Coordinates: 40°41′04″N 80°15′06″W
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Settled 1832
Incorporated 1838
Government
 • Type:

Borough Council
Area:
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 827 ft (252 m)
Population:

(2010)
 • Total 1,569
 • Density 2,984.4/sq mi (1,152.3/km2)
Time Zone:

Eastern (EST)
Zip Code 15042
Area Code(s) 724


Historical Population
Census     Population          %±
1840                   384 —
1850                   524                       36.5%
1860                   533                          1.7%
1870                   634                       18.9%
1880                   623                       −1.7%
1890                   704                       13.0%
1900                1,783                     153.3%
1910                3,060                       71.6%
1920                3,452                       12.8%
1930                3,227                       −6.5%
1940                3,227                         0.0%
1950                3,000                       −7.0%
1960                2,895                       −3.5%
1970                 2,643                      −8.7%
1980                 2,272                    −14.0%
1990                 1,897                    −16.5%
2000                 1,763                       −7.1%
2010                 1,569                     −11.0%
Est. 2016         1,563                       −1.0%

 
FREEDOM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 14, 2020

Freedom Borough Council met this evening at 6:00 PM for their regular monthly meeting in the Municipal Complex with the following members of Council present: President Gary Gilarno, Vice President Mark Forrest, Louis Armstrong, William Smith, Dan Baker via cell phone, and John Kaercher. Also, present were Mayor Arthur D. Evans Jr, Street Commissioner John Baker and Solicitor Bernie Rabik and Chief St. Clair. Absent was Stephine Gilarno.
Pledge of allegiance was held.

President Gilarno reminded everyone present Council members and petitioners that all cell phones cannot be on during the meeting. They should be placed on vibrate and you will need to leave the building if you want to use your cell phone.

PETITONERS:
Tim Simmons of 461 Parkway had concerns on the political signs that were placed in town. Mr. Kaercher explained that a fee is required in town and has been paid to put up the signs.

Sydney Kaercher of 1500 Eighth Avenue that Freedom Talk is not part of the Borough. It is a site that people place their opinions. The question arose that anybody involved with children have to have the required clearance’s to be involved with children that is mandated by the state.

 Paul Dambach of 239 Fifth Avenue approached Council on the home that was placed at 237 Fifth Avenue by Grimm Homes for Donald & Kimberly Farrow has done damage to the sidewalk and the street. The Solicitor will talk to Ms. Griffith on the permit and if any bonding was in place by Grimm Homes.

 POLICE REPORT:
Please see his reports attached to the minutes for August and September of 2020.

 *Motion to approve the Police report was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Armstrong. All voted. Motion carried.

 MAYOR REPORT:
Mayor Evans told Council that any signs of political nature are paid for at this time.

*Motion to approve the Mayor report was made by Mr. Armstrong, seconded by Mr. Kaercher. All voted. Motion carried.

 STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:
Mr. Baker reported that is waiting for bulbs for the light poles to become available. The 2009 Dump Truck is ready for leaf pick-up. A long discussion on people using the Borough’s dumpster was held. The general census of Council is that the gate be locked when the Street crew are not at the garage and the dump also.

Mr. Baker will contact New Sewickley Township on what they do with their leaves that they pick-up.

A pot hole on School Street will be handled ASAP.

 *Motion to approve Street Department report was made by Mr. Armstrong, seconded by Mr. Kaercher. All voted. Motion carried.

MINUTES:
*Motion to approve the Minutes from October workshop and September minutes was made by Mr. Forrest and seconded by Mr. Armstrong. All voted. Motion carried.

 TREASUER’S REPORT:
*Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Mr. Kaercher, and seconded by Mr. Forrest.  All voted. Motion carried.

 BILLS:
*Motion to pay bills and any bills deemed necessary as monies become available and transfer $15,000.00 to the Payroll Account from the General Account was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Kaercher. All voted. Motion carried. 

SOLICITOR REPORT:
The Budget when completed will be made available to the public.

 CORRESPONDENCE:
No correspondence was reviewed.

*Motion to have all employees to return to full-time on October 26 was made by Mr. Armstrong, seconded by Mr. Kaercher.. All voted.  One no vote by Mr. Gilarno.  Motion carried.

 COMMITTEES:
Mr. Armstrong reported that the Vicary House will not have Christmas activities this year.


