Council Minutes – January 8 2015

UNOFFICIAL UNTIL FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Jermyn Borough Council met on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00p.m. On roll call the following members were present:  J.Wilson, J.McDermott, W.Estile, J.Allan ,J.Smith and K.Hosie. Mayor Smallacombe was in attendance. Attorney Nichols and Councilman Parks were absent.

MINUTES   – A motion was made by J.Allan, seconded by W.Estile to accept the minutes of December 11, 2014. All members were in favor.

FINANCIAL REPORT -W.Estile gave the financial report:
Beginning Balance –   $110,750.09
Deposits                   – $37,688.52
Expenses                  – $55,797.58
Ending balance         – $92,641.84

A motion was made by J.Smith, seconded by J.McDermott to accept the financial report as presented. All members were in favor.

MAYOR- Mayor Smallcombe reported that Chief Arthur has gotten over $200,000.00 in surplus equipment for the Borough, the most recent item a Hum-Vee. If you look at the police report, although Jermyn is a small town, Mayfield had about an eighth of the calls that Jermyn answered in 2014. Our Police Department is doing a great job. Mayor Smallacombe thanked all who made the Christmas Show and Christmas Parade a success, Police, Fire Police, the Girls Scouts all who decorated and participated.

The Events Committee had a house lighting contest, out of 900 homes, 265 were decorated. The annual Events Committee dinner will be on February 21 at St. Michaels and awards will be given for service to the Community. Mrs. Wilson reported that the recipients this year are: Volunteer of the Year – John Coleman, Life time Achievement Award – Patricia McMyne and Community Service Award – Katie Hosie. Mrs. Wilson also said Mrs. Hosie is receiving the award not because she serves on Council, but rather for her community service and service to her church. There is a criteria the Events Committee has to follow and there are 25 names submitted for each category and the members vote.

The Mayor said there is a scoreboard missing from the building, things like this should not happen. We have to make a repair and the parts are no longer available and that is why the scoreboard was in storage.

FIRE CHIEF- Fire Chief Rood thanked Channel 16 for the donation of smoke detectors and they will be available in the borough office. He said W.Estile and himself will be going to a seminar at Maywood for drones. The siren at the Artisian is weak, maybe they can lengthen the blow on it. The current siren is from WW11 and perhaps it could be replaced, the firemen have pagers and he will get more information.

Mrs. Hosie said you can hardly hear the siren. Mr. Rood said there used to be four sirens and you could hear one or the other.

PUBLIC INPUT –A. Whitiak, 512 Garfield, 669 Washington addressed council about the budget. He asked what did the borough obtain from the surplus program. Chief Arthur said 100 sleeping bags, tools, wrenches, a Hum-Vee valued at $50,000.00, a compressor, a diesel generator.

Floyd Celli, 642 Washington Avenue said that Attorney Nichols was to look into the problem at the front of his property. Mrs. Hosie said Attorney Nichols isn’t present and she did not know what to tell Mr. Celli.

Chief Arthur thanked Walter Estile for going on the trips for the surplus property, the DPW for unloading all the items. He said in case of a disaster we have sleeping bags, canteens and hope to get cots in the future. He thanked Office McMorrow also. The Chief said the federal surplus brought a lot of money into the borough and that he had to sign for everything and he is accountable. Mrs. Hosie asked that a list of all the items should be in the borough office and thanked Chief Arthur for his hard work. Chief Arthur said there is a $400.00 fee each year to be part of the program, the hum-vee only has 9300 miles on it and will be available to all emergency responders. Mr. Estile said that Chief Arthur’s brother volunteered his time to go to the base, for 10 hours.

Tony Roma, 106 Raymond drive addressed Council about the vacant lot on Riverview Lane, Mr. Roma asked if there is sewer hook up ? The Mayor said yes there is a grinder pump and the lot is clean, everything is removed. Mr. Chase said it is a non-conforming lot and it is more lenient with regulations for setbacks. It was asked if a neighbor spoke to Mr. Roma when he was looking at the property. Mr. Roma said yes, he was very nice, but gave him many reasons not to purchase the lot. Mr. Rood said something needs to be done about the neighbor through our solicitor. He also said the items Chief Arthur has obtained through the Federal surplus program is very valuable if there is a disaster.

FINANCE- A motion was made by J.McDermott, seconded by J.Wilson to pay invoices in the amount of $1,806.55. All members were in favor.

