Council Minutes-March 6, 2014

A regular meeting of Washington City Council was held Thursday, March 6, 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

Mayor and Council held an Executive Session prior to this Council Meeting to discuss personnel and property acquisition.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve the minutes of the Thursday, February 13, 2014 Public Hearing.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve the minutes of the Thursday, February 13, 2014 Special Council Meeting.

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

  • Chief Linn Brookman gave 3 reports for the month of February.  The Washington Fire Department had 147 calls.  There are 225 to 230 calls over last year’s calls.   Mr. McIntyre’s Office had 175 calls of service.  There was a total of $200.00 in fines with street opening permits bringing in revenue of $4,500.  Total revenue for the month of February is $4,252.00 less expenses.  The Building Permit Department’s total for the year has only brought in $926. 00 with the month of February bringing in $310.00, which does not include the Citizens Library or OHI Ice Cream.

COMMENT:  Councilman Westcott said that it is still early yet in the year.

  • Zhiere Patmon stated that he is a freshman at Washington High School.  He has been selected to become a People to People Student Ambassador to Australia.  He will join a delegation of students his age on a 20-day education program that will take them through Sydney and Carns.  The curriculum will teach them about the history, culture and the people of those regions.  Zhiere said that he is very excited about this opportunity; he is paying his own way and raising money for the program.  He has been setting up fundraising events, sending out letters, performing small winter jobs, and reaching out to local businesses.  He said that he would be enormously grateful for any support received.  The total cost of this trip will be $7,679.00 and he has already raised $1,000.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis commented that Zhiere worked last summer for the Washington Business District Authority.  The streets were well maintained last year.

Zhiere had a sample of the letters that he has sent out along with the certificate showing that he has been chosen as a Student Ambassador.  He has attended orientation meetings in Pittsburgh for his delegation.  He will earn college and high school credits from this trip.  He is asking everyone to help him in any way so that he can go on this trip which will be a life-changing experience for him, for Washington County and especially the City of Washington.  He has been a straight A student since sixth grade, been on the high honor roll, he is the ninth grade class president at Washington High School and is the first (ever) freshman editor of the school newsletter.  Zhiere continued by saying that he participates in many sports and clubs.  Many teachers know him to be a very respectful, successful hard-working student becoming a role model to many of his piers.  He said that this trip will give him higher self esteem and show other people that no  matter where you are in this world you can have success.

COMMENT:  Councilman Westcott asked how long Zhiere will be collecting for his trip.

Zhiere said that he has a deadline of May 1st.   He needs to raise $6,679.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis said that she wanted to let the community know that she met Zhiere the first year that she was in office.  Mayor Davis said that Zhiere came to her and said, “someday I want to run for City Council and I might even want to be the Mayor someday.”   Mayor Davis continued by saying that Zhiere has what we all long for to see in the community . . . roots.   He wants to take what he has learned in our community to Australia and then grab a piece of Australia and bring it back to us and, in turn, help our community here.  She hopes that our community will rally behind Zhiere and help him raise this money.  Mayor Davis said that this is a well-deserved opportunity . . . that Zhiere is a straight A student and is involved in our community  He is a perfect example of what we like to see our youths doing.  Mayor Davis asked the media if they can help put the word out.

  • Jim Bauer had 3 questions:  when are we going to hire more Police Officers to take care of the crime that is in this City, what are we going to do about this crime, and when are we going to get a K-9 dog to assist these Officers?  Jim said that we need a K-9 dog to help get the drug users in our community. 

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis stated that there is a motion on tonight’s agenda to vote on the K-9 dog and send our Officer to be trained.  This training starts at the end of this month.  We plan to have 1 dog on our streets the beginning of May.

COMMENT:  Jim Bauer asked just 1 dog?

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis said, “yes, 1 dog for now”.   We are looking at having 2 dogs this year . . . that is what we raised the money for.  Ultimately, we need to have a dog on every turn; that would mean 4 dogs.  So, that’s going to take time to take us to where we would like to be with 4 dogs.

COMMENT:  Jim Bauer said that one gentleman donated $10,000.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis stated, “yes, that was Ben Roethlisberger, absolutely”. We have $40,000.00 raised so far.  It costs about $15,000.00 just per dog per trainer.  We are looking at $30,000.00 for 2 dogs and their handler.  The other $10,000.00 will be used to equip our car with the ventilation system that is needed for the dog to ride in that vehicle.  So, that $40,000.00 will take care of 2 dogs and 2 vehicles.  Next year, if we are fortunate, we will look at raising more money for the other 2 dogs.

COMMENT:  Jim Bauer asked if any additional Police Officers would be hired from the new academy class.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis said that a Police Officer will be resigning tonight and that we will be hiring a new Police Officer in this turn around.  We have 31 Officers on our force.  It costs money to hire more Officers to get to a level that we would all like.  The dog coming on will be a great asset.  This will help combat crime a lot sooner.

Financially, we cannot afford to hire 5 new Police Officers.

COMMENT:  Jim Bauer asked if money was put before the safety of the residents.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis stated, “we just don’t have the extra money, unfortunately we really don’t”.   But we are keeping in line of our spending currently now.  If we were fortunate, then we would have extra money coming in to take on the responsibility and liability of hiring someone with the pension and the health care.  It becomes a lot of money for the City to take on.

COMMENT:  Jim Bauer said, “thank you”.

Mayor Davis gave the Police Chief’s report for the month of February.   There were a total of 734 calls of service.  There were 59 traffic citations, 21 non-traffic citations, and 32 criminal arrests.  Monies collected for February were as follows:  $525.00 for accident reports, $30.00 for incident reports, $40.00 for fingerprinting, and $75.00 for vehicle release forms.  Total monies collected were $670.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis told Chief Brookman that it was a low month for the City Police as well.  She said that the weather could have had a lot to do with this.

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

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Traffic Control Equipment & Supplies Co., Inc. in the amount of $259.19 for (2) loop amplifier, shelf.  This amount includes labor and shipping.  CHARGE 03.00/433-378 (Liquid Fuels Fund – Traffic Signal Maintenance)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Midrange Plus Services Inc. in the amount of $1,500.00 for installation Edmunds Server.  CHARGE 96.00/407-000 (Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Fund – Information Technology Services)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering Inc. in the amount of $2,790.00 for Recycle Center Design 12/16/2103 – 1/31/2014.  CHARGE 77.00/454-700 (Capital Improvement Fund – Park Capital Improvement)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering Inc. in the amount of $495.00 for Recycle Center Design 9/28/2013 – 11/01/2013.  CHARGE 77.00/454-700 (Capital Improvement Fund – Park Capital Improvement)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering Inc. in the amount of $2,720.00 for 50 Campbell Street Storm Sewer.  CHARGE 96.00/446-000 (Marcellus Shale Impact Fee)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering Inc. in the amount of $90.00 for 50 Campbell Street Storm Sewer.  CHARGE 96.00/446-000 (Marcellus Shale Impact Fee)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Widmer Engineering Inc. in the amount of $490.00 for Summerlea Avenue Storm Water Project.  CHARGE 85.00/438-000 (LSA Fund – Street Improvement Summerlea Avenue)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Russell Standard Corp. in the amount of $1,850.60 for Cold Patch material.  CHARGE 01.42/438-210 (Public Works – Road Maintenance and Repairs)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Donald D. Growden in the amount of $1,711.39 for Anti-Skid (Grits), includes delivery charge.  CHARGE 01.42/438-210 (Public Works – Road Maintenance and Repairs)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Donald D. Growden in the amount of $2,474.18 for Anti-Skid (Grits), includes delivery charge. CHARGE 01.42/438-210 (Public Works – Road Maintenance and Repairs)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, P.C. in the amount of $3,915.50 for services rendered through February 28, 2014.  CHARGE 01.13/404-310 (Solicitor Professional Services)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to PhDesigned in the amount of $8,300.00 for new website and maintenance.  CHARGE 21.00/400-900 (Recycling Performance Grant)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Quill Corporation in the amount – not to exceed $2,000.00 for commercial shredder.  CHARGE 21.00/426-240 (Recycling Performance Grant Fund – Operating Expenses)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Hei-Way, LLC in the amount of $2,278.98 for 24.26 tons of premium stockpile bituminous material.  CHARGE 01.42/438-210 (Public Works – Road Maintenance and Repairs)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Stainbrook’s Auto Body in the amount of the amount of $241.00 for repairs to Police vehicle (2013 Ford Interceptor).  CHARGE 75.00/482-000 Insurance Claims Fund (Judgements and Losses)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve refund to Commonwealth Abstract & Closing Services Inc. in the amount of $140.00 for dye test for property located at 10 Bell Avenue.  This amount was paid twice.  CHARGE 01.00/361-652  (Dye Test Fees)

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to remove from Table the following motion from the February 13, 2014 Special Council Meeting that reads as follows:

Approve payment in the amount of $8,250.00 to Shallow Creek Kennels Inc.; and enter

into agreement with same. This is the deposit for the purchase for one (1) Patrol Police

Service dog and the training for our Police handler.   CHARGE 55.00/410-240 (Police

Department Capital Purchase Fund – Operating Expenses)

A motion was made by Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve payment in the amount of $8,250.00 to Shallow Creek Kennels Inc. and enter into agreement with same. This is the deposit for the purchase for one (1) Patrol Police Service dog and the training for our Police handler.   CHARGE 55.00/410-240 (Police Department Capital Purchase Fund – Operating Expenses)

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to open the bids for the 2014 Recycle Drop-Off Pad.

