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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WESTMIFFLIN met in special session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 5:00 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 – present.

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

None.

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. RESOLUTIONOF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, ADOPTING THEGENERAL FUND AND LIQUID FUEL BUDGETS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1,2012 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BOROUGH CODE FOR THEBOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN.

 

Solicitor DiLucente read the resolution. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Kostelnik the resolution be adopted. Under remarks, Mr. Olack questioned the final budget figure and whether it is an increase or decrease from the current year. Mr. Kamauf replied that the 2012 Budget is$13,164,600 which is a small decrease from

2011.

 

Roll Call:  Four ayes, three nays (Falce, Olack, Popovich).  Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1241.

 

  1. ORDINANCEOF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY  COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA,FIXING AND REENACTING THE REAL ESTATE TAX RATE FOR THE YEAR 2012 AND IMPOSING DISCOUNTS,PENALTIES AND INTEREST THEREON.

 

Solicitor DiLucente read the ordinance and opened the floor for public comments. He explained that the current millage of 7.27 would be maintained for 2012.Hearing no comments he turned the ordinance over to Council for adoption.

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Kostelnik the ordinance be adopted. Under remarks, Mr. Olack offered his opinion that by not increasing the millage there would be long standing detrimental issues in the future. Mr. Andzelik explained that the fact that the Allegheny County Assessments have not been sent out is causing confusion. Mr. Olack said that if services are preserved the residents would accept an increase. Mr. Stephenson stated that even if there is an increase there was nothing allocated in the budget for paving and he can’t see raising revenue and still not be able to do paving projects. MayorKelly stated that it is his intention to veto the ordinance until every avenue has been searched to reduce costs to preserve borough positions. He said that he believes that by working together the budget can be trimmed further to save some jobs.

 

Roll Call: Four ayes, three nays (Falce, Olack, Popovich).  Motion carried. Ordinance given No.1177.

 

NEWBUSINESS:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Munsie to approve Allegheny Professional Insurance Agency’s recommendation to accept Housing and Redevelopment Insurance  Exchange as the Borough’s workers compensation carrier at a cost of$418,073.00; and Travelers Insurance for commercial insurance at a cost of$225,688.00.

 

Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Munsie to approve 12 departmental layoffs from the Public Works, Sanitation and Recycling Departments, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, effective as of December 30,

  1. 2011. Under remarks, M Munsie said that hopefully the contract would be agreed upon soon and he questioned how this would affect the layoffs. Mr. Kamauf said hopefully the layoffs won’t be long term; however there is no time frame until there is an actual contract and the Borough can recognize some of the savings. Mr. Kamauf also stated that there has been no letter from the union accepting the Borough’s offer for an early retirement which would preserve some positions.

 

Roll Call: Four ayes, three nays (Falce, Olack, Popovich).  Motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Munsie that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m. prevailing time.

 

Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.