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Notes on West Chester, Pennsylvania
Borough Council Meeting Minutes, 1964

by Jim Jones

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1964/01/16
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (January 16, 1964).

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

Called to order at 6:45 P.M.

President Mosteller submitted a telegram received from Senator Hugh Scott, advising that Housing and Home Administrator approved Workable Program of Community Improvement for Borough of West Chester today. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood it was approved by a vote of 4 Yeas that effective as of January 1, 1964 annual salary range for Police Personnel shall be as follows:.

Patrolman - from $4,400 to $5,300.

Sergeants - from 5,300 to 5,600.

Parking Enforcement Officers - an increase of 5 to $1.45 per hour.

Adjourned at 7:10 P.M.


1964/01/06
Borough Council of West Chester, organization meeting minutes (Monday, January 6, 1964).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer), Messrs, Kauffman, Turner, Hall, Slack & Melton of the Planning Commission, Mr. Shepherd of Kendree & Shepherd, Planning Consultants and Mr. Rie of the Chester County Housing Authority.

Called to order at 8:00 P.M.

Mayor Lucas presided and administered the Oath of Office to Councilman Baldwin and Councilman Spaziani. He then called for nomination for the office of President of Council. After a motion by Mr. Underwood, seconded by Mr. Spaziani Councilman Mosteller was nomited. The motion of Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, to close the nominations was approved and the secretary was directed to cast a ballot electing Councilman Mosteller president of Council.

After a motion by Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, Councilman Underwood was nominated for the office of Vice-President. The Motion of Mr. Mosteller, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, to close the nominations was approved and the secretary was directed to cast a ballot electing Councilman Underwood Vice-President of Council.

Mayor Lucas then called upon Councilman Mosteller to take over the presiding officer's chair. [...]

President Mosteller reviewed the status of the Housing Project and suggested that consideration should be given for the selection of a site or sites for the proposed 50 units of Public Housing.

After considerable discussion it was decided that a committee composed of two members each from Council, the Planning Commission, Housing Authority and the Mayor, Housing Officer Smith and Mr. Shepherd, Planning Consultant, should meet on Saturday, January 18, 1963, at 10:00 A.M., in the Municipal. Building and visit some of the potential sites.

Adjourned at 9:15 P.M.


1964/01/08
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, January 8, 1964).

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

Also present: Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer) and Mr. Roman (Shade Tree Commission) Chairman.

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

Letter received from Tower Clock Service Co concerning renewal of service for a three to 5 year period at $75.00 per year. After a motion by Mr. Underwood, seconded by Mr. Barber, it was approved to renew the contract. [...]

Petition received from Eleanore Behrle, requesting a change in zoning for land bounded by W. Nield St., S. New St., S. Bradford Ave., and Rosedale Ave. to be used for living quarters for students at West Chester State College, After considerable discussion the motion of Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, that the petition be rejected was approved by a vote of 5 Yeas.

Letter received from Patrolman Fritz requesting a leave of absence to enter the Armed Forces of the United States as of January 17, 1964 and also requesting the refund of his contributions to the Police Pension Fund. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Underwood, his request were approved by a vote of 5 Yeas. [...]

Adjourned at 9:30 P.M.


1964/01/17
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (January 17, 1964).

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

Also present: Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Cytrynowicz of Albright & Friel, Inc.

Called to order at 4:00 P.M. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the recommendation of the Police Committee for the appointment as Probationary Patrolman of Howard Johns, Jr., Richard S. Harris, Donald D'Ginto and Howard S. Rolette was approved by a vote of 4 Yeas.

Mr. Cytrynowicz, representing Albright & Friel, Inc. presented and discussed a Preliminary Report on Improvements and Extensions to Goose Creek Sewage Treatment Plant, dated November 30, 1963.

Adjourned at 5:00 P.M.


1964/01/24
Borough Council of West Chester, special meeting minutes (January 24, 1964).

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

Called to order at 4:00 P.M.

Letter received from West Goshen Township requesting the Borough to post water meter readings covering the past year on enclosed list of approximately 100 industrial and commercial users who are connected to their Sewer System. Referred to Water Committee. [...]

Adjourned at 4:30 P.M.


1964/02/01
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, February 1, 1964).

