Jermyn Borough Council met on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. On roll call
the following members were present: J. Smith, M. Collins, K. Hosie, AJ. Fuga, B. Parks and
J. Mark. Attorney Nicholls and Mayor Smallacombe were in attendance. W. Shermanski
John Mark asked for an executive session for personnel. Council reconvened from
MINUTES – A motion was made by AJ. Fuga seconded by K. Hosie to accept the minutes
of October 14, 2010. All members were in favor.
K. Hosie reported a beginning balance of $349,203.92
Expenditures – $45,778.09
Ending balance – $344,459.59
FINANCIAL REPORT – A motion was made by M. Collins seconded by B. Parks to
accept the financial report as presented. All members were in favor.
MAYOR – The Mayor took the time to thank all our veterans and military. He thanked
the Crystal for 125 years of service to our community. The open house for historical
society was a huge success. He presented an original picture of John Jermyn, dated
1910. It was donated by the family and will be put in council chambers. He informed the
public that alternate parking will be in effect when it snows.
ATTORNEY NICHOLLS – Attorney Nicholls said he spoke to Attorney O’Connor and
Archbalds’ engineer has a check list for Rushbrook Acres. The checklist will be given to
KBA for review. Concerning the Woodland Inn being in Archbald, Mr. Nicholls said he
has to review old deeds. He addressed the estimate from Northeast Signal for $697.00 and
it is for a signal switch. The work has not been done and is the Borough’s responsibility.
But there was excavation by either the water or gas company he asked KBA to look into it.
The bill for $212.00 was for marking the sewer and should go to Scott. A motion was made
by B. Parks seconded by K. Hosie to send the bill for $227.00 to Scott Township. All members
were in favor. Attorney Nicholls reported on the Housing Authority that the deed is for the
improvements, interior sidewalks and roadways, not the buildings. Mr. Nicholls said we need to
find out the status of the improvements, he will send KBA a letter to look at it, not obligated to
take over until meet Borough codes. R.Rood said the hydrant in the projects needs to be replaced.
Mr. Nicholls said he will review the water company agreement.
FIRE CHIEF – R. Rood asked Mr. Nicholls if the DA can do the background checks? He
said he did not think so. He said he can go back to the old way of doing it. Mr. Rood said
he would like to have a legal guideline for acceptable or unacceptable misdemeanors.
Mr. Langman asked if Gibson Street is on the list for paving.
Mr. Mark said yes. Mr.Flynn said that the crime watch would like to donate a Taser to the
police department. He asked Attorney Nicholls to look into it.
A motion was made by AJ.Fuga seconded by J. Smith to approve invoices in the amount
of $8,569.63. All members were in favor.
PUBLIC WORKS – Mr. Parks said the enclosure is on the backhoe. KBA will look into
the Woodlands sewer lines to see if we own them. Mr. Parks said the whole line may
have to be cleaned out and unsure of cost right now. The Christmas lights will be going
up on Monday.
PUBLIC SAFETY – AJ. Fuga thanked the fire police and police department for the good
job on Halloween. Officer Flynn is working on a seat belt program.
RECREATION- M.Collins said there has been a resignation on the recreation committee,
Ray Peglessi and asked if anyone was interested. Zumba is still going on and will be
$5.00 a class, pay as you go. A home school program will be renting the gym for their
P.E. classes. The balance in the recreation account is $2720.90. The transition for the
recreation checking account will take place on December 3.
A motion was made by K. Hosie seconded by AJ. Fuga to accept the resignation of Ray
Peglessi from the rec committee. All members were in favor.
K. Hosie reported that the Act 32 hired Berkheimer at 1.425%, funds can be deposited
every two to three days.
Act 32 Delegates- A motion was made by B. Parks seconded by M. Collins to appoint
K. Hosie as the delegate to Act 32, AJ. Fuga , first alternate and J. Smith, second alternate.
All members were in favor.
A motion was made by K. Hosie seconded by AJ. Fuga to adopt the proposed budget in
the amount of $618,529.00. All members were in favor. No increase in taxes.
A motion was made by K. Hosie, seconded by J. Fuga to give a $500.00 bonus to the full
time employees. All members were in favor.
NEW BUSINESS – A motion was made by K. Hosie seconded by M. Collins to draft a
resolution to strongly oppose House Bill 2431. All members were in favor.
It was decided to post an officer at Millenum when there is a lot of traffic and if that does
not work, we may have to go to no parking. The Chief will begin with warnings.
A motion was made by J. Smith seconded by K. Hosie to hire John Maros and corporation
to handle the conversion of the accounting to computers, training 10 hours at $1000.00,
or 20 hours at $1800.00 and $300 for software. All members were in favor.
A motion was made by J. Smith seconded by K. Hosie to change the secretary’s hours to
8:30 to 4:00. All members were in favor.
Mr. Mark reported that S. Wilson is working on the website.
A motion was made to adjourn by K. Hosie seconded by M. Collins. All members were in