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Borough Council Meeting Minutes, 1963

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1963/01/09
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (January 9, 1963).

Council members present: Councilman Mosteller, Barber, Spasiani, Cosgriff, Thomas and Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Roman (Chairman Shade Tree Commission).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

After a motion by Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Thomas, secretary was directed to write to Mrs. Mary Darlington Jefferis, 514 Spring Grove Lane, that Council is planning to construct a street on Borough property through which she requested permission to cross. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the appointment for a Probationary Period and subject to Physical Examination of Galen T. Frita and Salvatore Hanzoneri as Patrolman in the Police Department was approved. [...]

Adjourned at 10:00 P.M.


1963/01/10
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (January 10, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas, Underwood.

Also present: Mr. Bayliss (Public Works).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

At 7:30 P.M., as advertised, President Mosteller called upon the Secretary and Mr. Salvatorelli, of Albright & Friel, Inc. to open and read bids received for West Chester State College Water and Sewer Project.

Twenty-three bid proposals were opened and read: eleven for Contract No. 1; seven for Contract No. 2; and five for Contract No. 3. Referred to Albright & Friel, Inc. for tabulation, analysis and recommendation.

Adjourned at 10:30 P.M.


1963/01/23
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (January 23, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas, Baldwin and Underwood.

Also present: Solicitor Harvey, Mr. Estrada of Albright & Friel, Inc., Mr. Strubel & Mr. Hoffa of the Chester County Water Resources Authority, Mr. Goulding of the Department of Forests & Waters, and Mr. Widdal, of West Chester State College.

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

Mr. Estrada discussed bid tabulations for West Chester State College project and recommended that contracts be awarded to low bidders on basis of use of cast iron pipe. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved to award the contracts, subject to approval by the Department of Property & Supplies, to C & T. Affiliates, Inc. for Contract #1 at $245,733.80; Cabe, Inc. for Contract #2 at $29,050.00 and John R. Walker for Contract #3 at $5,400.00.

President Mosteller called on Mr. Strubel to summarize developments to date relative to Marsh Creek Reservoir. Mr. Estrada presented data relative to plan and cost for transmission of water from Marsh Creek to West Chester. Mr. Gonlding explained plan for Marsh Creek Dam and allocation of 3.3 m.g.d. of water to West Chester. There was considerable discussion concerning the proposal of the Department of Forests & Waters and also method to finance the project. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, it was approved by a vote of 6 to 1 to accept the recommendations of the Department of Forests & Waters to supply the Borough of West Chester with 3.3 m.g.d. of water from Marsh Creek Reservoir to be transmitted in accordance with Alternate #l(b) Plan as submitted by Albright & Friel, Inc., Exhibit No. 8, Rev. 1/23/63. Mr. Cosgriff voted no because he felt that there was not sufficient data available. [...]


1963/02/05
Borough Council of West Chester, special meeting minutes (February 5, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Thomas, Baldwin and Underwood.

Called to order at 4:30 P.M.

Mr. Thomas read a letter dated January 31, 1963 from the Department of Property and Supplies advising that the recommendation of Council for awarding contracts for Project No. 3232-0, Water Supply and Sewer System, West Chester State College were approved and to proceed to award the contracts.

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded hy Mr. Underwood, award of contracts for Project No. 3232-0, were approved as follows: Contract No. 1-Additional Water and Sewer Facilities to C & T Affiliates, Inc., P.O.Box 8, Coilingswood, N.J. for $245,733.80. Contract No. 2-Modification of New Street Sewage Pumping Station, Structural and Mechanical Work to Cabe, Inc., 205 Center Bldg., Lansdowne, Pa. for $29,050.00; Contract No. 3 - Modification of New Street Pumping Station, Electrical Work to John R. Walker, Chalfant, Pa. for $5,400.00. [...]

Adjourned at 4:35 P.M.


1963/02/13
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (February 13, 1963).

Council members present: Underwood (Presiding), Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff & Thomas.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Controller, Shay, Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

Mrs. Emma Menges, 210 E. Gay St., presented a petition signed by residents of the 200 block E. Gay St., requesting that parking in this block be limited to 3 hours. After a motion by Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Barber, this matter was referred to the Police Committee with power to act.

