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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Monday, January 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time for the purpose of reorganizing and swearing-in the newly elected Officials of the Borough of West Mifflin.

Judge Scott Schricker swore in newly elected Council member Robert Kostelnik.

Judge Schricker left the meeting at 6:05 p.m.  Judge Daniel Olasz arrived at 6:05 p.m.

Judge Daniel Olasz swore in newly elected Council members Steve Marone and Frank Stupar Jr.

Solicitor DiLucente told Council since Mayor Kelly was unavailable to nominate a person to preside over the Reorganization Meeting.  Councilman Kostelnik nominated Michael Olack to begin the meeting.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. Mr. DiLucente asked Councilman Olack to sit at the President’s chair.

Councilman Olack called the meeting to order with a moment of silence followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. Councilman Olack opened the floor for nominations for President of Council. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Marone to open the floor for nominations.  Kostelnik nominated Scott Stephenson for President of Council.  Hearing no other nominations, Councilman Olack declared the nominations closed.  Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Marone that Scott Stephenson be named President of Council.  Roll call:  Seven ayes, no nays.  Motion carried.

Mr. Stephenson was declared President of Council for the ensuing term.

  

  1. Councilman Olack opened the floor for nominations for Vice President of Council. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Marone to open the floor for nominations.  Kostelnik nominated Daniel Davis for Vice President of Council.  Hearing no other nominations, Councilman Olack declared the nominations closed.  Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Marone that Daniel Davis be named Vice President of Council.  Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Daniel Davis was declared Vice President of Council for the ensuing term.

Councilman Olack relinquished the Chair to Council President Scott Stephenson.

 

  1. Motion by Kostelnik to appoint the law firm Evashavik, DiLucente & Tetlow, LLC as the Borough Solicitor. Roll Call:  Six ayes, one nay (Stupar).  Motion carried.
  2. Motion by Olack to appoint Chester Engineers as the Borough’s Engineers. Roll Call: Five ayes, one nay (Stephenson), one abstain (Kostelnik).  Motion carried.
  3. Motion by Kostelnik appointing Brian Kamauf as the Borough Treasurer. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays.  Motion carried.
  4. Motion by Kostelnik to appoint the law firm of Dodaro, Cambest & Matta Associates as Solicitor for the Planning Commission. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays.  Motion carried. 
  5. Motion by Kostelnik to appoint the law firm of Dodaro, Cambest & Matta Associates as Solicitor for the Zoning Hearing Board. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays.  Motion carried.
  6. Motion by Kostelnik to appoint the Law Offices of McGrail & Associates as Solicitor for the Civil Service Commission. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays.  Motion carried. 
  7. Motion by Kostelnik to appoint the Valley Mirror as the official Borough newspaper and as alternate the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays.  Motion carried.
  8. Motion by Olack to retain all non-union full-time and part-time paid personnel of the Borough. Roll Call:  Seven ayes, no nays.  Motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Davis, seconded by Olack the Meeting be adjourned.  Meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m. prevailing time.