2017-01-17 Council Minutes

HAZLETON CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
7:00 PM

Call to Order:  Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Council Chambers. The meeting was called to order at 7:15 pm.

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

Roll Call:  Cuozzo-present; Gavio-present; Mope-present; Sosar; present; Mundie-present

Approving the Minutes of the Previous Meetings:  The minutes of the November 15, 2016 and December 6, 2016 Regular Meetings were approved unanimously. The minutes of the November 29, 2016 Special Meeting passed with a vote of 4-1 with Cuozzo casting the no vote.

At this point, Mundie indicated an executive session was held prior to the meeting to discuss contracts.

Proclamations/Communications:  None.

Bid Opening:  The base bids for the Arts Center renovation project were opened and read aloud, as follows:

•    Champion Builders – $1,507,000;
•    Heim Construction – $1,850,000;
•    ECI Construction – $1,526,700; and
•    CMG of Easton – $1,687,000.

Courtesy of the Floor:  Mark Rabo, 8 West 1st Street, Hazleton commented on the Planning Commission’s appointment to the Blighted Building Committee and asked why Council did not approve it. Sosar said the Planning Commission made that appointment and Council does not vote on it.                                                   

Old Business:

ORDINANCES

None.                                                   

RESOLUTIONS

None.