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Notes on West Chester, Pennsylvania
Borough Council Meeting Minutes, 1965

by Jim Jones

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1965/01/13
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, January 13, 1965).

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

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

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

As advertised and After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, Ordinance 5-65, "An Ordinance of the Borough of West Chester for Land Subdivision Regulations" was approved.

Letter from Jerrold Electronics Corporation withdrawing their notice of application for a franchise for a community antenna television system in West Chester.

Letter received from International Equity Corporation requesting permission to install a community antenna System in West Chester and an opportunity to appear before Council to make a full presentation of their proposed service.

Letter received from West Chester Joint High School Board requesting Borough Water for a third Junior High School at South-west intersection of Route 202 and Ellis Lane, in West Goshen Township. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Barber the request was approved with the understanding that the School Board would bear the cost for the installation of any necessary utility mains.

Letter received from Planning Commission recommending that the Plot Plan of the C. R. Jefferis Estate for land use of site located on W. Market St., bounded by Wayne St. and Wollerton Alley be approved. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the recommendation was accepted and approved. [...]

Solicitor Marrone presented Ordinance No, 6-65, "An Ordinance providing for the Purchase of a Plot of Ground in the Borough of West Chester for the Purpose of Establishing and Maintaining a Municipal Parking Lot." After a motion by Mr. Thomas seconded by Mr. Underwood, the Ordinance was approved by a vote of 6 Yeas. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the Solicitor was authorized to prepare an Ordinance for use of Garbage Grinders -- S5.00 annually for home users and strength of effluent for other users. [...]

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the Solicitor was authorized ifi to prepare an Ordinance and an Agreement providing for the payment of $50,000.00 to the Chester County Water Resources Authority, as a portion of the Borough's costs for the acquisition of land, easements, rights-of-way and other interest in land necessary for the construction and maintenance of a dam on Marsh Creek, Chester County. [...]


1965/01/29
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Friday, January 29, 1965).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas and Solicitor Marrone.

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

Letter received from Attorney Theodore 0. Rogers, on behalf of the Church of the Holy Trinity concerning an agreement that the Borough would rent the Parking Lot on Union Street for a further term of five years from Feb, 1, 1965 at an annual rental of $2,000.00. After a motion by Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the Solicitor was authorized to prepare the necessary Ordinance and agreement.

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, Ordinance No. 8-65, "An Ordinance Authorizing a contract with the Chester County Water Resources Authority Providing for the Borough's Payment of a Proportionate Share of the Land Acquisition Costs of a Proposed Dam on Marsh Creek, Chester County, Pennsylvania," was approved by a vote of 4 Yeas.

Adjourned at 4:50 P.M.


1965/02/10
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, February 10, 1965).

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

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

Called to order at 7:30 p.m. [...]

Letter received from Technical Service, Philadelphia dated February 8, 1965, regarding the uneven and broken sections of sidewalk in and around the Marshall Square Park. Referred to Director of Public Works Bayliss for action and upon completion report to Secretary so that letter may be answered. [...]

Mr. Baldwin presented resignation of Melvin Levine, police clerk, to be effective February 26, 1965. Resignation was accepted by Council. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, matter of accrued vacation pay was referred to the Police Committee for decision. [...]

Solicitor Harvey presented Ordinance No. 10-65, "An Ordinance of the Borough of West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, amending the ordinance regulating the discharge of sanitary sewage and industrial waste into the public sewer of the Borough of West Chester by setting forth rates for discharging materials into the sewer system by passing through garbage grinders." On recommendation of Mr. Thomas approval was held in abeyance until February 18, 1965.

Adjourned at 9:05 p.m.


1965/02/18
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Thursday, February 18, 1965).

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

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

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

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, Ordinance No. 10-65, "An Ordinance of the Borough of West Chester setting forth rates for discharging materials into the Sewer System by passing through Garbage Grinders," was approved by a vote of It Yeas.

As advertised, Construction bids for the Goose Creek Disposal Plant Improvements were opened and read. All bids were referred t® Albright & Friel, Inc. for tabulation and recommendation of award. It was evident from the bids that the cost of construction was considerably in excess of the estimated cost submitted by Albright & Friel, Inc. which was used in planning to raise funds to financo the Project. [...]

Letter received from Chester County Water Resources Authority advising that a meeting would be held om Thursday, March It, 1965, at 8:00 P.M., in the West Chester Borough Council Meeting Room, to hear the Albright & Friel, Inc. report updating the West Chester study of a joint Filtration Plant. Representatives from Borough of West Chester and Bowningtown and the Townships of Cain, East Cain and West Whiteland also are invited to attend.

A motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, to restrict parking to 1 hour on Penn Street north from Biddle Street to P.R.R. was approved by a rote of 4 Yeas, Referred to Solicitor to prepare necessary amendment to Parking Ordinance.

Adjourned at 10:30 P.M.


1965/03/10
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, March 10, 1965).

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

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

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

Letter received from Mr. Warren Burton, 122 W. Chestnut St. concerning dirty water and condition of pavement. Referred to Water Committee and Housing Officer.

Letter received from Mr. J. T. Murtagh, Jr. of the Hunting Box, 19 W. Union St. concerning parking. Referred to Off-Street Parking Committee.

Letter received from Mr. Elias, Department of Health, concerning action taken by Council relative to improvements of Goose Creek Disposal Plant.

Letter received from West Chester Recreation Commission recommending that the Borough Council consider closing certain streets at certain hours of certain days for use of the youth of West Chester for Skate Board activities. Referred to President of Council, the Mayor, Police Committee and Recreation Commission with power to act. [...]

Letter received from Rogers and O'Neill submitting proposal of Rollins Broadcasting, Inc. for community antenna television rights. Secretary was director to write to all who had submitted similar requests that they would be notified when Council would consider their proposals. [...]

Mr. Thomas discussed the Ordinance for Charges for Garbage Grinders. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved that the Water Meter Readers should ask property owners if the have Garbage Grinders when they read the meters and a notice concerning Registration of Garbage Grinders be place in the Daily Local„.

Adjourned at 10:30 P.M.


1965/04/14
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, April 14, 1965).

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

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

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

President Mosteller requested everyone to rise and observe one minute of silence in memory of Councilman Edmund F. Cosgriff, who died on April 11, 1965. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the Solicitor was requested to prepare an appropriate Resolution to be entered in the minutes of Council and a copy to the family of Councilman Cosgriff. [...]

Community Television Antenna was discussed. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin and intent to accept the proposal of Station WCOJ if details of proposal are acceptable was approved by a vote of 6Yeas and referred to Solicitor for preparation of the necessary agreement and ordinance. [...]

Letter of resignation received from Patrolman George F. Glatts, to be effective March 27, 1965. After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood, acceptance of the resignation and authorization of refund of Mr. Glatts1 contributions to the Police Pension Fund was approved by a vote of 6 Yeas. [...]

Letter received from West Chester State College requesting an annual Service Agreement (six copies) for Police Radio Service, to cover the fiscal year July 1, 1965 to June 30, 1965. Referred to Police Committee and Solicitor. [...]

Mr. Barber discussed questions concerning charges for garbage grinders, curbs and sidewalks.

Mr. Barber presented letter from Fire Chief Street recommending appointment as Fire Police the names of men from the three Fire Companies. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the recommendations were approved by a vote of 6 Yeas pending a clearance by Chief of Police Guss.

After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the appointment of Mr. Edward J. Cotter, 425 S. Walnut Street, as Councilman to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Edmund F. Cosgriff, deceased, was unanimously approved. [...]

Mayor Lucas announced that from May 17 to May 22, 1965 would be "Clean Up Week". [...]

Adjourned at 9:45 P.M.


1965/04/15
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Thursday, April 15, 1965).