Letter received from Mrs. Paul Wescott, Heathcliff, West Chester, Pa. concerning open sewage crossing their property. Referred to Sewer Committee.

Petition received from residents of the area of Biddle and Darlington Sts. requesting a "Stop" sign at either the southwest corner of Biddle St. or the Southeast corner of Darlington St. Referred to Police Committee with power to act. [...]

Letter received from West Chester State College concerning width of pavement in front of newly surfaced parking lot across S. High St. from Phillips Memorial Bldg, Referred to Director of Public Works. [...]

Contracts received for execution for West Chester State College Project. Solicitor Marrone reported that contracts do not provide for payment to Contractors as recommended by him to Albright & Friel, Inc. and therefore he would not sign contracts. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, contracts were referred to Solicitor for necessary revisions concerning payments to Contractors.

Petition received from citizens of S. Franklin St. and Rosedale Homes for a "Stop" signs. Referred to Police Committee with power to act. [...]

Mayor Lucas reported and discussed condition of sidewalks, snow removal and vandalism of trees. [...]

Mr. Bayliss reported that it would be necessary to secure the necessary right-of-way agreements in connection with the State College Project before Contractors commenced to work. After a motion by Mr. Thorns, seconded by Mr. Barber, this matter was referred to the Solicitor and Albright & Friel, Inc.

Mr. Spaziani reported on condition of streets and sidewalks in the Borough. [...]


1963/03/13
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (March 13, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas, Baldwin and Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Letter received dated February 26, 1963 from Albright & Friel, Inc. relative to work concerning Right of Way, Description and Plan, and also Interceptor Top of Manhole Elevations in connection with State College Project No. 3232 OD. [...]

Letter received from Brandywine Grange No. 60 enclosing copy of Resolution concerning need for public waiting room in the central part of West Chester for women and children. Referred to Real Estate Committee. [...]

Mr. Bayliss discussed need for revision or preparation of Sidewalk Ordinance. After a motion by Mr. Underwood seconded by Mr. Spaziani, it was approved to take this matter up at an adjourned meeting on March 28, 1963 at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Mr. Roman presented the report of Shade Tree Commission and requested cooperation in reducing vandalism to trees in the Borough. [...]

Mr. Barber reported that water from Hoopes Park is flowing into adjoining properties. Referred to Street Committee, He also reported that Street Lights at the College will be increased in intensity. He also requested secretary to advertise for bids for a Tractor Mower to be opened on April 10, 1963 at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Mr. Cosgriff presented resignation of Patrolman Donald W. Sheeler to be effective March 8, 1963. After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the resignation was accepted and refund of Pension Fund contributions authorized. [...]


1963/03/28
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (March 28, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas and Baldwin.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Mr. Bayliss presented and read letter from Pamona Hill Corporation [JJ: Pomona Hill], 24 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. concerning proposed development by them of tract of land on South New Street in West Goshen Township and requesting Borough water for the lots fronting on New Street. Water for the remainder of the tract will be obtained from a temporary well which will be capable of supplying the necessary water through 6" water mains. This water system, when Borough water is available, could be conveyed to the Borough by normal procedure. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, the request for water was approved and program for water for the balance of the tract accepted. All water lines to be installed at the expense of the developer in accordance with Borough specifications and inspection. Referred to Solicitor for necessary agreements.

Mr. Bayliss presented recommendations relative to revised hours for street parking. After a motion by Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the recommendations were accepted and to be included in proposed Ordinance for this purpose.

Mr. Widdall, of West Chester State College discussed and presented exhibits showing effects of Borough water on College laundry. He also discussed proposed street lighting for the College as well as parking. [...]

Mr. Smith reported on his investigation of premises at 341 W. Barnard St., as a result of a full page advertisement which appeared in the Daily Local News relative to the opening of the premises as a Music Center on March 29, 1963. He reported that no use permit had been applied for and that the proposed use of the building was in violation of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance for a "B" Residential District. Mr. Smith proposed to issue an order prohibiting the opening after consulting with the Borough Solicitor. His action was upheld by Council. [...]

