POINT MARION BOROUGH
APRIL 2, 2014
CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Point Marion Borough Council was called to order by President DuBois at 7:02 PM. A moment of silence was followed by the Pledge of Allegiances.
ROLL CALL: President DuBois, Vice President Reynolds, Councilwomen Shaffer, Evans, Councilmen Kaczmarczyk, White and Mayor Ables present, with Councilman Kelley absent. A quorum is present.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: Steve Buchanan reported that the Waste Load Management Report for 2013 has been completed and submitted for the sewage plant. He also has been handling call concerning the Water Line Replacement Project with PennDot. Steve announced that he would be leaving Alpha Associates and that Rick Colebank would be taking over for him. Rick addressed Council and stated that he would be our Engineer for the remainder of this project and looked forward to continuing working as Engineer for the Borough.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
READING OF THE MINUTES: Council reviewed the minutes of the March 19, 2014 Regular Meeting that were provided to them prior to this meeting. Having no additions or corrections, a motion by Councilman White and second by Vice President Reynolds to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.
MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Ables stated that he had no report at this time.
SECRETARY/TREASURER/BOROUGH MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Strimel stated he had no report on the Secretary’s section of his report and went on to the Treasurer and Budget Reports. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman White to accept the Treasurer and Budget Reports as presented. Motion Carried.
SOLICITOR’S REPORT: Mr. Grimm presented and explained a proposed agreement between the Borough and the Southwest Regional Police Department for the lease of the Borough’s police car in the amount of $ 1.00. The agreement stated that the Borough would provide fuel and minor repairs costing less than $ 500.00 and the lease will terminate when the police service agreement expires. He also reviewed and explained the final draft of the service agreement with Southwest Regional Police Department to provide police service for 32 hours a week and additional 8 hours as desired. A motion by Councilman White and second by Vice President Reynolds to approve the Lease
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Agreement and to adopt as Resolution 002-14. Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote.
COMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
A. BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: No Report
B. SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/RECYCLING: No Report
C. GRANTS/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Councilwoman Evans received a call from Free Flow Power concerning their application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the hydroelectric project at the Point Marion Lock & Dam. She stated that she will be meeting with Donna to get a status report on the rail trail.
D. PARK: The Park Commission is gathering information on security systems at the park buildings. The next Park Meeting will be April 9, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Borough Building.
E. LIBRARY: Councilwoman Evans presented a Library Report for Dec through February.
F. POLICE: No Report
G. STREETS: Mr. Strimel stated that our crew would begin pothole patching just a soon as weather permitting.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: None
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Coffee and Conversation meeting April 23, 2014 at 7:00PM. Councilwoman Evans stated that this meeting will focus on the Youth and hopefully get some views and ideas on what they think should take place in the Borough.
A motion by Councilman White and second by Councilwoman Evans to go into an Executive Session for personnel at 7:58 PM. Motion Carried.
A motion by Councilman White and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to return to Regular Session at 8:41PM. Motion Carried.
President DuBois stated that no action would take place as a result of the Executive Session at this time.
Mayor Ables stated that we have received 6 applications for a Code Officer position and the Police Committee would hold interviews on Tuesday April 8, 2014 beginning at 6:30 PM.
ADJOURNMENT: Having no other business to come before Council, a motion by Councilwoman Shaffer and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM. Motion Carried.
Arthur J. Strimel