*Motion to remove the book libraries at the gazebo and playground was made by Mr. Armstrong, seconded by Mr. Smith. All voted. One no vote by Mr. Gilarno. Motion carried.

 The Food trucks coming to town was discussed by Council.  Some members were disappointed on how it is being handled.

 Mr. Forrest reported that benches and the Gazebo will be painted by students fulfilling obligation through their Senior Projects.

 OLD BUSSINESS:
The generator will be hooked up. An appointment has been made. The cost will be paid by the Freedom
Volunteer Fire Department.

NEW BUSSINESS:
Mr. Kaercher reported on the reasons why the Borough cannot keep our Police coverage. The contract with Conway is a savings of $65,000.00. The Borough can no longer support our own we don’t have a tax base to support one and by going with Conway we will 24hour coverage.

 A long discussion on accepting the proposal from Conway was held.

President Gilarno told everyone present about the contract for police coverage and the police committee’s recommendation to have Conway take over policing Freedom on a full time 24 hours/day starting January of 2021.

*Motion to accept Conway’s proposal to provide protection for Freedom Borough subject to the approval of a contract and recommendation to Council to execute the corresponding contract by Freedom’s Solicitor was made by Mr. Kaercher, seconded by Mr. Armstrong. Roll call vote was taken Mr. Kaercher yes, Mr. Armstrong yes, Mr. Forrest yes, Mr. Baker yes, Mr. Smith yes, Mr. Gilarno yes. Motion carried.

 William Priest approached Council on the Repository property he bought at the County. The Borough Solicitor explained what we need to do to complete purchase.

 *Motion to adjourn at 7:40 pm was made by Mr. Armstrong, seconded by Mr. Smith. All voted. Motion Carried.

Most common last names in Freedom, PA among deceased individuals
Last name - Count - Lived (average)
Smith - 16 - 77.9 years
Golletti - 13 - 76.3 years
Baker - 12 - 76.1 years
Weil - 10 - 76.7 years
Martin - 9 - 74.8 years
Ruckert - 9 - 76.0 years
Brown - 8 - 65.8 years
Robinson - 8 - 80.0 years
Whipple - 8 - 71.7 years
Thompson - 7 - 70.0 years

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​FREEDOM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Regular Monthly Meeting
January 20 , 2021


Freedom Borough Council met this evening at 6:00 PM for their regular monthly meeting in the Municipal Complex with the following members of Council present: President Gary Gilarno, John Kaercher, William Smith, Dan Baker via cell phone, and Stephanie Gilarno. Also, present were Mayor Arthur D. Evans Jr. Absent was Lou Armstrong and Mark Forrest.  Also absent Solicitor Bernie Rabik.

Pledge of allegiance was held.

President Gilarno reminded everyone present Council members and petitioners that all cell phones cannot be on during the meeting. They should be placed on vibrate and you will need to leave the building if you want to use your cell phone.


PETITIONERS:

Tiffany Miller, 1099 5th Avenue - Approached Council about the deplorable condition of the house located at 1071 8th Ave..  The Mayor told Mrs. Miller that the person that owns the property is currently in the Washington County Jail.  The house has been condemned.  Mr. Gilarno told her to contact Lisa Signore at Beaver County Community Development to check on status of property.  A discussion on the on-goin problem of neglected homes in town.

She also mentioned a motorcycle parked at the corner of 11th Street and 8th Avenue that is not legal.  Mayor Evans will contact Chief Adam Johnson of Conway


ENGINEERS REPORT:
Engineer was not present. 

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:

President Gilarno stated that the Christmas decorations are down.  The Street Department was commended on a great job salting the roads.  Mr. Kaercher stated that we should shut off the star.


MAYOR'S REPORT/POLICE REPORT:

Please see the police report attached to the minutes.

Motion to approve Mayor/Police report was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Gilarno.  All voted.  Motion carried.


MINUTES:

Motion to approve the minutes from 12/9/20 was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Kaercher.  All voted.  Motion carried.


TREASURER'S REPORT:

Motion to accept the Treasurer's report and transfer $10,000.00 from the General Account into the Payroll Account was made by Mr. Kaercher, seconded by Mr. Smith.  All voted.  Motion carried.


BILLS:

Motion to pay bills and any bills deemed necessary as monies become available was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Smith.  All voted.  Motion carried.


