Work Release Facility problems discussed, Council considers employment of individual to assist in Police Station repairs, discussion of Police Consultant having not signed contract, approval of Newly Elected Officials Boot Camp and travel expenses, information on recycling grant application, more discussion on Work Release Facility, approval to obtain quotes for new Borough Hall roof and
West Easton Council continued hearing testimony for the 176 bed Residential Treatment Center at Monday night’s Council meeting. The Hearing began on January 8th and was closed following additional testimony and the public being heard at the February 12th meeting. The video of the final meeting is below. Developer Abe Atiyeh’s company, Pennsylvania Venture Capital,
Resident gives kudos to snow plowing job, forwards concerns about UGI road work. Mayor’s Report raises issue of uses in Zoning Districts, reports about police ORI number, changes in DUI Center procedure, progress of police station, and his desire to use an individual not hired by Council to work on repairing station. New Mayor is
Council performs some housekeeping. Authorizes Mayor DePaul $6209 to be used toward repairs of building leased for planned police department. Committee meetings set. Note: The Conditional Use Hearing, conducted during this Council Meeting, was broken out from this video and a separate video of that hearing was created.
West Easton Council began hearing testimony for the 176 bed Residential Treatment Center at Monday night’s Council meeting. Developer Abe Atiyeh’s company, Pennsylvania Venture Capital, seeks the facility to treat patients with addictions to “substances,” using an existing building on the old Chipman Mill property. The applicant is West Easton Two LP, a business entity
The Reorganization Council Meeting begins with the swearing in of the newly-elected Mayor and three Council members. The swearing in was performed by Judge Richard Yetter. Council members then moved on to voting for those among them that would serve as Pres., V.P., and Pro Tem.
Junior Council Person takes pledge, Last Mayor’s Report from retiring Mayor, Resident questions building chosen for police dept., a Conditional Use application, Mayor-elect and I argue “discuss” the building repair issue, Council approves inspection of building before repairs, No Tax Increase Budget advertisement approved.
Hiring of Police Department Consultant, possible sewer rate change discussion, lease of former Borough Hall from Safety First VFC for use as Police Dept. Building, road repair discussion.
Check and Treasurer Report approvals, a Deed for Ridge St. property, Jeep repair, appointment of Emer. Mgt. Coordinator, budget planning, Council pay raise, Hub Cap Store problems, public comment re police, UGI, MetEd.
Mayor gives 9/11 Tribute. Concerns from residents on areas in borough. Recreation Report. Wilson Rec. Board Rep. resigns due to work related opportunity. Mayor’s Report. Halloween event discussion. New Travel Policy introduced for review. Resolution for Public Works Building Grant approved. Committee Reports and meeting dates set. Councilman James volunteers to represent borough on Rec.
Fire Chief Bill Bogari, Jr. requests adoption of International Fire Code, Borough Engineer provides review of 2nd Street project and residents have questions. Council awards project bid, presentation from Barry Isett representative regarding new unfunded pollution/sediment reduction mandate from DEP, advertising of part-time police chief approved, more.
Approval of checks, Treasurer’s report, May meeting minutes. Wilson Recreation Board Rep. Jeff Breidinger Jr. gives report. Engineer gives update on 2nd St. Storm Water Project. Office asks for approval of a Vendor Contact Policy. Resolutions approved regarding War Monument and support of proposed State legislation to increase littering fines. Ordinance to establish Police Dept.
Asphalt Maintenance Solutions presentation. Engineer’s preliminary plans for 2nd Street Storm Water Project. Part-time Police moves forward with advertising approval for the establishment of a department and Police Chief. Discussion regarding UGI work on Spring Street. Other business.
Some Sewer Acct. monies put in a CD. Public Comment from a resident concerned about possible rodents on neighbors property. Jeff Breidenger, Jr.’s report as our representative on the Wilson Athletic Association. Mayor’s Report – Concern about stop signs being run and thanks all for both dedication ceremonies. Office Report – $500 Donation made to
Wilson Baseball gets use of field, our Wilson Rec Board Rep. Jeff Breidinger Jr. gives report. Public Comment from residents: Road cracks, 2nd St. flooding. Office Report, Mayor’s Report. Bid opened for 2017 road work, Fire Code discussion, paper alley problem between residents, some General and Sewer Fund monies placed in CD, Jeff Breidinger Jr.
I finally got around to rendering the video of this meeting.
Bills paid, budget discussion, resident makes Kelly Gross inquiry (5:50 – 12:42), proposed Quality of Life ordinance, meeting times in 2017 changed, raise for new governing body tabled.
This Council meeting was held following the Halloween Parade that evening. Another increase in the final cost for the completed Adamson Street road project is presented to Council, sparking annoyance from some Council members during discussions. An offer of payment to owners of Ridge Street property is approved. Activities Committee generates approx. $200 for their fund, from
Two major issues were resolved at last night’s West Easton Council Meeting. Adamson Street repairs are expected to be completed within the next 2 weeks. Though less than the $93,000 originally approved will be spent, the new price of approximately $74,700 will not include the removal of the steel trolley rails and railroad ties that exist
Got your popcorn ready? It was a long meeting. Public Comment Session: Mezzacappa gets schooled about public comment rights and when information about her lawsuit can be made public (that which is made public in open court). Asks Council to censure me. Mayors Report: Police coverage, street lighting. Engineers Report: Road repair projects. Solicitors Report:
A relatively brief meeting that went smoothly until the last 15 minutes when resident Tricia Mezzacappa feigned concern for the borough over what is really personal grievances with me. In The Video: The appointment of Paul James to Council / Advertising For Road Projects / Banking Change From Lafayette To Merchants / Additional Authorized Signature For Check