Boys and Girls inks city deal
A Memorandum of Understanding with the Boys & Girls Club for the organization to use of the Westside Community Center has been accepted by Philadelphia alderman.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen passed the motion on a 5-0 vote last Tuesday night during a regular meeting at City Hall. Mayor James Young was authorized to sign the agreement for the city.
Aldermen also voted to seek an Attorney General’s opinion concerning a request by the Rev. Johnny Beckwith and the Community in Action group to start a fund-raiser to pay for the air conditioning of the Booker T. Washington gym. The cost is estimated to be $220,000. The group would raise the money and turn the monies over to the city.
“We just want to make sure we are doing everything right,” Young said.
In other matters, aldermen voted to:
• Approve paying Sherwin Williams $786 from the Bond B account from the Booker T. Washington gym renovation project.
• Approve a motion to pay GlassWorx Inc. $1,435 out of Bond B monies for the multipurpose building.
• Approve a motion to hire Henry Willis in the Street Department at $10 per hour.
• Approve a motion to terminate an employee from Animal Control.
• Approve a motion for the MLK Parade route and street closings set for Saturday, Jan. 14.
• Accept the resignation of Al Brown from the Police Department.
• Approve a motion to pay Southern Connection invoice totaling $11,163 from the Drug Seizure account.
• Approve a motion to salvage five vehicles out of inventory. This included 1) Ford Taurus 2015, 2) Ford Taurus 2016, 3) Ford Taurus 2016, 4) Ford Taurus 2014, and 5) Chevy Suburban 2009.
• Approve a motion to hire Tatum McMullen in the Police Department. Aldermen also voted to change James Stalcup’s status from full-time to part-time.
• Approve a motion to remove 28 Scott SCBA and 56 bottles purchased in 2008 from inventory.
• Approve a motion to pay $2,470 to match grant from MDA for Viking Metal when invoice is received.
The board went into executive session to discuss an industrial matter. Aldermen did not emerge to announce that any action was taken.