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

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

Called to order at 1964-7:30 P.M. [...]

Letter received from Mr. Justin McCarthy, president of Student Council of Bishop Shanahan High School requesting consideration by Council of the suggestion of the student Council to install a stop sign at the corner of Gay & Everhart Streets. Referred to Police Committee with power to act.

Letter received from Women of Holy Trinity Church commending Council for the steps which they have taken to secure better low cost housing in West Chester.

Letter received from Mr. Anthony Polito, secretary West Chester Fire Police concerning status of finances and requesting financial assistance from Council. Referred to Police Committee and secretary directed to reply that no financial assistance can be supplied at this time because of budget limitations.

Adjourned at 9:15 P.M.


1964/02/02
Borough Council of West Chester, special meeting minutes (Tuesday, February 2, 1964).

Council members present: Underwood, presiding, Barber, Spaziani and Thomas.

Also present: Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Weist and Jones from Technical Service Co. and Mr. Slavatorelli and Cytrinoificz, of Albright & Friel.

Called to order at 1964-2:00 P.M.

Plans for Improvements and Extensions of Goose Creek Sewage Plant were reviewed and discussed in detail.

After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, Vice- President William L. Underwood was authorized to file an application for a grant to be made by the United States to aid in defraying the cost of construction of Improvements and Extensions to Goose Creek Sewerage Treatment Plant, and the Secretary was authorized to execute a Sewerage Application and Permit to Pa. Department of Health.

Adjourned at 5:15 P.M.


1964/03/01
Borough Council of West Chester, regular Meeting minutes (Wednesday, March 1. 1964).

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

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

Called to order at 7:00 P.M. [...]

Letter received from State Council of Civil Defense concerning some missing Items loaned to the Borough. Referred to Mr. Bayliss.

Letter received from County Commissioners advising that the public ladies rest room in the Annex will be closed as of Saturday, February 29, 1964 and that facilities in the new Annex will not provide for a lounging room but simply toilet facilities.

Petition received requesting a traffic control sign at the corner of Magnolia and Walnut Streets. Referred for study to Police Committee and the Mayor.

Petition received requesting to have street signs now reading Everhart Street, returned to the original name of Everhart Avenue. After discussion it agreed that the street signs should read Everhart Avenue. Referred to Mr. Bayliss. [...]

Letter received from Barsharp Enterprises, Inc. concerning water and sewage facilities in area between Bolmar and Washington Streets and Union and Barnard Sts. Referred to Sewer Committee and Mr. Bayliss.

Adjourned at 9:30 P.M.


1964/03/30
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Monday, March 30, 1964).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Solicitor Marrone and Mr. Bayliss (Public Works).

Called to order at 7:00 P.M. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Barber, the resignation of Sergeant Paul R. Merton and Patrolman Earl F. Walton, to be effective March 31, 1964, were accepted and authorization for refund of contributions to Pension Fund approved.

Mayor Lucas discussed scope of work and problems in connection with the filling of approximately 2,000 water cans for Civil Defense.

Adjourned at 8:15 P.M.


1964/04/08
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, April 8, 1964).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer) and Salvatorelli and Carter of Albright & Friel, Inc.

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

Letter received from County Commissioners concerning question of establishing a County Department of Health, After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved that this question should be resolved by a Referendum.

Letter received from David C. Fray, Chairman, Commission on Christian Social Concerns of the Methodist Church, wishing to go on record with Council as being strongly in favor of strict enforcement of Housing Regulations, primarily in regard to safety of inhabitants.

Resignation received from Patrolman Elmer R. Schmidt, to be effective April 18, 1964, After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the resignation was accepted and refund of contributions to Pension Fund approved.

Petition received from Amelia and Howard Rudoph requesting a change in Zoning from "A" Residence District to "B" Residence District for tract of land on North side of W. Market St. between Everhart Avenue and Bradford Ave, It was approved to hold hearing for the petitioner on May 7, 196ii at 7:30 P.M. Referred to Solicitor.

Agreement presented from Barsharp Enterprises, Inc, for easements. Referred to Solicitor. Plot Plan presented by Barsharp Enterprises, Inc,-Referred to Planning Commission. [...]

Francis Ricardo- 520 W. Biddle St. appeared and requested that parking be permitted on both sides of Biddle St. west of Wayne St. Referred to Police and Street Committee.

