POINT MARION BOROUGH REGULAR MEETING MARCH 4, 2015

 

CALL TO ORDER: The 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.

ROLL CALL: President DuBois, Vice President Reynolds, Councilwomen Evans, Griffith, Councilmen Kaczmarczyk, Kelley and Mayor Ables present, with Councilwoman Shaffer absent.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: No Report

PUBLIC COMMENT: Robert Wolfe addressed Council and questioned why the Stop Sign was removed in Church Alley. Vice President Reynolds stated that the sign was placed there to protect patrons of the restaurant crossing the street from the parking lot across from the business. Since there is no parking lot there any longer there is no need for the sign. He also commented on the eyesore on the south end of Morgantown Street, cars and items on the closed Camp Run Park Road. Mayor Ables stated that those issues would be taken care of.

READING OF THE MINUTES: Council reviewed the Minutes of the February 4th Regular Meeting and having no additions or corrections, a motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Griffith to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to accept the minutes of the February 18th Regular Meeting that was cancelled due to the weather. Motion Carried.

MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Ables presented the Police Activity Report by the Southwest Regional Police Department for February 2015. He also gave a report on the activities of the Code Officer for February. He stated that the Rental Ordinance program seems to be working well and for the most part the is being adhered to.

SECRETARY/TREASURER/BOROUGH MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Strimel reported on the major water leak that occurred last week. It was in the center on North Main Street and was a line that was not replaced in the water line project. He stated that it took two days to repair the leak which was slowed by the weather conditions. We are working on a solution to relocate that line and tie in eight residents from a different location so we may deaden that line. He then reviewed and explained the Treasurer and Budget Reports for February 2015.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT: No Report

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COMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
BUIDLING AND GROUNDS: No Report
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/RECYCLING: No Report
GRANTS/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Councilwoman Evans stated that
March 13th with be the quarterly meeting of the Mon-River Valley Coalition meeting. There will be a Great American Clean-Up on April 11th – May 1, 2015 more information will follow. April 25, 2015 will be the National Rail Conservancy Trip that will be making a stop at the Park for a program and to see what plans are being made of the Sheepskin Trail. River Fest meeting was held on Tuesday March 3 and the next meeting will be Thursday March 17th. Don’t forget the Bowers Hoagie sale. Councilman Kelley explained the proposed agreement with Power 32 Regional Trail System. A notion by Councilwoman Evans and second by Councilman Kelley to adopt a resolution supporting the vision of the PA-WV-OH trail corridor contingent upon approval of the Solicitor. Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote.
PARK: No Report
LIBRARY: No Report
POLICE: No Report
STREET: No Report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Hoagie Sale March 21, 2015.

ADJOURNMENT: Having no other business to come before Council, a motion by Councilwoman Griffith and second by Councilwoman Evans to adjourn at 8:28 PM. Motion Carried.

Arthur J. Strimel
Secretary/Treasurer
Borough Manager