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            1              SCRANTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

            2                       PUBLIC HEARING

 

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                     IN RE: FILE OF COUNCIL NO. 81, 2009 - AN

            6   ORDINANCE - ESTABLISHING PERMIT PARKING ONLY IN THE 700

                BLOCK OF EAST OLIVE STREET FROM MADISON AVENUE TO MOIR

            7   COURT.

 

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            9                        HELD:

 

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           11                 Tuesday, September 22, 2009

 

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           13                        LOCATION:

 

           14                    Council Chambers

 

           15                 Scranton City Hall

 

           16              340 North Washington Avenue

 

           17                Scranton, Pennsylvania

 

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           25    CATHENE S. NARDOZZI, RPR - OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER


 

 

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            2   CITY OF SCRANTON COUNCIL:

 

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            4   MR. ROBERT MCGOFF, PRESIDENT

 

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            6   MS. JUDY GATELLI, VICE-PRESIDENT

 

            7   (Not present.)

 

            8   MS. JANET E. EVANS

 

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           10   MS. SHERRY FANUCCI

 

           11   (Not present.)

 

           12   MR. WILLIAM COURTRIGHT

 

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           14   MS. KAY GARVEY, CITY CLERK

 

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           16   MS. SUE MAGNOTTA, ASSISTANT CITY CLERK

 

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           18   MR. AMIL MINORA, SOLICITOR

 

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            1                      MR. MCGOFF:  I'd like to call this

 

            2              public hearing to order.  Roll call, please.

 

            3                      MS. MAGNOTTA: Mrs. Evans.

 

            4                      MS. EVANS:  Here.

 

            5                      MS. MAGNOTTA:  Mrs. Gatelli.  Mrs.

 

            6              Fanucci.  Mr. Courtright.

 

            7                      MR. COURTRIGHT:  Here.

 

            8                      MS. MAGNOTTA: Mr. McGoff.

 

            9                      MR. MCGOFF:  Here.  The purpose of

 

           10              said public hearing is to hear testimony and

 

           11              discuss the following:

 

           12                      FILE OF COUNCIL NO. 81, 2009 - AN

 

           13              ORDINANCE - ESTABLISHING PERMIT PARKING ONLY

 

           14              IN THE 700 BLOCK OF EAST OLIVE STREET FROM

 

           15              MADISON AVENUE TO MOIR COURT.

 

           16                      Speakers, Ozzie Quinn.

 

           17                      MR. QUINN:  Thank you.  Ozzie Quinn,

 

           18              Taxpayers' Association.  I'm all for the

 

           19              permit parking because they have a tough

 

           20              time up there, but I would like to you to

 

           21              consider, you know, getting rid of those

 

           22              meters around the hospital.  That's unkind

 

           23              to have people who have to run in there,

 

           24              somebody in an emergency or whatever it may

 

           25              be, and they come out and they get a ticket.


 

 

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            1              Thank you.

 

            2                      MR. MCGOFF: Ron Ellman.

 

            3                      MR. ELLMAN: I think there is enough

 

            4              permit parking in this town.  Almost all of

 

            5              the houses around the hospital have a

 

            6              backyard with a garage or where a garage has

 

            7              been torn down and it's just a mess over

 

            8              there.  You know, if the University of

 

            9              Scranton made the freshman and the

 

           10              sophomores not have cars you probably

 

           11              wouldn't need permit parking, but there is

 

           12              enough permit parking.  You can't find a

 

           13              place.  It's just -- you know, you got to

 

           14              think of the city instead of an individual

 

           15              all of the time.  Thank you.

 

           16                      MR. MCGOFF: Anyone else?  I now

 

           17              declare this public hearing closed.

 

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            2                     C E R T I F I C A T E

 

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            4        I hereby certify that the proceedings and

 

            5   evidence are contained fully and accurately in the

 

            6   notes of testimony taken by me at the hearing of the

 

            7   above-captioned matter and that the foregoing is a true

 

            8   and correct transcript of the same to the best of my

 

            9   ability.

 

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                                    CATHENE S. NARDOZZI, RPR

           13                       OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER

 

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