PUBLIC WORKS –W.Estile said Rock Bottom has finished the job at Mr. Celli’s property, there are big ruts in the alley, the project was done two weeks ago without anyone notifying the borough. Mrs. Hosie asked if Mr. Parks looked at the job? Mr. Rood said the borough should have an independent inspector review all projects. Mrs. Wilson said it is common sense for the contractor to contact the borough office and thinks an independent inspector is a good idea.

PUBLIC SAFETY – Mr. Smith said that the Mayor basically has said a lot that I have to comment on. Chief Arthur did a great job the thing I like is that Chief Arthur is pro-active and sometimes we are more reactive than pro-active. So should the borough find themselves in a position where there is some tragedy, I think we are well prepared for it. Thanks to the Chief, Walter, the police department, everyone, I can’t say much more. Just look at the brochure Chief Arthur passes out, it says a lot.

RECREATION- J.Allan reported that Lakeland Basketball has started and the Thursday night league is playing again. The clock is fixed, new parts were made. The Mayor said some residents have shown interest in joining the recreation committee, K.Napoli, D.Marke to help J.Allan out.

ZONING OFFICER- B.Chase said he received a letter from a resident on Hudson Street with concerns about her neighbor perhaps running a business. Mr. Chase stopped by the residence in question and said they are not running a business, all four vehicles are licensed and belong to the homeowner, and there is not a violation. He will send the resident with the concerns a letter, explaining.

JUNIOR COUNCILMAN – B.Swatt  asked that Council review  the information he gave them concerning the BlackBoard Connection, the cost and how it is set up and asked them to review it. J.Wilson congratulated B.Swatt on finishing second place in the FBLA regionals.

New Business – ORDINANCE FOR LEVYING AND COLLECTION OF TAXES FOR 2015

A motion was made by J.Wilson, seconded by J.Allan to adopt the Ordinance for the Levying and Collection for 2015. All members were in favor.

RESOLUTION FOR TAX ANTICIPATION –A motion was made by J.McDermott, seconded by  W.Estile  to adopt a resolution authorizing the incurring of a tax anticipation note in the face of $100,000.00 . All members were in favor.

RE-APPOINT WILLIAM ARTHUR- A motion was made by W.Estile, seconded by J.Smith to re-appoint William Arthur as Acting Chief until the next council meeting or if Chief Zellers returns. All members were in favor.

Council was notified of a LCAB dinner on January 15, please let the secretary know.

A motion was made to adjourn by W.Estile, seconded by J.Allan. All members were in favor.

2015 Budget

The 2015 Jermyn Borough budget is now available under the information tab.

Council Minutes – December 11, 2014

Jermyn Borough Council met on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. On roll call the following members were present: J.Wilson, J.McDermott, W.Estile, J.Allan, J.Smith and K. Hosie. B.Parks was absent. Attorney Nicholls and Mayor Smallacombe were in attendance.

MINUTES – A motion was made by J.Allan seconded by J.McDermott to accept the minutes of November 13, 2014. All members were in favor.

FINANCIAL REPORT-  W.Estile gave the financial report:
Beginning Balance   – $131,971.21
Deposits                     – $39,550.46
Expenses                    – $60,770.76
Ending Balance         – $ 110,750.91

A motion was made by J.Smith, seconded by J.Allan to accept the financial report as presented. All members were in favor.

At this time President Hosie announced that Brian Swatt our Junior Councilman was appointed ambassador for Lakeland High School.

MAYOR- The Mayor reported our annual Christmas Parade will be at 6:00 on Saturday with refreshments in the gym afterwards. The Christmas Show will be on Sunday at 3:00, decorating will be done tonight and tomorrow, if anyone can help. The tickets are out for the annual dinner at St. Michaels Center on February 21, we also have raffle tickets to sell. The crime watch is selling candy bars, they are $1.00 apiece. The Police Department is collecting donations for the animal shelter, dry dog and cat food and cleaning supplies.  The Mayor thanked the Police, Fire Police and Fire Department for the great job with the transformer problem on Washington Avenue. The Historical Society will have their Christmas meeting at Mr. Avery’s on the first Sunday in January. He said the Historical Society received a check from the County to pay for the cost of the band.