Mr. Cosgriff reported that arrangements had been made to sell the uniforms of Donald W. Sheeler to West Chester State College for $150.00. [...]

Adjourned at 10:30 P.M.


1963/04/10
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, April 10, 1963).

Council members present: Councilmen, Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Baldwin, Thomas and Underwood. .

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer) and Mr. Roman (Chairman of Shade Tree Commission).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Letter received from The Exchange Club offering to donate litter baskets for the business district. After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the offer was accepted with appreciation and secretary directed to write to the Exchange Club thanking them for their generous offer.

Letter received from Planning Commission approving the purchase by the Borough for Municipal Purposes a plot of ground from Samuel Trego and also from Paul Cosgrove. [Green Field]

Letter received from West Chester State College advising that the efficiency tests for their Boiler Plant would be conducted on Tuesday, April 16, 1963. [...]

Letter received from Marshallton Grange No. 1394 requesting consideration for provisions for a Rest Room in the new Court House Annex, and to make provisions for a temporary Rest Room while the new building in under construction. [...]

Letter received from Chester County Commissioners requesting Council to approve a concurring Resolution for the creation of a Chester County Tourist Promotion Bureau. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, a concurring reolution was approved. [...]

Mayor Lucas announced that Cleanup Week would be from May 18th to May 25th, He also reported that he had received complaints concerning fall-out matter in vicinity of the West Chester Laundry. [...]

Adjourned at 10:45 P.M.


1963/05/08
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, May 8, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas, Baldwin, and Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer) and Mr. Bayliss (Public Works).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Letter received from Albright & Friel, Inc. concerning status of obtaining Right-of-Way Plans for State College Project. There was considerable discussion concerning dust created in the area of the work. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Barber, it was approved that the Borough would spray Calcium Chloride on the streets in this area. Mr. Baldwin voted no. [...]

Letter received from Warner Theatre requesting that traffic on Frescott Alley be made "One-Way" west from High Street. Referred to Street Committee.

Letter received from Mr. Rubinstein concerning parking meters on S. Walnut St., from Alley to Miner Street. [...]

Mr. Bayliss reported that the Better Housing Association requested Borough water for six houses on Lincoln Avenue. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the requested (sic) was approved with stipulation that water lines would be installed at expense of developers. He also reported on status of Canuso settlement. Matter referred to Solicitor, Water Committee and Mr. Bayliss for recommendations.

Mr. Smith reported on inspection of houses. Mr. Baldwin discussed responsibilities in connection with the enforcement of the Housing Ordinance violations. There was considerable discussion but no action taken pending meeting with Fire Underwriters representative. [...]


1963/06/12
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, June 12, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Cosgriff, Thomas, Baldwin and Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, SoMcitor Marrone, Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Mr. Olin appeared and requested consideration by Council for permission for the Brandywine Nursing Home to connect with the Borough sewer system. Referred to Sewer Committee for study and recommendation. [...]

There was considerable discussion relative to procedure concerning the condemnation of properties by the Housing Officer. Housing Officer was authorized to follow up on properties that had been cited and solicitor was requested for a clarification of Borough power to demolish properties which had been condemned. [...]

Adjourned at 10:30 P.M.


1963/07/10
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, July 10, 1963).

Council members present: Councilman Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas, Baldwin and Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer), Mr. Kauffman (Planning Commission) and Mr. Roman (Chairman of Shade Tree Commission).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Mrs. Kathryn Wilhelmy, 215 N. Locust Lane, Exton, Pa, acting as spokesman for a large group who were attending the meeting, presented a petition requesting Council to reconsider provision for three hour parking restrictions, on non-metered streets, in the 200 block of E. Gay st, in particular, as is to be proposed in a new ordinance. After considerable discussion the matter was referred to Committee. [...]

Mayor Lucas reported on problems created by Boiler Tests at State College. He also discussed need for policy concerning width of pavement and curbs. [...]

Mr. Barber reported that State College wanted to increase volume of lighting. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Cosgriff, it was agreed that the College could install a sample light at Rosedale Avenue. [...]

Mr. Barber also reported that the trash receptacles were on hand, Mr. Bayliss announded that the Borough personnel would install the receptacles.

Adjourned at 10:30 P.M.