Mr. Salvatorelli presented and discussed plans and specifications for Project Pa-3356, Marsh Creek and PA-3357 Goose Creek, for submission to House and Home Finance Agency in connection request for payment of Planning Advance, After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the necessary documents were approved to be executed by the proper Borough officials.

Albright & Friel, Inc. also were authorized to prepare proper descriptions for easement in connection with State College Project and also to develop data to determine charges for installation and use of Garbage Disposal Units.

Mayor Lucas announced that May 16 to 23rd would be Clean-Up-Week, Referred to Mr. Bayliss, He also reported that he had reduced by two (2) hours the weekly hours of duty of Police Personnel, effective April 1, 1964.

Mr. Barber proposed that a resolution citing Officers Carl Durnell, James Sobers and Salvatore Canzoneri of West Chester for heroism in the Palm Sunday fire which took the life of Gilda Beachera. The proposal was unanimously approved. Mr. Barber also announced that an awards dinner for these Officers will be held on May 13, 1964 at the Italian Social Club as part of National Police Week. [...]

Mr. Baldwin announced that the resignation of Patrolman Walton created a vacancy on the Police Pension Fund Committee, Referred to Police Committee and Mayor Lucas.

Adjourned at 10:30 P.M.


1965/05/07
Borough Council of West Chester, special meeting minutes (Thursday, May 7, 1964).

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

Also present: Solicitor Marrone and Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

President Mosteller opened the meeting by announcing that the purpose of the meeting was to conduct a hearing on the Petition of Howard Rudolph and Ameliea Mayer Rudolph for a change in zoning from "A" to "B" Residence District of a tract of land situated on the north side of West Market Street between Everhart Avenue and Bradford Avenue. He then called on Solicitor Marrone to preside over the hearing. [JJ: Colonial Mews, 605 W. Market St.]

Solicitor Marrone read the petition submitted by Howard and Amelia Rudolph and then called on Mr. Ralph W. Kent, attorney for the petitioners, to present his case.

Mr. Kent presented the reasons advanced by the petitioners for the requested change and also presented a petition signed by 20 persons who indicated that they were in favor of the requested change in zoning.

Mr. Marrone then called on Mr. Robert Lents, attorney for the Everhart Civic Assoc. who made a statement for the Association opposing the change in zoning. He also submitted a petition signed by 90 persons opposing the requested change in zoning.

The following persons also spoke in opposition of the change in zoning: Mr. Charles Hunter-15 S. Everhart Ave.; Mr. Konig-600 W. Gay St.; Francis McCool-608 W. Market St., Mr. Battin-500 W. Miner St., Mr. NcClure-315 W. Nield St.; and Mr. Cressman-601 W. Miner St.

Mr. Kent then made a concluding statement for the petitioners which was supplemented by Mr. Jas. O'Neil and Mr. Lentz made a concluding statement for the opponents of the request for change in zoning.

After a motion by Mr. Underwood, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, no action was taken on the petition by Council at this time.

Adjourned at 9:10 P.M. [...]


1964/05/13
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, May 13, 1964).

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

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

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

Letter received from Rosedale Homes Civic Association requesting action by Council to aleviate conditions on the lot used by Ralph G. Smith Transportation Co. Referred to Police Committee.

Letter received from Planning Commission recommending approval of Land Use as proposed by Barsharp Enrerprises, Inc. for Bolmar Street From Barnard to Union Sts.

Letter received from State College requested six copies of annual agreement for fiscal year-July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965 for Police Radio Service. After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Thomas it was approved to execute such an agreement on same basis as for previous year. Referred to Solicitor.

Letter received from W. E. Gilbert, Inc. advising that one of the air conditioners in the Council Room should be replaced. Referred to R. E. Committee with power to act.

Letter received from Housing and Home Finance Agency advising that a representative of their office would get in touch with the Borough concerning meeting about August 1964 to review progress made in connection with Workable Program for Community Improvement. A memorandum was attached listing the goals to be attained this year. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved to consider this matter at an adjourned meeting to be held on May 25, 1964 at 7:30 P.M. [...]

