COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the
Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Michael Moses presiding.
Seven members present, absent none. Mayor Kelly present.
CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:
- RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, TO CONFIRM ON RECORD THE APPLICANT (BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN) HAS FORMALLY REQUESTED A GRANT, HAS DESIGNATED AN OFFICIAL TO PERFORM THE REQUIRED DUTIES BETWEEN THE APPLICANT AND THE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (RAAC), HAS AUTHORIZED THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF ANY AND ALL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE APPLICANT AND RAAC, AND HAS ASSURED, WHERE APPLICABLE, THE PROVISION OF LOCAL MATCHING FUNDING. IN ADDITION THE APPLICANT WILL COMPLY WITH ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICATION.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik the resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1273 and No. 1274.
- B. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, ESTABLISHING THE AMOUNT OF THE REAL ESTATE TAX COLLECTORS BOND AT ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00).
Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack the resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1272.
- Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis to approve extending the lease with the Borough of Whitaker for use of the Whitaker Ball Field to December 31, 2014. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the agreement with Cargill for cost of salt per ton over the estimated limits allowed in the current agreement. Quantities ordered exceeding 140% of the municipality’s estimated annual tonnage will adjust bid price to $81.62 per ton. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- E. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING THAT THE ACQUISITION AND SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION OF A PARCEL OF VACANT PROPERTY KNOWN AS LOT AND BLOCK NUMBER 181-C-100 WOULD BE IN ACCORD WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE MUNICIPALITY (Virginia Avenue).
Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack the resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1275.
- F. Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack to approve a temporary, month to month agreement with Waste Management/Greenstar Pittsburgh, LLC to process the Borough of
West Mifflin’s recycling at a cost of $20.00 per ton plus fuel surcharge and
environmental fee. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- G. Motion by Marone, seconded by Kostelnik to approve advertising a RFP for processing the Borough of West Mifflin’s recycling materia Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis to approve and ratify all costs and closing costs associated with the purchase of the property located at 1020 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. Final cost at closing was Four Million Two Hundred Sixteen Thousand, Three Hundred One Dollars and Seventy-Four Cents ($4,216,301.74). Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve advertising a Public Hearing for a conditional use authorization for Pull-A-Part for property located at 1451 Lebanon School Road. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- Motion by Stephenson, seconded by Davis to approve the hiring of Anthony DiCenzo as
Full-Time Recreation Director, at an annual salary of $38,000 with benefits of Class 1
Employee defined by the Personnel Manual. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- K. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve cancelling wireless phone and device services with Sprint Wire Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- L. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Marone approving transferring wireless phone and device services to Verizon Wire Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
Community Development…………………………………………………. Walter B. Anthony Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of January 2014. Police ………………………………………………………………………………. Chief Ken Davies Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of January 2014.
Public Works …………………………………………………………………… James Hess
Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of January 2014.
Recreation ……………………………………………………………………….. Steve Keron
Mr. Keron reported that there are now 82 people registered for the Walk Aerobics Class. He also stated that approval is finalized for the next session.
Mr. Keron reported that the Annual Easter Party would be held on April 12, 2014 at the West
Mifflin Area High School.
EMS ………………………………………………………………………………… Chief William Plunkett
Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of January 2014.
REPORT OF THE MAYOR:
Mayor Kelly congratulated the West Mifflin High School Swim Team and the Girls Basketball
Team for their winning season.
REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:
Solicitor DiLucente reported that his law firm has been working on the West Mifflin Area School District lease for the new building and is looking forward to their signing it. He also reported that they have been working on the lease with the WMBL and WMYSL and he noted that Act 33 and Act 34 would be required for anyone involved with the leagues.
Mr. Marone reported that PRISM Health Services has refunded the Borough $6,000 for radios that the Borough purchased for them before they closed operations.
Solicitor DiLucente reported that the closing on the new Borough Building took place on
February 5, 2014 and noted that everything went through without any glitches.
REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:
Mr. Antonelli reported that 14 additional loads of fill have been dumped at the Soccer Field and that is 12% complete. He also reported that he has been working on the Zoning Map Revisions for Regis Avenue and the West Mifflin Area Middle School property. He stated that Westwood would be submitting revised plans in the next few weeks. He also reported that he reviewed two areas associated with the Curry Hollow storm drainage problems and he is finalizing the application.
REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:
Mr. Kamauf read the Finance Report for the month of January 2104 and also reported the following:
- a. The Auditor would begin working on the 2013 Audit on March 12, 2014. b. Moving day to the new building is scheduled for March 3, 2014
- c. The Police Department would be following when the Dispatch area is completed
- Open House for the building is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Moses also reported that this is the last Council Meeting in the current building and that beginning in March all meetings would be in the new Borough Building at 1020 Lebanon Road.
PAYMENT OF BILL:
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kushner that all bills properly approved by the Finance
Committee be paid. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded Davis authorizing the filing of an application for funds with the RAAC in the amount of $152,592.00 and also authorizing the filing of an application for funds with the RAAC in the amount of $200,065.00. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
Motion by Davis, seconded by Marone to approve hiring two (2) Part-Time Receptionists for 20 hours each per week from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at $10.00 per hour. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
Mr. Davis reported that the West Mifflin Area School District would be holding their Annual
Community Night on February 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Harry Thompson 6679 Adams Avenue questioned if there is security at the new Borough Building. Mr. Moses explained that residents would ring a buzzer and the Receptionist would let them in and direct them. Mr. Thompson questioned the status of the present Borough Building. Mr. Moses stated that it is officially for sale. Mr. Thompson also referred to the property he has been questioning on Buttermilk Hollow Road and requested the name of who told the Judge that the property was commercial. Solicitor DiLucente replied that any court proceeding has a
transcript and for a fee he could request a copy. Mr. Kostelnik stated that he could call the court system for the name of the court reporter.
Jay Grossic 1610 Greensprings Avenue stated that in November Mr. Hess reported that the Borough is working with Allegheny County to pave Thompson Run and Homestead-Duquesne Roads. Mr. Hess corrected him stating that his report was that PA Water Company and Allegheny County would be working together to get the roads paved and that there is no Borough involvement.
John Koczka 4333 Everlawn questioned how many cell phones there are under Agenda Items K and L. Mr. Kamauf reported that there are 8 cell phones and also air cards for the police computers.
Richard Darr 6801 Wilson Street spoke regarding the property on Buttermilk Hollow owned by
B & R Holdings.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 p.m. prevailing time.