Beaver Falls City Council Approves Officer Departures, Trick-Or-Treat Times

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

The Beaver Falls City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening, with a slighted eye towards the holiday season.

The city approved for its annual trick-or-treat times, agreeing unanimously on the block of 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Halloween Day–October 31–for the handing out of candy and other treats. A similar event, however, was tabled; the “Trunk Or Treat” to be held by BCBH Early Intervention on October 22 was held away from a vote until a designated time was decided upon. Council felt that it wanted the organization to have the best opportunity to gather townspeople for the event, and to not have it conflict with other events taking place on that Saturday.

The Beaver Falls City Council meets for their September 27 meeting. (Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

Council also approved the pension calculations for retired officer Michael Seybert–who retired on August 22–and the resignation and separation agreement for officer Christopher Tessmer, effective on September 23. The council also approved general fund expenditures and transactions at a total of $311,733.37, along with approval for the allocation of funds to the city’s three pension plans and additional funds to support the Fire Relief Association.

Beaver County Solicitor Garen Fedeles was present at the meeting, filling in for the absent Beaver Falls Solicitor Shannon Steele; Fedeles spoke about the upcoming Act 57 of 2022 regarding tax penalties for new homeowners taking effect soon. City Manager Charles Jones announced that two new restaurants–BF BBQ and Taste Of The Caribbean–will be opening to the public this weekend. Jones says that there’s more on the way: “I’m getting inquiries every week about businesses that want to relocate here or open up, so that’s good stuff.”

The next Beaver Falls City Council meeting is scheduled for October 11 at 7:00 PM.