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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH  OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time with President Regis Stephenson presiding. ROLL CALL:           Andzelik          Present            Munsie Present

Falce               Present            Olack              Present

 

Kostelnik         Present            Popovich         Present

 

Stephenson      Present

 

Seven members present, absent none.  Mayor Kelly absent.

 

CITIZEN COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

None.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack that the Minutes of the October 19, 2010 Council Meeting be approved.  Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHING THE CONTRIBUTION RATE FROM  EMPLOYEE POLICE MATTERS OF THE POLICE PENSION  PLAN FOR THE YEAR 2011 (CONTRIBUTION  RATE 5%)

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack that the resolution be adopted.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.  Resolution given No. 1130.

 

 

 

 

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHING FEES FOR THE FILING OF APPLICATIONS, PERMITS,  LICENSES AND VARIOUS SERVICES OF THE BOROUGH  OF WEST MIFFLIN.

 

 

 

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich that the resolution be adopted.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1131.

 

 

 

 

  1. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve the Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. D. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to appoint Mark Lazzaro Sr. to a term of four (4) years to the West Mifflin

Planning Commission.  Term to expire December 31, 2014. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Olack to appoint Steve Keron to a term of four (4) years to the West Mifflin

Planning Commission.  Term to expire December 31, 2014. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. F. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Kostelnik to appoint Joan M. Mills to a term of four (4) years to the West

Mifflin Planning Commission.  Term to expire December 31, 2014. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to appoint Nicholas Alexandroff to a term of three (3) years to the West

Mifflin Zoning Hearing Board.  Term to expire December 31, 2013. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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

Mifflin Vacancy Board.  Term to expire December 31, 2011. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Popovich to appoint Jeffrey Pasternak to a term of three (3) years to the West Mifflin Employees Pension Committee.  Term to expire December 31, 2013. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. J. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Kostelnik to appoint jay Goonetilleke to a term of three (3) years to the West Mifflin Employees Pension Committee.  Term to expire December 31, 2013. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nay Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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

Police Pension Committee.  Term to expire December 31, 2013. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. L. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to appoint Jay Goonetilleke to a term of three (3) years to the West Mifflin

Police Pension Committee.  Term to expire December 31, 2013. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. M. M Stephenson opened the floor for nominations for a term of five (5) years on the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority Board.  Term to expire the first Monday of 2016. Mr. Andzelik nominated Mr. Patrick Canavan.  Mrs. Popovich nominated Mr. Richard Babjak. Hearing no other nominations, Mr. Stephenson declared the nominations closed and requested a Roll Call vote:  Mr. Kostelnik stated that he has filed a letter with the Borough Manager

explained that he would abstain from the vote due to a conflict of interest.  Mr. Canavan received 4 votes (Andzelik, Falce Munsie, Stephenson).  Mr. Babjak received 2 votes (Olack, Popovich).  Motion carried in favor of Mr. Canavan.

 

 

 

 

  1. N. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to deny Site Development at 1235 Camp Hollow Road, West Mifflin, PA Lot/Block 385-P-10, as recommended  by the Planning Commission.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nay Motion carried.
  2. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack to approve a donation to the West Mifflin Metro Youth Basketball League in the amount of $1125.00. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. P. Motion by Popovich, seconded by Munsie to move forward with the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal

Authority PennVest Loan.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. Q. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack to approve LENT training for West Mifflin Police Officers at a cost of

$4,500.00, with payment from the Federal Forfeiture Fund.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack to appoint Earl C. McClain as a substitute School Crossing Guard. Under remarks, Mr. Andzelik stated that Mr. McClain has successfully passed a background check. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. S. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack to approve the 2011 Engineering Agreement with ms consultants, in Roll

Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. T. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to approve the erection of West Mifflin Baseball League Billboard Signs one (1) at the intersection of Thomson Run Road and Homestead-Duquesne Road and one (1) at Homeville Road and Municipal Road.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nay Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce to authorize the selling at auction the following vehicles:  1998 Chevrolet Blazer, VIN# 1GNDT13WOW2247022 and 2004 Volkswagen PHAWTON, VIN# WVWAF53D048008997.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve a two (2) month lease extension with David S. Shrager, Esquire for room 110. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

  1. W. Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the Council Caucus and Legislative Meeting calendar for 2011. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nay Motion carried.

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

 

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

 

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of November 2010.

 

 

 

 

Police…………………………………………………………………………………… Ken Davies

 

Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of November 2010.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of November 2010.

 

 

 

 

Recreation…………………………………………………………………………… Lance Maha

 

Steve Keron reported that Community Day 2011 would be held on September 10, 2011 at the Allegheny County Airport.

 

 

 

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR:

 

No report.

 

REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:

 

Solicitor DiLucente reported that he has 7 items for Executive Session and no public report.

 

REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:

 

Mr. Rober reported that he had previously distributed and discussed his report with Council and that at this time there are no updates.

 

REPORT OF THE MANAGER:

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that the 2011 Budget has been advertised and is available for public inspection in the Administration Office.  He also reported the Borough would be applying for a Tax Anticipation Loan for 2011 and that the Borough received $112,254.00 from the Bettis Pilot Program.

 

 

 

 

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

 

Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be paid.  Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

None.

 

CITIZEN COMMENTS:

 

Mr. John Palumbo PRISM Health Services, President explained to Council that the company needs $200,000 operating costs from the Borough and is disappointed that the issue was not on tonight’s Agenda.  Mr. Kamauf explained that the Borough plans to allocate $97,500 to PRISM from the 2011 Budget, however a tax anticipation loan to cover the Borough’s operating costs is needed in 2011. Mr. Stephenson stated that he will ask Council to consider a review in January.

 

Mrs. Irene Parkinson of 456 Lewis Run Road stated that supports Mr. Palumbo 100% and would hope that Council would support PRISM’s request.

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

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