creek Storm Site 4 Project in the amount of $16,865. A 15-inch storm water pipe was discovered near the top of the pond embankment above the existing 36-inch overflow pipe. The 15-inch pipe will be connected using a manhole and 18-inch CMP.  Grant Gary Metzinger Cement Contractor, Inc one (1) month extension to contract — new ending date January 31, 2015.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve Change Order #4 with Gary Metzinger Cement Contractor, Inc, for Catfish Creek Storm Site 4 Project in the amount of $12,800. This is for additional preparation of sub-base to accept material from pond at Deposition Area 2 – 3.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve Change Order #5 with Gary Metzinger Cement Contractor, Inc, for Catfish Creek Storm Site 4 Project in the amount of $10,326.15 (Credit).  For the reduction of the Scope of Work eliminating removal of unconsolidated material placed on hillside at Deposition Area 2 – 3. Substitution of proposed 2A Modified Gravel with road millings from City Stockpile.

A motion was made by Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve Final Draft of the Rewriting of the Civil Service Rules for Police Department and Fire Department, which is written in one (1) document and indexed to reflect the separate requirements for each Department.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis thanked the Civil Service Commission for all of the time they devoted to rewriting and revising these rules and regulations and all of their hard work.

Councilman Westcott said, “good job”.

Councilman Manning extended a thank you.

Councilman Faust also expressed a thank you.

A motion was made by Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilman Faust, and unanimously carried, to approve and authorize the City to advertise for Police Civil Service applicants based on the recommendation by the Civil Service Commission.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Commercial LERTA for the Joseph Koval property located at 685 West Chestnut Street.   Parcel Number:  780-010-00-02-0028-00.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Graham, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve Memorandum Of Understanding stating the following:

MAYOR AND COUNCIL TAKE ACTION TO APPROVE THE PROPOSAL WITH WIDMER ENGINEERING INC. TO PROVIDE MEETS AND BOUNDS RELATING TO THE BUDD BAER PROPERTY REQUESTED IN THE AMOUNT OF $900.00 FROM LSA FUNDS ACCOUNT 85.00/100-000 TO BE APPROVED AT THE NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON OCTOBER 9, 2014.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and carried, to approve Memorandum Of Understanding stating the following:

MAYOR AND COUNCIL TAKE ACTION TO APPROVE THE PROPOSAL WITH WIDMER ENGINEERING INC. TO PROVIDE MEETS AND BOUNDS RELATING TO THE PROPERTY NEXT TO THE NEW PRESIDENTS PUB
REQUESTED IN THE AMOUNT OF $700.00 FROM LSA FUNDS ACCOUNT 85.00/100-000 TO BE APPROVED AT THE NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON OCTOBER 9, 2014.

ROLL CALL:

Councilwoman Tracie Graham — Yes

Councilman Kenneth Westcott — Yes

Councilman Joseph Manning — Yes

Councilman Terry Faust — No

Mayor Brenda Davis – Yes

A motion was made by Councilman Faust, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to S.E. Schultz Electric Inc. for the replacement of (20) LED wall pack lights, repair to conduit and installation of new photocells at the Jefferson Ave Viaduct location not to exceed $12,100.   CHARGE 46.00/409-373 (General Fund Reserve)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve transfer of $503,448.40  FROM  29.00/492-900 (General Municipal Pension State Aid Fund)  TO  01.00/392-900 (General Fund) for 2014 Pension State Aid Allocation.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Faust, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to PNC Bank in the amount of $503,448.40 as payment of the 2014 State Aid Allocation.  CHARGE 01.50/483-534 (Pension Contributions)

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve retirement of Calvin Sherron, Public Works Driver, effective October 21, 2014; pay all monies due and amend the Salary Ordinance accordingly.

COMMENT:  Councilman Westcott thanked Calvin Sherron for his 41 years on the job; Calvin did a great job.  Councilman Westcott extended his best wishes to Calvin to enjoy his retirement.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve Letter of Support for the Highland Ridge’s (Mending Fences Program) LSA Grant application.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve correction to the Transit motion made at the September 2014 City Council meeting to approve a one-year contract extension of the ADA Paratransit contract with Washington County Transportation Authority, from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015:  the correct rate is $4.37 per revenue mile in accordance with the original Agreement.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to authorize a Transit budget transfer of $106,151.24 from the Mass Transit Operating Fund 28.00/492-900 to Buses and Equipment Fund 27.00/392-900, to pay local capital match share of October contractor invoices for transit center construction. (Sum of $5,515 will be paid by PennDOT).

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve a Transit contract extension with Roberta L. Gostic for services as Assistant Transit Coordinator, with an effective date of October 1, 2014, subject to the execution of the contract extension.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve the Transit designation of Joe Thomas and Nancy Basile as National Transit Database (NTD) user managers (Required by NTD).

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit item of updated/revised Policies and Procedures for the administration and management of Washington City Transit (policies were modified in accordance with recommendations stemming from FTA Triennial Review).

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit item of updated/revised System-Wide Service Standards and Policies for Washington City Transit (policies were modified in accordance with recommendations stemming from FTA Triennial Review).