1963/08/14
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, August 14th, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas, Underwood and Baldwin.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

Mrs. Mercedes Biddle and Mr. Leo McDermott, acting as spokesmen for a group of people from various Social Service Agencies who were present, requested information relative to what action Council was going to take in connection with filing an application for a Public Housing Project. After considerable discussion, President Mosteller announced that there would be a conference on this subject On September Uth, to which the public was invited, as well as the press, and that Council did not contemplate taking any action in this matter until after the conference. He also announced that this subject was on the agenda of the meeting and would be considered formally later in the meeting. [...]

Letter received from the West Goshen Sewer Authority concerning sewer service for Brandywine Mushroom Co., Aeroprojects, Inc. and Harowe Servo Controls. Referred to Sewer Committee. [...]

Letter received from Borough of Downingtown concerning proposed meeting relative to Marsh Creek Dam. Referred to Water Committee. [...]

Mayor Lucas reported on problems of weeds and announced that notices were being sent. [...]

President Mosteller again announced that a Public Housing Conference would be held on Wednesday, September 4, 1963 at 8:00 P.M., and asked if Council wanted to take any action at this time. Mr. Barber made a motion that the Borough file an application for at a Public Housing Project prior to the conference, there being no second to the motion it was dropped. The motion of Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, that the Borough file no application at this time was approved by a vote of 5 Yeas and 2 Nos. Councilmen Barber and Thomas voted No.

Mr. Bayliss reported on progress of College Project. He also reported that the Street contractor would be finished the week of August 19th. Mr. Bayliss presented a letter from Mr. Andrew Ocealis requesting permission for one guyed line to cross over Ash Alley to a 40 ft. tower on his property at 130 Lacey St. After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Baldwin the request was denied. [...]

Mr. Barber reported on progress of new street lighting project. He also submitted copy of letter from Philadelphia Electric Co. to Dr. Widdall, State College relative changes in street lighting, as requested by the College, on the north side of Rosedale Avenue between High and New Streets. Referred to Light Committee and Secretary.

Mr. Spaziani presented request of William Yocum of 25 Dean St. for permission to install gate in his fence adjoining parking lot. Referred to Solicitor. He also discussed problem of height of curbs in relation to automobile doors. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the request of the Brandywine Nursing Home to connect with the Borough Sanitary Sewer System was denied. [...]

Adjourned at 10:00 P.M.


1963/09/11
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, September 11th, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas & Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Roman (Chairman of Shade Tree Commission).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Mr. Ricardo of W. Biddle St. appeared and requesting Council to consider permitting parking on both sides of Biddle St. Referred to Police Committee. He also requested some action in connection with water seeping into cellars, high weeds and holes in vacant lots.

President Mosteller reported on additional information he had received in connection with Public Housing. After considerable discussion, the motion of Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Cosgriff for the adoption of Resolution No. 11-63, A Resolution Approving Application for Preliminary Loan for Low-Rent Public Housing for an amount not to exceed $10,000.00 for Surveys and Planning in connection with low-rent housing projects of not to exceed approximately FIFTY (50) dwelling units, was approved. Re. Ernest Bailey stated that Council would get the support of the Civic Association, the Health and Welfare Council and the Ministerial Association on this project. Mr. Anderson Porter stated that the local chapter of the NAACP also would support the project.

Mayor Lucas reported on control of weeds in the Borough. He also reported on his tour of the Defense System in the area. [...]

Mr. Bayliss reported that the contractor on the College project is working again and that curbs at all street crossings and intersections had been painted. [...]

Solicitor Marrone presented a comprehensive traffic ordinance. After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Underwood, Ordinance No. 10-63, "An Ordinance prescribing traffic and parking regulations and providing penalties for their violations" was approved. Referred to Mayor Lucas for approval.

Mr. Thomas reported that the water level is low. He also reported that the Chlorine machine at Fern Hill is in operation,. [...]

Adjourned at 9:55 P.M.


1963/10/09
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, October 9, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Cosgriff, Thomas, Baldwin and Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Mr. William Kennedy of the Mullin Kille pf Pennsylvania Co. presented and discussed the proposed City Directory to be issued by them. Referred to Finance Committee. [...]