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

Also present: Councilman Cotter, Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Wiest of Technical Service Co., Mr. Salvatorelli of Albright & Friel, Inc., Mr. Glendinning of Butcher & Sherrerd and Mr. Amon of Townsend, Munson & Elliott.

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

As adverised, bids were received, opened and read for Goose Creek Disposal Plant Improvement. Bids were referred to Albright & Friel, Inc. for tabulation and recommendation. [...]

Letter received from Bureau of Correction, Department of Justice, advising that an inspection of the lockup in the Borough on April 2, 1965 indicated satisfactory operation of the lockup. [...]

Adjourned at 10:45 P.M.


1965/04/20
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Tuesday, April 20, 1965).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Solicitor Marrone and Glendenning and Amon representing Bond Counsel.

Called to order at 4:30 P.M.

Mayor Lucas administered the Oath of Office to Councilman Edward J. Cotter.

Mr. Glendenning presented and discussed data concerning the financing of the Goose Creek Diposal Plant Improvements. After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood a resolution was approved by a vote of 7 Yeas ..

After a motion by Mr. Underwood, seconded by Mr. Baldwin it was approved that the Borough would adopt Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, April 25, 1965. [...]

Adjourned at 5:05 P.M.


1965/04/30
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Friday, April 30, 1965).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas, Solicitor MacElree, Aman and Zoidis, Bond and Financial a dvisers.

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

Letter received from Albright & Friel,Inc. concerning award of contracts for Goose Creek Project and execution of Part B. of the offer and acceptance of Federal Grant. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Cotter, it was approved to accept the recommendation of Albright & Friel, Inc. and execute the necessary documents. [...]

Adjourned at 5:30 P.M.


1965/05/12 /Wednesday
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, May 12, 1965).

Council members present: Councilman Mosteller, Cotter, Barber, Spaziani, 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.

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the appointment of Mr. Robert W. Donahue, 805 Hoopes Park Lane, as a member of the Citizens' Advisory Board to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Cotter, was unanimously approved.

Mr. Ansbach and Mr. Pullen of the Bible Presbyterian Church appeared and requested permission to angle park on the west side of S. New Street between Dean and Union Streets during the time of Sunday Services and a few other special occasions. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Cotter, the requested was approved for a trial period and spaces not to be painted.

Letter received from Robert T. Butler, President, West Chester Branch, N.A.A.C.P. bringing to the attention of Council conditions existing in certain areas of the Borough. [...]

Letters received from several attornies concerning status of Community T.V. After a motion by Mr. Underwood, seconded by Mr. Barber it was approved to take no action pending further study until after Labor Day. [...]

Received letter from Department of Health, Education and Welfare authorizing the award of contracts for the Goose Creek Disposal Plant Project as recommended.

Received fequest from Patrolman Francis C. Sheller for retirement effective as of May 26, 1965. After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the request was approved a nd Trustee of Pension Fund authorized to begin monthly pension payments on June 1, 1965 in the amount for which Mr. Sheller is eligible.

Mr. Barber discussed need for lights on Bolmar, Union and Adams Streets. Referred to Light Committee with power to act. [...]


1965/05/17 /Monday
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Monday, May 17, 1965).

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

Also present: Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), and Aman and Zoidis, bond counsel and Mr. Salvatorelli of Albright & Friel.

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

Six bids were received, opened and read for sale of Sewer Revenue Bonds. After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Barber, Resolution No. 14-65 was approved by a vote of 5 Yeas authorizing: 1. Sale of Bonds to Harriman Ripley & Co. who were low bidders with a net interest cost of 3.2-65%; 2. award construction contract as recommended and approved - Structural and Mechanical to James Julian,Inc,-$321,700.; Electrical Work to Bates Bros., Inc-$45,972 and Heating Work to Randeb,Inc,-$5,865. Printing of Bonds to Columbian Banknote Co. for $490.