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to accept the 2013 – 2014 Transit Financial Audit performed by Palermo/Kissinger & Associates.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to MV Transportation Inc., in the amount of $38,862.79 for contracted public transit fixed route services performed in September 2014, to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.   CHARGE 28.00/447-455

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Washington County Transportation Authority in the amount of $11,308.42 for contracted public transit paratransit services performed in August 2014, to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.   CHARGE 28.00/447-455

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to PA American Water in the amount of $361.01 for Water Service including activation fees and usage at the ITF (new transit center), to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.   CHARGE 28.00/447-240

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Comcast in the amount of $105.50 for farebox networking including all late fees, to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.   CHARGE 28.00/447-240

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to WJPA Radio in the amount of $175.00 for advertising during the Wash High-Mt. Pleasant game, to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.  CHARGE 28.00/447-310

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Quality Quick in the amount of $159.40 for B&W Hopper Schedules, to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.  CHARGE 28.00/447-310

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Joseph Thomas in the amount of $173.79 for petty cash reimbursement, to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available. CHARGE 28.00/447-240

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Printscape Imaging & Graphics in the amount of $240.00 for WCT magnets for transit vehicles, to be paid from the Mass Transit

Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.
CHARGE 28.00/447-310

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Palermo/Kissinger & Associates in the amount of $2,500.00 for Federal Single Audit portion of the City’s 2013 Audit to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.  CHARGE 28.00/447-310.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Hickson’s in the amount of $88.56 for Transit Office Supplies to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.  CHARGE 28.00/447-210

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Waller Corporation #15 (to include CO #09B, 014, 015, 017, 018, 023 & 024) in the amount of $461,477.41 for contracted services for ITF performed through September 2014 to be paid from the Buses & Equipment Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.
CHARGE 27.00/447-743

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Controlled Climate Systems, Inc. #9 in the amount of $13,500.00 for HVAC contracted services for ITF performed through august 2014, to be paid from Busses & Equipment Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.  CHARGE 27.00/447-743

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Allegheny City Electric #8 in the amount of $41,895.00 for Electrical contracted services for ITF performed through September 2014, to be paid from the Buses & Equipment Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.  CHARGE 27.00/447-743

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Construction Engineering Consultants, Inc. #1197011 in the amount of $1,859.00 for Soil Testing Services for ITF performed through September 2014, to be paid from the Buses & Equipment Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.  CHARGE 27.00/447-743

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to Wheels Mechanical CS Inc. #7 in the amount of $16,453.52 for Plumbing contracted services for ITF performed through September 2014, to be paid from the Buses & Equipment Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.  CHARGE 27.00/447-743

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilwoman Graham, and unanimously carried, to approve Transit payment to West Penn Power Co. in the amount of $11,232.31 for Permanent Electrical Power at the ITF, to be paid from the Buses & Equipment Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available. CHARGE 27.00/447-743

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Faust, and unanimously carried, to approve the following (3) payments for the City of Washington Police Department’s repair of Police Car #44 – 2013 Ford Interceptor (SUV) – total adjustor’s appraisal cost being $2,080.23  (this is upon receipt and deposit of Selective Insurance’s check in the amount of $1,580.23).   Please note that this insurance check does not include
the $500.00 deductible amount.

  1. Payment to Jim Murray’s Auto Service in the amount of $1,279.93
    CHARGE 75.00/482-000 (Insurance Claims Fund – Judgment and Losses)
  2. b) Payment to Stainbrook’s Auto Body in the amount of $300.00CHARGE 75/482-000 (Insurance Claims Fund – Judgment and Losses)

c)      Payment to Jim Murray’s Auto Service in the amount of $439.00 for deductible amount.  CHARGE 01.15/410-327 (Police Protection – Radio Maintenance & Repair)

A motion was made by Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve the Certification and Release for Code Enforcement Demolition for 96 N. Main Street, Washington, Pennsylvania – Parcel Number:  730-001-00-01-0004-00, and release to the Washington County Redevelopment Authority.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to appoint Palermo / Kissinger & Associates as the auditors for the H2O Grant account, and to authorize audit work not to exceed $1,800.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to authorize Treasurer, Dennis Adams, to pay off 2014 TAN loan to Pittsburgh national Bank in the amount of:
Principal $800,000.00   CHARGE 01.90/471-600  (Debt Service – Principal)  AND Interest (as per payoff quote)   CHARGE 01.90/470-600  (Debt Service – Interest)

A motion was made by Councilwoman Graham, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to action to declare the properties located at:
439 – 445 Chestnut Street
Parcel No. 780-002-00-00-0011-00  (439 Chestnut Street)

Parcel No. 780-002-00-00-0010-00  (445 Chestnut Street)
a public nuisance and schedule them for demolition.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to declare the property located at:
255 – 255 ½ Locust Avenue
Parcel No. 760 019 00 02 0010 00a public nuisance and schedule it for demolition.

ELECTED OFFICIALS:

Councilwoman Tracie Graham thanked our Fire Department for their quick response to the fire that occurred this morning – great job!

Councilman Kenneth Westcott – No Comment

Councilman Joseph Manning – No Comment

Councilman Terry Faust made the following motion:

A motion was made by Councilman Faust, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve Change Order #6 for the Catfish Creek Project — Area 4 to allow Robinson Pipe to scope and clean a newly discovered pipe at a cost not to exceed $3,500.00

Councilman Faust said this was a pipe, in their excavation, they uncovered and really do not know where it is coming from or going to.  They want to be able to clean it out, clear it out, scope it; and Robinson gave them a price not to exceed $3,500.00

Mayor Davis asked if there was any public comment on this.  (There was no public comment.)

Mayor Brenda Davis reminded everyone about the City of Washington’s Trick or Treat hours are Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6 to 7:30PM.

The Washington City Building will be closed Monday, October 13, 2014 in observance of Columbus Day holiday.  Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:30AM.

The next regular meeting of Washington City Council will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7PM in Council Chambers.  The Agenda Meeting will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6PM, also in Council Chambers.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to adjourn the meeting.

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Brenda Davis, Mayor

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Christy S. Thomas, City Clerk