2014-04-08 Council Minutes

 

MINUTES
HAZLETON CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

Call to Order:  Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Council Chambers. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Silent Meditation and Pledge of Allegiance:  A silent moment was taken followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:  Bast-absent; Cusat-absent; Mope-present; Sosar-present; Mundie-present

Minutes of Previous Meetings:  The minutes of the March 11, 2014 work session and the March 25, 2014 regular meeting were approved unanimously.

Proclamations/Communications:  None.

Courtesy of the Floor:  Dee Deakos, 43 West Mine Street, Hazleton commented on Ordinance 2014-5. She said she lives in that section of town and she is familiar with the flow of traffic in that area. She said to have Chestnut Street going west one way for one block, when the previous block goes east, and the block after that goes both ways is very confusing. Deakos said you are adding parking but taking away safety. She said there is a parking lot behind the old post office on Wyoming Street where people are parking for free, and that takes away from metered parking. She stated that there is a parking lot attached to where the old Leader Building is located, and people are parking in there for free. Deakos said we should be charging people for parking in these lots. She does not believe making this portion of Chestnut Street a one way is a good idea for the above reasons.

             

Old Business:

ORDINANCES

None.

             

RESOLUTIONS

None.

             

New Business:

ORDINANCES

Ordinance 2014-4 An Ordinance Approving a Modification to the CDBG Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2014

Presented by Sosar (Sosar said he was presenting for reasons of discussion). Seconded by Mundie.

  On the Question:

Mope asked why money is being moved from the police patrols into the camera system. Fermin said she was requested to do this by the Police Chief. She said he needs to pay for the other half of the camera systems. The first half was paid in December of 2013. Mope asked what the total amount is for the camera system, and Fermin said it is approximately $149,000. Fermin added that a little over $74,000 is still due. Mope said the design for the camera system was what was done on Alter Street. She said she went to a crime watch meeting for the Alter Street area, and they brought in a specialist from a police department who was very knowledgeable on gangs and graffiti. She said he was asked about the camera system and if he felt it was deterrent or not. He was not in favor of a camera system. He felt that the camera systems would affect the rest of the neighborhoods surrounding them because they will move out of that area and spread out to other areas. Mope said the camera system was done on a trial basis on Alter Street to see how it would work out. She said this proposal states that there are cameras on for Cedar Street and Diamond Avenue, Green and Wyoming Streets, and a transmitter for the McKinley Street water tank, but that was not part of the plan. Fermin said that was supposed to be city wide and not just focus on Alter Street. She said further questions on that matter should be directed to the Police Chief. Fermin stated this is a city project funded with CDBG money, and it is not her decision where to place the cameras. Mope said she was told that we were going to start with Alter Street, and it was not going to be expanded any further. She said we were going to discuss other areas later on. Mope said the information sent to her by Fermin should have been given to Council much earlier, including the specs and the cost of the project. Sosar said when he was on the Water Authority, there were cameras on the McKinley Street water tank, as well as a number of other tanks, through this program. There were also repeaters put on the tanks, and three of these repeaters had a “line of sight” to City Hall. Sosar said he understands there were problems with the equipment, but it seems like we are duplicating some of these things. He said he knows we need these cameras, but a $30,000 reduction in police patrols is “asking an awful lot.” He said we need to talk to the DeAndrea about this as well. Sosar said he would like to see this restructured that the police can be kept on the street as much as possible. He would like “the experiment” to be worked on and examined, and, if it does work, then there is more time later on to expand it further. He said he would prefer to put everything on the internet where possible. Sosar stated that public buildings, public streets, and public thoroughfares are the experiment we want to try. He is not willing to give up that much in street patrols. Fermin said if the money for the cameras is cut, the Police Department will not be able to pay for the rest of the project. She said that is what was told to her. She said there needs to be another $75,000 in there for the other half of the project, or there will not be any more cameras. Sosar said it seems that there is so much more included in this than what was originally suggested. Fermin asked Sosar is referring to the total package from one year ago or the one from 2011, because they are different. Sosar said as he recalls there was half of the money to be spent from last year to get some of the cameras up and running, and the rest of it was to be put on this year’s CDBG budget that would take care of Alter Street, and some other defined areas that DeAndrea had accounted for. He said the bid specs he saw far exceeds that, and this is of concern to him. Mope said this is her major concern as well. Sosar said he feels Council needs some further explanation and clarification, because it seems that the plans have changed. Mope said she promised someone that police patrols would be sent out to James Street. But, after reviewing this matter, she was concerned. Fermin said this will not cut down on police patrols; it is just cutting down on this particular allocation for the patrols. There are grants and other things that can be utilized in its place. She said she knows it is a large cut, however, it is geared for the camera system. Fermin said she does not know where the Police Department can pull the remainder of the money from to pay the balance due. Fermin suggested Council discuss this further with DeAndrea. Mope suggested tabling the Ordinance until they speak with DeAndrea about this. Fermin asked Council to keep in mind that if the Ordinance is tabled, she has a timeline that she has to follow for HUD. She said the longer we wait to pass this Ordinance, the longer it will take for the City to get the money. Mundie asked if Fermin could hold off on this until the next meeting, and she responded yes. She said anything beyond that would negatively affect this matter. Mope said she does not want to affect the other areas of the City. She said this is money set aside for special patrols. Mope said money was put towards extra patrols on Alter Street. She said there are some other problematic areas that qualify for that money. Mope commented that she does not want to see other areas of the City “short changed.” She said she felt this was supposed to be an experimental thing, and, if it worked, then we would expand on it. She said this way we would not spend a lot of money for nothing. Sosar suggested that Mundie invite the Police Chief to the next meeting for clarification on this matter. Sosar made a motion to table the Ordinance until the next meeting, and Mope seconded the motion.

