CITY OF CORRY COUNCIL CHAMBERS L 7:00 PM FEBRUARY 18, 2019

CITY OF CORRY COUNCIL CHAMBERS L 7:00 PM FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Mayor Mitchell opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was given by Jonathan Fehl. Roll call found Council members Drake, Hamilton, Roche and Sproveri present, along with City Solicitor Carney, City Manager Biondi, City Engineer Maas, Police Chief Shopene, Fire Chief Lathrop and City Treasurer Huffman. (1) Mayor Mitchell made a motion to approve the February 4, 2019 meeting minutes; Mrs. Hamilton seconded the motion which carried unanimously. Hearing of the Public: none (2) Mayor Mitchell made a motion to receive and file a letter related to the repository sale of South 2 Ave 2.3 acers, Tax ID# 08-037-127.0-012.00 for the offer of $250 from Jeffery Myers. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hamilton and carried unanimously. Mayor Mitchell made a motion to approve the purchase of 2.3 acres located on South 2nd Ave, Tax ID # 08-037-127.0-012.00, through the repository sale process by Jeffery Myers for $250. Mayor Mitchell stated Mr. Myers meet his obligation of attending the planning session of February 14, 2019 to answer questions from City Council regarding the use of the property. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hamilton and carried unanimously. [ (3) Mayor Mitchell made a motion to receive and file the January 2019 District Judge Report. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hamilton and carried unanimously. (4) Mr. Sproveri made a motion to receive and file the January 2019 Fire Report. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hamilton and carried unanimously. (5) Mayor Mitchell made a motion to receive and file the January 2019 Police Report. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hamilton and carried unanimously. Police Chief Shopene stated that January was a quiet month, the first in the last five years. The department was able to get caught up on many tasks. (6) Mayor Mitchell made a motion to receive and file the January 2019 New Vendor List. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hamilton and carried unanimously. (7) Mayor Mitchell made a motion to adopt resolution 19-03 related to properties owned by Erie County Housing Authority (ECHA) are hereby deemed to be tax-exempt and a waiver of the outstanding 2018 City taxes is granted for: • Random Road, Tax ID# 06-004-011.0-009.00 • 357 E Pleasant Street, Tax lD# 05-028-182.0-017.00 • 840 S Center St, Tax lD# 05-043-161.0-001.00 • 213 Random Road, Tax 10ff 06-004-011.0-008.00 • 974 N Center Street, Tax ID# 06-010-020.0-016.00 • 251 W Pleasant Street, Tax lD# 08-033-142.0-003.00 The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hamilton and carried unanimously. ROLL CALL APPROVE COUNCIL MINUTES REPOSITORY SALE SOUTH 2ND AVE 8-37-127-12 REPORTS – DISTRICT JUDGE -FIRE – POLICE – NEW VENDOR 19-03 ECHA TAX-EXEMPT PROPERTY RESOLUTION 1 L (9) Mr. Roche made a motion to give the Fire Chief and City Manager permission to move forward with efforts to create a Deputy Chief/Deputy Code Compliance Officer role within the Corry Fire Department. This will include appropriate discussions with the Fire Union and identification of potential candidates and/or hires to facilitate the required staffing levels. The motion was seconded by Mr. Sproveri and carried unanimously. (10) Mr. Roche made a motion to approve the joint effort between the City of Corry and the Corry Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) to provide a Dumpster Days program for April and May of 2019 to encourage neighborhood cleanup efforts within the municipality. The City will split the costs of the program 50/50 with CNI in amount not to exceed $6,000 total. The City’s maximum investment would be $3,000. It was further discussed that the dumpsters would be placed in the mornings and monitored by volunteers to ensure no unacceptable items are placed in the dumpsters. The dumpsters will then be removed the same day. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hamilton and carried unanimously. (11) Mayor Mitchell thanked everyone for the great response to the Blue Zones. There were over 400 people in attendance. He reminded everyone that Corry is the focus point in American in the Blue Zones effort and is the city of choice by National Geographic. Our success will lead to success of other communities. We could not be doing this without the help of the hospitals and volunteers. He also stated the recycling event went very well and he thanked everyone for their assistance. A lot of materials were received during the event. (12) Mr. Roche made a motion for the approval of the payment of the bill list when funds are available and vouchers are signed. The motion was seconded by Mr. Drake and carried unanimously. (13) Mr. Roche presented 41h quarter 2018 Budget Review. (14) Mr. Sproveri and Chief Lathrop highlighted areas of the Fire Report stating that there were 32 fire calls and 51 ems calls for the month of January. Updates are being done to the new used fire truck by the city mechanic which will help keep the cost down. (15) Mr. Roche made a motion to for the approval to purchase a hydraulic jack hammer attachment not to exceed $8,800 with the funds identified in the budget as the water department capital equipment and vehicle line item. The motion was seconded by Mr. Drake and carried unanimously. (16) Mr. Biondi announced that a mandate from DEP is requiring an inventory be done on all water inlet pipe lines in 2019 and test for lead and copper. Further information will be communicated on how, when and where this will be completed. (17) Engineer Maas announced that the water well house project is nearly completed, the water line project is 75% completed and the meter exchange project is 70-75% completed. The Phase II project is waiting on DEP permitting. After the permit is received, then PennVest funding will be requested. APPROVAL DEPUTY CHIEF/DEPUTY CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER APPROVE DUMPSTER DAYS EFFORT WITH CNI MAYOR COMMENTS BILL LIST 4TH QUARTER 2018 BUDGET REVIEW SAFETY DIRECTOR COMMENTS APPROVE PUCHASE JACK HAMMER ATTACHMENT UPCOMING INVENTORY WATER INLET PIPE LINES ENGINEER COMMENTS CODE COMPLIANCE PROJECT PLAN APPROVAL (8) Mr. Roche made a motion to approve the Project Plan as presented related to additional code compliance efforts within the City of Corry. The motion was seconded by Mr. Sproveri and carried [ unanimously. 2 Respectfully submitted éann:’ ith City Clerk [ Hearing of the Public: Tom VanTassel stated he would like to work with the City to come up with a plan for electronics left in the alleys prior to the next electronic recycling event. He stated he talked with Gerry Pike regarding the City Park Plan: the COG funding is planning on planting 7 trees; parking on Smith St and the review of all trees in the Park. Some of the trees need to be removed and others need major work. He also stated that he is working with the Corry Rails Project and the Industrial Legacy trying to bring a Climax A Train back to Corry from Palmer Alaska. The project is making great progress and building excitement in the community. (13) Announcement of meetings: • Thursday, February 28, 2019, 4 pm – planning session • Monday, March 4, 2019, 7 pm – regular meeting • Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4 pm – planning session • Monday, March 18, 2019, 7 pm – regular meeting (14) Mayor Mitchell adjourned the meeting at 7:33 pm. [ L 3 HEARING OF THE PUBLIC MEETINGS SCHEDULE ADJOUR

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