Secretary reported that the Zoning Board of Adjustment had granted the petition of Zobros, Inc. to conduct an office at 436 N. Church Street but had denied their petition to operate a coin operated dry cleaning business at 117 E. Chestnut Street. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the petition of Howard and Amelia Rudolph, for a change in zoning, for which a public hearing had been held on May 7, 1964, was denied by a vote of 6 Yeas. Referred to Solicitor. [...]

Mayor Lucas discussed problem of weeds and suggested that the ordinance be improved to provide for a specific period.

Mr. Barber [spoke about the] condition in Parks and particularly use of Everhart Park by adults for baseball. Referred to Recreation Commission. He suggested that a study of traffic be made at Worthington & Barnard Sts.,and also at Marshall & Darlington Sts. [...]


1964/05/26
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Monday, May 25, 1964).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Bayliss (Public Works) and Mr. Devere Kauffman (Planning Commission).

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

After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood the appointment as Patrolman of George F. Glatts, Jr., Charles H. Lawson, Jr., and Francis M. Polito was approved, subject to Civil Service Rules and Regulations. [...]

Adjourned at 8:30 P.M.


1964/06/10
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, June 10, 1964).

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

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

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

Letter received from Planning Commission recommending the approval of plans submitted by Mr. Albert Engle, dated 5/23/64 for apartment buildings on Italian Social Club property.

Letter received from Mrs. Michael Strong, Chairman, Housing Authority of the County of Chester concerning the tax consequence of the development of the public housing project in West Chester. [...]

Letter received from Keystone Cab Co, requesting cab stands at their new office on 6 West Gay St., After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, it was approved to grant a total of two (2) cab stands in front of Grants' Store on Gay Street east of High Street.

Letter received from State College requesting that the Borough undertake the necessary Curb work at the College and bill the College for charges incurred, estimated at $1,200.00. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood request was approved. [...]

Letter received from Specialty Products Co, requesting that two "Children at Play" signs be placed in the alley of 619 S. Matlack St. Referred to Police Committee.

Petition received from Zobros, Inc. requesting that Article 11, Section 16, Subsection 5 of the Zoning Ordinance "prohibiting dry cleaning establishments in a Business District" be amended and this prohibition removed. After a motion by Mr. Thomaa, seconded by Mr. Barber, it was approved to consider the petition by a vote of four to two, Councilman Baldwin and Underwood voted No. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Barber,it was approved to hold a hearing on the petition on Monday, August 10, 1964 at 7:30 P.M., by a vote of five to one. Councilman Baldwin 4 voted No. Referred to Solicitor.

Order received from Court to submit all material on hearing by Board of Adjustment on case of Zobros, Inc. relative to premises 436 N. Church St. and also 117 E. Chestnut Street, Referred to Solicitor.

Mr. Stancato appeared and presented proposed plot plan for development of Italian Social Club property. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Barber, the plot Plan was approved as presented and referred to Street Committee. [...]

Adjourned at 9:30 P.M.


1964/07/08
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, July 8, 1964).

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

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

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

Copy of letter from Department of Commerce to Devere Kauffman, Chairman, West Chester Planning Commission received relative to the need for a "Neighborhood Analysis".

Material received from Department of Commerce concerning "Project 70 Land Acquisition Program for Recreation, Historical and Conservation Purposes". Action deferred pending further study. [...]

Mr. Stancato discussed Water requirements for apartment development on Italian Social Club property. Referred to Water Committee to meet on July 13, 1964 at 7:00. [...]


1964/08/10
Borough Council of West Chester, special meeting minutes (Monday, August 10, 1964).

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

Also present: Solicitor Marrone.

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

President Mosteller called the meeting to order at 7:40 P.M., and announced that the purpise of the meeting was to conduct a Zoning Appeal Hearing as advertised. He then turned the meeting over to Solicitor Marrone.

Solicitor Marrone read the appeal filed by Zobros, Inc. requesting an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to permit dry cleaning establishments in the Business Districts. He then called on Mr. Theodore Rogers, attorney for Zobros, Inc. to present the case for the petitioner.