FIRE CHIEF-  R.Rood reported there was a problem at the scene of the transformer on Washington Avenue, he said the line that was down was a 12,000 volt line and the area was roped off and a resident walked under the tape . Mr. Rood said he tried to stop him but was ignored. He wants the public to know that when an area is roped off too please stand back.

PUBLIC INPUT – A. Whitiak, 512 Garfield, thanked the first responders on the night of the transformer fire and  he got a phone call from the Fire Chief which was appreciated. He said that he feels the 5 minutes rule is wrong. He read a quote “We are not to judge all Muslims by actions of a few lunatics, we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. It seems we are constantly hearing how social security will run out of money, but we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money. “In God WE Trust, when even one American who has done nothing wrong is forced to shut his mind and close his mouth, All Americans are in peril. – Harry Truman

Mr. Smith said as far as the 5 minute rule it has not been passed. K. Hosie said it is in the handbook and it will be enforced in January. Mr. Whitiak said he has looked at the budget and asked if the borough has a business plan? Mrs. Hosie said that’s what the budget is and the department heads are to spend the money wisely. She also explained we will be taking out a $100,000.00 tax anticipation loan and it will be paid back when the taxes come in. Mr. Whitiak said you are throwing good money after bad.

Floyd Celli, 642 Washington Avenue, Mr. Celli said the balance always goes down? Mrs. Hosie said we have more expenses in the winter. Mr.  Celli said $110,000.00 isn’t much of a cushion, what can the borough do to raise money? The Mayor said we are one of the few towns with a cushion, we don’t have big business in Jermyn, our only hope might be if a business may come in and develop the land behind Rapid Pallet. Mr. Celli said Mr. Parks came and looked at the front of his building. There is a problem what can be done? He said he fell on ice in his garage and hurt his thumb. He asked if Attorney Nicholls would look into the liability for storm water runoff. Mrs. Hosie said the Mayor spoke to Corey at Rock Bottom and he promised him the work would be done by today. Mrs. Hosie apologized for the delay.

Mr. Smith suggested we give Rock Bottom a deadline.

A motion was made by J.Wilson, seconded by W.Estile to notify Rock Bottom that they have thirty days to do the job and to get three quotes from other contractors. Mr. Rood said he does not want his project done in the winter.

FINANCE- A motion was made by J.McDermott, seconded by J.Smith to approve the invoices in the amount of $7,046.17. All members were in favor.

PUBLIC SAFETY – Mr. Smith said he has spoken to Chief Arthur and he has gone to a government surplus depot and has got equipment for disasters at no cost to the borough. He commended Chief Arthur for doing the research and being pro-active.

Mr. Estile said that Chief Arthur went to the depot today and got 42 sleeping bags, which cost $238.00, a diesel generator worth $24,000.00, a new base radio, and a case of combat boots. These items were obtained at no cost to the borough. Mr. Estile asked if room number 3 can be used to store everything. Chief Arthur is responsible for all the materials and would like to put a lock on the door.

A motion was made by W.Estile, seconded by J.McDermott to allow Chief Arthur use room 3 to store emergency equipment and to have a lock put on the door.  All members were in favor.

ZONING OFFICER- Mr. Chase reported said he has found two sheds and two garages without permits and will be working on a complaint.

JUNIOR COUNCILMAN- B.Swatt reported he has been doing research on the blackboard connection as a better form of communication and asked the issue to be put on the agenda for the work session.

NEW BUSINESS

2015 BUDGET – A motion was made by W.Estile seconded by J.Allan to adopt the 2015 budget at $675,943.00.  All members were in favor.

THIRD PARTY INSPECTOR – A motion was made by J.Wilson seconded by J.Allan to hire BIU and NEIC Inspection Agencies with a verbal change stating that commercial will be negotiated between the third party agency and the owner. All members were in favor.

2015 AUDIT – A motion was made by W.Estile, seconded by J.McDermott to retain Brian Kelly, CPA to do the 2015 audit  at a cost of $3,875.00. All members were in favor.

CDBG RESOLUTION – A motion was made to pass a resolution with Lackawanna County CDBG for the paving of Henry Drive at a cost of $100,991.00 by J.Wilson, seconded by J.Smith. All members were in favor.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – A motion was made by J.McDermott, seconded by J.Smith to extend the deadline for the submission of obligations, regarding the Historical Society having their museum in the DPW garage until April 1 ,2014. All members were in favor.

