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

 

 

FREEDOM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Regular Monthly Meeting
July 8, 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 Stephanie Gilarno. Also, present were Mayor Arthur D. Evans Jr, Street Commissioner John Baker and Chief St. Clair. Absent were John Kaercher and 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:

Richard Rosenkranz owner of 197 of Sixth Avenue and Theodore Calvin approached Council about the parking on Sixth Avenue in their area. Council agrees that there is problem, due that emergency vehicles would have trouble in that area getting the equipment through. The Mayor agrees that the need to amend the ordinance is much needed. Council will be contact the Borough Solicitor on amending the ordinance.

Loren Mosholder with the F.O.E. and Theresa Massey and Debbie approached Council on holding event in the parking lot or up by the Memorial. It will be back to school block party. This event will be on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. School supplies will be given out. Food vendors will be there also. The Sheriff’s Office will be doing finger printing of children if wanted. Entertainment for children and adults will be available for all who are attending the event. Porta Johns will be available also.

ENGINGEERS REPORT:
 Not present.

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:
John Baker stated everything is going well at this time. Mr. Forrest asked they patch pot holes on Mine Street- Fifth Avenue.
*Motion to approve the street department report was made by Ms. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Armstrong. All voted. Motion carried.
 
MAYOR REPORT:
The Mayor agrees that the parking on Sixth Avenue needs to be address as soon as possible.. Chief St. Clair and himself will look into.
*Motion to approve the Mayor report was made by Mr. Forrest, seconded by Ms. Gilarno. All voted. Motion carried.

MINUTES:
*Motion to approve the Minutes from 6/17/20 & Workshop Minutes from 7/6/20. All voted. Motion carried.

TREASUER’S REPORT:
*Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report and transfer $20,000.00 into the Payroll Account from the General Account was made by Ms. 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. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Armstrong. All voted. Motion carried. 

POLICE REPORT:
Please see his report attached to the minutes. The Borough is in need of copy paper. A few reams will be ordered.
*Motion to purchase a web-cam was made by Mr. Baker, seconded by Ms. Gilarno the cost is estimated of $185.34. All voted. Motion carried.

 SOLICITOR REPORT:
Absent.

 CORRESPONDANCE:

County Assessment personal are in town between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

COMMITTEES:

Mr. Armstrong reported that benches, gazebo will be getting painted in the near future.

NEW BUSINESS: 
*Motion to pay off the Tan Note at WesBanco in the amount of $40,000.00 was made by Ms. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Baker.

President Gilarno told Council that the County will be getting 14.8 million due to COVID-19. Hopefully,
some of that funding is earmarked for Freedom Borough.

Council reviewed the possibly of canceling the Food Trucks on a as needed bases.

  *Motion to adjourn at 6:55 pm was made by Ms. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Forrest. All voted. Motion Type your paragraph here.

Names:


Population:

Information:

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

June 17, 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 Stephanie Gilarno. Also, present were Mayor Arthur D. Evans Jr., Street Commissioner, John Baker and Solicitor Rabik.  Absent was Councilman John Kaercher and Chief St. Clair

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:
James Kronk, 611 6th Ave. – Brough in information about ZOOM.  Cost is $14.99 per month or $140.00 per year.  He also stated about pot holes on Mine Street between 5th & 6th Avenue.

Cathy Martin 598 12th Street – She asked a question about a paper street behind her house.  It is a continuation of 6th Ave. to Harvey Run Road.  Solicitor Rabik asked her to email him all the information.  Mr. Gilarno stated that it had been done in the past with the residents involved paying all costs to have it done.

ENGINEERS REPORT:
Engineer was not present.  President Gilarno stated that the 17th Street project had been completed by Youngblood Paving. 
*Motion made by Mr. Smith and seconded by Mr. Forrest to pay the engineer for time needed for final inspection with county.  Motion carried

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:
John Baker stated that all is going okay.  No problems.
*Motion by Mrs. Gilarno and seconded by Mr. Armstrong to accept Street Report.  Motion carried.

MAYOR REPORT:
Mayor Evans asked if Solicitor Rabik had looked over the police agreement from New Sewickley Township.  He stated all was in order.
*Motion made by Mr. Forrest and seconded by Mr. Armstrong to accept the year long proposal from New Sewickley Township to take over the 11 PM – 7 AM shift at a cost of $25,000.00 per year($2083.33) per month.  Motion carried.
Mr. Gilarno stated that it would save the borough at least $23,000.00 per year.