Mr. Rogers outlined the basis for the petition and called on Mr. Otto Heimke, of the Whirlpool Corp. and Mr. J. E. Goodridge, of the DuPont Co. who stated that with the improvements in equipment and chemicals now used in dry cleaning the operation was safe to conduct in a Business District. Mr. Amos Marcey, also of the Whirpool Corp. sales department spoke on the safety of the procedure. Mr. Rogers called on Mr. Willard McKinney of 120 E. Chestnut St. and Mr. Archie Bradford, of 122 E. Chestnut, who stated that as neighbors of the proposed installation they had no objections.

Mr. Rodney Moulton of 517 E. Gay St., who operates a Laundromat stated that he favored the requested petition for a change in Zoning to permit Dry Cleaning in a Business District.

Mr. James Hay and Mr. Boyd Davis made a number of remarks concerning previous petitions for this change but took no definite stand either for or against the petition.

After everyone who wished to be heard had completed his statement, President Mosteller declared the hearing over.

After discussion, the motion of Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Barber, authorising the Solicitor and the Fire Committee to prepare a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to permit dry Cleaning in a Business District under restricted conditions, was approved by a vote of 5 Yeas. [...]

Adjourned at 9:30 P.M.


1964/08/12
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, August 12, 1964).

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

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

Called to order at 7:00 P.M. [...]

Letter received from Rev. Anderson E. Porter of 114 S. Walnut St., concerning his problem relative to parking in Granite Alley. Referred to Police Committee with Power to act. Police Committee directed Secretary to answer letter and state that parking is not permitted in Alleys and no exception to this prohibition is possible. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin the resignation of Patrolman Richard Harris was accepted, effective August 16, 1964 and refund of his contributions to Police Pension Fund authorized. [...]

Mr. Bayliss discussed Rodent control and After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, was authorized to spend $60.00 for this purpose.

Mr. Stancato discussed water, storm sewer, hydrants, etc. at apartment project on Italian Social Club grounds. It was agreed to hold an adjourned meeting on August 20, 1964 with Mr. Stancato to go into details of thes matters.

Mr. Francis Riccardo presented a petition requesting that parking on both sides of the 500 block of West Biddle Street be permitted. Since a similar request had been denied no action was taken on the petition0.

Letter received from Tower Clock Service Co. that clock on Court House Tower needed a new motor which would cost $130.00 and that maintenance service would be $115.00 per year. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood it was approved to authorize the Tower Clock Service Co. to make the necessary replacement and accept the maintenance proposal.


1964/09/09
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, September 9, 1964).

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

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

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

Mr. Francis Riccardo appeared and requested information concerning action of Council relative to his petition to permit parking on both sided of street in the 500 Block of West Biddle Street. Referred to Street and Police Committees for further study and recommendation.

Letter received from Mrs. Vincent Gilpin and also from Mrs. M.J. Good, requesting that a "STOP" sign be installed at the intersection of Marshall & Church STs. Referred to Police Committee.

Letter received from Department of Highways advising that the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads has set a target date of January 1, 1967 to have all exposed metal parts of traffic signals painted a Highway Yellow. Referred to Mr. Bayliss.

Letter received from D. T. Marrone, Solicitor, advising that the appeal of Dr. I. M. Waggoner, to convert garage at 23 S. Church St. to a dwelling will be heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on September 21, 196)4.

Letter received from Paul F. Ryan, 529 Marshall concerning weeds on adjoining properties. Referred to Mayor Lucas.

Offer of Sale of Land received from Housing Authority of the County of Chester that the Borough of West Chester would sell Parking Lot-Northwest Corner of Barnard and Adams Street to the Authority for $9,700.00. After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the President of Council was authorized to execute the offer. [...]

Mr. Cosgriff suggested that a portion of Prescott Alley be designated as a Play Street for St. Agnes Playground. After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Spaziani this matter was referred to Police Committee with power to act. [...]

Solicitor Marrone presented petition to have properties located at 102, 104 & 106, South Church Street as Business Properties, After discussion, the motion of Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Thomas, authorizing the Solicitor to prepare an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and Map, to designate the west Side of South Church Street from Miner to Barnard as a Business District was approved by a vote of 7 Yeas. The proposed Ordinance to be advertised for a hearing to be held on Thursday, October 1, 1964. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the Solicitor was authorized to direct Robert Jacob to disconnect from the Borough Sewer System. [...]


1964/10/01
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Thursday, October 1, 1964).

