Council Minutes – February 10 2011

Jermyn Borough council met on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The following members were present: J. Smith, W. Shermanski, M. Collins, K. Hosie, A.J .Fuga, B. Parks and J. Mark. Attorney Nicholls and Mayor Smallacombe were in attendance. 

MINUTES – A motion was made by A.J. Fuga, seconded by K. Hosie to adopt the minutes of January 13, 2011. All members were in favor. 

K. Hosie reported a beginning balance of $298,378.09, expenses of $76,570.10, with an ending balance of $269,972.81. A motion was made to approve the financial report as presented by J. Smith, seconded by W. Shermanski. All members were in favor. 

MAYOR – At this time the mayor asked for an executive session for personnel. He informed council an audit will be performed for the pension plan. Senator Blake sent him certificates of recognition for all that were honored at the borough’s annual dinner and will invite the honorees to the next council meeting .The police are issuing alternate parking tickets. He reminded residents that there is an ordinance that sidewalks must be shoveled. 

Attorney Nicholls asked for an executive session concerning the tax sale for Deluchy. 

FIRE CHIEF- The fire chief expressed concerns with the 700 block of Jefferson and the 100 block of Franklin, if there should be a significant snow whether or not emergency vehicles will be able to travel down the street. Chief Rood brought up the hydrant at the housing project again, has concerns if there is a fire. Attorney Nicholls said he will send a letter to the county. Mr Rood said he would get more prices on the electric system at the garage. A.J. Fuga and Carol Desanto Jr. completed their Fire Fighters 1 class. 

PUBLIC INPUT – Jerry Flynn, a representative of the Jermyn Crime Watch, presented council with a check for $814.95 for the purchase of a taser. President Mark thanked the Crime Watch. 

Mrs. McGraw, Washington Avenue, asked if anything has been done with the stormwater problem in the 300 block of Washington Avenue. J. Mark said we have not heard anything from the borough of Archbald about setting up a meeting. 

FINANCE – A motion was made by K. Hosie  seconded by W. Shermanski to pay the invoices in the amount of $11680.55. All members were in favor. 

Northeast Signal – A motion was made by K. Hosie seconded by M. Collins to pay an invoice for Northeast Signal in the amount of $212.50. All members were in favor. 

DCED AUDIT – A motion was made by K. Hosie seconded by A.J. Fuga to have Brian Kelly  perform the annual DCED audit in the amount of $3500.00. All members were in favor. 

Mayor Smallacombe informed Council there will be a program about Edgerton at St. Michaels Hall on March 3 from 6 to 8. 

It was decided the March work session will be on March 4 at 10.00. 

NEW BUSINESS – Mr. Parks asked if any one had any ideas for this years Community development grant. He reminded Council that we have to qualify. 

K.Hosie said the banking of sick time will be discussed at the next work session. 

HUMANE SOCIETY – A motion was made by K. Hosie seconded by J. Smith to donate $500.00 to the humane society. All members were in favor. 

TASER POLICY – A motion was made by J. Smith seconded by K. Hosie to accept the taser policy for the police department. All members were in favor. 

JUVENILE CUSTODY POLICY – A motion was made by K. Hosie seconded by A.J. Fuga to adopt the juvenile custody police for the police department. All members were in favor. 

Council went into executive session, council reconvened from executive session. 

DELUCHY SALE  – A motion was made by K. Hosie seconded by B. Parks to offer a bid ,at tax sale, on  a property located at 122 Riverview Lane (Deluchy)  to protect the borough’s interest. All members were in favor. 

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

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