"Patsy Ray guilty of city codes violation
by Allen Davis
Posted: Thursday, 31 May 07; 5:30 p.m.
Coatesville Council President Patsy Ray was found guilty today of violating the city's code ordinance which prohibits using interior furniture on her porch.
Ray, according to court documents filed in District Justice Robert Davis' magisterial office, was cited by Codes Officer Herb Wagner for having a wooden chair with over-stuffed cushions on her porch. She was found guilty after a hearing before Davis today and fined $25 and ordered to pay $41 in court costs. Ray could appeal the conviction to county court.
Wagner, who cited Ray, is one of two codes officer City Manager Harry Walker is reportedly recommending for layoff as the city undergoes a financial crisis with roots in the former administration of Paul Janssen."
I also think we should repeatedly keep asking why the City of Coatesville has not collected its $110,000.00 judgment awarded by Commonwealth Superior Court from Coatesville landlord Amrit Lal. Was a deal struck? I think that $110,000.00 would easily take care of rehiring an Animal Control Officer. See:
You can listen to Dale Scott here:
"A stray problem for city
Published: Sunday, July 19,
By JENNIFER MILLER, Staff Writer
COATESVILLE — For two years city residents have been unclear about what they should do when encountering a stray or loose animal because the city laid off its animal control officer in 2007 and has not arranged for a comparable service.
In April, a few residents and the former animal control officer, Dale Scott, raised concerns to City Council about the city's stray and loose animal issues.
Council and the city administration said the matter would be addressed. And in the meantime, residents were told to call the police department with animal problems.
Since then, city officials have not taken any public action nor offered
the public with any alternative procedures."
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