POINT MARION BOROUGH REGULAR MEETING APRIL 1, 2015

CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Point Marion Borough Council was called to order by President DuBois at 7:03 PM. A moment of silence was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL: President DuBois, Vice President Reynolds, Councilwomen Evans, Griffith, Councilmen Kaczmarczyk, and Mayor Ables present, with Councilman Kelley arriving at 7:25 PM and Councilwoman Shaffer absent.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: None

PUBLIC COMMENT: Sandra Morris, Project Coordinator for Fayette County Walk Works addressed Council and presented the Walk Works Project for Point Marion. This program is promote a healthier lifestyle by having a designated walking route in the community. They have outlined an area about 1.41 mile in the downtown part of town and will provide signage outlining the route. They will provide all the advertising and signage with Borough employees doing the labor marking the route. A motion by Councilwoman Evans and second by Councilwoman Griffith to approve the program and have Borough employees do the labor. Motion Carried. The Borough Manager will order the signs.
Charles Beatty representing the Point Marion Eagles Club addressed Council pertaining damage done to the Clubs flagpole in front of their building. He stated that this damage was done on September 27, 2015 and a report was made a few days later. To this date he has not heard from anybody as to the status of the complaint or what action has been taken. Officer Stotlemyer stated that he was not the officer that handled the complaint, he has checked with the Magistrate and found that the suspect had pled guilty. He was not able to give any more details about the case due to confidentially. Mr. Beatty stated that he was satisfied that he had some information, but was still not satisfied that he was not kept updated with the status of the case.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Council reviewed the minutes of the March 08, 2015Regular Meeting that were provided to them prior to this meeting. Having no additions or corrections, a motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.

MAYOR’S REPORT: No Report

SECRETARY/TREASURER/BOROUGH MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Strimel reported on the progress of the new line to replace the old line in North Main Street. He had met with Mr. Colebank of Alpha Associates about the possibility of using the balance of the RUS loan to complete this project.
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The proposed cost was much higher that what we had left in the RUS loan, so it was decided that we would have our employees due the project. Our cost estimate was between $ 7,000.00 and $ 8,000.00 to complete the line and make necessary hookups to the 8 residents on the west side of North Main Street. Approval to have the employees install the line was granted at the March 18, 2015 Regular Meeting.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT: Mr. Grimm reported on the easements that will be needed for the new water line. He reported on the easement on the Park grant.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
BUILDING AND GROUNDS: No Report
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/ RECYCLING: Receiving questions as
when Spring Clean-Up would be this year. It will depend on when the
County will hold their Hard to Recycle Event, usually around the 1st or 2nd
weekend in May.
GRANTS/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: National Rails to Trails sojourn
will take place on Saturday April 25, 2015. They are expecting around 100
riders to travel from Morgantown to see where the Sheepskin Trail will
begin and the progress that has been made. We will hold a program and
ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled bathrooms at the Field House. It
will take place between 10:00 and 10:15am.
PARK: No Report
LIBRARY: No Report
POLICE: No Report
STREET: No Report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Renter Ordinance Committee Meeting Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 10:00 am.

NEW BUSINESS: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Coffee and Conversation Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

ADJOURNMENT: Having no other business to come before Council, a motion by Councilwoman Griffith and second by Councilwoman Evans to adjourn at 8:30 pm. Motion Carried.
Arthur J. Strimel
Secretary/Treasurer/Borough Manager