Erie County (PA) Genealogy

The Form & Operation of The City Council
in Erie, Pennsylvania - 1969

Contributed by Bill Klauk


In 1969, the City Council of Erie, PA, published an informational booklet to give some basic knowledge of the city and how it operates. Although much of the booklet has nothing to do with genealogy, it is believed that the large number of individuals who are named in the booklet may be of benefit to future researchers. Your webmaster has scanned and transcribed this booklet, and has contributed it for posting.


1969 City 
Council Cover Page

THE FORM & OPERATION OF THE CITY COUNCIL

In Erie, Pennsylvania

 

COUNCILMEN FOR 1969:

Hon. Joseph A. Walczak, Jr., President
Mr. Pat S. Cappabianca
Mr. Robert C. Brabender
Mr. Robert Glowacki
Mr. Bernard J. Harkins
Dr. Quentin R. Orlando
Mr. Richard F. Scheffner

OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS:

Hon. Louis J. Tullio, Mayor
Mr. Arthur E. Gehrlein, City Controller
Mr. C. Francis Hagerty, City Treasurer

Prepared by: Eugene Graney, City Clerk; James Klemm, Deputy City Clerk; Gloria Didion, Secretary to City Clerk; Carol Prizinsky, Clerk Typist

Additional Copies Available at the Office of the City Clerk, Room 104, Municipal Building, Erie, Pennsylvania


December 15, 1969

TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA

Dear Friends:

This booklet is a recital of the functions and powers of the City Council, together with a list of Boards and Commissions of our local government with other pertinent information about the community. The intent is to give the ordinary individual some basic knowledge of his city and how it operates.

Last year over 5,000 copies of a like booklet were made available to students both in public and parochial schools. We feel that it is most important that local people have knowledge of the operation of the government which concerns them most.

This brochure has been prepared by the Office of the City Clerk which is the operational and secretarial arm of the council, and we thank the staff of that office for their efficient and cooperative functioning.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Joseph A. Walczak, Jr., President
City Council of Erie, Pennsylvania


CITY OFFICIALS

Mr. Joseph A. Walczak, Jr. . . . . Council President
Mr. Robert C. Brabender . . . .  Councilman
Mr. Patrick S. Cappabianca . . . .Councilman
Mr. Robert Glowacki . . . . Councilman
Mr. Bernard J. Harkins  . . .Councilman
Dr. Quentin R. Orlando . . . .Councilman
Mr. Richard F. Scheffner . . . Councilman

PRESIDENTS, ERIE CITY COUNCIL

1962 Mr. Richard F. Scheffner
1963 Mr. Robert Glowacki
1964 Mr. Michael A. Cannavino*
1965 Mr. Joseph J. Robie
1966 Mr. Bernard J. Harkins
1967 Mr. Robert C. Brabender
1968 Mr. Patrick S. Cappabianca
1969 Mr. Joseph A. Walczak, Jr.

*Deceased

OTHER ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS

Honorable Louis J. Tullio, Mayor

Mr. Arthur B. Gehrlein, City Controller

Mr. C. Francis Hagerty, City Treasurer


THE OPERATION OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA

Erie is the third largest city in Pennsylvania and also the only part bordering on Lake Erie. However, the triangle of land which constitutes Erie County was not a part of the state as originally surveyed.

Pennsylvania acquired title in a treaty with the Six Nations in 1784. A dispute arose over the Triangle Lands in 1785 between Pennsylvania and New York. Major Andrew Ellicott for Pennsylvania and James Clinton and Simeon DeWitt for New York were appointed to establish the boundary lines between the states. They surveyed the line from the Delaware River to Lake Erie and the western boundary of New York was fixed at 20 miles east of Presque Isle. A triangular tract of land was left which was not included in the charter of either state and which Massachusetts and Connecticut also claimed.

A later treaty was made between Pennsylvania and the Six Nations in 1789 giving jurisdiction over the Triangle Lands to Pennsylvania. General William Irvine was impressed by the fine natural harbor at Presque Isle and interested a number of citizens in trying to obtain it for Pennsylvania. New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut ceded their claims to the United States. In 1792 the Triangle Lands embracing 202,187 acres, were sold to Pennsylvania for $151,640.25. To adjust the Indian claims, Pennsylvania paid them $2,000.00 and the United States settled for $1,200.00. Chiefs Cornplanter, Half Town and Big Tree were paid an additional $800.00.