2015 Budget Ordinance – A motion was made by W.Estile, seconded by J.Allan giving Attorney Nicholls permission to prepare and advertise the ordinance for the 2015 budget. All members were in favor.

Council went into Executive Session for personnel, council reconvened from executive session.

Mrs. Hosie asked for a motion to hire Mark Kilmer as a part time DPW employee. Mr. Smith asked to see his resignation letter, it was stated that he resigned for a better position.  A motion was made by J.Wilson, there was not a second to the motion. Motion failed.

TAX ANTICIPATION LOAN – Attorney Nicholls explained that we received one proposal from Peoples Security Bank at 1.59 %, for $100,000.00. The purpose is to get through until tax money starts coming in. A motion was made to accept the proposal from Peoples’ Security Bank for $100,00.00 at 1.59% by J.Allan, seconded by J.Smith. All members were in favor.

A motion was made to give Attorney Nicholls permission to draft the resolution for the TAX Anticipation loan and to advertise by J.Smith, seconded by W.Estile. All members were in favor.

Acting Chief Arthur – A motion was made by J. Smith, seconded by W. Estile to re-appoint William Arthur as Acting Chief until the next council meeting or Chief Zellers returns. All members were in favor.

Mr. Smith suggested it may be time to look at the budget in a different way, he said that over time as we experience different things we learn a lot more about the running of the borough. Walter succeeded in drafting the budget along with James Allan. I think it is time we look at a different way of looking at the budget. My suggestion is what we have been doing, making an analogy, all the tax money goes into a big pot. All that money goes wherever it has to go, Police, DPW, Fire, all different departments. Mr. Smith said the way that the money is going, it is becoming tighter and tighter. We have to be a little more closely guarded in how we watch the money. Whoever is the finance chair next year, I think what we might want to do ,and this is only a suggestion, we might take  a look where we fund each budget. Lets say the Police Department has a budget of $100,000.00, each line item underneath it creates that budget of $100,000.00. They would have their own checkbook and that police department would run exclusively by the money that was allotted to the police department. What I see right now, we have the big pot and the money just goes anywhere. So as we get tighter we should be more on target. The DPW has $200,000.00, all line items underneath equal $200,000.00, they should have their own checkbook and that money they spend should go against the $200,000.00 rather than the general pot. I think we should take a look at that. K.Hosie asked if Debbie would still write out the checks. Mr. Smith said yes. The Mayor said bigger towns and the county does it that way. J.Wilson asked why would you have separate checking accounts? Mrs. Hosie said you would not. Mrs. Wilson said perhaps Kelly and John could set up paper accounts. Mr. Smith said the records are very important, accountability is the name of the game but I think what has occurred after doing it for two years, everything that is passed down, this is the way. When you look back at it, sitting in the background and not forefront, I realize that different departments can go way over budget. What happens is that surplus that used to be up there ,they take money out of the surplus and put in the big pot. So now your surplus goes down and the departments are getting more than council realizes. This is my observation and it has been going on forever, people can’t say it is this council or Walter or Joe in charge. Mr. Smith said we better start planning now that the money is not going to be there, we have to stop the bleeding now. I think if we do our budgets in a different way we just might be able to save the day. So whoever is in charge of finance next year might want to take a look at it.

Mayor Smallacombe said there is a contest going on for the best decorated home in Jermyn. There will be four prizes, the donations where from the Windsor, Perk-Up Restaurant, Debbie’s Floral Boutique, Longworths, Art Wilson and the Mayor. The prizes will be awarded after December 28.

Mr. Smith asked why can’t we put LED lights in our wreaths? Mr. Chase said it is an initial expensive cost. Mr. Smith said in the long run, look at the lights that are out right now. Mrs. Stackel said it is a disgrace, Mr. Smith agreed with her. Mr. Estile said Mr. Petch, the electrician is looking into it. Mr. Allan said depending on the size of the bulbs it could be very costly, and Simpson got new decorations and they were $500.00 a piece, he said the current wreaths were purchased by a drive. Mrs. Stackel said the DPW should be checking the bulbs before putting them up.

A motion was made to adjourn by J.Allan, seconded by W.Estile, All members were in favor.

