Jermyn Borough Council met on Thursday, March 8, 2012. On roll call the following members were present: W.Estile, J.Allan, J.Smith, A.J.Fuga and K.Hosie. Attorney Nicholls and Mayor Smallacombe were in attendance. J.Mark and B.Parks were absent.
MINUTES – A motion was made by A.J.Fuga, seconded by W.Estile to accept the minutes of February 9, 2012 as circulated. All members were in favor.
J.Smith reported a beginning balance – $191,196.84
Ending balance – $133,848.48
A motion was made by J.Allan, seconded by W.Estile to accept the financial report as presented. All members were in favor.
MAYOR – Mayor Smallacombe said that Danielle Kleha will be having a CD release party on April 22 at the Mellow Theater, tickets are available. He said the police department will be applying for a grant for breath testing equipment in the amount of $1000.00 He believes all hours have been used for the seat belt grant. He received paper work concerning an easement for the LHVA for the walking trail and gave it to Solicitor Nicholls. He had been in contact with the Rail Authority and is trying to work something out, perhaps a dock but pushing for a station. We will be sending a letter out to get the property.
FIRE CHIEF – Chief Rood asked if the joist ordinance has been looked at? Solicitor Nicholls said he would call the Chief with questions. Chief Rood thanked J.Mark and B.Parks for being helpful at the last fire.
PUBLIC INPUT – A. Wilson asked if AAA could conduct an elder driving program at the borough building? Mr Wilson was asked to get information about it.
INVOICES – A motion was made by A.J.Fuga seconded by J.Allan to pay the invoices in the amount of $1818.58. All members were in favor.
SAFETY VESTS –A motion was made by J.Smith seconded by W.Estile to approve purchasing 5 safety vests at $160.00. All members were in favor.
NO PARKING NORTHERLY SIDE FRANKLIN – A motion was made to pass an ordinance to make Franklin Street no parking 115 feet in the northwesterly direction where it intersects with Washington Avenue by A.J.Fuga seconded by J.Allan. All members were in favor.
SURVEY – Solicitor Nicholls said that Mr. DeMarco can obtain copies of the survey done by the borough at Shields Court. Mr.DeMarco will have to pay KBA for the reproduction.
HEART AND LUNG – A motion was made by J.Smith seconded by J.Allan to allow Chief Daniel Zellers to participate in the Heart and Lung Act. All members were in favor.
PARRI MINOR SUBDIVISION – A motion was made by J.Smith seconded by A.J.Fuga to approve the minor subdivision of Bruce Parri, 77 Franklin Street. All members were in favor.
LCAB dinner April 19. Please contact office if you wish to attend.
R.Rood, 403 Bacon Street asked if there is any progress concerning the sewer problem at his home?
Solicitor Nicholls said no. Mr. Rood said he does not want to sue Mr. Raymond because the Borough will get involved. Solicitor Nicholls said we have a price. $100.00 a foot at 365 feet. He said he will advise Council at the work session. He pointed out that the borough owns the road not the sewer.
Mayor Smallacombe commended Sgt. Caljean for the good job he is doing while the Chief is not working. Also commended J.Wilson for the fine job she is doing with the website.
Mr.Pidgeon, Lincoln Avenue complained that one of our officers phoned him at quarter after midnight and asked that they be more considerate.
A motion was made to adjourn by J.Smith seconded by J.Allan to adjourn. All members were in favor.