Point Marion Borough Regular Meeting September 18th, 2013

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, Councilmen Hackett, Kaczmarczyk, White, Councilwoman Evans and Mayor Ables present with Councilwoman Shaffer absent.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: Mr. Buchanan reported on the progress of Contract #3 of the Water Line Replacement Project and presented Payment Application #1 in the amount of $ 33,750.00 to John T. Subrick Co., Alpha Associates $ 2,013.15 for Engineering costs and Robert E. Grimm not to exceed $ 4,000.00 for legal fees and reimburse the Water Fund for interest of the interim loan. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Hackett to approve Payment Application # 1 and to authorize the President to execute the necessary paperwork. 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 4, 2013 regular meeting that were provided prior to this meeting and having no additions or corrections, a motion by Councilman White and second by Councilwoman Evans to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.

MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Ables presented the police financial report for September in the amount of $ 777.33, see attached. He also reviewed and commented on the Activity Report for August. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to accept the Mayor and Activity Reports as presented. Motion Carried.

SECRETARY/TREASURER/BOROUGH MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Strimel reviewed and explained the Treasurer and Budget reports for August. A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Evans to accept the reports as presented. Motion Carried.

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SOLICITOR’S REPORT: Mr. Grimm presented three Resolutions to Council for approval in connection with the closing of the Interim Loan for the Water Line Replacement. The first resolution 007-13 Affirming the Utility Rates for the Water Department A motion by Councilman Hackett and second by Vice President Reynolds to approve Resolution 007-13. Roll call showed 6 yes and 0 no votes motion carried by unanimous vote. The second Resolution 008-13 approving the indebteness of the $1,662,000.00 loan A motion by Councilman Hackett and second by Vice President Reynolds to accept Resolution 008-13 approving the indebtedness to the Borough in the amount of $, 662,000.00. Roll call showed 6 yes and 0 no vote’s motion carried by unanimous vote. The third Resolution 009-13 approving the Insurance Bond in the amount of $ 496,000.00 for the Water Line Project. A motion by Councilwoman Evans and second by Councilman White to adopt Resolution 009-13 approving the Insurance Bond in the amount of $ 496,000.00. Roll call showed 6 yes and 0 no votes, motion carried unanimous vote. He also stated the need to hold 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 stated their will be another Rivertown meeting and work session at California on September 27th.
PARK: Councilwoman Evans stated the she and the Mayor are working on the bush removal at the Park utilizing the $ 5,000.00 grant from PEC.
LIBRARY: No Report
POLICE: No Report
STREETS: No Report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: Discussion on the Door to Door Trick or Treat was held and a motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilman Kaczmarczky to told Door to Door Trick or Treat on October 31, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. And as always if you do not wish to participate just turn off you porch light. Motion Carried.
Discussion about the Annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the Rotary Club. A motion by Council White and second by Councilwoman Evans to grant permission to the Rotary Club to have the Parade on Tuesday or Wednesday October 29th or 30th. Motion Carried.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Councilman Hackett announced and thanked Kathy Griffith for taking over the task of preparing the Borough Newsletter.
A motion by Councilman White and second by Councilman Kaczmarczyk to go into an Executive Session for personnel at 8:04 PM. Motion Carried.
A motion by Vice President Reynolds and second by Councilwoman Evans to return to Regular Session at 8:57 PM Motion Carried. President DuBois stated that no action would be taken as a result of the Executive Session at this time.

ADJOURNMENT: Having no other business to come before Council, a motion by Councilman White and second by Councilwoman Evans to adjourn at 9:02 PM. Motion Carried.

Arthur J. Strimel
Secretary/Treasurer
Borough Manager