POINT MARION BOROUGH REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 16, 2013

POINT MARION BOROUGH
REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 16, 2013

CALL TO ORDER: The regular meeting of the Point Marion Borough Council was called to order by President DuBois at 7:04 PM. A moment of silence was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL: President DuBois, Vice President Reynolds, Councilwoman Shaffer, Evans, Councilman Kaczmarczyk, White and Mayor Ables.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: Mr. Buchanan gave an update on Contract #3 of the Water Line Replacement Project. He stated that all main lines are in the ground and the contractor has begun installing the service lines to the residents and businesses. The curbing and sidewalk replacement is in process. He also presented Payment Request # 21 to J.T. Subrick Inc. for $ 156,168.85 and Alpha Associates Inc. for $ 9,052.38 for inspections for a total of $ 165,221.23. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Evans to approve payment and authorize the President to execute all necessary paperwork for Payment Requisition # 21 Pay Application #2. Roll Call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

READING OF THE MINUTES: Council reviewed the minutes of the
September 18, 2013 Regular Meeting and the cancelled Regular Meeting of October 2, 2013 that were provided prior to this meeting. A motion by Councilwoman Evans and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.

MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Ables presented the police financial report for October, Restitution $ 138.78, Traffic Citations $ 152.29, Non-Traffic Citations $ 223.32, $ 220.83, Pa Dog Law $ 19.62 Total $ 754.84. He also reviewed and commented on the Activity and Code Officer Report. A motion by Councilman White and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to accept the report as presented. Motion Carried.

SECRETARY/TREASURER/BOROUGH MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Strimel reported that the Phase II Park Project has been closed out by DCNR. There has bee some adjustments and some pay items that were disallowed. We will receive
$ 5,914.00 as a final payment, but we will owe $907.48 in interest earned for the advanced payment. He would also like to pay off our Line of Credit to United Bank in the amount of $ 23,603.14 the amount used for the project. A motion by Councilman Kaczmarczyk and second by Councilman White to pay the interest earned to DCNR and to pay off the Line of Credit to United Bank.

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Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote. He presented a letter of resignation from James A. Hackett resigning from Council as he has moved out of the Borough. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to accept the of resignation. Motion carried.
He then reviewed and explained the Treasurer and Budget Reports for
September. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to accept the reports as presented. Motion Carried.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT: Mr. Grimm stated he should have final draft of the Rental Ordinance for the next meeting. He also stated the need for an Executive Session for personnel reasons at the end of the meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
BUILDING AND GROUNDS: No Report
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/RECYCLING: No Report
GRANTS/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Councilwoman Evans reported that payment has been make for the bike racks and will be installed by
Borough employees. She also reported that payment has been made for
the frame that will mount the mural. She reported on the Rivertown development of the Mon-Valley project. Her and Mayor Ables will look into providing better security at the Park.
PARK: Councilwoman Evans stated the over 140 bike riders participated in the bike race and all seemed satisfied with the course and facilities.
LIBRARY: No Report
POLICE: No Report
STREETS: No Report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Strimel has received an appeal from the Pa. Right To Know Agency pertaining to a complaint filed by the Hearld Standard for refusing to submit settlement and agreements from 2 law suites that were against the police department. We had never received any information from the attorneys or the insurance company pertaining to the suites. The Solicitor will prepare a response.

A motion by Vice President and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to go into an Executive Session for personnel reasons at 8:20 PM. Motion Carried.

A motion by Vice President and second by Councilman Councilman Kaczmarczyk to return to Regular Session at 9:16 PM. Motion Carried.

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A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman White to place Officer In Charge Jay A. Stutler on lay off for an indeterminant period due to loss of our Police Liability Insurance. Roll call showed all in favor, motion carried by unanimous vote.

Mr. Strimel stated that he will have a Tentative Budget for the next meeting and will present bid specifications for solid waste collection.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: None

ADJOURNMENTS: Having no other business to come before Council, a motion by Councilwoman Shaffer and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to adjourn at 9:12 PM.
Motion Carried.

Arthur J. Strimel
Secretary/Treasurer
Borough Manager