COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the
Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Michael Moses presiding.
Six members present, one absent (Stephenson). Mayor Kelly present.
CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:
- AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, A MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA; AMENDING AND REPEALING SECTIONS OF CHAPTER
135 OF THE BOROUGH CODE FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION.
Solicitor DiLucente opened the Public Hearing. Hearing no comments Solicitor
DiLucente closed the hearing.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik the Ordinance be enacted. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried. Ordinance given No. 1188.
- B. Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve line and directional paint to be done in conjunction with the Allegheny County Department of Public Works on Noble Drive at a cost of $660. Work to include: 1580 Feet of 4” Yellow Line, 150 Feet of 4” White Line,
2 White Left Turn and Straight Arrows, 2 White Right Only. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried.
- Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve purchase and installation of the following security cameras and equipment by ZTEK Inc., at a cost of Six Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty dollars ($6,850.00). Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent
(Stephenson). Motion carried.
- Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve sponsorship donation in the amount of
$125.00 to the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Golf Event. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried.
- E. Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack to approve destruction of 9 old retired computers in the Police Department, computers will be taken to the Hard-to-Recycle Collection Event at the Allegheny County Airport on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carr
- F. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve selling of the following Public
Works Vehicle at Copart Salvage Auto Auctions:
1991 Caterpillar Front End Loader
Model Number IT18B Serial No. 4ZD1000
Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried.
Community Development…………………………………………………. Walter B. Anthony
Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of June 2014.
Mr. Anthony reported that the property at 1722 Iowa Street is out for bid through SHACOG for demolition. He also reported that he met with Pull- A-Part regarding their project for an auto parts store on the former GM Plant property and they should be on the agenda for the August Planning Commission Meeting.
Police ………………………………………………………………………………. Chief Ken Davies
Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of June 2014.
Chief Davies reported that the SOAR operation hosted by the Borough on Saturday, June 21st allowed approximately 100 operators to have their trucks inspected without penalty for any violations.
Chief Davies reported as a result of an ongoing joint investigation with the FBI, Attorney General’s Office and the West Mifflin Borough Police Department it appears that the Borough should receive approximately $37,000.00 in asset forfeiture money.
Public Works …………………………………………………………………… James Hess
Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of June 2014.
Mr. Hess reported that a Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event is scheduled for Saturday, August
16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Allegheny County Airport.
Recreation ……………………………………………………………………….. Anthony DiCenzo
Mr. DiCenzo reported the following:
The Pennsylvania Conservancy in conjunction with the West Mifflin Community Foundation donated flowers to plant in the Borough. The flowers were planted by volunteer Girl Scout Troop 51145, Troop 50706 and Troop 50188 below the Borough information sign at the intersection of Homeville Road and Commonwealth Avenue and also at the island on Homeville Road near the Village Shopping Center. The troops have been continuing the maintenance and upkeep of the areas and would like to continue on a year round basis.
A Welcome Package has been created for each new resident of the Borough. In the package will be new recycle bins, a welcome letter from the Mayor as well as a Borough Information Map. In the future we anticipate participation from local businesses to include advertising as well.
Early this month the Flag Football League with Jump Start Sport concluded. Their representative, Jen Youvan said the program was a great success and there are plans to follow up with a Soccer League in the fall as well as two Basketball Leagues in the winter.
Clyde Callicott from Froggy Radio has submitted a vendor to rent the stage, sound and lighting equipment for Community Day at a total cost of $4,400.00 for the day.
Geary Distributing Company has provided a quote of $3,638.00 for 10 children’s games,
booth rentals, and prizes for Community Day.
Notice has been received from KAG Signs that the Titan Nation Signs are completed. The signs will be installed in the upcoming weeks.
Community Day Committee will meet Wednesday, July 16th to discuss further planning for the event.
Mr. Marone questioned who would be manning the game booths. Mr. DiCenzo stated that the
TLC Club from the West Mifflin High School would man them.
Mayor Kelly recommended that a CD copy of the Welcome to West Mifflin video that is on the website be included in the Welcome Package for new residents.
EMS ………………………………………………………………………………… Chief William Plunkett
Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of June 2014.
Chief Plunkett reported the 2015 F15 Ambulance was delivered last Thursday and is scheduled for inspection by Pennsylvania Department of Health which is scheduled for July 9th.
Chief Plunkett reported that the Annual Capital Campaign is over and $15,202.00 has been collected which will go towards the new ambulance.
REPORT OF THE MAYOR:
Mayor Kelly reported that he is getting responses to the Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year nominees and that nominations are being taken at his email address or mailed to him at the Borough office.
Mayor Kelly commended everyone involved on all levels of this local government and every department and aspect of operating the Borough for doing a terrific job.
REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:
Solicitor DiLucente reported his firm has reviewed the KABOOM Contract and found it to be acceptable. He also stated that they have completed working on the Modified Duty Policy for the Police Department, a Safe Driving Policy for Public Works and the Floodplain Ordinance.
REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:
Mr. Jovanovich reported the following:
LaFarge is investigating options to continue the fill transport at the Soccer Complex.
A pre-construction meeting is scheduled with Peter J. Caruso & Sons, Inc., on July 29th
and the paving projects should begin the second week of August.
The revised Floodplain Ordinance has been forward to the State’s consultant and she has
approved the revision.
A preliminary site plan and probable cost summary for the proposed Kansas Avenue Park has been prepared and sent to the Recreation Director.
A preliminary site plan for replacement of equipment at the Terrace Playground and also a laboratory for soil testing have been sent to the Recreation Director.
A preliminary site plan, lighting plan and probable cost summary for two basketball courts at an undetermined site has been delivered to Mr. DiCenzo, Mr. Kamauf and Mr. Hess.
The specifications have been completed for the house demolition at 1722 Iowa Avenue through SHACOG.
REPORT OF THE MANAGER:
Mr. Kamauf read the Finance Report for the month of June 2014.
Mr. Kamauf reported that the Borough will refund Century III Mall $994,039.62 for tax assessment appeals for the years 2012-2014. He stated that the Borough was prepared for this and that the money had been escrowed.
Mr. Kamauf reported that Legal Tax Service will attend the August 13th Council Caucus Meeting to discuss delinquent accounts.
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone that all bills properly approved by the Finance
Committee be paid. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent. Motion carried.
Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis to change June Drive from the previously established south direction only one way street to both a north and south direction, thereby removing June Drive from Section 274-16 of the Borough Code. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried.
Motion by Davis, seconded by Olack to approve the rental of the stage, sound and lighting equipment at a cost of $4,400.00 for Community Day. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried.
Motion by Davis, seconded by Olack to approve rental of 10 children’s games, prizes and booth rentals at a cost of $3,638.00 from Geary Distributing Company. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Stephenson). Motion carried.
Mayor Kelly reported that he has approached the School District Administration and several School Board members asking them to consider sharing part of the salary for the receptionist position in as much as the position does require assisting and directing people to the School District. He said he was told that they would discuss and consider the issue.
Motion by Davis, seconded by Olack that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. prevailing time.