Letter received from Mrs. Michael L. Strong, Chairman, Housing Authority of Chester County, commending Council for action concerning application for Public Housing.

Mayor Lucas announced that in connection with Youth Appreciation Week the elected student officials would observe the Council meeting of November 13, 1963 and would take over as student Council on November 14, 1963.

Mr. Bayliss reported on status of water supply. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved to prohibit the use of Borough water for car washing, lawn watering, etc. A notice,to prohibit car washing,in the Daily Local News was approved.


1963/11/13
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, November 13, 1963).

Council members present: Hosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Thomas, Baldwin & Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer) and all members of student Council.

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

President Hosteller opened the meeting by welcoming the members of the Student Council who were to act as Borough Council at their meeting the following evening. [...]

Eight (8) letters received from residents of W. Ashbridge Street requesting that Council take some action concerning heavy truck traffic on this stret. Referred to Police Committee. [...]

Letter received from Department of Forests and Waters approving request of Borough to take Water from Westtown Lake.

Letter received from Department of Health granting temporary permission to take water from Westtown Lake subject to conditions soncerning sampling and reporting volume of water taken. Similar letter received concerning taking water from Chester Creek and Taylor Run.

Letter received from State Council of Defense enclosing copy of Governor Scranton's September 27, 1963 Proclamation of Extreme Emergency concerning shortage of Water. [...]

Letter received from Philadelphia Suburban Water Company concerning request of Borough for water and advising that under present conditions they could not assist the Borough, at this time but the question may be considered again next year. [...]

Mayor Lucas reported that the new station, WCHE, requesting the use of Parking Lot #1, during the morning of November 16, 1963 for their dedication ceremony. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the request was approved.

Solicitor Marrone presented an agreement to be executed with the State Council of Defense for loan by the Borough of emergency engineering equipment as listed in the agreement. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, it was approved to have proper officers execute the agreement.

Mr. Bayliss reported on water conditions and that the State Teachers College Project was undergoing final inspection. [...]

Mr. Kenneth Widdall, Dean of Administration at State College appeared and reported on steps taken by College to conserve water. He also discussed the possibility of diagonal parking on the east side of S.New St. between Sharpless and Rosedale Ave. [...]

Mr. Baldwin presented resignation of Patrolman Sweimler to be effective Jan. 10, 1961. After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the sesignation was accepted and refund of payments by Mr. Sweimler to Police Pension Fund was approved. [...]

President Mosteller discussed the Citizens Advisory Committee and proposed for membership the following: Mr. Edward Cotter (Chamber of Commerce); Mr. P. Edward Jefferis, (Civic Association); Mrs. Ralph T. Sherry, (League of Women Voters); Mr. James Ward, (Community Center); and Dr. Horace Darlington, (Health & Welfare Council. After a motion by Mr. Balwin, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, the appointments were approved.

After a ten minute recess, After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the Secretary was directed to call all new car dealers and advise the restriction for use of water to wash new cars was temporarily lifted. [...]


1963/11/26
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Tuesday, November 26, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani, Thomas and Baldwins.

Also present: Mayor Lucas and Kauffman, Hall, Turner and Melton of the Planning Commission.

Called to order at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Resolution No. 15-63, a Resolution Authorizing Cooperation Agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of Chester was read. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the resolution and agreement were approved providing that there was no objection from the Solicitor.

After a motion by Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Thomas it was approved to install "Local Truck Traffice Only " signs on Ashbridge Street from the Borough Line eastward to High Street. Referred to Police Committee.

Adjourned at 8:30 P.M.


1963/12/11/
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, December 11, 1963).

Council members present: Mosteller, Barber, Spaziani and Underwood.

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

Called to order at 8:30 P.M. [...]

Letter received from County Commissioners requesting permission to use Borough water for the air conditioning system to be installed in the proposed Court House Annex. After a motion by Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Barber, request was approved with the understanding that the air conditioning system would be shut off in the event of a drought or other water shortage. [...]

After considerable discussion, the motion of Mr. Underwood, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, to temporarily lift the current restrictions for the use of water was approved by a a vote of 3 to 1. Mr. Barber voted no.

Adjourned at 9:45 P.M.



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