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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Regis Stephenson presiding.

 

ROLL CALL:            Andzelik – Present, Moses  – Present, Kostelnik – Present, Munsie  – Present, Marone  – Present, Olack  – Present, Stephenson  – Present

 

Seven members present, absent none. Mayor Kelly  – present.

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

None.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Moses that the Minutes of the December 20, 2011 Council Meeting and the December

27, 2011 Special Meeting be approved.

 

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

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN ESTABLISHNG AN “AIRPORT DISTRICT OVERLAY” TO INCLUDE: PURPOSES OF THE DISTRICT, DEFINITIONS, AIRPORT  ZONES, AIRPORT ZONE HEIGHT LIMITATIONS; PERMITS REQUIRED; USE RESTRICTIONS;NON CONFORMING USES; VARIANCES; CONFLICTING REGULATIONS; AND AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP BY THE ADOPTION OF AN OFFICIAL SUPPLEMENTARY AIRPORT OVERLAY ZONING.

 

Solicitor DiLucente read the ordinance and requested that Mr. Anthony give a brief explanation of the ordinance. Mr. Anthony explained that it is a map indicating certain elevations and height limitations around the airport area which is regulated by Penn Dot.

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Kostelnik to adopt the ordinance.

 

Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. Ordinance given No. 1178.

 

  1. RESOLUTIONOF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY  COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIAADOPTING THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY 2011 HAZARD MITIGATIONPLAN.

 

Solicitor DiLucente read and explained the resolution.

 

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

 

Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. Resolution  given No.1242.

 

  1. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Marone to approve advertisement of the RFP for Financial Document Software for the Borough.

 

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

 

  1. D. Motion by Munsie, seconded by Kostelnik to approve the advertisement for the position of Code Enforcement

Ordinance Officer.

 

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

 

  1. Motion by Marone, seconded by Moses to approve purchase, installation and warranty of two (2) Zetron Model

4010R Console Rack Moun tRadios, from Mobile Radio Service Inc. for the West Mifflin Police Department in the amount of Forty One Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-Six Dollars ($41,796.00),with funds from the Federal Forfeiture Fund.

 

Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. DEPARTMENTALREPORTS: CommunityDevelopment………………………………………………….. Walter B. Anthony

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of January 2012.

 

Police……………………………………………………………………………….. Kenneth Davies Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of January 2012. Public Works……………………………………………………………………. James Hess

Mr. Hess read the Public Works report for the month of January 2012.

 

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

 

Mr. Andzelik reported that the Recreation Budget will be discussed at the March Caucus Meeting and he stated that fees for the park pavilions and the baseball fields will more than likely be increased.

 

Mr. Kostelnik reported that the Borough has received a request from the West Mifflin Baseball Association to expand Field #4 at the complex.  He reported that NIRA Engineering has completed a grading plan at no charge.  He stated that as a token of appreciation the baseball league would be erecting a sign advertising NIRA Engineering at the complex.

 

Mr. Kostelnik reported that the Annual Easter Party is scheduled for March 31st from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon for ages up to 10years old at the West Mifflin Area High  School.

 

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

 

Chief Plunkett read the EMS report for the month of January 2012.

Chief Plunkett reported that the new 2012 Ambulance has been received this week and would be on display next month. Chief Plunkett also reported his staff has been conducting training sessions for medical emergencies with employees at

the Bettis Plant, Skyview Volunteer Fire Company, and also CPR training will be scheduled with the Police Department in the next week.

 

Chief Plunkett reported that a new program would be starting soon called Safe Kids Pennsylvania and three staff members would be sent to Lancaster in April for training.  He said that funding for the program is being provided by an anonymous benefactor. He also said that a $5,000 donation from the same benefactor would go to each of the Baldwin EMS municipalities for safety improvements at the playgrounds.

 

REPORTOF THE MAYOR:

 

Mayor Kelly asked if Council had any questions, comments or suggestions regarding his suggestions at the Caucus Meeting.  Mr. Stephenson said that he feels Council accomplished quite a bit at the Caucus Meeting thanks to Mr. Kamauf developing a list of duties that Council should report on at the March Caucus Meeting.

 

Mr. Kostelnik said he would present the suggestion that services between the Borough, Sanitary Sewer Authority and

the School District be shared and he would report on this in March. Mr. Stephenson stated that a joint meeting with the

School District is already scheduled for February 28th at 6:00p.m.

 

REPORTOF THE SOLICITOR:

Solicitor DiLucente reported that most of his items were discussed at the Executive Session prior to the Meeting. Solicitor DiLucente reported that he has reached out to the Solicitor for the Airport Authority to once again re-request

the agreement for the waiver of the Municipal Services Fees.

 

Solicitor DiLucente and Mr. Stephenson thanked Mr. Hess and Mr. Marecic for quickly resolving a situation this past week when there was a possibility that trash would not be picked up.

 

REPORTOF THE ENGINEER:

 

Mr. Jovanovich reported he is currently reviewing the Westwood Golf Course Plan No.2 and the review letter would be issued this week.

 

Mr. Jovanovich reported that at the request of Mr. Kamauf and Council he would begin a feasibility study of relocating the Police Department to the Borough Building.

 

REPORTOF THE BOROUGH MANAGER

 

Mr. Kamauf read the Finance Report for the month of January 2012.

 

Mr. Kamauf reported he is working on a new lease agreement with SAIC.

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that the auditor is scheduled to begin the 2011 Audit on March 6th.

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that advertising for bids for Actuary Services would be in the paper this week.

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that on February 10th he received a report from the DEP regarding the stray gas leak situation on Blueberry Drive. The report indicated that they had gone to the site 12 times and had tested 9spots and they all had 0 readings.

 

PAYMENTOF BILLS:

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Mr. Kostelnik reported that the collection of delinquent taxes is going very well. He said that Legal Tax Service has collected $143,145.80 from complaints and civil actions filed for the various taxes in December 2011.  He reported that the January 2012 collections amounted to $32,087.90 and he said they provided him with a list of 64 payment plans totaling $214,894.31. Mr. Kostelnik and Mr. Stephenson said that Mayor Kelly was very instrumental in getting the ball rolling on the delinquencies and it is appreciated

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

 

None.

 

 

 

Mr. Stephenson reported that Student Government Day would be the next Council Meeting on March 20, 2012. Mr. Stephenson also reported that there is a joint meeting with the West Mifflin Area School District scheduled for

February 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. He said the meeting would be one half Executive Session and one half open to the public.

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Andzelik seconded by Marone that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 6:40p.m. prevailing time.

 

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