Erie is governed by the Mayor - Council plan of the Third Class City Optional Charter Law of < Year="1957" Day="15" Month="7">July 15, 1957. In turn this rests upon the Third Class City Code of Pennsylvania which was last revised in 1951. Both the Charter Act and the Third Class City Code are amended by the legislature as they deem necessary so that local government is only what the members of the state legislature think it should be. To a certain degree all cities exist through state legislatures but the system of controls varies from state to state. In several states the people of each city adopt a government agreeable to its inhabitants and then submit it to the state to write a charter for that individual city.

In other states and particularly Pennsylvania, the state government spells out precisely what the local authorities may do under various codes and laws enacted by the Commonwealth. As yet, there is very little so called “home rule” discernable in this state. When a certain code governs the method and operation of the political subdivision, little option of choice is permitted. The entire code must be adopted precisely as spelled out.

The present form of government was instituted in January of 1962. Before that the Mayor - Commission form was in effect. Under this plan the Mayor was automatically the Director of the Department of Public Affairs, which had sole authority over the Police Depart­ment and the Mayor was the spokesman for the City. The Council was composed of himself and four other fulltime Councilmen. In this form of government, the Mayor had only one of the three votes which were necessary to enact an ordinance or resolution and no veto power.

Each of the other four members of Council headed a department. They were Accounts and Finances; Public Safety, Streets and Public Improvements; and Parks and Public Grounds. The titles largely explain their functions. However, government, inasmuch as each of the Councilmen were both legislators and administrators, was be­ginning to deteriorate into a “balkanization” of individual power structures. It was almost impossible for an executive to chide Councilmen for their performance and then force him to solicit their votes as legislators. The new form of government rigidly separated the legislative from the administrative functions.

Erie is now ending its eighth year under the new form of government and while some administrative and operational changes have been made, there are still areas of responsibility between the Council and the Mayor which have not had adequate surveying as to their proper “metes and bounds.”

THE CITY COUNCIL

There are seven elected members of the present Council who are elected at large. Under normal procedures no more than four members of the City Council are elected at one time. The remaining three members are chosen at the next municipal election two years thereafter. All terms except those filled due to death, resignation, etc., are for four consecutive years. Thus providing that the majority are elected at one municipal election and the minority at the next. The code specifies that to be eligible to become a Councilman, the citizen shall not be less than 25 years of age and have been a resident of the city for a minimum of one year prior to the election. They shall reside in the city during their term of office.

THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT

At the first regular meeting in January, the members of Council elect a president for a term of one year. He presides at the meetings and performs such duties as Council may prescribe. In actuality, the Council President exercises wide powers. He, as president, is the parliamentarian and rules on all points of order. To reverse his ruling requires the affirmative vote of a majority, or four members of the Council.

He initiates discussions, ordinarily allocates the time allowed and in general possesses for all practical purposes the powers of a captain on a bridge of a ship at sea. He speaks collectively for the Council and his opinions receive preferential treatments by members of the press, television, and radio media. For his duties as president, he is given an additional stipend of $400.00 per year plus the $3,900.00 annually which is paid to each member of Council.

The president also arranges the seating of the other six (6) members of Council. Immediately after his election, he designates their positions on the rostrum, three to his right and three to his left. Though the members vote alphabetically with the president’s name last, their place on the rostrum is selected by the Council President. He further appoints all of the committees of the Council and is by virtue of his office an Ex-Officio member of each.

POWERS OF COUNCIL

The Council has far more power than first appears. Through the control of Appropriation Ordinances, they have the ultimate voice on city financing. In addition, though used rarely, they possess broad executive and judicial powers and may for just cause subject any bureau or agency of the city proper to a thorough investigation.

There are still no court decisions on the new divisions of the government between areas to determine where administrative control ceases and legislative begins. In general, however, the relationships between the Council and the Administration are as in most human matters controlled by personal feelings. An Administration and Council working in unison and cooperation will accomplish far more than two arms of government which are working at cross purposes.

THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AT A COUNCIL MEETING

The Council by the approval of ordinances and resolutions adopts all of the necessary regulations and legislative directives of the city. Ordinances which are one form of legislative en­actment are required in certain matters, and when the necessary votes of approval are given, it is signed by the Council President and then forwarded to the Mayor’s office for his action. Resolutions, however, only require the signature of the president and the attestation of the City Clerk after approval to become effective.

COUNCIL MEETING TIME

The Council meets each Wednesday morning in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the Municipal Building at 9:00 a.m. The chambers are impressive of somewhat spartan simplicity and have 120 comfortable, permanent seats. However, the rear glass doors and wall of the chambers may be slid back into recessed areas and additional temporary seats placed in the foyer. On the fourth Wednesday of each month the meetings are held in the evening, for those who wish to attend, and find themselves unable to be at the day sessions. These meetings convene at 7:30 p.m. The president must at the request of two other Councilmen and may upon his own initiative, call for special meetings of the Council. In these instances twenty-four hours advance notice must be given, unless the Councilmen consent to waiving this interval of time. All meetings of the Council, whether regular or special, are open to the general public.

THE AGENDA

Each week the business which the Council has scheduled for action is listed on an Agenda, which is prepared by the Office of City Clerk.

All of the material contained in the said Agenda must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office not later than Friday noon on the week prior to the meeting.

The Agendas are available to the members of Council on Saturday until 12 o’clock noon. If they have not then been picked up by the individual Councilmen, they are mailed so that they will be delivered on Monday morning. Similarly at 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, copies of the Agenda are made available to the department heads and certain officials of the City of Erie and are placed on the counter of the Clerk’s Office for general distribution to the members of the press, radio, television media, and to the general public.

ORDER OF BUSINESS AT THE COUNCIL MEETING

Immediately after the formal roll call, all bids which have been scheduled for furnishing the city with materials, supplies, and/or services estimated to exceed $1,500.00 are received and referred to the Purchasing Agent for opening.

The bids are taken into the Office of the City Clerk which adjoins the Council Chambers and there the Purchasing Agent or someone from his office opens the bids and reads the contents to any interested parties who care to be present.

It is important to note that all of the business transacted by the Council must be in written or type-written form and each resolution and/or motion must be properly sponsored and seconded for official action by the Council.

ORDINANCES

After the bids have been referred to the Purchasing Agent, the Council turns to the consideration of ordinances. These represent the most important, permanent form of Council action and are customarily taken up in numerical sequence. It takes two (2) meetings to enact an ordinance and upon final passage, it is given an Official File Number. They start with No. 1 each year, as for example, No. 1—1970 and continue in succession until the last ordinance of the year is passed.

Most ordinances become effective twenty (20) days after approval by the Mayor but emergency clauses may be included, when needed, to make them effective immediately upon final passage and approval by the Mayor.

The City maintains a printed loose-leaf book called the Codified Ordinances of the City of Erie and this codification is reviewed and updated each year. All municipal improvements, such as the construction of sewers, the paving of streets, and items of like nature are done by formal ordinance. In addition, the general body of law which governs the city is likewise done in this fashion.

The reason for this is evident. Ordinances are preserved and properly indexed in the Office of the City Clerk and are much easier to find then the general body of resolutions. It is oft—times important to know what year certain laws were passed and in the case of construction work, the appropriation ordinance which accompany them spell out the cost of the same.

CONTRACTS

The next order of business at the Council meetings relates to the awarding of contracts. All goods, construction work, except for certain professional services and a few others ex­empted by law which exceed the sum of $1,500.00 must be based on sealed bids. The bids are made upon forms prepared by the Purchasing Bureau and spell out in detail the terms and conditions. After proper preparation of an agreement by the City Solicitor and execution by the City and the contractor, the original copy is filed in the Office of City Controller and after an additional period of time, it is finally placed in the Office of Central Records. When the sum is less than $1,500.00. the award may be accomplished by resolution and purchase order.

All of the agreements, contracts, bonds, and other obligations to which the city is a part must be signed by the Mayor, by the Controller and attested by the City Clerk.

INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION

There are a few general regulations which govern all ordinances and resolutions. To be formally submitted, they must be properly introduced by one member of the Council and seconded by another. The vote is taken by roll call, in alphabetical sequence, with the President voting last and the ayes and nays entered into the minutes. Every member of the Council shall vote on each matter presented un­less specifically excused.