Motion to Table:

Presented by Sosar. Seconded by Mope.

Roll Call (on Motion to Table):  Bast-absent; Cusat-absent; Mope-yes; Sosar-yes; Mundie-yes

ORDINANCE TABLED

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Ordinance 2014-5 An Ordinance Authorizing and Making a Portion of Chestnut Street a One-Way Street between Wyoming Street and Laurel Street

Presented by Sosar (Sosar said he was presenting for the purpose of discussion). Seconded by Mope.

On the Question:

Sosar thanked Deakos for her comments on this matter. He said there is an “awful lot of convolutedness in the process of one-way streets.” When you come out onto Laurel Street to get back one more block over, you have to go into town, go down Broad Street, and come back up and in. He said this street is two ways right now because the large fire trucks need plenty of room to back in and come out, so they can go either way. Sosar said he is not sure why we would change this at this time. He said this street is very wide to begin with, and the fire trucks probably have a need for a wide street like that. He felt whether or not there is parking on both sides of the street, it really does not save that much. Sosar said he feels this is going to create problems for people trying to get through the City. Mope said she is very familiar with this area, and she agrees with Sosar. She said there is a problem with Laurel Street. When a large bus comes out of the Intermodal, they cannot make the swing onto Broad Street. They are using the middle lane to do this, and she has seen cars and buses compete to get into that right lane on Broad Street once they turn the corner. She said this is a problem. Mope said it is one way going east on Chestnut Street, and you cannot get onto Church Street, because it stops at Laurel Street. There is a church and the YMCA there, and she has seen multiple accidents in the block above it. She feels more traffic will be heading in that direction if this is turned into a one way. Mope feels it will create more problems and will not work. She said it is one way on one street, then two ways, and then one way, and people are not going to be able to follow that. Mope said she feels we can have parking on both sides of the street, but there is a parking lot on Wyoming Street behind the old People’s Bank building. This is a big parking lot and we would be bringing people down Wyoming Street to patronage the businesses in that area. She said you would be directing the traffic toward more businesses. Mope said she is not in favor of this Ordinance.

Roll Call:  Bast-absent; Cusat-absent; Mope-no; Sosar-no; Mundie-no

ORDINANCE FAILS

             

  RESOLUTIONS

Resolution 2014-45 Approving Application for DCNR Grant for East End Park Rehabilitation

Presented by Mope. Seconded by Mundie.

