POINT MARION BOROUGH
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
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 BuBois, Vice President Reynolds, Councilwomen Shaffer, Evans, Councilman White and Mayor Ables present, with Councilman Kaczmarczyk arriving at 7:49 PM.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: None
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
READING OF THE MINUTES: Council reviewed the minutes of the
October 16th Regular Meeting that were provided prior to this meeting. Having no additions or corrections, a motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman White to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.
MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Ables reviewed and explained the Code Officer Report for October. A motion by Councilman White and second by Councilwoman Evans to accept the report as presented. Motion Carried.
SECTETARY/TREASURER/BOROUGH MANAGER: No Report
SOLICITOR’S REPORT: Mr. Grimm stated the need to have an Executive Session due to personnel reasons.
COMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
BUILDING AND GROUNDS: No Report
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/RECYCLING: No Report
GRANTS/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Councilwoman Evans reported on Breakfast Meeting by Rivertown on the Mon-Valley Project. She is working on submitting community priorities, hopefully there will be co-op grants to complete the projects. They are working on a brochure to promote these projects.
There is some money left on the mural project, she is trying to transfer the balance to other community projects.
PARK: Councilwoman Evans reported that workers have been winterizing the park and equipment securing it for the winter. She stated that Santa at the Park will be the last event of the year, date and time will be announced.
LIBRARY: No Report
POLICE: No Report
STREET: No Report
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: President DuBois stated that we have received three letters of interest for the position on Council. Those persons are Larry Daugherty, Patrick Kelley, and Robert Goodwin. There will be interviews by Council on Wednesday November 13, 2013 starting at 6:30 PM. He asks the Secretary to notify each person and set an interview time.
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Strimel presented the bid packet for the solid waste collection contract. The contract will be to remove solid waste for a period 36 months beginning January 1, 2014. This must be advertised in a newspaper of local distribution 2 times prior to the bid opening at the Regular Meeting December 18, 2013. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman White to advertise for bids for the solid waste removal contract for thirty-six months. Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote. He then presented and explained the proposed Budget for 2014. He stated that the Budget reflects a balanced budget with no increase in taxes or utility charges that included the pension Minimum Municipal Obligation Plan. A motion by Councilwoman Evans and second by Councilman White to accept the proposed Budget 2014 and have it open for public viewing at the Borough Building, Tax Collector’s Office and to advertise a notice in a newspaper of local distribution with final approval at the Regular Meeting of December 18, 2013. Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote.
A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman White to go into an Executive Session for personnel reasons at 7:49PM. Motion Carried.
A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Evans to return to Regular Session at 8:20PM Motion Carried. President DuBois stated that no action would be taken at this time as a result of the Executive Session.
ADJOURNMENT: Having no other business to come before Council, a motion by Councilwoman Shaffer and second by Councilman White to adjourn at 8:22 PM. Motion Carried.
Arthur J. Strimel