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COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time with President Regis Stephenson presiding.

 

ROLL CALL: Andzelik Present Munsie Present
Falce Present Olack Present
Kostelnik Absent Popovich Present
Stephenson Present

 

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

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

 

None.

 

APROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Popovich that the Minutes of the August 17, 2010 Council Meeting be approved. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ALLOCATING THE 2010 COMMONWEALTH ALLOCATION OF GENERAL MUNICIPAL PENSION SYSTEM STATE AID

 

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack that the resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried. Resolution given No.1225.

 

  1. B. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ACCEPTING A CITF GRANT AND AUTHORIZING THE BOROUGH COUNCIL PRESIDENT TO SIGN THE GRANT CONTRACT.

 

Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich that the resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1226.

 

  1. C. Motion by Falce, seconded by Olack to Table the motion to approve the simple subdivision request for the Giacalone and Pigozzi subdivision plan as recommended by the Borough Engineer and Community Development Director. Under remarks, Mr. Anthony reported that there are several unresolved issues with the survey of the property and he

recommended the resolution be tabled at the present time. Roll Call on the Table: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to accept the bid of $58,923 from DiMarco Contracting, Incorporated for the Avon Road Retaining Wall Reconstruction Project. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.
  2. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to authorize the distribution of the 2010 General Municipal Pension System State Aid in the amount of $7,572.76 received on behalf of the Steel Valley Council of Governments. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

 

  1. F. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to authorize the distribution of the 2010 Volunteer Fire Departments Relief Associations allocation in the amount of $141,368.35 equally to the four West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Companies ($35,342.09 per VFC). Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carrie

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to authorize a change order in the amount of

$463.05 for the installation of an electric transfer switch and 4-prong generator adapter to the Commonwealth Blvd. Traffic Signals project. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to accept the offer as outlined in the October 7,

2010 letter from James C. Baker regarding the disposition of the mobile office trailer at 4733

Greensprings Avenue. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

  1. I. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to authorize spending $11,070.51 for Penn Detroit Diesel-Allison to repair the transmission on sanitation truck G- Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

  1. J. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to approve a $3,753 donation to the Duquesne Annex VFC #2 for the purchase of six new portable radios to be paid out of the General F Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

  1. Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to approve the low bidder, Cannon Mac

Demolition, for the CDBG Year 36 Demolition Project with the removal from the project scope of

218 Avon Road at $5,400 and to approve a local share of $450 into the project cost. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

  1. L. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to authorize purchasing a used 2008 SLT Reg V8 pick-up truck from Fastenal for $13,100 to be paid from the General F Under remarks, Mr. Olack stated that the money to pay for this vehicle is coming from the sale of used equipment. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

  1. M. Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to authorize ZTEK, Inc. to install security cameras inside the Public Works garage at a cost or $6,620 to be paid out of the General F Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Kostelnik). Motion carried.

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

 

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

 

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of September 2010.

 

Police……………………………………………………………………………….. Kenneth Davies

 

Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of September 2010.

 

Chief Davies reported that the US Department of Justice has declined the COPS Hiring Program

Grant Application for the second year.

 

Chief Davies reported that the Police Department participated in the statewide Aggressive Driving

Enforcement which resulted in 117 traffic citations.

 

Chief Davies reminded everyone to practice safety for Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 30th from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of September 2010.

 

Mr. Hess reported that recyclables can now be placed in clear plastic bags as well as the containers. Mr. Hess reported that the paving of Curry Hollow Road is complete.

Mr. Hess reported that he met with the rock salt supplier and it will be a little cheaper this year. Recreation……………………………………………………………………….. Lance Maha

Mr. Stephen Keron reported that the Annual Halloween Party would take place on October 30,

2010 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the West Mifflin High School.

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR:

 

Mayor Kelly introduced Mr. Paul Hite, LaFarge North America plant manager and he announced the Borough has been awarded a grant worth $154,000 to develop property owned by LaFarge into soccer fields. He stated that two fields will be developed at the 10 acre site located off Buttermilk Hollow Road. He also said that grading could get underway before snowfall.

 

Mayor Kelly also announced the Allegheny County’s Life Span program for senior citizens is interested in opening a center in unused space on the first floor of the Borough Building.

 

Mayor Kelly reported that early in the day he attended the signing of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail which upon its completion will connect Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. He said that it should be complete by November 11, 2011.

 

Mayor Kelly reported that the Annual Light Up the Night would be on Tuesday, November 30th at

6:00 p.m. at the Borough Building.

 

REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:

 

Solicitor DiLucente reported he has 7 items to be discussed in Executive Session following the regular meeting.

 

REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:

 

Mr. Rober stated that he has distributed his written report to Council and has nothing further to report on.

 

REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:

 

Mr. Janus reiterated the Mayor’s announcement that the Borough received a DCNR grant award for the soccer fields on the LaFarge property and also reported that the Borough is required to match approximately $30,000 to the grant.

Mr. Janus reported that a Budget Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th at 6:00 p.m. Mr. Janus reported that a Pension Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 28th at 6:00

p.m. in the Conference Room.

 

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Mr. Munsie read the PRISM Health Service Report for the month of September 2010.

 

Mr. Stephenson reported that Council will be conducting interviews for a Borough Manager on

Tuesday, October 26, 2010. He stated that there are 7 applicants to be interviewed.

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

 

None.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Olack that the Meeting be adjourned. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m. prevailing time.