After a motion by Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Barber, Ordinance No. 13-65, "An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of $360,000 Borough of West Chester Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series of 1965" was approved by a vote of 5 Yeas.

Adjourned at 9:15 P.M.


1965/05/21 /Friday
Borough Council of West Chester, special meeting minutes (Friday, May 21, 1965).

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

Also present: Mr. Bayliss (Public Works).

Called to order at 4:00 P.M.

After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Barber, the secretary was directed to advertise for bids to be opened on June 9, 1965 at 7:30 P.M. for logging in the Lake in the Woods property of the Borough at Green Hill Road and Route 29. [...]

Adjourned at 4:35 P.M.


1965/06/9
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, June 9, 1965).

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

Also present: Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), 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. [...]

Petition received requesting erection of Stop sign at Barnard and Darlington Sts, After a motion by Mr. Cotter, seconded by Mr. Barber, the request was approved. [...]

Letter received from Solicitor recommending that the penalty of 10% added to bill for curbing for West Chester Golf and Country Club be waived. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Underwood it was approved to waive the penalty. Secretary to prepare new bill and refer to Solicitor.

Letter received from Keystone Cab Co. requesting parking for cabs on Gay St. and also on Walnut St. Referred to Street and Police Committees.

Mr. Harry Richman of General Code Publishers Corp. presented proposal for codifying Borough Ordinances. After discussion the motion of Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood to refer this matter to Committee, was approved by a vote 5 Yeas. [...]

Mr. Bayliss reported on developments concerning the P.R.R. Station, and the proposed station at E. Nield St. Referred to Street Committee.

Mr. Baldwin reported on status of Synchronization of Traffic Signals. Action deferred for an adjourned meeting on this subject to be held on June 28, 1965 at 7:30 P.M.

Letter received from Mrs. Knauer concerning street littering. [...]


1965/06/28
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Monday, June 28, 1965).

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

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

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

Letter received from County Commissioners concerning the establishment of a Local Government Advisory Committee in connection with Transportation Studies and requesting participation by Council. After a motion by Mr. Underwood, seconded by Mr. Barber, it was approved that Councilman Edward J. Cotter, Chairman of the Planning Committee would represent West Chester Borough Council. [...]

Received and noted letter from Human Relations Council concerning personnel practices.

Mr. Bayliss presented and discussed proposals received for Synchronization of Traffic Signals. After discussion it was decided to arrange for the preparation of specifications for use at a future date.

Adjourned at 9:15 P.M.


1965/07/14
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, July 14, 1965).

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

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

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

Letter received from Rogers & O'Neill, representing James Hay requesting permission to use a tract of land on the north side of E. Market Street between Franklin and Adams Streets for a Laundry and Dry Cleaning Establishment, and make any amendments necessary to existing Zoning Ordinance to permit this operation. After considerable, discussion, the motion of Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Cotter, authorizing the Solicitor to prepare the necessary amendment to permit this type of operation in the Business District, to be acted on at a meeting on Thursday, July 29, 1965 at 8:00 P.M., was approved by a vote of 5 Yeas. [...]

Letter received from Mrs. Eugene Huber of 300 N. New Street concerning burning trash smoke, noise of motorcycles and Tasty Freeze truck. Referred to Police Committee. [...]

Received letter from West Chester Board of Health requesting that the effective date for recent revision of the ordinance dealing with restaurant hygiene control be designated as October 1, 1965. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved to refer request to Solicitor for preparation of necessary amendment to existing Ordinance.

Letter received from Borough Secretary submitting his resignation to be effective no later than October 29, 1965.

Mayor Lucas discussed problems concerning weeds, abandoned cars and filling water cans for Civil Defense. [...]

Adjourned at 9:30 P.M.


1965/07/29
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Thursday, July 29, 1965).

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

Also present: Solicitor Marrone.

Called to order at 8:00 P.M.