SOLICITOR REPORT:

Not Present


CORRESPONDANCE:

None


COMMITTEES:

None


OLD BUSINESS:

Motion to ratify the phone vote to approve the agreement with Conway Borough for police services for the Freedom Borough was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Baker.  Roll call: John Kaercher no, Mr. Smith yes, Mr. Baker yes, Mrs. Gilarno yes, Mr. Gilarno yes.  Motion carried.


Motion to ratify phone vote to go with Highmark for employee's health care was made by Mr. Kaercher, seconded by Mrs. Gilarno.  All voted.  Motion carried.


NEW BUSINESS:

Motion to accept Bernie Rabik as the Borough Solicitor was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Smith.  All voted.  Motion carried.


Motion was made to make Michael Baker Intl. the Borough Engineer  by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. D. Baker.  All voted.  Motion carried.


President Gilarno stated that the borough received and additional $2,137.45 from the county COVID-19 funds.


Motion was made that employees can only take a maximum of 5 vacation days a month was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Gilarno.  Roll Call: Mr. Gilarno yes, Mr. Kaercher no, Mr. Baker no, Mr. Smith yes, Mrs. Gilarno yes. The exception was noted that a written request is needed to ask for additional days off.


Motion to appoint Mr. Nicholas Gilarno as the Borough's Emergency Management Coordinator and Mr. Mark Forrest as his assistant was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Kaercher.  All voted.  Motion carried.


Motion that the Freedom Borough disbanded the Freedom Borough Police Department on 12/31/20 was made by Mr. Kaercher, seconded by Mr. Smith.  All voted.  Motion carried.


Motion to pay Go Daddy website at the cost of $240.00 a year was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Kaercher.  All voted.  Motion carried.


A discussion on the FBCCA wanting to rent the chief's office.  Council decided on the amount of $300.00 per month.  Mr. Kaercher will take this information to the FBCCA meeting.


Mr. Smith addressed Council on lowering the pay of the Tax Collector due to only collecting real estate taxes for the Borough.  Further discussion will be held at the February Workshop.


Motion to adjourn at 6:53 PM was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Kaercher.  All voted.  Motion carried.


FREEDOM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 10 , 2021

Freedom Borough Council met this evening at 6:00 PM for their regular monthly meeting in the Municipal Complex with the following members of Council present: President Gary Gilarno, Louis Armstrong, William Smith, Dan Baker via cell phone, and Stephanie Gilarno. Also, present were Mayor Arthur D. Evans Jr. Absent was John Kaercher and Mark Forrest.  Also absent Solicitor Bernie Rabik.

Pledge of allegiance was held.

President Gilarno reminded everyone present Council members and petitioners that all cell phones cannot be on during the meeting. They should be placed on vibrate and you will need to leave the building if you want to use your cell phone.

PETITONERS:
None

ENGINEERS REPORT:
Engineer was not present. 

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:
No report.  President Gilarno asked Street Committee if one should be at every meeting.

MAYOR REPORT:
Mayor Evans told Council that the monthly report will be one month behind from Conway due to the time they have their monthly meeting.  So far, Council is pleased with the police coverage that we are receiving from Conway.

POLICE REPORT:
None

MINUTES:
Motion to approve the minutes from 1/20/2021 was made by Mr. Smith seconded, by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted. Motion carried.

TREASUER’S REPORT:
Motion to accept Treasurer's report was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  Motion carried.


BILLS

Motion to pay bills and any bills deemed necessary as monies become available was made by Mr. Armstrong,  seconded by Mrs. Gilarno. All voted. Motion carried. 
SOLICITOR REPORT:
No Report


CORRESPONDANCE:

Waste Management's contract is up June of this year.  Borough will have to put the garbage collection contract out for bid.


COMMITTEES:

1.]Discussion was held that the Borough Secretary will be working 7 AM to 3 PM, Monday thru Friday startin 2/11/21.

2.]A review of the street department backhoe was held.  It is currently not working and needs repairs.

3.]The need to have the wrecked vehicle taken out of the Borough garage needs to be handled.                 Mr. St. Clair will be notified to find out the status of that case.


OLD BUSINESS:

Motion to change the Tax Collector's wage to $7,500.00 a year for the next four years starting in 2022 was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  Roll call vote was taken: Mr. Smith no, Ms. Gilarno yes, Mr. Armstrong yes, Mr. Baker yes, Mr. Gilarno abstained.  Three yes, 1 no.  Motion carried.


