COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Michael Moses presiding.
ROLL CALL: Davis Absent Marone Absent
Kostelnik Present Olack Present
Kushner Present Stephenson Present
Five members present, two absent (Davis, Marone). Mayor Kelly present.
CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Motion by Olack, seconded by Stephenson that the Minutes of the December 18, 2014 be approved. Roll Call: Five ayes, no nays, two absent (Davis, Marone). Motion carried.
A: Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve to condemn the following properties, deem the structures thereon to constitute nuisances and hazards, and approve the written adjudications and recommended razing:
111 2nd Avenue 181-H-161
2213 Webster Avenue 241-G-251
282 Millport Drive 386-F-120
1523 Sylvan Avenue 305-K-114
123 4th Avenue 181-M-255
1339 New England Road 559-H-48
Roll Call: Five ayes, no nays, two absent (Davis, Marone). Motion carried.
B: Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve appointment of Hosack, Specht, Muetzel & Wood LLP to conduct the financial statement audits for the Borough for 2014 at a cost of Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($16,750.00). Roll Call: Five ayes, no nays, two absent (Davis, Marone). Motion carried.
C: Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Companies #1, 2, 3 &4, request to transition it’s fire dispatching system from the Borough to Allegheny County 9-1-1. Roll Call: Five ayes, no nays, two absent (Davis, Marone). Motion carried.
Councilman Marone arrived at 6:30 p.m.
D: Motion by Olack, seconded by Stephenson to approve Bryant Consolidation plan as recommended by the Borough Engineer and the Planning Commission. This plan consolidates 5 townhouse size lots into 1 lot in which a single family home is to be built on Parkside Drive. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Davis). Motion carried.
E: Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve a lease between the Borough of West Mifflin and the West Mifflin Baseball League for West Mifflin Baseball League located on the West Mifflin Borough Public Works property including, but not limited to, four ball fields, concession stands, restroom facilities, parking areas in the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), starting March 1, 2015 thru December 31, 2015. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Davis). Motion carried.
F: Motion by Olack, seconded by Stephenson to approve a lease between the Borough of West Mifflin and the West Mifflin Youth Softball Association for the West Mifflin Youth Softball Complex located at Helena Street including, but not limited to, four ball fields, concession stands, restroom facilities, parking areas in the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) starting March 1, 2015 thru December 31, 2015. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Davis). Motion carried.
G: Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the donation of Shelter #2 at the West Mifflin Community Park to VFW Post 914 on June 21, 2015. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Davis). Motion Carried.
H: Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack to approve advertising Ordinance to amend Ordinance 1028. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Davis). Motion carried.
Community Development…………………………………………Walter B. Anthony
Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of December 2014.
Police………………………………………………………………..Chief Ken Davies
Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of December 2014.
Public Works………………………………………………………..James Hess
Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of December 2014.
Mr. Keron reported the following:
The Father/Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday February 7th at Westwood Golf
Course. Tickets will be on sale up through January 20, 2015.
Jump Start Sports has submitted a check for $498.00 to the Borough for the
reimbursement for the basketball league that was run here in November and
December. Jump Start has also agreed to run soccer, tee-ball, flag football
and basketball leagues here in the Borough in 2015.
Adam Slate of Roller Coaster Race is planning a 5k and 10k Race at Kennywood Park.
He is requesting that a portion of the 10k Race be on Borough streets. If need be,
Mr. Slate said he would come before council at the next meeting with more details
concerning this event.
Community Day 2015 will be on Saturday August 29th. We have submitted a request to
the County Airport to host Community Day on their property. We have also submitted a
request to the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation for the use of their stage.
This year’s Easter egg event will take place on Saturday April 4th at the high school.
The permits for next year’s Walk America have been submitted to the school district.
EMS…………………………………………………………………..Chief Todd Plunkett
Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of December 2014.
REPORT OF THE MAYOR:
Mayor Kelly thanked Council and the Solicitor for following up on Ordinance 1190. Mayor Kelly said $11,000.00 was taken in during the last quarter of 2014 from owners of tax delinquent properties.
REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:
Solicitor DiLucente said he has prepared the Ordinance 1028 revoking the gun restriction.
Solicitor DiLucente thanked Mr. Kamauf for doing a great job drafting the RFP for the recycling service package.
REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:
Mr. Jovanovich reported in regards to the Curry Hollow Road Storm Sewer Replacement, the Water Obstruction Replacement permit was received from the PA DEP on December 26, 2014. The project will be advertised for bidding on January 22 and 29, 2015. Bids will be received on February 11, 2015.
Mr. Jovanovich reported a MS4 Annual Report was sent to PA DEP on January 5, 2015.
Mr. Jovanovich reviewed cost estimates from Wendy’s Restaurant Engineers for the work to be bonded. On December 30, 2014 an e-mail of the Developer’s Agreement was sent to the Borough.
Mr. Jovanovich reported that a Site Plan review was started for the Panda Express Restaurant on 2070 Lebanon Church Road.
REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:
Mr. Kamauf read the Finance Report for the month of December 2014 along with the year-end totals.
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be paid. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Davis). Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Stephenson to advertise for an opening on the Civil Service Commission. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Davis). Motion carried
Mr. Kostelnik requested an update on the status of the old Borough Building. Mr. Kamauf replied there was another showing to a client who had previously viewed the property. Mr. DiLucente said there were negotiations on the price but there is a new interested party. He said it’s just a matter if council is going to continue with this real estate company.
CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:
Harry Thompson 6679 Adams Avenue questioned about the status of the sale of the old Borough Building which was answered earlier. He also questioned about B&R Holdings on Buttermilk Hollow Road. Mr. Moses agreed that the deadline of January 10 has expired and the next step is to present this to Judge James and go from there. This will have to go back to the courts. Mr. Moses said that the Borough is looking further into this. B&R’s attorney asked for a 60 day extension to which the Borough has denied. Mr. Thompson agreed that this is a process.
Russell Holby 50 Vespucius Street Pittsburgh, PA of Recycle Source LLC of Hazelwood along with Keith Miller who is Vice President of Operations of the company. They wanted to introduce themselves to the community. His company recently purchased the Pittsburgh Recycling Services building in Hazelwood. Mr. Holby stated that his company serves other municipalities in the area and has been in the recycling business for over 20 years. Mr. Miller said they would be very interested if a bid should come out and would love to have the Borough’s business. Mr. DiLucente remarked that a RFP will be coming out so that it is fair for all potential bidders.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m. prevailing time. Motion carried.