Secretary read Ordinance No. 15-65, "An Ordinance Amending the West Chester Zoning Ordinance to Permit Laundries and Dry Cleaning Establishments in Business Districts." After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the Ordinance was approved by a vote of Six Yeas.

Secretary read Ordinance No. 16-65, "An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 11-65 of the Borough of West Chester pertaining to Regulations of the' Board of Health." After a motion by Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the Ordinance was approved by a vote of Five Yeas and One "No". Councilman Thomas voted no.

Letter received from Mr. Anthony Stancato, of the Feast of Assumption Committee requesting permission to hold 46th Annual Feast of Assumption celebration on Sunday, August 15, 1965. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Cotter, the request was approved with the provision that no fireworks or bombs be fired until after 12 o'clock Noon.

Letter received from Goodwill Fire Co. requesting that Mr. Phil Giunta be probationary reinstated as a "Driver" of fire apparatus housed by Goodwill Fire Co, After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, the request was approved by a a vote of Five Yeas and One "No". Councilman Baldwin voted no.

After a motion by Marber, seconded by Mr. Baldwin, the resignation of Borough Secretary Eugene V. A. Adams, to be effective no later than October 29, 1965 was accepted. [...]

Adjourned at 8:35 P. M.


1965/08/11
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, August 11, 1965).

Council members present: Councilman Mosteller, Cotter, B arber, Spaziani, Thomas, Baldwin and Underwood.

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

Called to order at 7:30 P.M.

Letter with questionnaire received from County Commissioners relative to establishment of a County Health Department. After considerable discussion the motion of Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. Underwood that Council was against the establishment of a County Health Department and that if it were to be established it should be by referrendum was approved by a vote of 6 Yeas and 1 No. Councilman Thomas voted no. [...]

Letter received from P. U. C. advising that a hearing concerning the relocation of the Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Station would be held in the State Office Building, Philadelphia, on September 3, 1965 at 10:00 A.M., DS5, Action deferred to next Council meeting in September0. [...]

Mayor Lucas announced that (the Chamber of Commerce had designated September 11, 1965 as Fun Day. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved to permit the use of the Davis Parking Lot for this purpose.

Mayor Lucas also discussed pilfering from Meter Fine Boxes, problems resulting from dances held at the armory and weeds. [...]

Adjourned at 9:30 P.M.


1965/09/8
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (Wednesday, September 8, 1965).

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

Also present: 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. [...]

Mr. Thomas DiNunzio, 229-31 W. Chestnut appeared and requested permission for truck parking in front of his business. Referred to Police Committee with power to act.

Mr. Lawless appeared and requested that council consider taking some action concerning speed of vehicles at Hannum Ave. & Gay St. Referred to Mayor and Police Committee. He also discussed violations of weed ordinance.

Letter received from Dr. Norman MacKenzie requesting that a representative of the Borough attend a meeting on September 15, 1965 for the purpose of exploring the feasability of establishing a Chester County Boards of Health Association. [...]

Letter of resignation received from Housing Officer John P. Smith, to be effective October 1, 1965. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the resignation was accepted with regret.

Letter of resignation received from Mr. Joseph J. Kechnar, Police Clerk. After a motion by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Underwood, the resignation was accepted to be effective September 22, 1965.

Letter received from Chester County Library concerning a possible union with the West Chester Public Library. President Mosteller will answer the letter and follow up for further developments.

Representatives from WCOJ, Rollins, Inc., and Triangle Publications, Inc. appeared and presented their proposals for a Community Antenna Television System. After considerable discussion, the motion of Mr. Cotter, seconded by Mr. Spaziani, that a non-exclusive franchise be granted to WCOJ and authorizing the Solicitor to prepare necessary Ordinance for this purpose, was approved by a vote of Six Yeas and one "No", Councilman Baldwin voted no. [...]

Mr. Bayliss reported on parking problems on West Ashbridge St. After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Underwood, it was approved to permit parking only on the south side of Ashbridge St. from High to New Streets. [...]

