CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the Point Marion Borough Council was called to order by President DuBois at 7:00 PM. A moment of silence was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL: President DuBois, Vice President Reynolds, Councilwoman Evans, Councilmen Kaczmarczyk, Kelley and Mayor Ables present with Councilwoman Shaffer absent. All present or accounted for, a quorum present.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: In the absence of the Engineer, Mr. Strimel gave an update of the progress of the Water Line Project stating that all but two sidewalk segments and about 75% of the trench repair is complete. The Contractor is still aiming for completion by the end of May.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Ables stated that he is still working with the officers from Southwest to get them familiar with the Borough and will have a Police Report monthly report by the next meeting. The Code Officer, Louis Longo started May 1st and is familiarizing himself with that Borough and setting up procedures for the Code Enforcement.
SECRETARY/TREASURER/BOROUGH MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Strimel read a thank you card from a local resident thanking the employees for their work on snow removal this winter in the area of her residence. She also enclosed a check to show her gratitude. Mr. Strimel stated that he has never encountered this since he has been with the Borough, but he felt that the check should be divided between the employees. A motion by Councilman White and second by Council Kaczmarczyk to have the Borough Manager divide the donation between the employees. Motion Carried.
He also reported on an emergency purchase of a replacement computer for the Water and Sewer Departments and a laptop computer for the Code Enforcement in the amount of
$ 389.00 for the desktop and $ 388.00 for the laptop. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to authorize the purchases. Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote.
SOLICITOR’S REPORT: None
COMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
BUILDING AND GROUNDS: No Report
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/RECYCLING: Mr. Strimel stated that he had unofficial notice that the Hard to Recycle Event for the County
Regular Meeting May 7, 2014
would be May 31st. If that is the case, then we will schedule our Spring Clean-Up and Hard to Recycle Day Pick Up beginning on Thursday May 29th and Friday May 30th. He should have more information for the next meeting.
GRANTS/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Councilwoman Evans stated
there would be as Town Meeting concerning the proposed hydroelectric plant at the Point Marion Firehall on Wednesday June 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM. The Free Flow Power Co. will present the impact and benefits of this project for the Point Marion Lock and Dam and the Borough. She also stated there will be a meeting of the Mon-Valley Coalition
June 13, 2014 at 7:45AM at California.
PARK: Councilwoman Evans reported on that damage repairs are being made to
the Park and that there will be a Clean Up day Saturday May 17th at 9:00
LIBRARY: No Report
POLICE: No Report
STREETS: No Report
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Mr. Strimel stated that Council needs to take some action pertaining to the Camp Run Park Bridge. We are still getting some pressure from PennDot to keep the bridge closed. He will have some definite answers for the next meeting as to what we can do to resolve the situation.
NEW BUSINESS: A question as what can be done and if we have an ordinance concerning dogs running lose in the Borough. Mr. Strimel stated there is an ordinance, but most of the time the complainant does not want to sign a complaint which makes it very difficult to pursue the matter. Also a resident can make a complaint to the County SPCA, but there again proof obtained before action can be taken.
ADJOURNMENT: Having no other business to come before Council, a motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to adjourn at
8:10 PM. Motion Carried.
Arthur J. Strimel