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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Michael Moses presiding.

 

ROLL CALL: Andzelik – Absent, Munsie – Present, Kostelnik – Present, Olack – Present, Marone – Present, Stephenson – Present, Moses – Present

 

Six members present, absent one (Andzelik). Mayor Kelly present.

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

Bill Bennett 4800 Ball Avenue thanked Council for the donation to the West Mifflin High School Football

Boosters in the amount of $500.00.

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN APPOINTING THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE POLICE AND NON-UNIFORMED PENSION PLANS.

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik the resolution be adopted appointing the Borough

Manager as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Police and Non-Uniformed Pension Plans. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried. Resolution given No.1256.

 

  1. B. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROCUREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ACT 44 OF

 

Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack the resolution be adopted.

Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried. Resolution given No.1257.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve the Borough Manager to draft and send a letter to Greenstar Recycling; now Waste Management, cancelling recycling service and processing contract effective date June 30, 2013.

Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the Service and Processing Agreement with Pittsburgh Recycling Services to sell and deliver all recyclable materials to Pittsburgh Recycling Services as of July 1, 2013. Under remarks, Mr. Kamauf explained that this plant is in Hazelwood and

Greenstar is located in Neville Island which will save the Borough money in travel time and gas savings. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

 

  1. E. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the appointment of Daniel J. Catena to the open alternate position on the Civil Service Commissi

Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

 

Mr. Andzelik arrived at 6:10 p.m.

 

  1. F. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack to approve the Commercial Site Plan for Voyager Jet at the Allegheny County Airport as recommended by the West Mifflin Planning Commissi

Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. G. Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve the renewal of the SAIC Lease Agreement for office space in the West Mifflin Borough Building for a term of 1 year beginning May 1, 2013 and ending April 30, 2014 at a rate of $18.36 per square feet.

Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. H. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to approve the subdivision of the LaFarge property, for proposed soccer complex as recommended by the West Mifflin Planning Commissi Under remarks, Mr. Andzelik reported that this project was first discussed in 1996 and he thanked Mayor Kelly for pushing for it. Mayor Kelly reported that there are plans to break ground next month.

Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Marone, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the proposal of Bill Gamble to review and rewrite Civil Service Rules and Regulations at a cost of $1,100, subject to final language and approval from the Borough Solicitor.

Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve a one time reduction in merchant/transient fee to a cost of $10 per vendor for vendors associated with the West Mifflin Rite Aid event to be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Under remarks, Mr. Moses explained that this is a charitable event.

Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. K. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to accept DEP Act 101, Section 902 Recycling

Development and Implementation Grant for the Borough of West Mifflin in the amount of

$137,475.00. Under remarks, Mr. Moses explained that this is all part of a bigger recycling plan. Mayor

Kelly stated that Mr. Hess and Mr. Kamauf should be commended for seeking out this grant. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. L. Motion by Olack, seconded by Andzelik to approve a donation to the West Mifflin High School

Football Boosters in the amount of $500.

Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one abstention (Stephenson). Motion carried.

 

  1. M. Motion by Olack, seconded by Andzelik to approve the agreement with Whitaker Borough for the use of Whitaker ballfield for 2013, subject to final language and approval from the Borough Solicitor.

Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the agreement with the Thompson Run Athletic Association for the use of the Thompson Club ballfield for 2013, subject to final language and approval from the Borough Solicitor.

Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. O. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the agreement with the West Mifflin Area

School District for use of the baseball fields at a cost of $2,000 to be paid with in-kind services. Roll Call: Five ayes, one nay (Andzelik), one abstention (Stephenson). Motion carried.

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

 

Community Development………………………………………………….. Walter Anthony

 

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of March 2013.

 

Mr. Anthony reported that the demolitions for this year are proceeding and at this time three properties are left to be demolished.

 

Police……………………………………………………………………………….. Chief Ken Davies

 

Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of March 2013.

 

Chief Davies reported that on January 10, 2013 the Pennsylvania State Police launched a new smart phone application called See Something Send Something. In addition to the mobile application there is a state police terrorism tip line people can call toll free at 1-888-292-1919 or email tipsatpa.gov to report suspicious activity.

 

Public Works……………………………………………………………………. James Hess

 

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of March 2013.

 

Mr. Hess reported that the Borough would be sponsoring an Electronic Waste Recycling Program on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the West Mifflin Borough Building. He explained that there is now a State law prohibiting dumping electronics such as computers, televisions, printers and other electronics in the landfills.

 

Mr. Hess reported that the Borough is now collecting $740.00 in monthly trash fees from small businesses and apartment buildings

 

Mr. Hess reported that PA Water Company will be doing a very large replacement project which consists of

Thompson Run Road, Homestead-Duquesne Road and the Bull Run Road area.

 

Mr. Kostelnik reported that there was discussion at the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Authority that there is a need for a fire hydrant at the base of Municipal Road and he said that since the water company would be working in this area that the Borough should make a request to have one installed there. Mr. Kamauf replied that he would follow up on this.

 

Recreation……………………………………………………………………….. Steve Keron

 

No report.

 

EMS………………………………………………………………………………… Chief William Plunkett

 

Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of March 2013.

 

Chief Plunkett presented a $5,000 anonymous donation for the second year for the Safe Kids Program which would be used for equipment for pediatric patients and also the enhancement of the parks.

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR:

 

Mayor Kelly reported that the Annual Memorial Day Service would he held on Saturday, May 25th at Mitchell

Paige Park. He stated that at this time there are about 50 or 60 Soldier Tribute Banners.

 

Mayor Kelly reported that he spoke with Mr. Carnahan of Verizon regarding the status of installing FIOS in the Borough. He stated that Mr. Carnahan said that it is a corporate wide national decision that all of their new construction is going to the northeast area where Hurricane Sandy hit and it maybe one to three years before coming to the Borough. Mayor Kelly also stated that the Borough can have as many companies as they wish in the Borough and not just Comcast as some residents believe.

 

REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:

 

No report.

 

REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:

 

Mr. Jovanovich reported on the status of the soccer fields. He stated that the deed transfer to LaFarge from Duquesne Slag was recorded on March 29th and the design submission was made to DCNR on April 3rd. He reported that now the process of turning the property over to the Borough can proceed. Mayor Kelly questioned the grant status. Mr. Jovanovich stated that it expires at the end of 2013; however if there is viable progress the grant could possibly be extended. Mayor Kelly questioned whether state officials should be contacted in

advance in the event that we run out of time. Mr. Jovanovich replied that it would not hurt to do that to lay some ground work for an extension.

 

Mr. Jovanovich reported that the drawings and specifications are complete for the road paving program and the project would be advertised and bids received before the May Council Caucus Meeting and work could begin in June or July.

 

Mr. Jovanovich reported NIRA issued a review letter on March 29th for the Voyager Jet land development plans.

 

REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:

 

Mr. Kamauf read the Financial Report for the month of March 2013. He also reported that copies of the Auditor General Audits for West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Company #4 for the period of 2009 – 2011 and Company #3 for the period 2009-2010, additionally the Auditor General’s Office completed the Pension Audit for both Police

and Non-Uniform Employee Plans for the years 2009 through 2013. He stated that a preliminary report has been provided and the final report is expected within the next 60 days.

 

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Marone that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be paid. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Mr. Kostelnik reported that Mr. Patrick Canavan resigned from the Board of the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority at their meeting on April 4, 2013. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to advertise for the position vacated by Mr. Patrick Canavan on the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority Board, term to expire the first Monday of 2016.

Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

 

None.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Kostelnik that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. prevailing time.