On the Question:

Mope said we had money put aside for this a few years ago. Fermin said in 2013, there was funding put aside in the amount of $96,600 for East End. Mope said in Ordinance 2011-16, she saw $86,250 budgeted. Fermin replied that was cancelled, because the funding was not as much as the 2012 budget was supposed to be, so they put it in for 2013. Therefore, the 2013 budget allowed for $96,600. Mope said she did not see that for 2013. In the Action Plan, she saw an additional $2,500. Mope asked if we received any specs on what they want to do on this project. Fermin responded that her department is not involved in this project with DCNR, and Council would need to discuss this with Dominic Yannuzzi. She said her department is allowing for the $50,000 match, not for the 2013 budget, but for the 2015 CDBG budget. Mope asked if Dominic Yannuzzi had any specs on this. Yannuzzi said yes. He stated the project that is being done this year is only going to be half of what they planned on doing at the park. This grant would be to complete the improvements desired at the East End Park. Mope asked what improvements are being included. Yannuzzi said the improvements are two basketball courts, a community garden, a new play set, picnic tables, pavilion, swing set, tot lot, new fencing, removal of trees, a new concrete pad under the existing shelter, some new benches on the basketball courts, new goals for the basketball court, extension of the water line into the community garden, a storage shed for the community garden, and some ADA accessibility improvements. Mope asked how much will be spent this year, and Yannuzzi said $96,000. Fermin said this amount will only get us the basketball courts, tree removal where the tennis courts are, take out the tennis court material, clean up the playground area, take out some of the broken equipment, and possibly install a new swing set and some other playground equipment. Mope asked if how his firm got involved in this, because they approved Barry Isett as the engineer for Community Development. Fermin said he is not doing this on behalf of Community Development; he is doing this on behalf of the City. Mope stated you are using Community Development money, but you are not using the Community Development engineer. Fermin said yes, because the City is applying for the grant, and the City will be doing the work. Mundie asked Yannuzzi if this needs to be done soon in order to get the grant. Yannuzzi said yes, because the grants are due next week. Sosar asked if this needs to be done by April 15, 2014, and Yannuzzi responded yes.

Roll Call:  Bast-absent; Cusat-absent; Mope-yes; Sosar-yes; Mundie-yes

RESOLUTION PASSES

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Resolution 2014-46 Approving Application for DCNR Grant for West Court Playground Rehabilitation

Presented by Sosar. Seconded by Mope.

On the Question:

Sosar asked Yannuzzi if this matching money. Yannuzzi said this would be grant money to match the money we are receiving from Valmont Newmark. He added that we are matching it with a grant. Sosar asked if this needs to be completed by April 15, 2014, and Yannuzzi replied yes. Mope asked why Council receives these resolutions regarding grants right before the deadline. She asked if Yannuzzi has the ability to get these to Council a little bit sooner. Yannuzzi stated this was put on the agenda last Thursday, April 3, 2014, and the Council members can call him with their questions any time they want. Mope asked if in the future Yannuzzi could get these resolutions to Council earlier, so they have time to get all the information they need. Yannuzzi said yes.

Roll Call:  Bast-absent; Cusat-absent; Mope-yes; Sosar-yes; Mundie-yes

RESOLUTION PASSES

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Resolution 2014-47 Accepting Offer of City-Wide Electronics and Household Recycling Program from Brenner Recycling, EForce Compliance, and Staples Stores

Presented by Mope. Seconded by Sosar.

On the Question:

Yannuzzi said this is electronic recycling for the citizens of Hazleton. Mundie asked how this is different from the last time it was done. Mundie said he has always advocated using local businesses for these types of services. He said he was surprised that it was not done the last time, but it is good that it is being done this time. Mope agreed with Mundie. Yannuzzi said these businesses were recently able to partner with a copy to receive their certification to take electronics, and they did not have it last year. Mundie asked how the program works. Yannuzzi responded there will be an advertisement, people will bring their household electronics to Brenner’s Recycling, deposit them, and drive away. Mundie asked if there is a time frame for this service. Yannuzzi said they plan on doing two events, one in the spring and one in the fall. Mope asked what Staples store is taking the monitors, and Yannuzzi responded that the West Hazleton Staples store will take them from anyone. Yannuzzi said the electronics recycling company wanted a fee to take the old CRT monitors at $20.00 a monitor, so he contact Staples and they wanted to partner and be part of this event for the community. Sosar asked if Staples is charging a fee for this service, and Yannuzzi said they are taking only computer CRT monitors at no charge. They are not taking flat screens, but Brenner’s Recycling will take them for free. He added that televisions can only go to Brenner’s Recycling and there will be a fee of $20.00. Mope asked if people can come to Brenner’s at other times of the year to drop off some of these recycling items, and Yannuzzi said yes. They will have separate bins available all year long at Brenner’s for this purpose.

