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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH  OF WESTMIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time with President Regis Stephenson presiding.

 

ROLL CALL: Andzelik  – Present Munsie – Present Falce – Present    Olack  -Present
Kostelnik – Present Popovich – Present Stephenson -Present

 

Seven members present, absent none.  Mayor Kelly present.

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

Jim Jasinski,  4100 Home Street,  questioned Agenda Item B.  Mr. Kamauf explained that CCAC is requesting the use of the Conference Room in the event that they could not get access to their campus in a crisis situation.  Mr. Jasinski questioned the cost involved with Agenda Item D. Mr. Kamauf stated that there is no cost.  Mr. Jasinski also questioned Agenda Item J remarking that this is the third or fourth time this has been on the Agenda and it seems that the price keeps going up.  Mr. Rober stated tha tthe price has actually been going down and the Change Orders are for a $14,000savings.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack that the Minutes of the February 9, 2011 Special Legislative Meeting and the February 15, 2011 Council Meeting be approved.  Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack to approve advertisement of a Part-Time Administrative Assistant for the Borough Office.  Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve use of the Municipa lBuilding Conference Room as an emergency meeting location for CCAC –South Officials in the event of a crisis situation.  Coordination of such an event will be through the West Mifflin Borough Police Department.  Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Olack to approve advertising for anon-paid summer internship in the

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

 

  1. D. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to approve participation in Penn Dot program, Local Safe Roads

Communities Program (LSRCP).  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Falce, seconded by Kostelnik to approve a one (1) year extension of the contract for cleaning service for the Municipal Building with General Cleaning, with service fees to remain the same.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. F. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to approve purchase of an electronic entry system for the Borough Garage from VTek, Inc.  Cost of the system and installation will total $2,461.00. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Falce to approve a paving project for the Holiday Inn Express Access Road in a joint venture with the Borough of West Mifflin, Holiday Inn Express, Verizon and the 7-11 with the understanding that the Holiday Inn Express, Verizon and 7-11 will be responsible for cost of the materials for the project and the Borough of West Mifflin will provide in-kind services which will include providing the labor and equipment for the paving project.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
  2. H. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve destruction of old West Mifflin Police Department files. Files to be destroyed include:  department contact card records that predate 1992, stolen vehicles from 1988-

 

1991,incident cards from 1993-1995 (electronic records are still on file), vehicle maintenance logs and gas receipts

from 1998-2003, traffic and non-traffic citations from 1993-1998 and staff and activity records from Attorney General Task Force files from 1993-1995. All record destruction complies with Municipal Records Manual of 2008. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Andzelik to approve Herbert Dishong for the Watchman position at West Mifflin Community Park at a rate of $10.61 per hour, pending completion of a background check and clearances. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. J. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Kostelnik to approve Change Order No.2and No.3 for the Bettis Traffic Signal Project, at a final cost of $159,500.Under remarks, M Stephenson thanked Dravosburg Mayor and Council for contributing the $9,500 that was needed in addition to the $150,000 grant. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. K. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve a donation in the amount of $500 to the West Mifflin

High School Swim Team Boosters.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. L. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to approve a donation in the amount of $500 to the West Mifflin

High School Varsity Cheerleaders.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. M. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to approve a donation in the amount of $500 to the West Mifflin

Little League Wrestling.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. N. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve a donation in the amount of $500 to the West Mifflin

Youth Basketball Association (WMYBA).  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to approve a donation in the amount of $500 to West Mifflin Titan Baseball (High School).  Under remarks, Mr. Kostelnik said that he is a paid coach for the baseball team; therefore he would abstain from voting. Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one abstention (Kostelnik).  Motion carried.

 

  1. P. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to approve a donation in the amount of $500 to the West Mifflin

Cheerleading Association (WMCA).  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Q. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to approve a donation in the amount of $1,000 to the West Mifflin

Baseball League (WMBL-Little League). Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to approve a donation in the amount of $500 to the West Mifflin

Girls Softball Association (WMGSA).  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. S. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve a donation in the amount of $1,000 to the West Mifflin Soccer Club. Under remarks, Mayor Kelly said that at the Caucus Meeting there was only one organization that was to receive $1,000. M Keron stated he just received their request and that because of the new soccer fields they would require some new equipment. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

DEPARTMENTALREPORTS:

 

CommunityDevelopment………………………………………………….. Walter B. Anthony

 

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of March 2011.

 

Mr. Anthony reported there are two Planning Commission cases and two Zoning Hearing Board cases scheduled for May. He also reported that environmental work pertaining to the demolition of the GM Plant has begun.

