COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Michael Moses presiding.
ROLL CALL: Davis Present Marone Absent
Kostelnik Present Olack Present
Kushner Present Stephenson Present
Six members present, absent one (Marone). Mayor Kelly present.
CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis that the Minutes of the October 21, 2014 be approved. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
- RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS WITH THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR YEAR 41.____________
Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack that the Resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1280.
- RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN APPROVING THAT THE ACQUISITION AND SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION OF A PARCEL OF VACANT PROPERTY KNOWN AS LOT AND BLOCK NUMBER 240-P-284 WOULD BE IN ACCORD WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE MUNICIPALITY.__________________________________________
Motion by Olack, seconded by Stephenson that the Resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1281.
- Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the Preliminary & Final Site plan for the construction of Drive thru at PNC Bank, located at 451 Clairton Blvd. This application was recommended by the Planning Commission and engineer. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve Service Agreement with Building Control System, Inc. for the KMC DDC control system for the Borough Building at a cost of $4,900.00. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Davis, seconded by Olack to approve updating the Borough Ordinance Book with General Code, price not to exceed $4,970.00 and would include updating of Ordinances 1184-1190 and replacing the Borough Zoning Map. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kushner to approve advertising of Ordinance for Right of Ways in the Borough. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik authorizing the Borough Manager to sign electric and natural gas procurement contracts on behalf of the Borough for electricity supply for traffic signals and for natural gas supply, both at a fixed rate for a period not to exceed 36 months. This authorization is contingent upon Premier Power Solutions, the Boroughs energy broker, providing better than the utility rates. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Stephenson to approve Community Development Vehicle VIN # 2G1 WF52E929288956 to be taken to auction. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the purchase of 2011 Ford F150, from Baldwin EMS for the West Mifflin Police Department, to be used for the Departments MCSAP Program at a cost of $23,000.00, with funds from the Federal Forfeiture Account. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Community Development………………………………………………Walter B. Anthony
Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of October 2014.
Police……………………………………………………………………..Chief Ken Davis
Chief Davis read the Police Department Report for the month of October 2014.
Chief Davis reported the officers will aggressively enforce aggressive driving and seat belt violations.
Chief Davis reported that a representative from Penn Dot will be attending next month’s meeting.
Public Works…………………………………………………………Richard Marecic
Mr. Marecic read the Public Works Report for the month of October 2014.
Mr. Marecic reported that he is working with the PA Resource Council about getting another Recycle Event set for August 2015 at the Allegheny County Airport.
Mr. DiCenzo reported that the annual Halloween Event was a huge success and would like to thank everyone who participated and attended.
Mr. DiCenzo stated that the Borough will host its annual Light Up Night on Thursday, December 4th with activities starting at the Borough building at 6pm followed by a reception at Skyview #4 Firehall.
Mr. DiCenzo reported that the Hacke family has purchased a memorial in their son’s honor. Funds were paid to the Borough through the Macy’s Heart Your Park Program.
Mr. DiCenzo said that by the end of the year the Recreation Committee will have two positions open for nomination. Any resident interested should submit a letter of interest by December 31, 2014.
Mayor Kelly questioned what kind of memorial will be placed at the park. Mr. DiCenzo replied that it will be a plaque.
Mayor Kelly wanted to bring to Councils attention about the money that the Borough provides to various sports organizations
EMS……………………………………………………………………Chief William Plunkett
Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of October 2014.
Chief Plunkett and crew spent three days at Clara Barton Elementary School speaking to the students of the awareness of EMS.
Mayor Kelly questioned if Chief Plunkett will be attending next month’s meeting.
Mr. Moses asked about how this year’s fund drive is going. Chief Plunkett replied that the fund drive is going very well.
REPORT OF THE MAYOR:
Mayor Kelly noted that a tour of the Borough was taken along with individuals from various departments and elected officials.
REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:
Solicitor DiLucente reported that the Borough’s Right of Way Ordinance is almost completed and is to be voted on next month.
Solicitor DiLucente reported that there has been on offer for the sale of the old Borough building but cannot discuss at this time.
Solicitor DiLucente reported that he is beginning to prepare an ordinance to repeal the lost or stolen firearms law that is currently on the books.
Solicitor DiLucente reported that there has been an agreement between Duquesne and West Mifflin on the parcels that West Mifflin should receive back which would mean tax revenues. Right now we are waiting for the County to finalize.
REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:
Mr. Jovanovich reported that stone has been placed in the parking lot of the Borough’s soccer field along with pavement for the handicap parking spaces.
Mr. Jovanovich reported that the design plans and specifications are complete for the Curry Hollow Road storm sewer replacement. The project can be advertised for bidding as soon as DEP issues the permit.
Mr. Jovanovich reported that after reviewing the Grading Permit Application for Keyway Metals, he recommended issuance of the permit.
Mr. Jovanovich reported that he has reviewed a boundary issue with West Mifflin and Baldwin at Streets Run Road to the Borough Solicitor to which he has referred this issue to the County.
Mr. Jovanovich reported he recently completed a draft Developer’s Agreement for the Wendy’s Restaurant project. Comments on the review have been received from the Borough’s Solicitor.
Mr. Jovanovich reviewed the Site Plan for revisions to the PNC Bank drive-through facility. He recommended conditional approval of the Site Plan.
REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:
Mr. Kamauf read the Finance Report for the month of October 2014.
Mr. Kamauf reported that he received the ACT 101 Recycling Grant in the amount of $22,140.00.
Mr. Kamauf was asked by Mr. Kostelnik how cost effective it would be for the Borough to look into liquid salt like Penn Dot uses versus road salt. Mr. Kamauf replied that the liquid salt would need special equipment to dispense.
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be paid. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the advertisement of the following Board Commission openings. One Vacancy Board, one Civil Service, one Sewer Authority, three Planning Commission, one Zoning Hearing, two Recreation. These will be ready to be voted on for next month. Roll Call: six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kushner to reapprove a subdivision by Westwood LLC for Westwood Golf Course plan No. 1 which consists of 23.7582 acres. This plan needs reapproved because it had been amended to include the emergency access road. Previous approval was on April 15th, 2014. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to advertise an ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 1165 requiring prompt notification of lost and stolen firearms and give the authority of the Solicitor to prepare the said ordinance. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Marone). Motion carried.
Dan Flaherty 4356 June Drive asked if anything has been set up to have a contract with Verizon FIOS in the Borough. Mr. Moses stated that Verizon has not run those lines through the Borough and we have no input. This a business decision of Verizon. Mr. Kamauf said that a representative of Verizon, Mr. William Carnahan, confirmed that the Borough is not holding up the installation of Verizon lines. This is a Verizon business decision along with FCC Regulations. An estimated time frame for Verizon FIOS is about three to four years.
Harry Thompson 6669 Adams Avenue commented on the suggestion of the liquid calcium. He stated that the liquid calcium is much tougher on vehicles than tradition rock salt.
Motion by Moses, seconded by Olack that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m. prevailing time.