NEW BUSSINESS:
Motion to purchase 600 stamps for the Tax Collector to mail out tax bills was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Gilarno.  All voted. Motion carried

Motion to advertise Ordinance stated that there will be no parking on the east side of 6th Avenue from Naught Street to 18th Street.  Motion made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Smith.  All voted.  Motion carried.

 Motion to adjourn at 7:18 PM was made by Mr. Armstrong, seconded by Mr. Baker. All voted. Motion carried. 


FREEDOM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 10 , 2021

Freedom Borough Council met this evening at 6:00 PM for their regular monthly meeting in the Municipal Complex with the following members of Council present: President Gary Gilarno, Louis Armstrong, William Smith, Lou Armstrong, Mark Forrest, Dan Baker via cell phone, and Stephanie Gilarno. Also, present were Mayor Arthur D. Evans Jr. and Solicitor Rabik.  Absent was John Kaercher.

Pledge of allegiance was held.

President Gilarno reminded everyone present Council members and petitioners that all cell phones cannot be on during the meeting. They should be placed on vibrate and you will need to leave the building if you want to use your cell phone.

PETITONERS:
None


ENGINEER'S REPORT:

Not Present


STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:

Council reviewed the street department report.  The need for a new pick-up truck was discussed.  It was stated that we no longer need the backhoe.  Mr. Armstrong and Mayor Evans will shop for a new truck.

Motion to approve the street department report was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted.  Motion carried.


MAYOR'S REPORT/POLICE REPORT:

Review of police reports from Conway was made to Council.  The general census was that all of Council is pleased with the coverage.

Motion to accept above report was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Forrest.  All voted.  Motion carried.


MINUTES:

Motion to approve the minutes from 2/10/21 was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Forrest.  All voted.  Motion carried.

Motion to approve the workshop minutes from 3/1/21 was made by Mr. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted.  Motion carried.


TREASURER'S REPORT:

Motion to accept Treasurer's report was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted.  Motion carried.


BILLS:.

Motion to pay bills and any bills deemed necessary as monies become available was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted.  Motion carried.


CORRESPONDANCE:

Council reviewed getting the warranty on the new generator.

Motion to purchase the 10 year warranty plan from Generac at a cost of $1,504.70 with the FVFD paying half and Borough paying half was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Gilarno.  All voted.  Motion carried.


Comcast franchise fee was reviewed ,also RAJSA minutes, and grant notice from Representative Matzie's office.


Solicitor Rabik arrived at 6:15 PM.


SOLICITOR'S REPORT:

Attorney Rabik reviewed a request form from a Mrs. Martin on vacating a paper street so she can sell her home.  Council reviewed the request with the Solicitor at great length.

Motion to have the Solicitor advertise the request of vacating a paper street for Mrs. Martin of 598 12th Street was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted. Motion carried.

The Solicitor called for an executive session on a personal matter after meeting.


OLD BUSINESS:

Motion to adopt Ordinance #585 that there will be no parking on the east side of 6th Avenue from Naught Street to 18th Street was made by Mr. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted.  Motion carried.


Motion to accept Resolution 021021 to change the Tax Collector's pay to $7,500.00 a year for the next 4 years starting in 2022 was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted.  Motion carried.


Motion to ratify phone vote to purchase salt Scobie rucking on 2/12/21 and 2/15/21 due to not getting salt from American Rock Salt was  made by Mr. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted.  Motion carried.


NEW BUSINESS:

Motion to purchase 150 tons of rock salt from Co-Star in 2021-2022 year was made by Mr. Smith, seconded . by Mrs. Gilarno.  All voted.  Motion carried.


Motion to give permission to the FVFD to drill a hole in the wall from the truck room into police station for internet service was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Gilarno.  All voted.  Motion carried.


Motion to adjourn at 6:45 PM was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Baker.

Names:

Information:

Population:


Most common first names in Freedom, PA among deceased individuals
Name - Count - Lived (average)
John - 83 - 74.1 years
Mary - 51 - 79.1 years
William - 46 - 71.1 years
James - 38 - 73.4 years
Robert - 33 - 69.5 years
Charles - 32 - 74.1 years
Joseph - 32 - 78.8 years
George - 27 - 70.1 years
Edward - 26 - 73.5 years
Frank - 25 - 77.7 years


FREEDOM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Regular Monthly Meeting
December 16,2020

Freedom Borough Council met this evening at 6:00 PM for their regular monthly meeting in the Municipal Complex with the following members of Council present: President Gary Gilarno, Louis Armstrong, John Kaercher, William Smith, and Dan Baker, Mark Forrest via cell phone. Also, present was Street Commissioner John Baker.