POLICE REPORT:
Not Present

MINUTES:
*Motion to approve the minutes from 5/13/20 was made by Mr. Forrest seconded, by Mrs. Gilarno..  All voted. Motion carried.

TREASUER’S REPORT:
*Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report Mr. Armstrong, 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 Mr. Armstrong. All voted. Motion carried. 

SOLICITOR REPORT:
No Report

CORRESPONDANCE:
A curb cut was requested by 1455 5th Avenue.  The curb cut will be along 6th Avenue and be 2 parking spots.
Mr. Armstrong stated he would like to bring back borough workers to fulltime status on 7/7/20.
*Motion made by Mr. Smith and seconded by Mrs. Gilarno to bring back employees on 7/7/20.  Motion carried,

 NEW BUSSINESS:
*Motion made by Mr. Smith and seconded by Mr. Forrest to bring back fulltime employees on 7/7/20.  All voted. Motion carried. 

Mr. Armstrong stated that the “FEED FREEDOM” Program and the Food Pantry will be done after 7/11/20.  Discussion followed about what to do with cupboards.

 Mark Forrest stated that work orders will be available to direct borough workers to do certain jobs around town.

Mr. Gilarno stated he would call Mr. Kaercher of the FBCCA about 3 locations in town where sewage is leaking on to streets.  Also he would mention about the need for clean fill to be placed at the FBCCA Project near St. Felix Church.

Mr. Gilarno thanked Mr. Louis Armstrong and Ms. Sydney Kaercher for doing a great job with the "FEED FREEDOM" and running the Food Pantry.

Mr. Gilarno also thanked Mr. Lyons and Mrs. Tomlinson for the cleaning up 3rd Avenue and  Route 65.
 

*Motion to adjourn at 6:48 PM was made by Mr. D. Baker, seconded by Mr. Smith. All  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned.

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.

WE WILL TRY AND POST THE MINUTES WHENEVER POSSIBLE

FREEDOM BOROUGH COUNCIL
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 13, 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 Stephanie Gilarno. Also, present were Mayor Arthur D. Evans Jr. 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

ENGINEERS REPORT:
Engineer was not present.  President Gilarno stated that the 17th Street project had been completed by Youngblood Paving.  Members of Council as well as Street Commissioner John Bake stated that the project looked good.

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT:
No report

MAYOR REPORT:
Mayor Evans asked how long we would eliminate the 11-7 turn on police.  President Gilarno stated it would continue to at least the end of June.
Mayor Evans also stated that he would have Gene contact Solicitor Rabik about taking Danielle Ripper and John Hill off our active roll.  Gene would get Solicitor Rabik their addresses.

POLICE REPORT:
Please see his report attached to the minutes.
*Motion to approve the Police Report was made by Mr. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Smith. All voted. Motion carried.

MINUTES:
*Motion to approve the minutes from 3/11/20 was made by Mr. Smith seconded, by Mr. Armstrong.  All voted. Motion carried.

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. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Armstrong. All voted. Motion carried. 

 

SOLICITOR REPORT:
No Report


NEW BUSSINESS:
*Motion to bring back Code Enforcement Officer, per diem if possible due to permits needing to be issued.  Motion made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Forrest. All voted. Motion carried

A review of water line breaks in town was held. There are multiple places in town that water is still causing problems.  President Gilarno stated that he would have the Borough Secretary send a letter to the F.B.C.C.A. about runoff onto Route 65.

 *Motion to ratify phone vote to stop spending except for essential purchases. Motion made by Mr. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Armstrong. All voted. Motion carried.

*Motion to ratify phone vote to transfer $20,000.00 into Payroll Account from the General Account.  Motion made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mrs. Forrest. All voted. Motion carried.

*Motion to ratify phone vote to cut Borough Secretary and Borough Street Department to 2 days a week.
            Karen will work Monday & Thursday, John will work Tuesday and Wednesday, and Ron will work                     Thursday and Friday.

The midnight shift for the Police Department will be eliminated with the Chief being on call with a 2-hour minimum on the midnight shift if called out.  These changes will take effect on April 19, 2020 until further notice. 

*Motion made by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Gilarno. All voted. Motion carried.

*Motion to cancel Memorial Day parade was made by Mrs. Gilarno, seconded by Mr. Forrest. All voted. Motion carried.

*Motion to cancel Food Truck Day in June due to PA State Mandate was made by Mr. Armstrong, seconded by Mr. Smith. All voted. Motion carried.

 *Motion to adjourn at 6:35PM was made by Mr. Forrest, seconded by Mr. Armstrong. All voted. Motion carried. 

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.