Roll Call:  Bast-absent; Cusat-absent; Mope-yes; Sosar-yes; Mundie-yes

RESOLUTION PASSES

             

Comments from the Audience:  Norman Tarantino, 154 North Lee Court, Hazleton, commented on the parking on one side of Holly Street. He said for the first time in months or years there was no parking on one side of the street. He thanked the City and the Police Department for correcting this matter and for possibly citing the people in violation. Tarantino said it was nice to see the street cleared for a change.

Judy Yurcho, 984 North Locust Street, Hazleton commented on the surveillance cameras. She asked if someone is going to monitor them, because “if no one is going to monitor, they are not worth anything.” Yurcho said in order for this to work, someone has to sit there and monitor them all the time. It would be too late to wait until the next day. Mundie and Mope said they would still be able to catch someone because they would know what they look like. Yurcho said we already have gotten people on camera, but those people still has not been captured. She was concerned with spending a lot of money on these cameras, if they are not going to work. She said she runs a crime watch, and she relies on her neighbors more than she relies on surveillance cameras. Yurcho said some of her neighbors have camera systems on their homes, but they are able to watch them. She said some systems can be viewed on a computer or an iPhone at any time. Mundie suggested getting some individuals from United Rehabilitation Services to monitor the cameras. Yurcho asked if anything is being done to clean up the property on McKinley. Mundie said they only know what is going on by what is in the newspaper. He said he has not received anything new on the matter. Mundie said it is in the CD budget to clean it up, but the Mayor has to sign off on it, which he could have done a while ago. He stated there some allocated for this use this year, which will be freed up this month. Yurcho said she drives up that way from time to time, and it is “sickening.” Mundie said it should be cleaned up, but the Mayor is insisting that he cannot do it. The Police Chief wants to arrest the owner of the property. Mope and Mundie both said Mike Wilfing stated it is in the UCC Code that we have to clean it up. Mundie said it could have been cleaned up a long time ago. Yurcho said she feels bad for the people that live in that area. Mundie said Council is working on it and we are working on it from the position that it is in the CD budget, we are going to use that money to clean it up, and then later will go after the property owner to get her to pay for it. He said even if they arrest her for it now, she will be sitting in jail with no money, and the rubble will still be there. Yurcho said she knows Bast is in school and Cusat is out of town, but wondered where the City Solicitor and someone from the Administration is tonight. Mundie said he believes Tom Pribula is a capable person and he can do a good job, but the Mayor is telling him not to come to the Council meetings. He said he asked if Pribula would be coming to the meetings, but from the Mayor’s answer, he knew he would not be coming. Mundie said Slusser may have had a school district meeting tonight, but he is not sure and he cannot answer for him. Yurcho said “As a taxpayer, it is disgusting.” Mundie said all the department heads should be here, especially Chief DeAndrea, because of the issue with the surveillance cameras. Mundie said DeAndrea could have answered some of our concerns about the cameras. Yurcho said she was expecting to see the Mayor or the new Director of Administration here tonight. She commented “this is how little they care about the people in Hazleton…”

Ted Sherrock, 67 Franklin Street, Hazleton said the Mayor promised that when something is on the agenda for a specific department, he would have a department head here to answer questions. Sherrock commended the Brenners for this recycling program. He asked the Standard Speaker to put something in the newspaper about this. He said on the south side of Hazleton, there are televisions sitting on the curb that have been there for weeks, and they are still there. Mundie said part of the problem is that a few years ago, they used to take them with the trash, and a lot of people are not aware of the new laws. Sherrock said there are new people that have come into the area, and they are not aware of Brenner is located. Mundie asked Sam Galski from the Standard Speaker to put something in the newspaper about this matter. Sherrock said he has seen them on the Stockton Road and the Heights Beltway as well. He asked that Amilcar Arroyo put it in his newspaper as well. Mope commented that would be very beneficial to the community.

