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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, August 21,2012 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Michael Moses presiding.

 

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

 

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

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

Harry Thompson 6679 Adams Avenue referred to Agenda Item A and questioned why the acreage is different from what was previously reported. Mr. Kamauf explained that only 2.7204 of the 12.5702 acres that formerly housed the “Old Emerson School” are being rezoned. Mr. Thompson also questioned the location of the property under Agenda Item C. Mr. Kamauf stated that the property is located at 600 Kenny Street; however he said the motion would more than likely be tabled due to unanswered questions at Allegheny County.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack that the Minutes of the June 13, 2012 Special Meeting, June 19, 2012 and July 17, 2012 Council Meetings be approved. Under remarks, Mayor Kelly remarked that he would like it noted that he had requested verbatim comments to be included in the June 19, 2012 Minutes.

 

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

 

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AMENDING THE ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FOR THE REZONING OF A PARCEL OF LAND CONSISTING OF 2.7204 ACRES OF LAND FRONTING ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE FROM R-2 TO C-1.

 

Solicitor Evashavik summarized the ordinance and opened the floor for a Public Hearing. After hearing no comments Solicitor Evashavik closed the Public Hearing.

 

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

 

Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie). Motion carried. Ordinance given No. 1179.

 

  1. B. ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA TO APPROVE, ADOPT AND ENACT AN ORDINANCE CODIFICATION AND REVISION OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWELATH OF PENSYLVANIA; PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUATION OF PREVISOUS PROVISION; REPEALING AND SAVING FROM REPEAL CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; ADOPTING CERTAIN CHANGES MADE TO PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING FOR THE PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE CODE; AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE CODE OR CHAPTERS THEREOF.

 

Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Andzelik the motion be adopted. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).

 

Motion carried. Ordinance given No. 1180.

 

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING THE ACQUISITION AND SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION OF THE PARCEL OF VACANT PROPERTY KNOWN AS LOT AND BLOCK; 238-P-160 WOULD BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE MUNICIPALITY.

 

AGENDA ITEM C DIED DUE TO LACK OF MOTION.

 

 

 

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the appointment of Brian Hilligsberg to the open seat on the Planning Commission, term to expire December 31, 2014.

 

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

 

  1. E. Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve the sale of the Police Vehicles sold at auction as follows:

 

1998 Chevrolet Blazer VIN #1GNDT13W0W2247022, sale price $975.00

 

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton VIN #WVWAF63D048008997 sale price $6,200.00

 

2001 Chevrolet Impala VIN #2G1WF55K519356430, sale price $500.00

 

2005 Chevrolet Impala VIN #2G1WF55K55936989482, sale price $1,050.00

 

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

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

 

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

 

 

 

 

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Department Report for the month of July 2012.

 

Mr. Kostelnik stated he has received complaints regarding stray cats and requested that Mr. Anthony research a possible solution and report to Council at the September Caucus Meeting. Mr. Anthony stated he would research information regarding protocol for such a situation.

 

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

 

Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of July 2012.

 

Chief Davies reported that as of July23rd, the Police Department has installed a computer in the EMS office at the Borough Building allowing Officers access to a computer on the south end of the Borough. Chief Davies also thanked Baldwin EMS for their cooperation and assistance.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of July 2012.

 

Mr. Hess reported that Public Works crews completed the project with Equitable Gas Company on the extension of the Noble Drive storm line.

 

Mr. Hess reported that crosswalks are being painted in preparation of the opening of the school year.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Mr. Keron reported that plans are being finalized for Community Day. He thanked the EMS crew for mailing the donation letters.

 

Mr. Keron reported that the Annual Halloween Party would be on October 27th at the West Mifflin Area High

School.

 

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

 

Assistant Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of July 2012. Assistant Chief Plunkett reported that they would be attending Community Day

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR:

 

Mayor Kelly reported that the SHACOG Police Officer Test has been completed and results would be available in the next week or so and he requested that Council give serious consideration to expanding the Police Department.

 

Mayor Kelly reported that the tentative plans for the Crime Watch Parade would be to line up at Clara Barton Elementary School at approximately 10:00 am.  He also said that any group that would like to participate is welcome.

 

REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:

 

No report.

 

REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:

 

Mr. Jovanovich reported the following: continued working on the site grading plans on the LaFarge property; worked on the MS4 Storm Sewer Permit Application; reviewed the Merante property; reviewed the Emerson Elementary sub division; worked on the preliminary site plan review for the proposed Dollar General on Pennsylvania Avenue.

 

REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:

 

Mr. Kamauf read the Finance Department Report.

 

Mr. Kamauf stated that he has distributed the first draft of the 2013 Budget to Council for review and will schedule a discussion meeting in September.

 

Mr. Kamuaf reported that Allegheny County is continuing their Raccoon Vaccination and Baiting Program. He stated that information is available in the Administration Office.

 

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Marone to approve a subdivision of a parcel of land 2.2727 acres from a parcel of land that formerly housed the Old Emerson School at 1800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lot and Block 306- A-150 as requested by Rogers West Mifflin DPP VII, LLC recommended by the Planning Commission.

 

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

 

 

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

 

Joseph Wyse 859 Blackberry Street read a letter he had recently sent to Council regarding the stray cat problem complaining about a neighbor who has 30 cats on their property. Various solutions were discussed and the Mayor suggested the resident be sent a formal letter stating that this is considered a public nuisance. Solicitor Evashavik said the Borough would be acting within its legal rights to send letters to residences where cat problems are occurring. Mr. Anthony once again stated he would research information about state laws and the protocol for such a situation.

 

Harry Thompson 6679 Adams Avenue stated that he disagrees with a suggestion earlier that cats be required to be on a leash. He stated that a leash law would punish all cat owners, not just the irresponsible ones that are creating the problems. Mr. Thompson also questioned whether a dye test was performed when the 4821

Buttermilk Hollow Road property was sold. Mr. Anthony explained that falls under the West Mifflin Sanitary

Municipal Authority and suggested he speak to their Compliance Officer.

 

ADJOUNMENT:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Olack that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m. prevailing time.

 

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