VOTING

In most cases, a simple majority, eg., four affirmative votes are required to pass any measure before the Council. When the members remain silent during the roll call, this is deemed to be a “yes” vote and is so recorded. It is only necessary when a Councilman is in opposition, that he should express himself orally. The reason for the president of Council voting last is that he has the power then to cast the deciding ballot if the vote is tied when it reaches him. This has been a precedent in the Council of the City of Erie almost since the first City Charter was granted on < Year="1851" Day="14" Month="4">April 14, 1851. There are, however, certain types of legislation, such as amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, assessable improvements in certain instances, and others which require a two—thirds majority or five affirmative votes.

DISCUSSION AND DEBATE

When a controversial or important matter is before the Council, the Council President initiates discussion on the problem at hand and then acts as the chairman when participation by other members occurs. He, in general, acts as the moderator and summarizes the various opinions.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

One of the last orders of business is the reports of the various Council Committees. The work of these committees will be explained in detail later. The reports are offered periodically and are usually informal and relate to the progress being made on the various problems, any data which has been gathered, and similar information.

THE RIGHT OF THE CITIZEN TO SPEAK

Then, just before the adjournment, when the Council President has disposed of all other pending business, he asks the members of the audience if anyone has any subject to discuss with the Council. Each person speaking is granted a reasonable amount of time to air his views; eg., approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

ADJOURNMENT

The final act of the Council is adjournment which is based upon a written, formal motion which is introduced, seconded and voted on and the time of the same is noted in the Official Minutes of the Council Journal.


The Council has found that the creation of the proper committees aids them materially in their workings.

The problem is referred to the proper committee and the preliminary spade work and data is gathered and developed by the members. They, in turn, when this has been accomplished, report their findings to the Council, who, guided by their preliminary efforts, find that they can cope with many more problems in a less interval of time than if all subjects were discussed at length by the entire Council. The personnel of the various committees are allocated by the president shortly after he assumes his duties. Appended hereto are the various committees for the year 1969 of the Council of the City of Erie.

A. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

Robert C. Brabender, chairman
Richard F. Scheffner
Pat S. Cappabianca

B. DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE

Robert Glowacki, Chairman
Dr. Quentin R. Orlando
Bernard J. Harkins

C. FISCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Joseph A. Walczak, Jr., Chairman
Dr. Quentin R. Orlando
Bernard J. Harkins

D. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

Richard F. Scheffner, Chairman
Robert C. Brabender
Robert Glowacki

E. REDEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMISSION LIAISON COMMITTEE

Pat S. Cappabianca, Chairman
Robert Glowacki
Robert C. Brabender

F. PORT COMMISSION COMMITTEE

Bernard J. Harkins, Chairman
Richard F. Scheffner
Robert C. Brabender

G. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Dr. Quentin R. Orlando, Chairman
Bernard J. Harkins
Richard F. Scheffner

The arm of the municipal government each year must reach in more directions and cover more areas of services and responsibilities. The areas already a part of municipal functioning in the City of Erie extend from police, fire protection, trash and garbage removal, streets, lighting, parks, recreation to further segments such as the Port Commission, operation of an airport, and similar functions.

Several of these are carried out through the creation of boards and authorities. In the last analysis, however, in almost every instance, the full faith and credit of the city must guarantee the operation.

With the development of these varied areas of services have come increasing problems. One of the most difficult for a city to cope with is the increase in expenditures necessary to provide the community with the services they desire. The municipality is limited, by law, to certain forms of taxation and finds it more difficult each year to carry the burden.

Recently the federal government levied a surtax and there is increasing likelihood that before too long, the Commonwealth will levy some form of income tax. Several authorities on municipal financing take the stand that direct financial subsidies, either from a federal or state level, must be given without too many strings if the local cities are to survive. We trust, however, that with intelligence, toleration, and mutual understanding, cities may maintain and expand those services which are so necessary to a modern and progressive community.

The work of the Committees of City Council is vital to the effective performance of the responsibilities of the members of City Council. The Standing and Special Committees established within City Council perform two very important functions:

1.They provide an initial review of legislative proposals that are brought before City Council.

