Jermyn Borough Council Special Meeting Minutes 8/29/18

 Jermyn Borough Council


AUGUST 29, 2018

                The Jermyn Borough Council held a special meeting regarding personnel matter on August 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jermyn Community Center, 440 Jefferson Avenue, Jermyn, PA in the Council Chambers.  Mr. Kulick called the special meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

On roll call: present were Frank Kulick, Dan Markey, Carl Tomaine, Kristen Dougherty, Kevin Napoli (7:15 p.m.), and JoAnne Wilson (asst. secretary, non-voting member due to secretary position).  Absent was Councilwoman Cynthia Stephens and Solicitor Aquilino.  Also present was Mayor Anthony Fuga.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:      Mr. Kulick stated the council will now go into Executive Session.  He asked the audience, if anyone had anything to say, before they entered executive session.  No one did.  Mr. Kulick announced executive session at 7:05 p.m.

PUBLIC MEETING:          Mr. Kulick announced end of executive session at 7:39 p.m..

Mr. Kulick moved to appoint Mr. Daniel Markey as Borough Manager, upon his resignation from Borough Council, at the annual salary of $45,000.00 per year, plus $4,000.00 per year in lieu of health insurance, and he will received a five (5) year contract, seconded by Mr. Carl Tomaine.  Mr. Markey is to meet with Solicitor Aquilino to prepare the contract for execution by Council.  All present voted in favor.  Mr. Markey abstained due to personal involvement and JoAnne Wilson non-voting due to secretary position.  Motion carried.

Mr. Markey tendered his resignation as Jermyn borough councilman and Vice President position effective immediately.  Mr. Napoli stated,  I will regretfully move to accept the resignation of councilman  Dan Markey effective immediately, seconded by Mrs. Dougherty.  All present voted in favor.  Abstention by Mr. Markey and JoAnne Wilson non-voting due to secretary position.

The starting date of September 17, 2018 for Mr. Markey in the Borough Manager position, unless he is released by his present employer before then; starting date will be accordingly.  Congratulations to Mr. Markey on his new borough position.

President Kulick announced the need  to fill the vacant position of Vice President of council.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Napoli moved, seconded by Mr. Tomaine, to appoint Mrs. Kristen Dougherty as Vice President of council.  All present voted in favor.  Motion carried.  Mr. Kulick welcomed Mrs. Dougherty as Vice President.

President Kulick gave direction to advertise the opening to fill Mr. Markey’s unexpired term on council on the borough website and Facebook page.  Letters of interest should be submitted no later than 9/15/18, and interviews and appointment to be made on 9/20/18.

There being no further business, Mr. Napoli moved to adjourn the special meeting, seconded by Mrs. Dougherty.  All present voted in favor.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.


Respectfully submitted.



JoAnne T. Wilson, Assistant Secretary


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