Pledge of allegiance was held.

President Gilarno thanked veterans fir their service to our country, especially Mayor Evans, Councilmen Armstrong and Baker.

President Gilarno reminded everyone present Council members and petitioners that all cell phones cannot be on during the meeting. They should be placed on vibrate and you will need to leave the building if you want to use your cell phone.

PETITONERS:
Dan DeLucey, 1101 6th Avenue.  Mr. DeLucey was purchasing parcel #270010180 and was asking for exonerations of Borough taxes on this property.  Motion made by Mr. Smith and seconded by Mr. Armstrong to waive back taxes.  Motion carried.  President Gilarno instructed him to come to the Borough office tomorrow to have the secretary sign off on it.

 ENGINEERS REPORT:
Engineer was not present. 

 STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:
Mr. Baker stated that one truck has a hole in the gas tank.  Tank was ordered today and they will install. 
Motion to accept street department report made by Mr. Smith and seconded by Mr. Kaercher.  Motion Carried

 MAYOR REPORT:
Mayor not present.

 POLICE REPORT:
Police Chief not present.

MINUTES:
Motion to approve the minutes from 11/11/20 and agenda workshop was made by Mr. Armstrong seconded, by Mr. Smith.  All voted. Motion carried.

 TREASUER’S REPORT:
Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Mr. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted. Motion carried.

 BILLS:
Motion to pay bills and any bills deemed necessary as monies become available was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Kaercher. All voted. Motion carried. 

SOLICITOR REPORT:
Solicitor not Present.

CORRESPONDANCE:
None

 COMMITTEES:
President Gilarno reported on the Joint venture between the Borough and the Freedom VFD with Santa Claus was a success.

 OLD BUSSINESS:
Parking Ordinance on 6th Avenue will be addressed in January, 2021.

NEW BUSINESS:
Motion to accept the 2021 Budget in the amount of $650,087.00 with no tax increase by Mr. Kaercher and seconded by Mr. Smith.  Motion carried.

 Motion made by Mr. Kaercher to ratify phone vote on gift cards.  Seconded by Mr. Forrest.  Motion carried.

 Borough will supply a luncheon for police to thank them of their service.  Mr. Armstrong will talk to Mayor Evans about this.

 Council reviewed agreement for police between Freedom and Conway. Some questions were still outstanding.  President Gilarno stated he will work with Mr. Falk and get revised proposals and Solicitor’s concerns to all members of Council by Friday.  He will do a phone vote Saturday or Sunday to approve agreement.

 Motion to adjourn at 6:48 PM was made by Mr. Kaercher, seconded by Mr. Smith. All voted. Motion carried. Type your paragraph here.

FREEDOM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 11, 2020

Freedom Borough Council met this evening at 6:00 PM for their regular monthly meeting in the Municipal Complex with the following members of Council present: President Gary Gilarno, Vice President Mark Forrest, Louis Armstrong, William Smith, Dan Baker via cell phone, John Kaercher, and Stephanie Gilarno. Also, present were Solicitor Bernie Rabik and Street Commissioner John Baker.

Pledge of allegiance was held.
President Gilarno thanked veterans fir their service to our country, especially Mayor Evans, Councilmen Armstrong and Baker.
President Gilarno reminded everyone present Council members and petitioners that all cell phones cannot be on during the meeting. They should be placed on vibrate and you will need to leave the building if you want to use your cell phone.

PETITONERS:
Lou Ann Maragone, 952 Sixth Avenue – Discussion about what it would be like in January with the new police service from Conway.

Ron Board, 1501 Sixth Avenue – Mr. Board complained about the burning going on at 1500 Fifth Avenue.  He stated the renter used gasoline to start fires and is burning illegal items.  He submitted Pictures taken of the renter burning.  President Gilarno stated that he had talked to Mr. Board, the renter, and Mr. Arbutina the owner of the property.  Mr. Kaercher stated that the fire has to be extinguished by 1 AM.  Pictures will be referred to the police and Peggy Griffith, Code Enforcement Officer.

