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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the

Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Michael Moses presiding.

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:AndzelikPresentMunsieAbsent
KostelnikPresentOlackPresent
MaronePresentStephensonPresent

Moses Present

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

 

None.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik that the Minutes of the October 15, 2013 Council

Meeting be approved.  Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.

 

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

 

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN APPROVING THAT THE ACQUISITION AND SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION OF A PARCEL OF VACANT PROPERTY KNOWN AS LOT AND BLOCK NUMBER 181-S-227

WOULD BE IN ACCORD WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE

MUNICIPALITY.

 

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone the resolution be adopted.  Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.  Resolution given No. 1268.

 

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN AUTHORIZING MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOUTH HILLS AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS.

 

 

Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack the resolution be adopted.  Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.  Resolution given No. 1267.

 

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN ADOPTING THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN.

 

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik the resolution be adopted.  Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.  Resolution given No. 1266.

 

 

  1. Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack to approve Advertisement Sale of Public Land of the Borough of West Mifflin. Advertisement will be for Lot & Block 311-K-222, 311-K-

200, and 311-K-200-1, the property located at 3000 Lebanon Church Road, West Mifflin. Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.

 

 

  1. Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve advertising for the following openings on boards/committees/commissions/authorities: (1) Zoning Hearing Board, (1) Sanitary Sewer Authority, (1) Vacancy Board.  Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.

 

 

 

  1. Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack to approve boundary changes for Lot & Block

303-P-1 and 303-P-99 as indicated and recommended by the Allegheny County office of Property Assessments and confirmed by NIRA Engineers.  Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.

 

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Marone to approve payment of annual dues for 2014 to CONNECT, Congress of Neighboring Governments, in the amount of $1,484.00. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.

 

 

  1. Motion Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve a donation to the Pennsylvania Special Olympics, c/o Southern Command in the amount of $1,000.00. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.

 

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

 

 

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

 

 

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of October 2013.

 

 

Mr. Anthony reported that Pull-A-Part has withdrawn their application for Conditional Use for the former General Motors property.

 

 

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

 

 

Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of October 2013.

 

 

Chief Davies reported that there have been numerous car break-ins in the Duquesne Annex area and urged residents to remove all valuables and lock their cars.

 

 

Chief Davies reported that the Police Department has continued the program of inspecting heavy vehicles and 191 were pulled over last month.  There were 346 violations and 36 vehicles were taken out of service.

 

 

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

 

 

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of October 2013.

 

 

Recreation ……………………………………………………………………….. Steve Keron

 

 

Mr. Keron reported that the final report for Community Day has been submitted.  He also stated that he received a check for $25.00 from Century Heritage Federal Credit Union for the profits they received selling popcorn at the event.

 

 

Mr. Keron requested that $750.00 be allocated for Light Up The Night from the Recreation

Budget.

 

 

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

 

 

Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of October 2013.

 

 

 

Chief Plunkett reported that Baldwin EMS has received a newly established State Department of Health Emergency Medical Service for Children Certification.  He remarked that they are one of four out of 121 ambulance companies in Western Pennsylvania to receive this.

 

 

Chief Plunkett reported that the 2014 Subscription Drive is underway.

 

 

Mayor Kelly questioned whether the AED’s have been inspected.  Chief Plunkett said he has been keeping an eye on them and also stated that he is working with Chief Davies and Brian Kamauf to come up with a regular inspection schedule.

 

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR:

 

 

Mayor Kelly thanked Council for their support for the Annual Christmas Light Up The Night which will be held on December 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Borough Building.

 

 

Mayor Kelly reported that Governor Corbett is expected to sign a Tavern Gambling License Bill that would generate a 5% tax for the Borough from the proceeds of the establishments that would be licensed to have legal gambling.

 

 

REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:

 

 

Solicitor DiLucente reported that his firm prepared a Solicitor’s Opinion for the Bonds passed at last month’s Meeting and also advised on Agenda Items C and F on this month’s agenda.

 

 

REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:

 

 

Mr. Dan Jovanovich reported that NIRA worked with the Borough Manager on a letter which was sent out last week to DCNR requesting an extension of the December 31, 2013 deadline on the Grant for the Soccer Field Project.  He also reported that work on the field is progressing.

 

 

REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:

 

 

Mr. Kamauf read the Financial Report for the month of October 2013.

 

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that the 2014 Budget has been advertised and is on display in the

Administration Office.

 

 

Mr. Kamauf reported that progress is being made at the new Municipal Building and expected to be completed by the middle of January 2014.

 

 

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

 

 

Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack that all bills properly approved by the Finance

Committee be approved.  Roll Call:  Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Munsie).  Motion carried.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

Mr. Marone reported that a fund raising spaghetti dinner to benefit a 25 year old volunteer firefighter William Proud who is battling a rare incurable form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma would be held on December 14th from 1-7 p.m. at the Skyview No. 4 Volunteer Fire Company.

 

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

 

 

None.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Kostelnik that the Meeting be adjourned.  Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m. prevailing time.