Grand Opening Bella Bambini’s Daycare – 12/13/14

 

Bella Bambini’s Daycare plan December 13 Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening

JERMYN, PA- South Washington Avenue in Jermyn is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Situated in northern Lackawanna County, the most recent business to open here is at 27 South Washington Avenue, and on Saturday December 13, Bella Bambini’s Daycare plans to commemorate the start of their new business with an 10:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting inviting an assortment of area officials dedicated to the economic development of the region to share in the celebration. The Grand Opening / Open House will run from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

For the past year; Bella Bambini’s owners, Charles and Jennifer Collura, have been building what for years they had only dreamed about. Now that dream has become a reality.

Jennifer Collura describes the day care as a “home away from home”, built from the ground up, Bella Bambini’s is a place where a parent will feel safe leaving their child.

Currently Bella Bambini’s is enrolling children from 6 weeks of age to five (5) years old.

For more information: (570) 876-1101 or bellabambinisdaycare@gmail.com

Council Minutes – November 13 2014

UNOFFICIAL UNTIL DECEMBER 11, 2014

Jermyn Borough Council met on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The following members were present: J.Wilson, W.Estile, J.Allan,and K.Hosie. J.McDermott, J.Smith, R.Parks and Attorney Nicholls were absent. Mayor Smallacombe was in attendance.

The October minutes will be voted on at the December 11, 2014 meeting.

FINANCIAL REPORT – W.Estile gave the financial report:

Beginning Balance – $167,472.54
Deposits                 – $42,657.11
Expenses               – $78,158.45
Ending Balance     – $ 131,971.20

A motion was made by J.Wilson seconded by J.Allan to accept the financial report as presented. All members were in favor.

MAYOR – Mayor Smallacombe reported that the police have written 7,000 incidents so far this year. The Fire Police are doing an excellent job, they are at marathons, events at the building and accidents, their work is appreciated. The police have been doing truck enforcement on Rushbrook Street, house watches and stop signs in East Jermyn. The Mayor said he has not received any complaints about the police department.

At this time Chief Arthur addressed council, he thanked the Fire Police for all of their assistance, thanked DPW for putting in the crosswalks, they recently had a bike accident and it was clearly defined because of the crosswalk. He thanked the DPW for repairing a storm drain at Jefferson and Rushbrook Street. He thanked the Crime Watch for purchasing a new PBT and trauma kits for each officer. He said that he and Officer McMorrow went to Mechanicsburg to look at the Federal Surplus warehouse. Chief Arthur said there is a yearly administrative fee, but there is no charge for any items. He said he would like to get items for a disaster shelter, cots, generators and sleeping bags.

The Mayor said he attended the Crime Watch meeting, they have plans for next year and appointed officers and are planning on having speakers at their meetings. The Veterans Day Celebration was a big success, Jermyn has one of the biggest in the County and thanked all who came out. The Historical Society open house was good and Mr. Avery puts a lot of work into it. The Events Committee will have their annual dinner on February 21 to honor citizens. The Mayor said we will be having a house decorating contest, asking for donations for prizes, the Windsor Inn and Art Wilson said they would give gift certificates. The winner will be announced at the Christmas Show on December 14.

PAVING LOAN – A motion was made by J.Wilson, seconded by W.Estile to have the secretary contact lending institutions to obtain the annual cost of a paving loan for $200,000.00, $250,000.00 and $300,000.00. All members were in favor.

FIRE CHIEF – Chief Rood said the two companies are working together well and they had a class for fire police to hook up to the hydrants and may definitely be an asset.

PUBLIC INPUT – Floyd Celli, 642 Washington Avenue addressed council saying that Rock Bottom will be dropping off equipment at his business and R.Roods’ residence. He asked council if an arcade is going into the tattoo place. Council had no knowledge of the issue. Mr. Celli said the building where the tattoo place was has no parking? And if it’s vacant for a year, can another business go in at that location? The Mayor said it is grandfathered in unless there is a permit issued by Zoning, it is a commercial zone. Mr. Celli said parking is difficult on Washington and the tenant’s park for extended periods of time. The Mayor said we can’t do anything about it, parking has always been a problem. Mr. Celli addressed the water issue at the front of his building coming over the sidewalks. Penn Dot said they are only responsible from curb face to curb face and it is the Borough’s problem. The Mayor said the borough is responsible for cleaning the drains and he went out during the last bad rain storm and not one drop of water came off the sidewalks. Mr. Celli said he has wasted another four months, the erosion comes from water and in the winter it will be ice and a liability. Mr. Celli said the borough is responsible.