 ENGINEERS REPORT:
Engineer was not present. 

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:
Mr. Baker stated they are collecting leaves.  Getting banners and Christmas decorations ready.
Motion to accept street department report made by Mr. Armstrong and seconded by Mrs. Gilarno.  Motion Carried.

MAYOR REPORT:
Mayor not present.

POLICE REPORT:
Police Chief not present.

MINUTES:
Motion to approve the minutes from 10/14/20 and agenda workshop was made by Mr. Smith seconded, by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted. Motion carried. Mr. Kaercher abstained from voting on the agenda workshop minutes.

TREASUER’S REPORT:
Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report and transfer $10,000.00 into the Payroll Account from the General Account if needed was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Forrest.  All voted. Motion carried.

BILLS:
Motion to pay bills and any bills deemed necessary as monies become available was made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Gilarno. All voted. Motion carried. 

 SOLICITOR REPORT:
Solicitor Rabik read Resolution 1110-2020 which dealt with allowing council personnel to work as volunteers for the borough.  They would be covered on the borough’s liability policy but would not be able to collect workmen’s compensation.  Motion made by Mr. Armstrong and seconded by Mrs. Gilarno.  All voted. Motion carried.
Solicitor Rabik will work on amending ordinance dealing with parking on Sixth Avenue throughout town.

CORRESPONDANCE:
President Gilarno stated that the borough received two documents.  The first dealt with the condemnation of the property at 1060 Sixth Avenue presently owned by Mr. Acosta.  The second dealt with the transfer of property to Mr. Prest along Fourth Avenue from the County.

COMMITTEES:
Mr. Armstrong stated that the cost to install an automatic gate at the borough garage would be $950.00 providing that the cable is long enough.  Discussion followed and was tabled for a later date.

Mr. Armstrong stated that a video camera was set up at the borough garage to watch for people dumping into borough dumpsters.  He showed council pictures of potential violators. .It was decided that Mr. Baker would identify these people and the Code Enforcement Officer would send them a letter.

A sign will be made by the Street Committee to hang on the gate stating “Dumpsters For Official Borough Use Only – Violators Will Be Fined And Prosecuted

 Mr. Armstrong donated $101.00 to the Recreation Committee for the Christmas Celebration with Santa.  He also gave President Gilarno $300.00 to give to the FVFD for this celebration.  President Gilarno gave $300.00 To Mrs. S. Gilarno to use to purchase gift cards and anything else that she may need.  He also stated that he gave Mayor Evans $101.00 to purchase bags.

 Mr. Forrest stated that High school seniors have painted benches and garbage containers throughout town.

 Mr. Forrest stated that the Generator has been hooked up and is operational.  Building can now be used for emergencies when residence in town lose power.

Mrs. Gilarno stated the Christmas Celebration will be held on December 5th.  Members of the fire department will pass out flyers on Thanksgiving with their calendars to all residence of the borough.
She will make sure that anything passed out will be prewrapped for safety concerns.

 OLD BUSSINESS:
Motion made by Mr. Smith and seconded by Mr. Forrest to have the solicitor amend ordinance dealing with parking on Sixth Avenue. Ordinance will state that parking throughout town on Sixth Avenue will be on the west side of the street. All voted. Motion carried

NEW BUSINESS:
Motion to ratify phone vote to keep borough employees on 2 days a week was taken. 
Mr. Armstrong – No, Mr. Kaercher – No, Mr. Baker – No, Mr. Forrest – No, Mrs. Gilarno – Yes,
Mr. Smith – Yes, Mr. Gilarno – Yes.  Motion failed.  Borough employees will return to full time on December 1, 2020.  Discussion followed dealing with vacation time remaining for borough employees.

Motion made by Mr. Kaercher and seconded by Mrs. Gilarno to adopt and advertise tentative 2021 budget.  All voted.  Motion carried.

 Motion made by Mr. Forrest to transfer Pligit funds to the General Account.  All voted.  Motion carried.  President Gilarno stated that at the present time there is $54,227.74 in the Pligit Account.

 Motion made by Mr. Forrest and seconded by Mrs. Gilarno to change the December meeting to December 16, 2020.  This will allot the time frame to advertise the budget.  All voted.  Motion carried.

 Motion to adjourn at 7:12 PM was made by Mr. Kaercher, seconded by Mr. Smith. All voted. Motion carried.