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

Also present: Solicitor Marrone.

Called to order at 7.30 P.M.

President Mosteller called the meeting to order at 1:30 P.M., and announced that, as advertised, the purpose of the meeting was to consider a proposed amendment to Zoning Ordinance and Map of the Borough of West Chester to change from a "B" Residence District to a "Business District" all that certain area on the west side of Church Street bounded on the North by Miner St., on the South by Barnard St., and on the West by Woodbine Alley. He then called on Solicitor Marrone to present the Ordinance.

Solicitor Marrone presneted and Read Ordinance No. 6-64 prepared by him for this purpose. After discussion the motion of Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood that Ordinance No. 6-64 be approved and adopted, was approved by a vote of 5 Yeas. [...]

Letter received from the PUC concerning notice to Robert Jacob to discontinue use of Borough Sewer Facilities, Referred to Solicitor.

After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Thomas it was approved to pay $50,00 reward to person who supplied information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for Tree vandalism.


1964/10/14
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, October 14, 1964).

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

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

Called to order at 7:00 P.M.

Mr. John Giunta appeared and requested designation of "Loading Zone" on the Linden St. side of his store at 938 [JJ: no such number exists] S. Walnut St. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the request was referred to the Police Committee for study with power to act. [...]

Telegram received from Senator Scott and Senator Clark advising that the Public Health Service had approved grant of $94,500.00 to the Borough for the Goose Creek Sewage Disposal Plant Project, Letter received from Pennsylvania Department of Health enclosing forms for execution to accept the Federal Grant. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Barber it was approved by a vote of 7 Yeas to accept the Grant and authorize Councilman Underwood as Vice-President to execute the forms.

Letter received from Housing and Home Finance Agency advising that the Planning Documents for the Goose Creek Sewage Disposal Plant project have been approved. After a motion by Mr. Thomas seconded by Mr. Underwood it was approved to notify Albright & Friel to proceed with the project.

Petition received requesting the installation of a "Stop" Sign at Wayne and Union Sts, After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Underwood the request Has approved by a a vote of 5 to 2. Councilmen Thomas and Baldwin voted No.

Letter received from Mrs. Raschiatore, of 216 E. Gay St. concerning Ordinance restricting parking in the 200 Block of E. Gay St. to three hours. Referred to Secretary to reply that Ordinance was properly advertised before passage. [...]

Letter received from Department of Justice advising that an examination conducted on September 30, 1964 showed that the Borough Lockup continues to be maintained and operated in accordance with modern detention practices. [...]

Deed from County Commissioners for a portion of Court Street received and After a motion by Mr. Thomas, Seconded by Mr. Barber, Resolution No. 7-64, that the Deed of Dedication for a portion of Court Street, as recorded in Deed Book Z-35 page 429, be and is hereby accepted by the Council of the Borough of West Chester, and that said Street be hereafter a public Street of the Borough of West Chester was approved by a vote of 7 Yeas.

Letter received from Housing Authority of Chester County concerning need for variance relative to yard areas for proposed Housing Project. Referred to Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Mayor Lucas discussed Project 70 and also the weed ordinance. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved to amend the Weed Ordinance to cover the period from June 15th to August 15th.

Mr. Bayliss reported that the Denney-Reyburn Co. requested permission to tap the water line for a Sprinkler System. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Barber, request was approved.

Mr. Barber presented proposed plot plan for project at Union & Bolmar Sts. Referred to Planning Commission. [...]

Mr. Thomas presented request for water from Mr. John Izzi for proposed shopping center at Village Plaza, West Chester. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Cosgriff, the request was approved and referred to Water Committee subject to certain financial considerations. [...]


1964/11/11
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, November 11, 1964).

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

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

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

President Mosteller greeted the elected student Borough officials who attended the meeting as observers and called on the secretary to read minutes of previous meeting.

President Mosteller then announced that he would deviate from the regular agenda and call for reports from the respective chairmen of the standing committees.

Mayor Lucas discussed the need for a Public Rest Room in the Borough, obstruction of sidewalks by builders and the problems created by dogs.

