Council Minutes – January 13 2011

Jermyn Borough Council met on Thursday January 13,2011 at 7:00 p.m. The following members were present: J.Smith, M.Collins, K.Hosie, B.Parks, J.Mark. W.Shermanski arrived at 7:12. Attorney Rogan and Mayor Smallacombe were in attendance. A.J.Fuga was absent.

MINUTES –  A motion was made by K.Hosie seconded by J.Smith to adopt the minutes of December 9,2010. All members were in favor.

K.Hosie reported a beginning balance of $191,536.74,expenses of $49,144.48,ending with $219,195.55.

A motion was made by B.Parks seconded by K.Hosie to approve the financial report as presented. All members were in favor.

MAYOR- The Mayor reported that the taser and juvenile custody policies have been given to Attorney Nicholls for review.The Christmas show was a big success,thanks to all who helped. Community Dinner is January 22 tickets available and there will be a band this year.

ATTORNEY NICHOLLS  – Attorney Nicholls reported that the Deluchy property is up for tax sale on February 23, although he can still pay the taxes up to that date. He said we are in a good position to protect our lien with a bid. The only liens are delinquent taxes and the Borough’s lein.

FIRE CHIEF – The new federal license has been received and is in the borough office. Fire companies must have identifiers in there radios by March 15,2010.Mr. Rood said that there is a problem with a meter in the garage ,there are currently two meters,one is for the fire siren. He suggested having Roy Petch give the borough a price on just one meter. He said he has not heard from the county concerning the hydrant on Henry drive. He said he went to Bardane concerning the smoke issues and they had their MSDS, but Mr. Rood said he is not qualified for MSDS. He said that Bardane said the smoke may be coming from cleaning the furnance.

PUBLIC INPUT- Ms. Robyn Smith asked council for permission to have a lighted Christmas parade for the girl scouts silver badge. A motion was made by J.Smith, seconded by M.Collins to give the girl scouts permission to have a lighted Christmas parade. On roll call the motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Smallacombe asked permission to use one of the meeting rooms to get pictures together for 1971 class reunion on January 21. Council so agreed.

FINANCE- A motion was made by K.hosie seconded by W.Shermanski to approve the invoices in the amount of $3804.78. All members were in favor. Mrs. Hosie said that in the future the Events Committee will be sponsoring the Christmas show. B.Kelly will be doing theaudit for Act 32.

SINGLE AUDIT – A motion was made by K.Hosie seconded by M.Collins to have Brian Kelly do a single audit for the federal government for the Penn Dot Main Street grant, at a cost of $7000.00. All members were in favor.

PUBLIC WORKS-A motion was made by B.Parks seconded by K.Hosie to pay off the 2008 Ford dump truck ,with $4000.00 from reserve account,$9000.00 from General Fund and the rest from recycling, the total amount owed is $16,475.13. All members were in favor.  At this time Mr. Parks had a price for a new truck in the amount of $62802.00 . He said that perhaps we can use the $17,500.00 from the DCED grant that was designated for Phase Two of the main street project to cover engineering fees. Mr. Mark said that KBA should be paid with those funds. Mr. Parks said that he has a copy of minutes that states that the engineering fees will be paid through the grant. Mrs. Hosie said KBA was supposed to come back to council with a price for design. Mr. Mark said this has to be discussed at a work session.

A motion was made by Resolution by B.Parks seconded by K.Hosie to sell the unmarked cruiser for $500.00. All members were in favor.

Mr. Parks reported DPW repaired the swing at the park, are maintaining the trucks and will be changing risers in the spring.

RECREATION- Mr. Collins gave the financial report for recreation with a balance of $3869.59.

PUBLIC SAFETY – Executive session was requested.

Mayor Smallacombe thanked B.Allan for agreeing to video the community dinner.

Mr. Smith thanked the fire department for Santa, said the web site is excellent. Asked the Mayor if the notification of alternate parking can go on television?  The mayor said they don’t do it sometimes.

RECYCLING – A motion was made by J.Smith seconded by B.Parks to have our recycling pickup back to once a week beginning in February. On roll call the motion passed 4 to 2.

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

Mr. Rood asked if there were any regulations on using the gym? It was suggested that the user should get liability. The mayor said no one would rent it. A motion was made to adjourn by K.Hosie seconded by W.Shermanski. All members were in favor.

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