2.They maintain liaison with and oversee particular areas of the administration of services provided to the citizens of Erie.


ECONOMY OF THE CITY OF ERIE

The City of Erie is situate on the southern shore of Lake Erie in the northwestern corner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the only Lake Port in the Commonwealth and has a land locked harbor approximately five miles long and one mile wide. It is one of the finest and largest harbors on the Great Lakes. It is also the County seat of Erie County and is the third largest City in Pennsylvania.

Erie is noted for its diversity in manufacturing and as an indication of stability approximately 66% of all, occupied dwellings located in the City are occupied by the owners and have a median value of approximately $11,500. The City continues to make Capital Improvements and in 1968 was designated as a Model City to participate in the program sponsored by the Federal Government. With its location on the Great Lakes and the diversity of business, it has one other economic advantage, that of being the recreational focus for a Tri-State area.

The state of Pennsylvania has invested a considerable sum of money so that Erie could become a participating port of entry on the St. Lawrence Seaway Project. Approximately $2,250,000 has already been spent in harbor facilities with $1,000,000 to dredge portions of the harbor to the proper depth for ocean going cargo. Likewise, a water area of 150 acres has been filled and newly created land is available for port and industrial purposes.

Litton Industries, Inc. doing business as Erie Marine Division, within the last several months acquired marine facilities and is using those facilities for building giant ore carrying lake freighters. The construction of the shipyards completed in December of 1968 with the first of the new giant freighters scheduled to be 1aunched sometime in 1970. When Litton Industries reaches full stride, it will have one thousand persons gainfully employed.

A new Port Marine Terminal has been constructed and occupied since 1969. The Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters has spent over $1,000,000 for a new concrete road, the necessary rail­road bridge, the paving of the dock apron and other media for access to the new facilities. The Port Commission itself spent $1,500,000 for a new transit shed and paved storage areas.

The increase in the export-import tonnage from the Port of Erie has risen from 18,000,000 tons in 1960 to over 50,000,000 tons in 1967, for an advance of some 179%

Downtown Erie is experiencing a dramatic revitalization due to urban renewal of the entire area. Through urban renewal, a completely revamped downtown is being created to function as the metropolitan area’s trade, cultural, and educational center and will assure the future progress of the entire community. For planning and design pur­poses, the renewal program has been divided into four separate projects, i.e., Peach - Sassafras, Liberty - Sassafras, State Street and Downtown Erie.

At the south approach to downtown is the Peach - Sassafras project which was completed < Year="1964" Day="30" Month="6">June 30, 1964. The largest dollar project to be closed out under urban renewal to date in Pennsylvania, it transformed an economically blighted, predominately residential area into a modern commercial district. Widened streets have improved access to downtown from the south. All of the 1,200,000 square feet of disposable land made available in this area has been sold and occupied resulting in an increase in assessments of approximately $7,000,000.

The Liberty - Sassafras project, borders downtown on the west. A neighborhood conservation and industrial expansion project, it is designed to create 1,000 new jobs and safeguard 1,000 existing jobs by permitting industrial expansion. It also provides for improvement of the residential neighborhood on the fringe of the central business district. This project was completed in June of 1969.

The State Street and Downtown Erie projects will offer a greater variety of shops, services, and activities.  Planning includes improved banking facilities, high—rise residential apartments, improved enter­tainment facilities, and expansion and rehabilitation of religious, cultural, educational and governmental facilities. Tentative completion dates are September, 1970 for State Street and June, 1971 for Downtown Erie. The City’s new municipal building was completed in 1965 and is included in the Downtown Erie project area.

Of the four redevelopment projects undertaken by the Erie Redevelopment Authority the total net project cost was $26,794,481 which was shared as follows: Federal Government $19,797,363; City of Erie $4,579,655 and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania $2,417,463. Relocation grants from the Federal Government amounted to $1,592,053. Non-cash credits to the City are allowed for facilities already completed such as off street parking facilities and the new municipal building.

Excellent highway facilities are provided by Interstate Routes 79 and 90, U. S. Routes 19 and 20 and State Routes 5 and 8.

