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The Palisades Ballroom has received formal permission from city council to host small games of chance such as raffles.
At its April 6 meeting, McKeesport council by 7-0 vote recognized the McKees Point Palisades Performing Arts Corporation as a civic or service association under the state's Local Option Small Games of Chance Act.
Council's approval clears the way for the Palisades to host raffles and other small games of chance to help fund its operations.
In other business:
- Council by 7-0 vote approved a two-year contract with employees of the public works department, and another with the city's clerical employees. Both groups of employees are represented by Teamsters Local Union 205. The contracts run through Dec. 31, 2017.
- Council by 7-0 vote approved a three-year contract with Kratzenberg & Associates, Hempfield Twp., to collect delinquent municipal service fees for the city. Kratzenberg does business as Keystone Municipal Collections.
- Council by 6-1 vote re-appointed state Sen. Jim Brewster to the McKeesport Housing Authority board. Councilor Fawn Walker-Montgomery cast the "no" vote.
- Harold Allen was appointed to the McKeesport Recreation Commission by a 7-0 vote.
Originally published April 14, 2016.