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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WESTMIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal BuildingCouncil Chambers on

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time withPresident Regis Stephenson presiding.

 

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

 

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

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

None.

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. ORDINANCEOF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, A MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY,COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AMENDING ORDINANCES NO. 1045 AND 1158 AND CHAPTER19, PART 4 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENYCOUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA AND ESTABLISHING THE PERMISSIBLE USAGE AND PROCEDURES FOREXHIBITION OF POLITICAL SIGNS WITHIN RIGHT-OF-WAY AND ON PUBLICPROPERTY.

 

Solicitor DiLucente read the ordinance.

Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie the ordinance be adopted.

Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.  Ordinance given No.1174.

 

  1. RESOLUTIONOF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY  COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA,ESTABLISHING FEES FOR THE FILING OF APPLICATIONS, PERMITS, LICENSES AND VARIOUSSERVICES OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN.

 

Solicitor DiLucente read the resolution and Mr.Stephenson read the fees. Motion by Falce, seconded by Olack the resolution be adopted.

Roll Call: Six ayes, nonays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1239.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to condemn the following properties, deem the structures thereon to constitute nuisances and hazards, and approve the written Adjudications and recommended razing:

 

4311 Inland Avenue,Lot & Block 238-H-052

 

4305 Francis Street,Lot & Block 238-J-117

 

4023 Kennywood Boulevard,Lot & Block 238-D-041

 

3312 Terrace Avenue,Lot & Block 181-G-339

 

6901 Monroe Avenue,Lot & Block 310-C-104

 

 

 

 

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

 

  1. D. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to approve the bid from SHACOG Purchasing Alliance and accept the Rock

Salt bid from Cargill Inc.

 

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

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to approve the Tobacco Free Parks Policy, in conjunction with the Tobacco

Free Allegheny Tobacco Free Parks Program.

 

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

 

  1. F. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to approve the agreement between the Borough of West Mifflin and

Baldwin/Pleasant Hills/West Mifflin EMS for a vehicle shelter.

 

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

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to approve a $500 donation to the West Mifflin Titan Basketball Boosters.

 

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

 

  1. H. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to approve participation in CONNECTS Department of Energy Sun Shot

Grant.

 

Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried. DEPARTMENTALREPORTS: CommunityDevelopment………………………………………………….. Walter B. Anthony

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Department Report for the month of July 2011. Police……………………………………………………………………………….. Chief Ken Davies

Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of July 2011. PublicWorks……………………………………………………………………. James Hess

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of July 2011. Recreation……………………………………………………………………….. Lance Maha

Mr. Maha reported 12:00 Noon would be the start of the Community Day activities on September 10th at the

Allegheny County Airport Parking Lot.

 

Mr. Maha reported that the Annual Halloween Party would be Saturday, October 29, 2011 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the West Mifflin High School.

 

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

 

Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of July 2011.

 

Chief Plunkett reported that there was an extended training session with Bechtel Bettis on August 8th which will continue on August 31st. He also reported there is a planned program in conjunction with Lifespan to address the increase in falls. He said the program would take place in late September or early October.

 

REPORTOF THE MAYOR:

 

Mayor Kelly reported that line-up for the Crime Watch Parade would begin at 11:00 a.m. on September 10th at Holy

Spirit Church.

 

REPORTOF THE SOLICITOR:

 

Solicitor DiLucente reported his office has prepared the contract with EMS for the vehicle shelter, held 5

Condemnation Hearings which were adjudicated and also reviewed the SHACOG agreement for rock salt.

 

Solicitor DiLucente also reported that there was a phone call from Verizon’s outside counsel regarding picketers, which Chief Davies immediately acted on and Solicitor DiLucente said he would report back to their solicitor.

 

REPORTOF THE ENGINEER:

 

Mr. Rober reported that the contractor on the Bettis Traffic Signal project has made some progress this week and is moving forward.

 

REPORTOF THE MANAGER:

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that State and County agencies would be conducting an oral raccoon rabies baiting project beginning August 15, 2011 and he stated he would post the information.

 

Mr. Kamauf read a letter from a resident thanking Public Works for their immediate action regarding repairing and cleaning the street after a swimming pool let loose and caused damage to the street.

 

Mr. Kamauf announced that a Budget Meeting is scheduled for August 22ndat 6:00 p.m. and he said it is a public meeting that has been advertised.

 

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be paid. Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Mr. Andzelik thanked Mr. Anthony for contacting the Allegheny County Airport regarding the condition of their sidewalk area.  He stated that within a week everything looked presentable.

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that it has been discussed at the Caucus Meeting to advertise for bids for 2 new garbage truck compactors.  He said the solicitor recommended that it be advertised in the RFP format. Mr. Stephenson commented that the Borough is in dire need of sanitation packers and Council reviewed several options; one was to replace the entire truck at a cost of $170,000 per vehicle, another was to repair the compactors at a cost of $10,478 per truck which was only expected to last 2 to 3 years. He said another option which Council has chosen is to purchase new compactors that should last 10 years at an estimated cost of $65,686 per truck and he requested a motion be put on the floor in regard to this option.

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Olack to approve advertising a Request for Proposal for thepurchase and replacement of two (2) new sanitation truck compactors.

 

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

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

 

Diane Stanesic 2803Glenny Lane Extension questioned whether there have been any changes to the Ordinance regarding fencing around swimming pools. Mr. Anthony explained the Ordinance and stated that there have been no changes.

 

Jim Jasinski 4100 Home Street complained about people that are picking up recyclables from residents on trash day and he questioned if the routes could be patrolled.  Chief Davies said that it is an ongoing concern and it definitely has been addressed. Mr. Jasinski also suggested that County Councilman Macy be invited to report to Council on the County reassessments. Mr. Stephenson recommended that he be invited to the September Caucus Meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Olack that the Meeting be adjourned. Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik).

Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m. prevailing time.