2017-06-06 (Special Meeting) Council Minutes

HAZLETON CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017

6:00 PM

Call to Order: Council met in special session on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Council Chambers. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm.

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

Approving Minutes of Previous Meetings: The minutes of the May 23, 2017 Regular Meeting- Cuozzo motioned to table minutes. This was seconded by Mope.

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

Proclamations/Communications: None.

Courtesy of the Floor - (ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLY): Mark Rabo, 8 West 1st St., Hazleton, said this is a great step forward for transparency. He said it should have been done a long time ago. He said other counties and third-class cities follow a position budget. Rabo said a capital budget should be done that is in the city administrative code and presented by September 1st of each year. He said this would be a step in the right direction.

Antonio Rodriquez, 718 Muir Ave., Hazleton, said this is a good idea. He said no one should change this budget after it is approved. Mope said this budget will be for any new elected council members to follow. Mundie and Mope said this is how the budget needs to be done. Rodriquez said the public needs to know where the money is going. Mope said this budget gives transparency to the public.


Old Business:

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance 2017-13 Ordinance Altering the Hazleton City Administrative Code and Requirements of the Administrative Body of the City of Hazleton as related to the preparation of the City Budget for all of 2017 and all years thereafter. That the City Budget will include employee salaries as line items within the budget and all expenditures known to incur for the city within the year as line items within the Budget-( 2nd READING)

Presented by Sosar. Seconded by Mope.

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


Ordinance 2017-13 Ordinance Altering the Hazleton City Administrative Code and Requirements of the Administrative Body of the City of Hazleton as related to the preparation of the City Budget for all of 2017 and all years thereafter. That the City Budget will include employee salaries as line items within the budget and all expenditures known to incur for the city within the year as line items within the Budget-( 3rd READING)

Presented by Mope. Seconded by Sosar.

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

ORDINANCE PASSES UNANIMOUSLY


Adjournment: Mundie motioned to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned.