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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Erie Board of Trustees Action Items - July 24, 2018

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Thank You & Recognition of Mark Shapiro

Thank You & Recognition of Mark Shapiro


During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Board of Trustees and Town Staff recognized and thanked Mark Shapiro for his 21 years of service as the Town Attorney. Being hired in 1997, Mr. Shapiro has been the writer of countless ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other documents in which he has articulated the will and aspirations of the Town. Mr. Shapiro has guided the Town through two decades of growth and helped Erie become the vibrant community it is today.


Appointment of Kendra Carberry to serve as Town Attorney

During Tuesday night's meeting, the Board of Trustees appointed Kendra Carberry to serve as the new Town Attorney. Ms. Carberry will begin her contract on August 1, 2018.

Background: Upon notification this past January that the current Town Attorney, Mark Shapiro, intended to retire at the end of July 2018, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued on April 23, 2018 to secure new counsel. Interviews were conducted on June 4, 2018 during a Board Study Session, followed by a special meeting to discuss the candidates. Kendra Carberry of Hoffmann, Parker, Wilson and Carberry P.C., was selected as the candidate to serve as the Town Attorney. Staff completed negotiations with Ms. Carberry and a contract was agreed upon and approved during the July 10, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting.


Downtown Bike Plaza Approved

Bike Plaza Rendering

A resolution authorizing the construction of a downtown bike plaza was approved on Tuesday night by the Board of Trustees. The plaza will be built on Town owned property at the northeast corner of Wells Street and Pierce Street. It has been the Town and Board of Trustees vision to create a dedicated and attractive space for bicycle parking downtown and give residents more options for bicycle parking. Completion of this plaza will encourage alternative forms of transportation to the downtown area and help alleviate vehicular parking issues. Construction is expected to begin this fall.

View renderings of the bike plaza here.


More Information & Upcoming Meetings

View complete July 24, 2018 Board of Trustees Meeting Packet here.


The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Town Hall boardroom located at 645 Holbrook Street in Erie.

 

Board of Trustees Action Items are brief summaries of some, but not all, agenda items and do not serve as the official meeting minutes. Select this link to view archived Board of Trustees meeting online via the On Demand Video service. To request approved meeting minutes of Board of Trustees meetings, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at townclerk@erieco.gov.

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