COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time with President Michael Moses presiding.
ROLL CALL: Andzelik – Present, Munsie – Present, Kostelnik – Present, Olack – Present, Marone – Present, Stephenson – Present, Moses – Present
Seven members present, absent none. Mayor Kelly present.
Presentation by Group Supervisor Frank Drew and Assistant Special Agent Gary Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration of a check for $561,913.08 to Mayor Kelly and Sergeant Robert Veinovich for forfeiture funds for 2012.
CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:
Harry Thompson 6679 Adams Avenue questioned where the property is located under Agenda Item B. Mr. Kamauf replied that it is located at 600 Kenny Street.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik that the Minutes of the August 21, 2012 Council Meeting be approved. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- Motionby Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve advertisement of Ordinance Amending Chapter 240 Surface Water Sewer Requirements in conjunction with the annual MS4 reporting. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- B. RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING THAT THE ACQUISITION AND SUBSEQENT DISPOSTION OF THE PARCEL OF VACANT PROPERTY KNOWN AS LOT AND BLOCK; 238-P-160 WOULD BE IN ACCORD WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE MUNICIPALITY.
Motion by Marone, seconded by Olack that the resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried. Resolution given No.1249.
- Motionby Kostelnik, seconded by Marone to approve Folino Construction, in conjunction with PennDOT and the Route 885 paving project permission to perform over night paving for 2 nights on the Route 885 project. Project expected to be performed in the middle of October. Folino Construction will notify the Borough of West Mifflin and West Mifflin Borough residents who reside at the location approximately 2 weeks prior to work date. Under remarks, Mr. Olack questioned a completion date for the entire project. Mr. Kamauf said it is estimated to be completed by the end of November. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
- Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve the purchase of the following Police Vehicles, in conjunction with the SHACOG Joint Purchasing Vehicle Contract, funds used for purchase will come from the Federal Forfeiture Account:
2013 Ford Interceptor Model K8A-AWD $38,750.00
2013 Ford Interceptor Model P2M-AWD $37,183.00
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe SSV $44,428.00
Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
Community Development………………………………………………….. Walter Anthony
Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Report for the month of August, 2012.
Mayor Kelly questioned why there was a backhoe at the former AAA Buildingon Lebanon Church Road. Mr. Anthony replied that he had contacted the owner regarding the condition of the property and they have since decided to demolish the building.
Police……………………………………………………………………………….. Chief Ken Davies Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of August 2012. Public Works……………………………………………………………………. James Hess
Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of August 2012.
Recreation……………………………………………………………………….. Steve Keron
Mr. Keron thanked everyone for participating in Community Day.
Mr. Keron reported that this year the Annual Halloween Party would be held on October 27, 2012 from
10:30 am until 12:00 noon at the Homeville Elementary School.
EMS………………………………………………………………………………… Chief William Plunkett
Chief Plunkett read the EMS Report for the month of August 2012.
Chief Plunkett announced that the calendar for the Free Flu Shot Clinic for 2013 is available and would be posted in the Borough Building.
REPORT OF THE MAYOR:
Mayor Kelly questioned the status of Lamar Advertising. Solicitor DiLucente replied that Mr. Kamauf has conveyed some concerns to Lamar and that at this point the ball is in their court and we are awaiting their response. Mr. Munsie requested that Mr. Kamauf call them to get an update.
REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:
Solicitor DiLucente reported that his firm has reviewed several contracts over the last month. He also stated that all other items are for Executive Session.
REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:
Mr. Antonelli reported he along with Mr. Jovanovich, Mr. Kamauf, and Mayor Kelly met with representatives from LaFarge Construction regarding the proposed soccer fields on September 17, 2012 and he explained that he is revising the grading plan to eliminate all cuts since the representatives indicated that they could provide the required fill material and were concerned that any cuts may be problematic in terms of limiting surface water infiltration into the underlying slag.
Mr. Antonelli reported that they have prepared the application for the renewal of the Borough’s MS4
Permit with the Pennsylvania DEP.
Mr. Antonelli reported that they obtained estimates for video documentation of the Ball Avenuearea where timber harvesting is proposed. Mayor Kelly questioned whether there would be any blasting in the area and if the stumps would be removed. Mr. Antonelli stated that there would not be blasting or stump removal. Chief Davies reported that the trucks have the proper permits to travel the roads. Mr. Antonelli recommended that the Borough keep a close eye on the roads for damage that may exceed the bond amount.
Mr. Antonelli reported that their CADD technician has made revisions to the Borough Zoning Map at
Pennsylvania Avenue and Kennywood Boulevard.
Mr. Antonelli reported they are in the process of preparing the specifications for the Year 38 CDBG Demolitions.
REPORT OF THE BOROUGH MANAGER:
Mr. Kamauf read the Financial Report as of September 17, 2012.
Mr. Kamauf reported that the Borough is approximately 2.1% under budget for 2012 and the main reason for that is the salt stockpile from the mild winter and although there are several tax appeals pending we have had very little refunds this year.
Mr. Kamauf reported that he has begun readjusting the budget since the executive session and will have copies distributed to Council and Mayor next month and he anticipates it being on public display at that time.
Mr. Kamauf reported the 2012 Volunteer Fire Relief Allocation letter was received this week. This year’s allocation is $110,680.57 to be equally divided and distributed to the four Volunteer Fire Departments.
Mr. Kamauf reported the Borough’s estimated Liquid Fuels Allocation for 2013 is $395,256.09 which is approximately $18,500 less than this year.
Mayor Kelly questioned why the Mercantile Tax revenue is 59% less than last year at this time. Mr. Kamauf explained that he called Legal Tax Service for an explanation and he was informed that since the
Earned Income Tax is now being collected by Jordan Tax Service they are using the Mercantile Tax revenue to refund eligible individuals who qualify for an EIT refund.
Mr. Kostelnik asked for an update on the Streets Run Road property that was in question. Mr. Kamauf replied that he met with the Baldwin Borough Manager and he agreed that the property was located in West Mifflin Borough and would be put back on West Mifflin’s tax role at AlleghenyCounty and possibly a few years taxes refunded from Baldwin.
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Motion by Munsie, seconded by Marone that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be paid. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Stephenson to advertise for a Special Legislative Meeting for the purpose of voting on the contracts between the Borough of West Mifflin and the West Mifflin Police Officer Association as well as the West Mifflin Public Works General Warehouseman and Employees Union Local 636. Under remarks, Mr. Moses said that it must be advertised for ten days and he said a possible date for the meeting could be set for October 2, 2012. Roll Call: Seven ayes, no nays. Motion carried.
Mayor Kelly reported that Sergeant Veinovich’s son, 13 year old Robert Veinovich III, would be recognized as an honorary West Mifflin Policeman in private after the meeting for helping in a police case this past month.
Harry Thompson 6679 Adams Avenue questioned what the new Zoning Maps are being based on. Mr. Antonelli replied that it is an update of the changes based on the Digital Map on file with the Borough and that the new map would indicate when the revision was adopted.
Diane Stanesic 2803 Glenny Lane Extension questioned whether any roads were paved this year. Mr. Kamauf replied that there was no paving in the budget this year. Mrs. Stanesic remarked that Webster Avenue,Glenny Laneand Glenny Lane Extension are very bad and she would like to know when it would be paved.
Motion by Andzelik, seconded by Marone that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m. prevailing time.