Council Meeting Brief - July 17, 2017

July 18, 2017 - 02:11 PM

At Monday night’s council meeting, five new Penn Hills Police officers were sworn in by Mayor Sara Kuhn and Police Chief Howard Burton. The new officers are: Steffan A. Shaw, Jr., Louis Cuccaro, Christopher Frederick, Jared Rothert and George Daniels.

Also at Monday’s council meeting:

  • Minister M. Dennis of MacFarlane Drive addressed council with concerns of children playing on the street and in their yards at all times of the night. The mayor said the police chief is aware of Dennis’ concerns and encouraged any resident experiencing these issues to call 911

  • James Beck of Datura Drive addressed council on the condition of his street. Datura was recently patched according to a public works official in attendance but is not on the paving list for this year

  • Council tabled an ordinance to install No Parking signs on Faybern Court. Residents initially requested signs over a year ago but the ordinance included signage not favorable by Faybern residents. Council agreed to table the ordinance and send it back to the traffic safety committee for further review

  • Council also tabled the addition of a stop sign on Faybern Court. The ordinance was set to add a stop sign at the intersection with Mount Carmel Road, however Faybern residents in attendance said there is already a stop sign in place. Council tabled to seek further information

  • Council voted unanimously to place No Parking signs on a portion of Collins Drive and to place stop signs at Collins and Idlewood

  • Council voted to enter into an agreement with Don Kuhn Auto Body to lease secured garage space for vehicles under criminal investigation at a cost of $600 per month

  • Dan Fitzhenry, Joseph Capozli, and Marcia Cereza were appointed to five year terms on the Zoning Hearing board

  • Council voted unanimously to disband the currently vacant Citizens’ Advisory Council on Community Development, established in 1976. The council has been vacant for many years according the mayor

  • Council rejected a resolution allowing Geokinetics USA, Inc. to perform seismograph mapping surveys of municipally owned properties. Representatives from Geokinetics were on hand to answer questions and explained the survey was being done for Monroeville-based Huntley and Huntley and may be used for future hydraulic fracking. Council members Dr. J-La Von Kincaid and Gary Underwood abstained, Mayor Sara Kuhn and Council members Mark Brodnicki and Catherine Sapp voted no

  • Council approved the 2017 capital road paving program in the amount of $904,155.01. Roads to be repaved this year include: Cimarron Drive, Colonial Village Drive, Evergreen Drive, Idlewood Road, Cypress Hill Drive, Mount Avenue, Rinaldi Street, Verona Street, Oakmont Street, Sylvan Street, Monroe Street, Flamingo Avenue, Clair Avenue, Glenfield Drive, Hathaway Court, Haliford Drive, Alcoma Drive and the #7 Volunteer Fire Department parking lot

  • Council awarded a three year contract to Traffic Control Equipment & Supplies for traffic signal maintenance and repair in the amount of $11,064

  • The Mayor announced the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office would be paying to install cameras at the intersection of Rodi & Frankstown, similar to the cameras installed last year throughout Monroeville. No timetable on installation was given
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