Dominic Tolerico, Garfield Street, Hazleton asked if there is anything in the works to generate revenue. Mope said Council has a proposal but they have to see what is going on with the budget. She said they had a meeting with the Mayor, which involved Mundie and Cusat, on February 14, 2014, and lasted a few hours. Before anyone got a chance to contact the other Council members about what was going on, the Mayor vetoed the Budget. Mope said Council wanted to have a public meeting after that occurred. She said Council compromised and decided to have a meeting earlier today with Sosar, the Mayor, Pribula, Slusser and DeCosmo. She said we have plans for the City, but we cannot move forward unless we have everything in order including the budget. Mope does not know if the Mayor is going to cooperate with them with regard to revenue for the City. She said this will not be at the expense of the taxpayers. It is going to come from some place where there needs to be oversight. She is hoping this works out, and hopefully the Mayor will “step up to the plate,” and help the City and taxpayers out, so we can move forward. Tolerico asked if it is a new source of revenue, and Mundie and Mope both replied yes. Sosar said one of the City’s problems is that they have a lot of one-time fixes, and, from his experience, one-time fixes never work. He said it is all too easy for government to spend that money. If there is a surplus, people are looking for a way to spend it instead of saving it for later. Sosar said we need to find consistent sources of revenue for a long period of time. He said they are not trying to hide anything or be secretive, but there is a lot of research being conducted at this time. He said we need to find out the legalities of what we want to do first, before we bring it out in the open. Sosar said everyone on Council and in the City has said that they want to be transparent and open with the public, but sometimes that is not easy. Tolerico said he was hoping to hear that the City was going to support the industry in the surrounding areas. He said you can only go so far from taxes. Sosar said it is not intended to be a secret, but there are legal issues that need to be researched first. He said he hopes this “Progress Hazleton” can bring in more business into town, and we have got to start selling Hazleton. We cannot continue to sell what is going on in Valmont and Humboldt because they are financing other communities. Sosar said he is talking about businesses that could locate into existing building that can be renovated and put into use again, and not just retail businesses. Tolerico said the industries in the outlying areas outsource a lot of goods and services, because he has worked in some of them. Not much is coming from Hazleton. These industries are here to stay, and their employees live here. Tolerico asked if a group could be formed to find out what these industries need and what they outsource on a regular basis. Mope said we do not have control over these matters. Sosar said he believes that would be part of Can-Do. He said the City of Hazleton is going through a tremendous transition now, and the cost of the homes in this area has gone down in excess of what the home is worth. He stated in many cities there is a revitalization, because the younger people see an opportunity to buy a home at a low price and fixing it up, and the property value goes up. Sosar said these young people want they want entertainment and shopping here. Unfortunately, this transition does not happen quickly. Sosar said in the area of Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre, there is a large portion of the block from Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street, and from Main Street moving down, they have put lofts in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors, stores in front, and the movie theatre on the side. They have slowly brought businesses into the downtown, some retail and some office. He commented that none of that happens overnight. Sosar said he has faith in Hazleton, and he would not be here if he did not. He hopes some of this area could be “rekindled.” He added that Wilkes-Barre has been at this since the 1990s. Tolerico said this area originally thrived because of industry, and he hoped that Council is thinking along those lines again. He said retail is not good if there is no one here to buy it. Mope said one of our major problems is that we lost our youth population. They move, go to college, and do not return home because there are no opportunities here. We are a population of senior citizens, and people are coming here to retire, because the cost of living is cheaper than in bigger cities. Mope said we need to attract our youth and keep them here. She said raising children here is an issue. We do not have a lot of technology in this area. Tolerico said technology is here, but we do not see it. There are control systems in all of these plants and it is outsourced because we do not have those businesses in the City. Mope said college graduates are relocating and not returning home. Sosar said these technological jobs should be held by Hazleton people. Tolerico agreed. Sosar said we are becoming a “bedroom community for larger cities.” It is 90 miles south to Philadelphia, it is 50 miles to the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton areas, and there are people commuting regularly to New York City. Sosar said “New York money goes a long way here.” He said people are going to be demanding more in the future because of that. He said we need to push this City to be the best it can be in so many different ways. Sosar stated that we want these individuals to conduct their business here. Tolerico said those people are not going to bring their businesses here if we do not fix our crime problem. A lot of people left for this reason. Sosar said a lot of these people did not move far away. They moved to Butler Township and Sugarloaf Township and that is where the tax base is growing, and Hazleton is seeing it fall. Mope said these problems did not occur overnight, but finally people are waking up and saying that we have problem. Hopefully it is not too late, and we can turn it around. She hopes we can get a handle on crime, and get things moving forward in the City. She said she has seen in other cities where they turn their mansions into a small shopping area with doctor’s office and coffee shops on the first floor, and the other floors are rentals. They use the backyards as parking areas. Mope said Arthur Gardner Parkway is zoned light industrial and we could be technology jobs into that area. She added that some of the zoning could be changed to commercial as well. She said we would like to develop the Arthur Gardner Parkway like the Airport Beltway was developed. Mope said the issue with the budget has to come to close first. Sosar said he feels Tolerico’s frustration and everyone wants to see things move ahead faster. Mope said we do not want to lose any more of our young people. She said she complimented Junior Council because their input this year has been wonderful. They understand what is going on at a Council meeting, and they are opinionated. Mope said we are asking that they see how government works, and what they want to do to change it, so they do not have the same problems. Tolerico said the general attitude of the community means a lot as well. He asked Council to keep the public abreast of what is going on to move the City forward. Mope said Council has “bent over backwards” to bring this to a closing. She said it would be helpful if more City officials attending the meetings. Tolerico said you need to work with what you have, and “those battles are won and lost at the elections.” He said a lot of people complain about the elected officials, but a lot of them did not vote. Mope said we need cooperation to move forward. Tolerico asked that everyone’s personal differences be set aside and they try to work together. Sosar said they are trying. Mope said Council is trying to deal with an “unfriendly” Administration, and that is part of the problem.

Comments from Mayor or Director of Administration:  None.

Comments from Junior Council:  Joseph Habel said he is glad to see there will be electronic recycling. When he travels the Club 40 Road, there is a television sitting there for several months. He is glad there is now someplace to take these items instead of tossing them on the side of the road.

Joel Soto said he is glad to see everyone here. He said he is glad that Dr. Sosar is trying to be “one of the people.” He hoped that we could get through this, and that the Mayor will realize he needs to work with Council.

Comments from Council:  Mope thanked everyone for attending and for everyone’s input. She thanked Fermin for coming and answering questions. She said she sent Frank Vito information on machinery that is used in other municipalities and they went through a share program with surrounding municipalities. Mope said it was an asphalt machine that recycles the old asphalt, so it can be used again. She said she is waiting to receive input from Vito on this. She stated that maybe we could partner with someone for the cost. Mope said maybe CD could help us purchase it. She said the City garage needs a roof badly. She asked Fermin to let her know if there are CD funds available for this. Fermin said we cannot use CD funds for that. She said she believes it is going out to bid, but they would have to speak to Dominic Yannuzzi or the Administration with regard to this matter. Mope said there is water running in over an electrical system, and she is afraid someone is going to get hurt. She thanked Fermin for staying for the whole meeting. She asked that Council be kept abreast of what is going on with this matter. Mope said she is not against the camera system, and she is willing to do anything to stop the crime in this town. She spoke with an officer at the crime watch meeting, and she was surprised with his remarks. She was hoping that we could try them out on Alter Street, and see how they work first before spending a lot of money. Mope said she does not want to sacrifice police patrols and they are very important in the City. She said the crime watch is very important as well, and she thanked those involved in the crime watch. She thanked everyone for attending, and said she appreciates all of their input. Mope thanked Charlie DeCosmo for attending, and she also thanked Lisa Shema, City Clerk, for taking notes. She wished everyone a Happy Easter.

Sosar thanked Junior Council for their comments, and he also thanked everyone in the audience for their comments. He said Council is trying to do the best it can with a limited amount of time. He thanked everyone who works in the City. Sosar asked Mundie to move tonight’s work session to April 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., right before the next meeting. He said it should only take about 15 to 20 minutes. He said we are working hard to try and solve our difficulties, and we are not nearly as far apart as some people think. Sosar said we need to continue to sit down, talk it out, and be willing to compromise. He thanked everyone for coming. He wished everyone a good holy week and a Happy Easter.

Mundie said he agrees with moving the work session. He said he is disappointed that the Mayor and some of the department heads do not attend the Council meetings. He said a lot of that could be put on the Mayor. Mundie said he believes Tom Pribula wants to attend meetings, as did Steve Hahn, and that may be the reason Hahn was fired. He would rather have some of the department heads here to address the concerns of the public and of Council. He said he is considering preparing an ordinance making it mandatory that they attend Council meetings. He wished everyone a Happy Easter.

Adjournment:  Mundie motioned to adjourn the meeting with Sosar seconding the motion. Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

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