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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WESTMIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time with Vice President John Munsie presiding.

 

ROLL CALL:            Andzelik  – Present, Munsie – Present, Falce – Present, Olack – Present

Kostelnik – Present, Popovich – Present,  Stephenson – Absent Six members present, absent one (Stephenson). Mayor Kelly – present. CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

Steve Marone , 441 Livingston Road, addressed Agenda Items D-H questioning why it is being done tonight and

not in January when new Council would have input.  Solicitor DiLucente replied that it is permissible and legal. Mr. Munsie remarked that he believes that this has been done in December in past years.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik that the Minutes of the October 18, 2011 Council Meeting be approved. Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays.  Motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. ANORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT ANDMAINTENANCE OF BOROUGH PENSION, ANNUITY, INSURANCE AND BENEFIT FUND OR FUNDSAPPLICABLE ONLY TO ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL; AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THEPENSION PLAN OR PROGRAM BY OFFERING EARLY RETIREMENT TO ADMINISTRATIVE,NON-BARGAINING UNIT PERSONNEL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES FOR A LIMITED PERIODOF TIME; AMENDING IN PART AS DESCRIBED HEREIN THE EXISTING

PENSION PLAN ONLY ASIT APPLIES TO ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, AS ORDAINED IN ORDINANCES NO’S516 AND

1077.

 

Solicitor DiLucente read the ordinance and explained that it is for non-union employees and asked for any comments. Mr. Olack questioned how many employees can take advantage of this offer and when will the offer expire. Mr. Kamauf stated that there is only one (1) employee eligible and the offer expires on December 30,

2011.

 

Motion by Popovich, seconded by Kostelnik that the ordinance be enacted.

 

Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried. Ordinance given No.1176.

 

  1. RESOLUTIONOF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TAX AND REVENUEANTICIPATION NOTE, SERIES 2012 IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO MILLION DOLLARS($2,000,000.00) AT A FIXED RATE OF 1.69% ACCEPTING PROPOSAL OF PNCBANK.

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce the resolution be adopted.

 

Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1240.

 

  1. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Popovich to approve payment of AT&T invoice in the amount of

$5,266.31.  Under remarks, Mr. Olack questioned if this is the outstanding bill from last year before the service was turned over to Sprint and if they had been contacted to try to reduce the amount. Mr. Kamauf replied that

he has had numerous conversations with the company representative and that this is a reduced amount. Solicitor DiLucente remarked that if not paid it could become a nuisance value claim that would end up in court and could cost legal fees in excess of the bill.

 

Roll Call:  Four ayes, two nays (Munsie, Olack), one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried.

 

  1. D. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Andzelik to appoint Leonard Zapf to a term of five (5) years to the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority Board. Term to expire the first Monday of 2017. Under remarks, Mayor Kelly suggested that the appointments wait until January 2012. M Kostelnik  stated that only one individual applied for each position and some of the Boards would be conducting meetings prior to a new member being appointed. Mayor Kelly stated he is withdrawing his request under the circumstances.

 

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

 

  1. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Olack to appoint Regis J. Fath to a term of six (6) years to the West

Mifflin Civil Service Commission.  Term  to expire January 23, 2018. Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent(Stephenson). Motion carried.

  1. F. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to appoint Dale Pavlik to a term of three (3) years to the West

Mifflin Zoning Hearing Board.  Term to expire December 31, 2014. Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent(Stephenson). Motion carried.

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to appoint Anthony F. DiCenzo, III to a term of one (1) year to the

West Mifflin Vacancy Board.  Term to expire December 31, 2012.

 

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

 

  1. H. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Olack to appoint James Hess to a term of three (3) years to the West

Mifflin Employees Pension Committee.  Term to expire December 31, 2014. Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried

  1. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Olack to advertise for the open position on the Police Pension

Committee.

 

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

 

Mr. Anthony suggested that Items J and K go through the procedure of applying for a subdivision.

 

  1. J. Motion to approve the Borough Manager write a letter approving a request to combine two tax parcel numbers for taxing purposes: Lot & Block #181-H-324 and181-H-324.

 

Motion died due to lack of response.

 

  1. K. Motion to approve the Borough Manager write a letter approving a request to combine two tax parcel numbers for taxing purposes: Lot & Block #238-J-135 and238-J-138.

 

Motion died due to lack of response.

 

  1. L. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to approve the Preliminary and Final Site Plan Development by KCI Technologies for the construction of a 26 unit two story addition to the Locust Grove Personal Care Facility located at 4043 Irene Street, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

 

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

 

  1. M. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve a renewal contract with Ferree Kennels for animal control in the Borough of West Mifflin for the period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013 at current rate

 

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

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENTALREPORTS:

 

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

 

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

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

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

Mr. Keron reported that the Borough is looking for sponsors for the Recreation Signs that are at various locations

throughout the Borough. He stated that at this time one is being sponsored by Kaybrook Realty and one by West

Mifflin Collision.

 

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

 

Chief Plunkett reported that on December 9th the EMS responded to two unresponsive elderly residents who were overcome by carbon monoxide and stressed that every residence should have detectors and that they be checked regularly.

 

Chief Plunkett reported that on December 11, 2011, 22 personnel from the EMS participated in the Polar Plunge and raised over $5,000 for Special Olympics.

 

Chief Plunkett reported that the Honor Guard is featured in a full page article in the West Mifflin Magazine this month.

 

REPORTOF THE MAYOR:

 

Mayor Kelly thanked everyone involved in helping with the successful December 1st Light the Night Up celebration and he also thanked the businesses who contributed.  He reported that over 600 people attended.

 

Mayor Kelly announced that the Borough would be sponsoring a Soldiers Salute Tribute.  He said that the information is posted on the Borough website and that there would be banners displayed at Mitchell Paige Park.

 

Mayor Kelly thanked Mr. Falce and Mrs. Popovich for their years of service on Council.

 

 

 

 

REPORTOF THE SOLICITOR:

 

Solicitor DiLucente reported that his office has reviewed the Penn Dot reimbursement agreement for repairs to State Route 885 and they are recommending that Council not sign the agreement at this time since it is not in favor of West Mifflin and more Penn Dot sided.  He stated that he has turned the documents over to the Borough Engineer for review of issues that he needs to address.

 

Solicitor DiLucente also reported that his office prepared the letter for the Tax Anticipation Loan through PNC Bank to be voted on tonight.  He also stated that his office has also prepared an ordinance for an anticipated early retirement for qualifying union employees.

 

 

 

 

REPORTOF THE ENGINEER: No report.

 

 

 

REPORTOF THE MANAGER:

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that there is a Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 27th at 5:00 p.m.  He also reported that the Council Reorganization Meeting would be held on January 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

 

PAYMENTOF BILLS:

 

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

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Kostelnik to approve advertising an ordinance for the Early Retirement for union employees. Under remarks, Solicitor DiLucente stated that Council has the authority to advertise the ordinance to be placed on the agenda for the Special Meeting on December 27th; however it must have the consent of the Teamsters Union to act and vote on it.

 

Roll Call:  Six ayes, non ays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried.

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to advertise the 2012 Council Meeting Schedule.  Under remarks, Mr. Kamauf stated that all meetings would begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

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

 

 

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

 

Diane Stanesic 2803Glenny Lane Extension questioned when the 2012 Budget legally must be approved. Mr. Munsie stated that it has to be approved by December 31, 2011. He also stated that the incoming Council can reopen the Budget and if so must be approved by February 15, 2012.

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Olack that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 7:05p.m. prevailing time.

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