The Real Estate Committee was requested to check on use and rental of recently purchased property at 26 S. Walnut Street.

Mr. Baldwin stated that it was expected that the 40 Hour week for Police Dept. would go into effect on October 3, 1965. [...]

Adjourned at 9:30 P.M.


1965/08/16
Borough Council of West Chester, adjourned meeting minutes (Thursday, September 16, 1965).

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

Also present: Mayor Lucas.

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

Approximately sixteen Borough Employees from Street Department appeared before Council. They had chosen Mr. Charles Melton to act as their spokeman and he presented five major grievances for the consideration of Council. After considerable discussion President Mosteller announced that the matter would be studied by the Street Committee of Council and another meeting with a committee from the Street Department would be scheduled in about two weeks.

After a motion by Mr. Spaziani, seconded by Mr. Cotter, the appointment of Mr. Robert J. Shaw of 1202 Paoli Pike, as Borough Secretary, at an annual salary of $5,400.00 was approved, effective September 20, 1965.

After a motion by Mr. Barber, seconded by Mr. Cotter, the appointment of Mr. Vernon Smith of 628 S. High Street, to take over the duties of Mr. John P. Smith, at an annual salary of $4,800.00 was approved, effective September 20, 1965.

Adjourned at 8:30 P.M. 1965/10/13
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (October 13, 1965).

Council members present: J. Dewees Mosteller, William L. Underwood, W. Earl Thomas, Robert C. Spaziani, Edward J. Cotter, C. Harry Barber, Jr. Absent: George D. Baldwin, Jr.

Also present: Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. L. Vernon Smith (Housing Officer), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Andrew J. Roman (Chairman, Shade Tree Commission). Absent: Mr. Charles F. Lucas, Jr. (Mayor).

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

Mr. R. J. Ruby and Mr. Frank Romano, of West Goshen Township, appeared before Council to present a complaint about people hunting on the reservoir property in West Goshen. They stated that hunters were often hunting with 100 feet of homes in the area and frequently shot hit the homes. Following discussion, a motion was made and seconded to declare the reservoir property a "safety zone" and to place signs to that effect around the reservoir property. Motion approved by a vote-of 5-0.

Mr. G. C. Fogwell, attorney for Mr. Louis Bruno, owner of the Keystone Cab Co., West Chester, Pa., appeared before Council to make two requests concerning the petition of the Chester County Yellow Cab Co., to the Public Utilities Commission for a permit to establish a second cab company in West Chester. Mr. Fogwell, acting for Mr. Bruno, stated he had requested that the PUC hearing scheduled for November 3, 1965, in Philadelphia, be moved to West Chester. He requested that Council make available facilities in which to hold the hearing and so notify PUC, and he also requested that a member of Council attend the hearing. A motion was made and seconded to make available the Council Chambers on November 3, 1965, for the hearing if the request for moving it was approved. This motion was approved by a vote of 6-0. Secretary was directed to correspond with the PUC concerning the availability of facilities.

A letter from Mullin-Kille, publishers of area city directories was read to Council. This letter requested Borough Council to submit orders for new area directories to be completed in May or June, 1966. Cost is $75.00 per copy. Council had purchased four copies of previous addition. Following discussion, a motion was made and seconded to purchase two copies at a cost of $150.00. Motion approved by a vote of 5-0. [...]

A letter from the Borough of Shippensburg requesting that the Council contact their legislators at Harrisburg urging enactment of bills affecting contributions by State Colleges to municipalities furnishing fire protection to the Colleges was considered. Council was unaminous in their support of the bill, and amotion was made and seconded that Council contact their legislators and urge positive support of the bills. Motion approved by vote of 5-0. Secretary was directed to correspond with legislators urging their full support of these bills. [...]

Letter of resignation from Patrolman Harry White, West Chester Police Department, was considered. A motion was made and seconded to accept Patrolman White's resignation and to authorize refund of any donations he had made to the Police Pension Fund. Motion approved by vote of 5-0. [...]

