Council Minutes – April 14 2011

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Jermyn Borough Council met on Thursday, April 14,2011 at 7:00 p.m. The following members were present: J.Smith, W.Shermanski, M.Collins, A.J.Fuga, B.Parks and J.Mark. Attorney Nicholls and Mayor Smallacombe were in attendance. K.Hosie was absent.

MINUTES – A motion was made by A.J.Fuga seconded by M.Collins to adopt the minutes of March 10,2011. All members were in favor.

FINANCIAL REPORT – A motion was made by A.J.Fuga seconded by W.Shermanski to approve the financial report as presented. All members were in favor.

At this time J.Smith reported : Beginning balance – $204,325.46

Expenses – $50,235.21

Ending balance – $146,819.92

MAYOR- Mayor Smallacombe stated the Variety Show will be May21 and tickets are available from the committee members. The Aylesworth Boundless Playground should be finished in August. He gave the certificates of recognition from Senator Blake to Nick Mattise, Shade Tree Committee and Ray Rood for the Crystal Fire Company. He apologized and said the certificates were on his desk.

ATTORNEY NICHOLLS – Attorney Nicholls asked for a motion to have Council President sign three deeds for the vacated alley behind the Artisan. Deeded to Kopa, Grabowski and the Artsian.

A motion was made by W.Shermanski seconded by J.Smith to have President Mark sign three deeds for the vacated alley, behind the Artisan on Maple Street, deeding to Kopa, Grabowski and the Artisan Fire Company. All members were in favor.

Attorney Nicholls informed Council that the Deluchy property was purchased by the Borough at a judicial sale on March 23, for a cost of $9100.00 .He said it will take 30 to 60 days to have the sale confirmed and once we have the deed , the borough will be able to take action.

FIRE CHIEF- Fire Chief Ray Rood asked if the fire companies could use the Deluchy property for training. Attorney Nicholls had concerns about liability and said he would talk to KBA and would want releases signed. Chief Rood asked if there has been any response from the county concerning the hydrant on Henry Drive. Attorney Nicholls said not a word. Chief Rood said it has been six months and he has grave concerns about public safety. Attorney Nicholls said he will write another letter to the county concerning the liability issue. Chief Rood said he was very discouraged. The mayor said he will contact the Housing attorney. The issue of the water problem at Mr. Langmans’ home on Gibson came up again. Mr. Parks asked if the borough could put the swale back in and than take action against the owner? He said he will talk to KBA.

Mr. Mattise asked if his road would be paved? B.Parks said no just Old Mill Road north.

INVOICES – A motion was made by A.J.Fuga seconded by B.Parks to approve the invoices in the amount of $3528.45. All members were in favor.

PUBLIC WORKS – Mr. Parks said that himself and Mr. Fuga found a used 2003 multi purpose dump for $17,000.00 and would like to purchase it. There was a discussion about how to pay for it, Mr. Smith suggested a loan. Mr. Parks asked how much was in the recycling fund. A motion was made by W.Shermanski seconded by A.J.Fuga to purchase a 2003 multi purpose dump for $17,000.00 All members were in favor.

Mr. Fuga was asked to get a price on the old 94 dump so we can put it out to bid.

A motion was made by B.Parks seconded by W.Shermanski to put the 1994 dump truck out for bid. All members were in favor.

Mr. Parks said he met with the time clock company and the price ranges from $700.00 to $1925.00 and he would be willingly to make a presentation at a work session in the day. It was suggested to wait until a new computer is purchased. Attorney Nicholls said we will need a written policy for a time clock.

PUBLIC SAFETY – A.J.Fuga asked that the stop sign at Bacon and Washington be replaced.

Mr. Rood said there is a problem with the Pepsi truck parking on Franklin delivering to Convenient, it takes up most of the road. He suggested no parking from the back of Convenient to the entrance.

A motion was made giving the Shade Tree permission to have an Arbor Day program on April 28 and Jermyn Clean Up May 15 to May 21 by J.Smith, seconded by A.J.Fuga. All members were in favor.

TRAFFIC LIGHT CONVERSION- A motion was made by M.Collins seconded by W.Shermanski to pass a resolution with NEPA for traffic light conversion . All members were in favor.

A motion was made by B.Parks seconded by W.Shermanski to allow the bus trip on April 28 to May 1 to park in the borough’s lot. All members were in favor.

KBA – A motion was made by J.Smith seconded by A.J.Fuga to make a partial payment of $17,500 to KBA for invoice # 6565 with a balance of $19,102.50. All members were in favor.

Mr. Smith complimented the Police Chief D.Zellers on the handling of a situation and his professionalism.

A motion was made to adjourn by W.Shermanski seconded by A. J. Fuga .All members were in favor.

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