These bids were opened by Solicitor John F. Cambest and read as follows:

v  John T. Subrick, Inc.                                 10% Bid Bond

778 Thomas Eighty Four Road

Eighty Four, PA   15330                           $200,850.00

Phone:  724 225 8391

Fax:  724 225 5826

v  Kimico Inc.                                               10% Bid Bond

105 Dynamite Road

Washington, PA   15301                           $277,319.00

Phone:  724 228 8976

Fax:  724 228 2052

v  Fleeher Contracting, LLC                         10% Bid Bond

31 Windcrest Drive

Cecil, PA   15321                                      $226,093.00

Phone:  724 746 1060

Fax:  724 746 1833

Email:  [email protected]

v  Mann Construction Inc.                            10% Bid Bond

155 Sygan Road

McDonald, PA   15057                             $301,600.00

Phone:  412 731 9330

Fax:  412 731 6070

Email:  [email protected]

v  Peter J. Caruso & Sons, Inc.                     10% Bid Bond

352 Baldwin Road

Pittsburgh, PA   15027                             $303,485.50

Phone:  412 462 4500

Fax:  412 462 7483

Email:  [email protected]

v  Kaden Construction, LP                           10% Bid Bond

1801 Main Street

Pittsburgh, PA   15215                             $230,396.00

Phone:  412 781 2828

Fax:  412 781 2711

Email:  [email protected]

v  Investment & Enterprise Inc.                    10% Bid Bond

600 Melwood Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA   15213                             $321,854.00

Phone:  412 681 7000

Fax:  412 681 7012

v  Morgan Excavating, L.P.                          10% Bid Bond

445 Cherry Blossom Drive

Belle Vernon, PA   15015                         $254,518.00

Phone:  724 872 6589

Fax:  724 872 2589

Email:  [email protected]

v  Lone Pine Construction Inc.                     10% Bid Bond

83 Lusk Road

Bentleyville, PA   15314                           $275,474.60

Phone:  724 239 6100

Fax:  724 239 6107

Email:  [email protected]

v  Tedesco Excavating & Paving Inc.           10% Bid Bond

1107 Long Run Road

White Oak, PA   15131                            $287,590.00

Phone:  412 751 7077

Fax:  412 751 7078

Email:  [email protected]

v  Waller Corporation                                   10% Bid Bond

PO Box 757

Washington, PA   15301                           $247,400.00

Phone:  724 223 9680

Fax:  724 223 9704

Email:  [email protected]

Email:  [email protected]

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis asked if these bids were to be reviewed.

COMMENT:  Councilman Faust confirmed that these bids are to be tabled for further review.

A motion was made by Councilman Faust, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to table the Recycling Drop Off Pad bids until further reviewed.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve Saturday, May 10, 2014 – from 9AM to 3PM, for the City of Washington’s 2014 date for Great American Cleanup of PA.

A motion was made by Councilman Westcott, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve and adopt Resolution #1 of 2014 to submit RACP Final Application in the amount of $1.5 million.

A RESOLUTION THAT IS REQUIRED OF THIS APPLICATION.

 MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON ARE AUTHORIZED TO FILE AN APPLICATION AND ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR FUNDING FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BUDGETS REDEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE CAPITAL PROGRAM FOR THE TRIPIL YWCA REHABILITATION PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,500,000.00 UNDER STATE BUDGET AUTHORIZATION ACT NO. 2008-41.

 A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve the Transit employees to attend the PPTA spring conference in Lancaster, April 23-25, 2014.  Cost not to exceed $1,600.00.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to GG&C Bus Company, Inc. in the amount of $74,154.77 for contracted public transit fixed route services performed in January 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 Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Washington County Transportation Authority in the amount of $9,052.87 for contracted public transit paratransit services performed in January 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 Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Bankcard Services in the amount of $113.95

Breakdown as follows:

Mega Bus – Travel to Harrisburg Cancellation Fee – $25.50

Penn Commercial Career & College Fair – $50.00

Annual Visa Bank Card Fees – #8136 – $25.00

Annual Visa Bank Card Fees – #8136 – $10.42

Late Fees – $3.03

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 Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Comcast in the amount of $94.89 = $84.85 + (Late Fee $9.50 & Franchise Fee $.54) internet service for transit’s farebox networking, 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 Councilman Westcott, and   unanimously carried, to approve payment to Guttman Oil Company in the amount of $24,051.21 for the purchase of fuel for the public transit vehicles, to be paid from the Mass Transit Account upon verification by the Finance Department that the stated transit funds are available.   CHARGE 28.00/447-231