Mr. Andrew J. Roman, Chairman, Shade Tree Commission, reported on his committee's activities. Trees are presently being cleaned up on Walnut & Matlack Streets; name placques have been placed of trees in Everhart Park, and the Committee is planting 150 new trees in the downtown area and suburbs. [...]

Mr. Mosteller informed Council that November was youth Appreciation month and that young observers would attend the regular meeting on November 10, 1965 and would participate in a junior council session on November 11, 1965. [...]

Mr. C. Harry Barber, Jr., received and read an ordinance on weeds from Mt. Penn, Pa. No action was taken concerning changing present borough ordinance at this time. [...]

Letter from Rogers & O'Neill, attorneys, urging that Council accept the application to install CATV in West Chester submitted by Rollins, Co. [...]

Adjourned at 8:50 P.M.


1965/11/10
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (November 10, 1965).

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

Also present: Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Smith (Housing Officer), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), 18 students from local high schools. Absent: Mr. Lucas, Mayor (arrived later), Mr. Marrone (Solicitor).

Called to order at 7:45 P.M. [...]

A request for installation of a Stop sign at the intersection of West Gay Street and Everhart Street was considered. Request was submitted by Rev. Thomas F. Walsh, Principal, Bishop Shanahan High School. Mr. Underwood made a motion that the stop sign be erected as requested. Motion was seconded by Mr. Cotter and approved by a vote of 6-0. Mr. Bayliss was directed to have stop sign erected. [...]

An invitation from the Public Health Association of Chester County inviting council members to attend a meeting at 7:00 P.M., November 17, 196$, at the new dining hall at West Chester State College was considered. Mr. Cotter indicated he would attend.

Mr. Bayliss ... made a plea to Council to advise all citizens of the Borough to conserve water. Following discussion of this major problem, Mr. Thomas made a motion that the Borough advertise in the Daily Local News for an extended period in order to advise everyone of the shortage of water and the need to conserve it. Motion was seconded by Mr. Underwood and approved by a vote of 6-0. [...]

Mr. Barber commented on the complaints of the fire and police departments concerning the burning'of trash in the Borough. Following discussion, Mr. Barber made a motion that the solicitor produce an ordinance prohibiting the burning of any and all trash within the Borough limits. Motion was seconded by Mr. Cotter and approved by a vote of 4-2. Mr. Thomas and Mr. Baldwin cast negative votes. [...]

Mr. Underwood gave a short report on the progress of work at the Goose Creek Sewer Plant. He invited the visiting students to pay a visit to the plant and see the new improvements.

Mr. Mosteller discussed the new Board of Health Ordinance. Major objection to this ordinance is that section which has to do with grading of restaurants. Mr. Thomas made a motion that the section of the Board of Health Ordinance that pertains to grading of restaurants be deleted. Motion was seconded by Mr. Barber and approved by a vote of 6-0. [...]

Mr. Mosteller brought to the attention of Council the complaints of citizens concerning the unsightly condition and violation of ordinances by the Lesley Junk Yard and other businesses. Council members were very strong in their concurrence that ordinances should be more strongly enforced. Mr. Barber made a motion that the ordinances on use of Borough sidewalks, fire prevention, etc. be strongly enforced. Motion was seconded by Mr. Underwood and approved by a vote of 6-0.

Mayor Lucas advised Council there a need for a "One Way" sign to be installed at the intersection of Walnut & Nield Sts. Mr. Bayliss was directed to install this sign. [...]

Council reviewed the plans submitted by Nicolas DiMedio for construction of a 66 unit apartment house at N. Everhart St. & Route 322. Mr. Thomas made a motion to approve construction of this apartments. Motion was seconded by Mr. Underwood and approved by a vote of 6-0.

Adjourned at 9:30 P.M.


1965/11/24
Borough Council of West Chester, special meeting minutes (November 24, 1965).

Council members present: Mosteller, Underwood, Thomas, Valdwin, Cotter. Absent: Spaziani, Barber.