The Erie—Pittsburgh—West Virginia Freeway (I-79), now under construction, will cross western Pennsylvania north and south from Erie to the West Virginia state line via Pittsburgh and will provide direct access to east—west interstate routes 76 (Pennsylvania Turn­pike) 80 (Keystone Shortway) and 90 (Erie Thruway). All but a small portion has been completed and is open to the public. When complete, this direct north-south highway will reduce travel time between Pittsburgh and Erie by as much as two hours and is expected to have a direct influence on increased business in the Port of Erie and substantially increase the tourist trade. The planned Bayfront Expressway will connect with I-79.

The Erie Freeway (I-90), an east—west interstate highway connects the Ohio Turnpike and the New York Thruway, offering a continuous boulevard from Chicago to New York and the New England States.

Other major improvements include the construction of a new Secondary Sewage Treatment Plant (completed in 1967, at a cost of $5,300,000 to replace a portion of its Primary Type Plant which was built in 1930 at a cost of $1,200,000, the revamping of its sewage collection system to convey, separately, storm and sanitary sewage, at a cost of approximately $2,300,000, and the construction of off—street parking facilities at a cost of approximately $3,000,000. The water and sewer plant projects and the parking project are all self—supporting. A new parking ramp at a cost of $1,225,000 was completed in 1963 pro­viding 500 new parking spaces. A second parking ramp in the downtown area was constructed in 1969 at a cost of $2,000,000.

Presque Isle State Park is just beyond the City limits, and has free protected bathing beaches and shaded picnic grounds, modern bath houses, and a large pleasure boat marina. it provides the people of Erie and the vicinity with various forms of outdoor recreation and serves as a protection for the harbor. The Park, a peninsula on Lake Erie, is seven miles long, with an area of 3,200 acres and is visited annually by more than 3,000,000 persons, and with the advent of pleasure boating as a national pastime, the area is becoming more popular each year. The State has spent considerable sums to make park improvements during the last few years.


DESCRIPTIVE DATA OF THE CITY OF ERIE

 
AREA IN ACRES:    
  Land 12,107 Acres  
  Water  1,525 Acres 
    13,632 Acres
SQUARE MILES:    
  Land 18.9 Sq. Miles  
  Water  2.4 Sq. Miles  
    21.3 Sq. Miles
Properties (Improved) 34,401  
Vacant Lots   6,146  
      40,547
MILES OF STREETS:    
Paved Streets  190.53 Miles    
Unpaved Streets  98.52 Miles    
    289.05 Miles
MILES OF SEWERS:       353.1 Miles
MILES OF WATER FRONTAGE:    
Fronting Presque Isle Bay  3.97 Miles
 Fronting Lake Erie  1.63 Miles  
    5.60 Miles
   


POPULATION OF ERIE, 1960 FEDERAL CENSUS

First Ward   16,959
Second Ward   16,240
Third Ward   15,922
Fourth Ward   15,573
Fifth Ward   44,614
Sixth Ward   29,132
   
TOTAL 138,440


AIRPORT AUTHORITY TERM EXPIRES
Vance McBryde January 1, 1970
Louis J. Porreco January 1, 1971
Italo Cappabianca January 1, 1972
Charles W. Trabold January 1, 1973
Michael Mashyna January 1, 1974
   
ERIE HOUSING AUTHORITY (PA Statute amended
Mayor has sole appointee power)
Richard J. Johnson June 28, 1968
John V. Edwards April 18, 1969
Adah E. Whitney April 18, 1970
Donald J. Schell April 18, 1971
Ellen Curry June 28, 1972
   
ERIE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY  
John D. Sipple December 31, 1967
Guy W. Wilson December 31, 1967
Joseph Schleicher December 31, 1969
Robert L. Lasher December 31, 1969
Edmund Wisinski December 31, 1970
Fred DeLuca December 31, 1971
R. C. Alley December 31, 1973
John Seaman December 31, 1973
William Feehley, Sr. December 31, 1973
   
PARK AUTHORITY  
Charles Kestner May 20, 1970
George Mitchell May 20, 1971
Joseph Meagher May 20, 1972
Sumner H. Nichols May 20, 1973
John Cochran May 20, 1974
   
PARKING AUTHORITY  
Gus Pulakos Sept. 1, 1968
John A. Travers Sept. 1, 1969
Edward J. Greener Sept. 1, 1970
James J. Freeman July 20, 1971
Dr. Harold Kinter Jan. 1, 1974
   
REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY  
Joseph A. Gervase August 19, 1970
C. Ted Dombrowski August 19, 1971
Dr. Daniel S. Snow August 19, 1972
Jerome A. Matuszak August 19, 1973
Adolph A. Agresti August 19, 1974
   
SEWER AUTHORITY  
John Crankshaw December 31, 1969
John Whitby December 31, 1970
R. B. Way December 31, 1971
Daniel Savocchio December 31, 1972
Mervyn Schade December 31, 1973


CITY PLANNING COMMISSION TERM EXPIRES
David I. Goldberg February 13, 1969
Cyril S. Sullivan February 13, 1970
Terence Reagan, Jr. February 13, 1971
Joseph T. Margolin February 13, 1972
Donald E. Wright February 13, 1973
   
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT  
Terence Reagan, Jr. January 4, 1971
Donald C. Laird January 4, 1972
Henry T. Gray January 4, 1973
   
PLUMBING CODE COMMISSION  
Charles Beckwith Indefinite Term
Walter Johnson  
Edward Morewood  
George Hubert  
Thomas Gorbatoff  
Howard Langdon  
   
PERRY MEMORIAL COMMISSION  
Ruth S. Wiler August 1, 1969
Thomas Brown August 1, 1970
John Alexick August 1, 1971
Attorney Eugene J. Brew August 1, 1972
Graham L. Marsh August 1, 1973
John E. Wickles August 1, 1974
Kenneth 0. Smith August 1, 1975
   
SHADE TREE COMMISSION  
John B. Potratz June 1, 1968
Attorney Fredrick Jones May 31, 1969
Mrs. James Murphy June 1, 1969
J. C. Spencer June 1, 1970
George Mitchell May 31, 1973
   
SWIMMING POOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE  
George Diemel No Expiration Dates
Wm. Rollinger  
Frank Pettinato  
Martha Schaaf  
Alfred Hartleb  
Frank Warneka  
Lowell Drake  
Robert H. Fisher  
Patrick Hart  
Edward M. Mead  
Robert J. Orlando  
John L. Robison  
   
RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION  
James Bickerstaff No Expiration Dates
John Bowes  
Albert Amendola  
John Krkoska  
Patrick Hart  
Thomas Furhman  
George C. Deimel  
Anthony "Bud" Malone  
Frank Pelkowski  
Isaac “Jerry” Cohen  
Joseph Pohl  
Sidney Rubin  
Sam Cianflocco  
Pio Santia  


MUNICIPAL GOLF COMMISSION TERM EXPIRES
Merchie G. Calabrese March 13, 1968
Cyril S. Sullivan March 13, 1968
Joseph Martin June 22, 1968
Stephen Lipchick June 22, 1968
John E. DeMarco June 22, 1968
John Laskey June 22, 1968
Elliott LeFaiver June 22, 1968
Rev. Jesse L. McFarland

June 22, 1968
Jerome P. Tomczak June 22, 1968
Hector DiTullio March 8, 1969
Edward S. Kownacki March 8, 1969
John Quinn, Jr. March 8, 1969
William Feehley, Jr. August 1, 1969
James L. Wise August 1, 1969
Teddy Amendola, Secretary—Treasurer  
   
ELECTRICAL CODE COMMISSION  
Lewis Sigwoth Indefinite Term
Donald Cull  
Alton Kuhl  
Arthur R. Swahn  
Edward J. Sinnott  
Nathaniel F. Harman  
James Verga  
Fred Cantoni  
Douglas Hahn  
Nelson T. Walker  
D. H. Taylor  
   
BUILDING CODE COMMISSION  
Nelson T. Walker Indefinite Term
Eugene W. Schmieder  
Norbert Schaaf  
James Vicary  
Chris Ostergaard  
Bert McDowell  
James Holland  
Carl Neibauer  
Richard Weibel  
Frank Anthony  
Ted Dombrowski  
William P. Johnson  
John Grenberg  
Attorney James Hanes  
Nathaniel Harman  
Lewis Sigworth  
   
ERIE CIVIC CENTER COMMISSION  
Paul T. Allen  
Thomas Fuhrman  
James L. Cox  
Jack Schumacher  
William Brennan  
Joseph Sulkowski  
Peter Russo  
Attorney Richard Agresti  
Mrs. James McBrier  
Bryce Wyman  
   
