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Edgewood Sells Two Old Cars, Discusses Amateur Boxing Matches

Workshop meeting to discuss the 2013 budget to take place next month.

Edgewood Borough sold two of its old vehicles to the highest bidders at Monday’s regular agenda meeting.

A 1985 Chevy pickup truck with a plow and dump body was sold for $1,600 and a 1987 Ford Explorer was sold for $352.85. Officials weren’t expecting to get more than $1,000 for either vehicle, but advertised for the sale anyway. Sales must be advertised for if the item expects to fetch more than $1,000.

The bids were sealed until they were opened by borough Manager Warren Cecconi on Monday afternoon.

Edgewood resident Ralph Hamilton spoke to council about a night of boxing that is scheduled to take place at the Edgewood Club Oct. 27.

The East End Boxing Championship will feature eight, three-round matches starring the area’s top amateurs. Former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer will be in attendance.

The evening will benefit the Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic Club. The door opens at 6 p.m. and the matches start at 7 p.m.

Hamilton, an Edgewood Club board member, was there to assure council that the evening would go off safely. Jimmy Cvetic, director of the Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic Club, had Hamilton’s back and gave council members proof of a $5 million insurance policy.

The night is expected to be a sellout, with 90 of 120 tickets already sold or accounted for. Tickets can be purchased through the Edgewood Club’s website.

In other news: 

  • Councilwoman Jen Gleba said 97 percent of expected real estate taxes have been collected to date.
  • Edgewood will launch a new website sometime next month. Borough officials have been tweaking the website for several weeks now, trying to get it as perfect as possible. “Our ultimate goal is to get more people to use the website,” Gleba said.
  • Free flu shots will be offered by Eastern Area PreHospital Services today (Tuesday) from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Edgewood Borough Building, 2 Race St. Shots will be given on a first-come, first serve basis. People must be at least 18.
  • The next council meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. A workshop meeting on the 2013 budget will also take place in November.

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Pat Schaefer October 16, 2012 at 01:14 PM
The Edgewood Borough Council as a governing body did not officially sanctioning nor promote the boxing match during the Council meeting. The Boxing Match which is being sponsored by the Edgewood Club, is a fund raiser for a non-profit which is not related to the Borough and is not a Borough sponsored event. The insurance certificate was requested by the Mayor who is a member of the Library/Community House Board.
Zandy Dudiak October 16, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Thanks for adding that clarification, Pat!

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