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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Scott Stephenson presiding.

ROLL CALL:    Kushner         Present        Olack        Present

            Marone        Present        Davis        Present

            Stupar            Present        Kostelnik    Absent

Stephenson    Present

Six members present, one absent (Kostelnik). Mayor Kelly absent at Roll Call.

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

None.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis that the Minutes of the May 17, 2016 Council Meeting be approved. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.

AGENDA ITEMS:

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis to approve the Speedway Site Plan, to be located at 6999 Clairton Road, West Mifflin as recommended by the Planning Commission with the following conditions:

    Applicant receives HOP permit from Penn Dot.

        Applicant receives NPDES permit from the Allegheny County Conservative

District.

Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried. A question was asked in regards to Speedway’s dumpster closure door. Consultants from Speedway spoke and said that Speedway has agreed to upgrade the dumpster gates which will block the dumpster from being visibly seen. Mr. Anthony added this amendment will have to be forwarded to him for further review.

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve purchase of a storage shelter for Public Works Salt Storage Bin from KARP Structures at a cost not to exceed Forty-Six Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-Eight Dollars and Thirty-Four Cents ($46.528.34), COSTAR Contract #014-168. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.
  2. Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis to approve Owen & Conley to complete update of the Borough Non-Uniform Pension Plan. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

Mayor Kelly arrived at 6:16 p.m.

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve an Eagle Scout to construct a batting cage at the Little League Complex. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried. Mr. Kamauf clarified this project is being done by a local Eagle Scout. The Borough will have final approval and this will be of no cost to the Borough.
  • Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve a donation to West Mifflin Youth Football and Cheer in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent, (Kostelnik). Motion carried.
  • Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve the advertising of an Ordinance Defining and Prohibiting Nuisances in the Borough Including Regulation of Activities of Animals. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent, (Kostelnik). Motion carried.
  • Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve agreement with TurnKey Taxes for collection of Delinquent Borough Business Mercantile and Business Privilege Taxes. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.
  • Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack to approve Animal Control Agreement with CAMO Kennels to provide animal control services to the Borough. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent, (Kostelnik). Motion carried.
  • Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis to authorize the proper Borough Officials to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Allegheny County Conservation District to review and approve development projects that require various storm water related approvals and reviews. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

Community Development………………………………………………….Walter B. Anthony

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of May 2016.

Police…………………………………………………………………………..Chief Ken Davies

No report.

Public Works……………………………………………………………………..…James Hess

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Report for the month of May 2016.

Recreation………………………………………………..……………………Anthony DiCenzo

Mr. DiCenzo reported the following:

The summer programs are up and running, including the arts and crafts program and the free lunch program.

Mr. DiCenzo said discussion between himself and Andy Quayle about starting a farmers market in the Borough. He will get more information to present to Council.

Mr. DiCenzo said a grant has been approved for $75,000.00 for the Kansas Street Playground.

EMS………………………………………………………………….……Chief Todd Plunkett

Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of May 2016.

REPORT OF THE MAYOR:

Mayor Kelly reported research is being done for accessories for the emergency quad (ATV). Mayor Kelly also reported there has been approved training for the drone.

REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:

Mr. Evashavik said he has been reviewing the contract of Turnkey Taxes.

He stated there has been a lawsuit against the Borough, however this is a police matter.

He has reviewed all the documents pertaining to the new plan administrator for the defined contribution plan.

Mr. Evashavik said he and Mr. Anthony have been reviewing violation of ordinances of several property owners.

REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:

Mr. Balewski reported he has the plan reviews for Speedway.

Mr. Balewski said he is still reviewing plans for the Community Park Basketball Court.

Mr. Balewski said he is reviewing the 2016 Road Paving Plan.

Mr. Balewski said he received a letter from the State Conservation District that the Soccer Field plans must be permanently recorded. The West Mifflin Soccer Club will be notified they will not be able to change anything to the previous plans.

REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:

Mr. Kamauf read the Finance Report for the month of May 2016.

Mr. Kamauf reported the Bond Refinancing was approved June 14th. The Bond Fund Rating through S&P is an A+ rating. This is a savings to the Borough of $336,989.86.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

Motion by Kushner, seconded by Marone that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be paid. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack for the Civil Service Commission to certify the Promotion Test. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion approved.

Motion by Davis, seconded by Marone to rescind Resolution #1191. Before roll call, Mr. Kamauf explained this was a policy set in 2007 to fix salaries for non-contracted employees. This gives Council the authority not to follow that pay scale. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis to approve a Resolution to accept the CTIF Grant in the amount of $75,000.00 for the outdoor fitness park at the Kansas Street Playground. This gives the Borough Manager the authority to sign off on the Grant. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

Motion by Olack, seconded by Davis to approve the hiring of Paul Obrovsky in the Public Works Department pending successful completion of background check, physical and drug and alcohol testing. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

Harry Thompson 6679 Adams Avenue asked if Berkshire Hathaway Realtor has been hired for selling the old Borough Building and if so, why isn’t there a sign indicating that the building is for sale. Mr. Evashavik responded by saying there are changes to the contract that need to be finalized and when these changes are finalized, there will be a for sale sign at the building.

Nikki Thielet 1949 Anna Avenue requested that Public Works come and inspect the overgrown brush along Rhoades Avenue. She stated her husband has cut some of this overgrowth but it is so overgrown and the street is so narrow that she believes this is a safety issue. Mr. Hess said he will inspect this. She also questioned Public Works why the paving for Taft and Utah Avenues is only down the middle of the road. Mr. Hess responded by saying these roads are very wide and the paving will be down the car path area. He said this is the first time Public Works is trying this method to pave just where the cars travel and not the parking areas. Ms. Thielet asked if this method would cause a water issue. Mr. Hess said his crew will feather off the edging to make a smooth transition.

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion by Davis, seconded by Kushner that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m. prevailing time.