SINKING FUND COMMISSION  
Arthur E. Gehrlein, Secretary  
C. Francis Hagerty, Treasurer  
Hon. Louis J. Tullio, President  


ERIE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION TERM EXPIRES
Rev. John E. Poux January 1, 1972
Rev. Gordon Irvine January 1, 1972
Attorney George Levin January 1, 1972
Mrs. Margaret Bowers January 1, 1971
George Klemm January 1, 1971
Mrs. Mary Lamary January 1, 1971
Robert Becker January 1, 1970
John Drew January 1, 1970
Willie MacAdory January 1, 1970
John Martine January 1, 1970
   
PORT COMMISSION  
M. O. Smith January, 1971
T. K. Welsh January, 1971
Edward M. Mead January, 1971
L. R. Fabrizi January, 1971
Robert Zawadzki January, 1971
R. E. Carney January, 1972
C. T. Dombrowski January, 1972
V. F. Lechner January, 1972
J. J. Sitterle January, 1972
R. C. Gebhardt January, 1972
S. M. Krepcho January, 1973
Henry MacDonald January, 1973
Lawrence Morosky January, 1973
R. P. Martin, Jr. January, 1973
David M. Zurn January, 1973
   
CIVIL SERVICE BOARD “A” & “B”  
Dr. George H. Pogorzelski  
Mr. Victor Donovan  
Dr. Arthur B. Calabrese  
   
HEALTH BOARD  
Prof. Thaddeus M. Gorski  
George Hilbert, Jr.  
Dr. Charles R. Leone  
Dr. Anthony Sala  
John H. Whitby  
   
RETIREMENT BOARD  
Mayor Louis J. Tullio January 1, 1974
Arthur E. Gehrlein January 1, 1974
President of City Council  
H. Richard Lawrence Indefinite
Wilma Scalise Indefinite
Letitia A. Hinckley January 1, 1974
   
CIVIC SMOKE ABATEMENT BOARD  
Gerald Munsch April 1, 1968
Neil Gebhardt April 1, 1968
John Kloecker April 1, 1968
Clifford Fowler April 1, 1969
Robert Sceiford April 1, 1969
John Burchick April 1, 1969
Dr. Milton Engle June 1, 1970
A. Arthur Silver June 1, 1970
Wm. Hogenmiller June 1, 1970
   
FIRE PREVENTION CODE BOARD OF APPEALS  
Serge Wassel February 10, 1966
Herman Horstman, Jr. February 10, 1966
Edward Horrigan February 10, 1967
Joseph Brennan February 10, 1968
William Bloomstine February 10, 1969


   
APPEALS BOARD TERM EXPIRES
Mortimer E. Graham November 9, 1969
Owen J. Murray November 9, 1969
Dr. W.. A. Rowane November 9, 1969
   
LICENSE EXAMINERS BOARD  
Francis Nolan June 1, 1969
Stanley Krepcho June 1, 1969
Mark McCarthy June 1, 1969
John Donovan June 1, 1969
Lawrence Foy October 11, 1969
   
HOUSING BOARD OF APPEALS  
Joseph Rogers  
Harold J. Boehm, Jr.  
Robert Theiman  
Max A. Wolff  
Reno Strand, Sr.  
Dr. Arthur A. Calabrese  
   
BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS  
David Goldberg  
William Johnson  
M. O. Smith  
Joseph Restifo  
Richard Amthor  
   
TRAFFIC COMMISSION MEMBERS   
Chester Durst September 30, 1970
John Kobielski September 30, 1970
Jerry Hagerty September 30, 1970
Dr. Chester Battersby September 30, 1970
P. J. Ferritto September 30, 1970
Edward Razanauskas September 30, 1970
Adam Szczesny September 30, 1970
Angelo Masi September 30, 1970
Albert Amendola September 30, 1970

Lt. John Jaloszynski
City Police Department
Municipal Building

Mr. Thomas J. Conneely
Traffic Engineer
Municipal Building
Erie, Pennsylvania

Mr. Jack Gallagher
Traffic Engineer’s Office
Municipal Building
Erie, Pennsylvania


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