Mr. A.Whitak, 669 Washington Avenue, Mr. Whitiak said he understands what Mr. Celli is going through, he has had a water problem for 13 years it is a skating rink and council never went after the guy. K.Hosie asked Mr. Whitiak to remember that none of us were on council at the time. Mr.Whitiak said Mr. Celli is trying to improve a rat infested property, to make it a nice building. Mayor Smallacombe said that we appreciate that. J.Wilson asked that we move on, property owners got new sidewalks and the green way does take some of the water. Mr. Whitiak said in July the borough had $198,490.56, today we have $131,971.00, he said we are going broke, losing $20,000.00 a month. K. Hosie said we are now looking into borrowing funds to pave streets, it is a long process as the borough has to get state approval. She explained the borough is going to obtain a Tax Anticipation loan for the first time to keep the borough going and will be paid off in April when taxes come in. Mr. Whitiak inquired about the 2015 budget, Mrs. Hosie said the final budget will be adopted at the December meeting and Mr. Whitiak can get a copy of the proposed budget at the borough office.

Michelle Burns Lackawanna County addressed council about some events going on, Festival Of Trees, December 12 to December 31, no tax increase for the county and asked residents to check the county web site for other happenings.

INVOICES – A motion was made by J.Wilson seconded by J.Allan to pay invoices in the amount of $5,642.59. All members were in favor.

RECREATION – Mr. Allan reported that practice will start in December and the league will start in January.

Mrs. Wilson said 12 trees were planted on Delaware Street and thanked The Events Committee, Council, Police, Fire Police and the Fire Companies for their assistance at the Veterans Day Celebration.

JUNIOR COUNCILMAN -B.Swatt asked if anything needs to be done in town as he is going for Eagle Scout? Mr. Estile said there are weeds here at the building and at the park. Mrs. Wilson said there will be work around the trees, planting grass, you would have to organize it.

NEW BUSINESS
A motion was made by W.Estile seconded by J.Allan to select two third party Inspection Agencies to provide a choice to the owner /developer said two third party agencies being NEIC and BIU conditioned on: The fees for any building in excess of 20,000 sq. ft. net floor area shall be negotiated between the third party agency and the Borough of Jermyn’s designated appointee. Further Ray Rood, Bob Chase and/or Dennis Kutch be allowed to negotiate these and any other terms. They deem fit into each of the each of the two third party agency proposals. All members were in favor.

PART TIME DPW EMPLOYEES – A motion was made by J.Wilson, seconded by W.Estile to hire Karl Desanto as a part-time DPW employee at $10.00 an hour. On roll call the motion passed 3 to 1 with K.Hosie abstaining because of ongoing friendship with the DESanto family.

A motion was made by W.Estile, seconded by J.Allan to hire Stephen White as a part time DPW employee at $10.00 an hour. All members were in favor.

A motion was made by J.Wilson, seconded by W.Estile to hire Robert Chase as a part time DPW employee at $10.00 an hour. On roll call the motion passed 3 to 1 with K. Hosie abstaining because a family member works for Robert Chaase.

A.J.Fuga Fire Calls – A motion was made by J.Allan, seconded by W.Estile to allow and compensate A.J.Fuga to assist with a confirmed fire in Jermyn or Mayfield, normal working hours only. All members were in favor.

TAX ANTICIPATION LOAN   – A motion was made by J.Wilson, seconded by J.Allan to authorize the Borough Manager, Deborah Morcom to send as many letters as necessary to local banks to request proposals for a 2015 Tax Anticipation Loan in the amount of $100,000.00 which would mature on December 31, 2015. All members were in favor.

STC Request – A motion was made by W.Estile, seconded by J.Wilson to allow the STC to use the borough parking lot on December 1. All members were in favor.

Re-Appoint William Arthur – A motion was made by W.Estile, seconded by J.Allan to re-appoint William Arthur as Police Chief until the next meeting or Chief Zellers returns. All members were in favor.

Mr. Allan said there are 172 players on the basketball league and the first game is January 3rd.

Mayor Smallacombe asked if he could look into getting a grant for a mural for the Borough hallway, Council so agreed.

A motion was made by J.Allan, seconded by W.Estile to adjourn. All members were in favor.