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Washington County Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $275.00 for membership dues for Washington City Transit 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 Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Astorino in the amount of $345.19 for contracted services performed through February 2014, to be paid from the Purchase of 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 Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Astorino in the amount of $3,113.90 for contracted services performed through February 2014, to be paid from the Purchase of 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 Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Construction Engineering Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $1,546.00 for Soil Testing Services for ITF performed through February 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 Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Waller Corporation in the amount of $79,618.50 for contracted services for ITF performed through January 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 Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Waller Corporation in the amount of $32,092.00 (CHANGE ORDER #002) for contracted services for ITF performed through January 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 Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Controlled Climate Systems, Inc. in the amount of $15,300.00 for HVAC contracted services for ITF performed through January 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 Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Wheels Mechanical CS Inc. in the amount of $9064.80 for Plumbing contracted services for ITF performed through February 2013, 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 Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Joseph Thomas in the amount of $177.15 to replenish Transit Office petty cash, 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 Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Hickson’s in the amount of $216.90 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 Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve payment to Allegheny City Electric, Inc. in the amount of $16,200.00 for Electrical contracted services for ITF performed through February 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 resignation of Patrolman Peter Jaskiewicz, effective March 10, 2014 and amend the salary ordinance accordingly.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis thanked Pete for his hard work that he has provided as a City Patrolman.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and       unanimously carried, to approve Ray Natili, Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, to provide the next three (3) names on the Police Civil Service list.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis asked Ray to please come forward.  Mayor Davis thanked Ray Natili.

She read the next 3 names as follows:  Daniel L. Florian, Scott A. Massey and David Coddington.

A motion was made by Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and unanimously carried, to approve the hiring of one (1) Police Officer being the first one on the list, Daniel L. Florian, pending his physical examination at an annual salary of $40,868.36 and amend the salary 0rdinance accordingly.   Hire date being:  Monday, March 31, 2014.

COMMENT:  Mayor Davis thanked Ray.

COMMENT:  Councilman Westcott said, “thanks Coach”.

A motion was made by Councilman Manning, seconded by Councilman Westcott, and       unanimously carried, to approve Treasurer’s Department payment to CPS Statements.com, Inc. in the amount of $3,005.81 for print and process of Solid Waste Statements. CHARGE 20.00/427-325

A motion was made by Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilman Manning, and unanimously carried, to approve and enter into an Easement Agreement with City of Washington and Parcel

Number(s) listed:   740-001-00-01-0016-00 and 740-001-00-01-0017-00.

ELECTED OFFICIALS:

Councilwoman Tracie Graham – No comment.

Councilman Kenneth Westcott said that there was a lull in the weather which gave the Street Department a little break.  If we get additional snow the Street Department will, of course, deal with it.  Cold patching will be done to the many potholes.  Hopefully by the end of this month we will be able to patch with the good material.  He asked that everyone be patient.

The street sweeping schedule will be put on our new website.

Councilman Joseph Manning – No comment.

Councilman Terry Faust – No comment.

Mayor Davis thanked Zhiere for coming out this evening and best wishes to him for securing the funds.  We will do what we can do to help.  Mayor Davis said that she hoped in the future Zhiere will continue to have aspirations to run for City Council, to be a part of City Government and make a difference and a greater good in the community.  She thanked the West End Neighborhood Watch for having a very successful block party last Saturday.  The hospitality given was overwhelming and appreciated.  We cannot thank you enough.  We heard all of the complaints regarding the Rental Registration Program.  Last Monday we had a nice discussion on moving this Rental Registration Program forward.  We have 400 rental units (individuals) who did not comply. Within the last couple of weeks we have had angry landlords who do not want to pay the $108.00 fee because they did not complete the forms last year.  We have been fielding the complaints that have been coming in and we will continue to do so.  First and foremost, we have an ordinance on the books just as we have many ordinances on the books.  We are following the ordinance that has been outlined for us.  I would encourage the real estate investors in the City of Washington to know that you really need to follow our rules and follow our Rental Registration.  We are in the process of acquiring an inventory of the property in the City of Washington that will go hand-in-hand with our zoning update.  The City is working very hard to make these individuals accountable.  I would ask those involved be compliant.

Mayor Davis said that the Highland Ridge Neighborhood Watch will be having their block party on Saturday, March 22nd between 1 and 3PM.  This will be held at John Wesley Church located on Central Avenue.  All are invited to attend.   Some representatives from the West End Neighborhood Watch will be there.  If you are interested in starting a neighborhood watch this is a good opportunity for you to come out and get information on how to proceed with this.  Mayor Davis concluded by saying that our new website is still under construction and is not live as of yet.

The next regular meeting of Washington City Council will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7PM in Council Chambers.  The Agenda Meeting will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6PM, also in Council Chambers.

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

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Brenda Davis, Mayor

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Christy S. Thomas, City Clerk