Also present: Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works), Mr. Guss, Chief of Police.. Absent: Mayor Lucas.

Called to order at 4:30 P.M. [...]

The repair or replacement of the police patrol car seriously damaged in an accident on November 20, 1965, was considered. Two estimates for repair of the car were received: Stewart's $983.00 and Carlson's $1015.00. Cost of a replacement car from West Chester Ford was $2290.00 less insurance payment of low bid for a net cost of $1307.00. Mr. Baldwin made a motion that Council have the damaged car repaired. Motion was seconded by Mr. Thomas and approved by a vote of 5-0. Police Committee was directed to have the damaged car repaired.

Mr. Bayliss reported that he had been in contact with various industries in the Borough and had requested that they assist in conserving water. He reported he had received excellent cooperation from all industries contacted.

Adjourned at 5:00 P.M.


1965/12/08
Borough Council of West Chester, regular meeting minutes (December 8, 1965).

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

Also present: Mr. Charles H. Andress, Mayor-Elect. Absent: Mayor Lucas (arrived later), Mr. Marrone (Solicitor), Mr. Shay (Controller), Mr. Bayliss (Public Works, arrived later) Mr. Smith (Housing Officer).

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

A petition to change the zoning on the south side of Linden St. from the alley between S. High St. and S. Walnut St. to S. Walnut St. from B Residential to Business was considered by Council. Mr. Thomas made a motion that a public hearing be held on this petition as required by the Zoning Ordinance at 7:30 P.M., January 5, 1966. Motion was seconded by Mr. Cotter and approved by a vote of 6-0. [...]

Mr. Cotter reported to Council that he had received several complaints that employees of industries in the Adams and Union Sts. area were eating lunches in their cars and throwing litter in the streets. This action was not only creating an unsightly condition but was also drawing rats to the area. Secretary was directed to prepare letters to the three industries in the area - - National Foam, Grocery Store Products and Hoffman Lumber Co. -- advising them of this situation and requesting management's assistance in halting this littering.

Mr. Cotter also advised Council he had received complaints about the fact that there were no sidewalks available in the area where Federal Housing is being built. This situation has resulted in a pedestrian and playing chiliren problem. Building Inspector was directed to talk to the supervisor of the project to see if the problems coiild be corrected.

Mr. Barber discussed the traffic problems at the intersections of Church and Dean Sts. and Church and Sharpless Sts. Mr. Barber made a motion that stop signs be erected at these two intersections. Mr. Cotter seconded the motion; 'notion approved by a vote of 5-1. Mr. Thomas cast a negative vote.

Mr. Barber introduced a plot plan for subdivision of a 14 acre tract of land located at Bolmar and Nields Sts., West Chester, Pa. Council took no action on the request to permit sub division and recommended that Mr. Barber submit plan to the Planning Commission.

Mr. Thomas, Chairman, Water Committee, reported that the well located at Lake of the Woods was pumping 150 GPM on a 24 hr. basis; the well at Milltown was pumping 80 gpm on a 12 hour basis and that the Borough was digging a new well at the Township Line Reservoir. [...]

Mr. Bayliss reported on the results of the drive to reduce the use of water. He advised Council that daily use of water was down 1/4 million gallons, and that he had received excellent cooperation from industries and schools in his campaign to reduce the use of water. He further advised that the present water supply is lower than it was in 1963 when it was necessary to draw water from Westtown Lake. He again emphasized that everyone must conserve water.

Mayor Lucas reported that dogs running loose were again creating a problem and that a drive was on to pick up stray animals. [...]

Council reviewed a plan for construction of an apartment house to be built by Dominic Tripodi at Wayne and Washington Sts. Planning Commission had approved plans. Mr. Thomas made a motion that Council approve the plans as submitted. Motion was seconded by Mr. Baldwin and approved by a vote of 6-0. [...]

Adjourned at 8:50 P.M.



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