Mr. Bayliss reported that the street contract was completed. He also suggested that the surfacing of street in Brandywine Manor be deferred until Spring. He also brought out problems relative to skating and hunting at Milltown Reservoir. Referred to Water Committee and Solicitor. Mr. Cosgriff requested Mr. Bayliss to reinstall two Hour Parking Signs. [...]

Mr. Spaziani requested that Bituminous Service Co. be paid as soon as their work has been inspected and accepted by the State Highway Department. He also reported that there was considerable vandalism and meter damage at Reilly Parking Lot. [...]

Mr. Cosgriff presented letter from Mr. Richard S. Harris requesting reinstatement as Patrolman. After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Baldwin the request was not approved.

On notion of Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Cosgriff it was approved to prohibit parking on East Gay Street from the Railroad Bridge to Matlack Street from 2 A.M. to 5 A.M. Referred to Solicitor to prepare necessary Ordinance and at the same time to include changes approved since adoption of Parking Ordinance. [...]

After discussion and After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Cosgriff it was approved by a vote of 7 Yeas to adopt the current BOCA Building Code, with the deletion of the Sign and Plumbing Code section. Referred to Solicitor to prepare necessary Ordinance.

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Cosgriff it was approved and authorized that the Building Inspector join the Building Officials Conference of America, Inc. at the expense of the Borough. [...]

Letter received from State College concerning penalty on their water and sewer rent bill and enclosing ruling of P.U.C. relative to penalties. After discussion it was approved to exonerate them from payment of penalty this time by a vote of 4 to 3. Councilmen Barber, Cosgriff and Baldwin voted no. Secretary was directed to write and advise College of this action and to advise that the Borough, operating a Municipal Water and Sewer System was not subject to rulings of the P.U.C.

Letter received from Department of Forests and Waters relative to availability of water for the Borough from the Marsh Creek Reservoir project.

Letters received requesting "Stop" signs at corner of Union and Darlington Sts.; Virginia Avenue and Walnut St.; and Magnolia and Walnut Sts. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, the requests were approved by a vote of 6 to 1. Councilman Thomas voted no.

Letter received from Board of Health concerning regulations for waste and garbage removal. Referred to Street Committee for study and recommendations.

Letter received from the Good Will Fire Company Underwater Rescue Team requesting permission to dive in the reservoir two or three times a year. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Thomas the request was granted. Secretary to write of this action of Council and at the same time express appreciation of Council for the fine work and coooeration of the Rescue Team as well as all Firemen in con-nectionwith the extensive search for Connie Evans who disappeared in October. [...]


1964/11/30
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Monday, November 30, 1964).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Mr. Shay (Controller) and Mr. Bayliss (Public Works).

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

Letter received from Housing Authority of the County of Chester requesting Council to extend Storm Sewer System to serve area of proposed Housing Project. After discussion and After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, the request was denied. [...]


1964/12/09
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, December 9, 1964).

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

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

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

Letter received from Triangle Publications, Inc. requesting permission to install a Community Antenna Television System, Mr. Howard Moffett, representing Triangle Publications discussed in considerable detail the operations of such a system. Mr. Louis Seltzer, of WCOJ and Mr. Russel Chambers of Rollins Projects, Wilmington also discussed the system. No action was taken and matter referred to Solicitor for further study. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Cosgriff, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, Ordinance No, 8-64, "An Ordinance Amending the West Chester Zoning Ordinance to Permit Dry Cleaning Establishments in Business Districts," was approved by a vote of 6 Yeas.

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, Ordinance No, 10-64, "An Ordinance adopting the Basic Building Code of the Building Officials Conference of America" and Ordinance No. 11-64, "An Ordinance Adopting the Pennsylvania Plumbing Code I960," were approved by a vote of 6 Yeas.

After a motion by Mr. Barber, Seconded by Mr. Spaziani, Ordinance No. 9-64, "An Ordinance Amending the Traffice Ordinance Prohibiting Parking from 2:00 A.M. to 5:00 A. M. on the north and south sides of Gay Street from Matlack Street to the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge" was approved by a vote of 6 Yeas.

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, Seconded by Mr. Spaziani, it was approved to request Solicitor to prepare a Sub-Division Ordinance by a vote of 5 to 1. Councilman Barber voted no.

Latter received from Planning Commission recommending the approval of the Plot Plan submitted by Barsharp Enterprises located on Bolmar Street.



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