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Several open Corry committee and authority seats were filled by City Council on Monday during a regular meeting.

Approved for the Municipal Authority was Jeffrey Onink, whose term will expire Dec. 31, 2016.

Thomas Lathrop Sr. and Taree Hamilton were approved to the Zoning Board of Adjustments. Nick Krasa was approved as an alternate. Lathrop’s term expires Dec. 31, 2014; Hamilton’s term expires Dec. 31, 2016; and Krasa’s term expires Dec. 31, 2015.

Approved to the city’s Housing Appeals Board were Jeffrey Onink and Nick Krasa. Both terms expire Dec. 31, 2014.

Meanwhile, Rexford Messenger and Taree Hamilton were approved to the Paving Plan Subcommittee.

In March, council began soliciting letters of interest for the open seats at the behest of then interim City Administrator Tom Winchell, who noted many committees and authorities were vacant and in need of immediate replacements.

Approving the appointments in a resolution were Mayor Pat Migliaccio, and Councilmen Steve Bresler, Alex Gernovich, Jason Monn and Charlie Campbell.

In other business, City Council approved:

• A request by the Corry Area Arts Council to use city property for its Sunday in the Park celebration. Arts Council President James Mehs requested $900 from the city budget to assist with expenses for the 43rd annual celebration, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 3.

The Arts Council requested use of the gazebo in City Park from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3. The gazebo also was requested for the 23rd annual Thursday in the Park concert series, which begins May 29 and ends Aug. 28.

Mehs noted electricity would be needed for the 15 events, and advised council that proof of liability insurance coverage would be provided.

“We continue to appreciate the city of Corry Council members as well as city employees, whose help and cooperation have made these festivities an integral part of Corry’s summer activities,” Mehs said.

• A resolution supporting matching bills in the state Senate and House of Representatives that would allow municipal police agencies to use motor vehicle speed-timing equipment as used by state police.

The resolution, which only shows council’s support for the bills, notes that municipal police agencies, unlike state police, are not permitted to use radar to enforce maximum speed laws.

“This is just supporting the fact that they could use the equipment,” Migliaccio said.

• A resolution that designates a portion of Route 6 in Corry as a Pennsylvania Byway.

The resolution, discussed by council for more than a month, is meant to support tourism as well as acquire federal funding to enhance locations along the route.

• A request by the Corry Rotary Club to move its fourth annual bed race to Saturday, June 14. The change, according to Rotary members, was to get more participation as the event will coincide with CorryFest.

The bed race, which previously was held in September and benefits the Corry Area Free Clinic, will take place after the CorryFest parade around 3 p.m. The race will take place on East Smith Street, between Center and Wright streets.

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