 

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

 

Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of March 2011.

Chief Davies read a letter of appreciation from Tiger Cub Scout Pack 31for their tour of the Police Station. Chief Davies reported the he received numerous letters of appreciation from Emerson Elementary School

thanking Dispatcher Ted Cale, Officer Farrell, Sergeant Husfelt and himself for participating in the Read Across

America Program.

 

Chief Davies reported that the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for April 30, 2011 from

10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Police Station. PublicWorks……………………………………………………………………. James Hess

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of March 2011.

 

Mr. Hess reported the Allegheny County Health Department identified an area between 2nd Avenue and Jane Street where there is a problem with Asian Tiger mosquitoes.  He said Public Works removed over 70 tires and debris from the area to help control the problem.

 

Recreation……………………………………………………………………….. Lance Maha

 

Mr. Keron thanked everyone involved in helping with another successful Easter Party. He reported that 300 children attended.

 

Mr. Keron reported that preparations are underway for the Summer Playground Program to begin on June 13th at the West Mifflin Community Park.

 

Mr. Keron reported that there is currently a 60% savings in donations from last year’s donations. EMS………………………………………………………………………………… Chief William Plunkett

Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of March 2010.

 

Chief Plunkett reported that with the assistance of Representative Kortz they have received a grant for $5,000 towards the two new vehicles purchased for use in the Borough.  He also stated that the vehicles have passed inspection on April 1st and are in complete use.

 

REPORTOF THE MAYOR:

 

Mayor Kelly reported that progress is being made on the items discussed at the Caucus Meeting such as delinquent taxes, wireless communications for the Borough Building, dilapidated properties and road openings.

 

REPORTOF THE SOLICITOR:

 

Solicitor Evashavik reported that at the direction of Councilmen Kostelnik and Munsie his office is preparing an anti-nepotism policy for consideration b Council.

 

REPORTOF THE ENGINEER:

 

Mr. Rober reported he has continued working with PA American Water to get Avon Road paved.

 

Mr. Rober thanked Representative Kortz, Dravosburg Borough and Senator Costa stating that through their efforts they have made the Bettis Traffic Signal Project a reality and it should be completed by August 1, 2011.

 

Mr. Rober reported the application for reimbursement on the Webster Wall Project is in progress.

 

Mr. Rober reported he is working with Mr. Hess on the Storm Water Permit for the Borough.  He also stated they are working on drainage issues on Noble Road and also that he has completed several Land Development Reviews as reported by Mr. Anthony.

 

Mr. Stephenson commended Mr. Rober on all the work regarding the LaFarge Soccer Field which should be a reality soon.

 

REPORTOF THE MANAGER:

Mr. Kamauf reported that on April 2, 2011 the Borough received Liquid Fuel Funds in the amount of$436,855.20. Mr. Kamauf reported that Life Span held their grand opening of Monday, April 4th.  He thanked Jim Hessa nd the

Public Works crew for their help in getting the rooms ready.

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that since the beginning of 2011, he along with the Mayor and Council have been researching ways to cut expenses without impacting the quality of services to the residents and at this point this initiative should result in a savings of approximately $100,000 in expenses for 2011. He said that by restructuring certain service contracts and keeping a tighter control on expenses, such as restructuring the bank accounts there is a $5,000savings and an increase in interest revenues. He also pointed out that by updating our employee health insurance profiles there has been a savings of$64,000 this year.

 

PAYMENTOF BILLS:

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be paid.  Roll

Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Mayor Kelly reported that Life Span has already extended their hours to include Fridays for approximately 40 people to play cards.

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

 

Diane Stanesic 2803Glenny Lane Extension thanked Council for inviting the Allegheny County Executive candidates to speak at this month’s Caucus Meeting.

 

Jim Jasinski, 4100 Home Street, thanked Mr. Anthony and Mr. Hess for providing him information he had requested. He also thanked Mr. Rober for his hard work.

 

Barry Clapperton, President Teamster Local Union 636 said there have been ongoing contract negotiations since October 2010 and he would like the contract resolved as quickly as possible.  He proceeded to discuss issues that have not yet been resolved when Solicitor Evashavik replied that he could not address what Mr. Clapperton was saying because the contract is still being negotiated. Solicitor Evashavik also stated that they will continue to meet and that it is bordering on bad faith to put it out in the public.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Olack that the Meeting be adjourned.  Meeting adjourned at 7:15p.m. prevailing time.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.