CALL TO ORDER: The rescheduled Regular Meeting of the Point Marion Borough Council was called to order by President DuBois at 7:05 PM. A moment of silence was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A notice of the rescheduling of the Regular Meeting of December 17, 2014 was placed in the newspaper in accordance with the Borough Code.
ROLL CALL: President DuBois, Vice President Reynolds, Councilwomen Evans, Griffith present with Councilwoman Shaffer, Councilmen Kaczmarczyk, Kelley and Mayor Ables absent. A quorum is present.
ENGINEER’REPORT: A representative from Alpha Associates Inc. presented Payment Request # 28 from the Water Line Project in the amount of $ 102,542.17 to finalize Change Order #1. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Griffith to authorize the President to execute Payment Request # 28. Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
READING OF THE MINUTES: Council reviewed the minutes of the
December 3, 2014 Regular Meeting that were provided prior to this meeting. Councilwoman Evans stated the proper name of the contact software is MailChimp not MailCheck. A motion by Councilwoman Evans and second by Councilwoman Griffith to accept the minutes as corrected. Motion Carried.
MAYOR’S REPORT: None
SECRETARY/TREASURER/BOROUGH MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Strimel presented a cooperation agreement with the Fayette County Uniform Construction Code Office to provide enforcement and permits of the Uniform Construction Code for 2015 thru 2018. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Evans to authorize the necessary officials to execute the agreement with the Uniform Construction Office. Motion Carried. He then reviewed and explained the Treasurer and Budgets Reports for November. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Evans to accept the report as presented. Motion Carried.
SOLICITOR’S REPORT: None
Regular Meeting December 22, 2014
COMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
BUILDING AND GROUNDS: N/R
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/RECYCLING: N/R
GRANTS/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: N/R
POLICE: Vice President Reynolds presented the Southwest Regional Police
Report for November 2014.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: President DuBois opened the floor to discussion of the Budget for 2015. There have been no changes to the balanced Budget that was accepted at the November 19, 2014 Regular Meeting. After some discussion, a motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Griffith to adopt the Budget for 2015 that includes a .05 mil increase in the Real Estate Tax and a $ .60 per thousand gallons to the Water Rates. Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote.
NEW BUSINESS: A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Evans to set the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 PM for the regular council meeting. Motion Carried.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: No announcements other than to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
ADJOURNMENT: Having no other business to come before Council, a motion by Councilwoman Evans and second by Councilwoman Griffith to adjourn at 8:07 PM. Motion Carried.
Arthur J. Strimel