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Pen Argyl Borough Monthly Minutes | Archive

Tuesday 27th of June 2017 - Special Council Meeting


            Pen Argyl Borough Council held a Public Hearing/Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at

7:00 P.M.  in Council Chambers.

 

            The Public Hearing/Special Meeting was held to discuss the Borough’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program and other general matters.

 

Pledge of Allegiance:  

            Council Vice-President Dean Minnich opened the Council Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Roll Call: 

            The following Council members were present and responded to roll call: Joseph LeDonne, Dean Minnich, Robert O’Donnell, Roberta Cowley and Janell Connolly.  Council President Michael Nasatka, Councilmen Charles Kandl Jr and Angelo Uliana were absent.

 

            Also present were Borough Solicitor Peter Layman and Borough Manager Robin Zmoda.

 

MS4 Pollution Reduction Plan Public Hearing:

            Council Vice-President Dean Minnich introduced Christine Mildner from Barry Isett & Associates who presented a power point presentation regarding the NPDES permit renewal’s pollution reduction plan. This will begin the public comment period for the Borough’s plan.  The presentation indicated the Borough must reduce its sediment load into the Waltz Creek by ten percent (10%).  The plan gives two (2) options:  a stream restoration project and an open vegetated channel.  The presentation will be available to the public for comment at Borough Hall, as well as a link on the Borough’s web page.  The public is encouraged to review and comment before September 7, 2017. 

 

Structural Assessment of Carousel Building

            Council was given a proposal from Forensic Architect Leo Golanoski, for a building envelope assessment of the Weona Park Carousel Building in the amount of $1,950.00.  The assessment will allow the Borough to determine causes of deterioration and will provide a preliminary recommendation for repairs and restoration. Councilwoman Roberta Cowley made a motion to accept the proposal, seconded by Councilman Robert O’Donnell.  Unanimous vote by roll call.

 

            Councilwoman Roberta Cowley made a motion to advertise for bid proposals once the assessment and design are done for the carousel building seconded by Councilman Joseph LeDonne.  Unanimous vote by roll call.

 

YMCA Slate Belt Sprint:

            Council reviewed an application for the Slate Belt YMCA to hold an open road 5K race on September 2, 2017 from 8 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. They have supplied the appropriate insurance, traffic control plan with fire police and will also have Suburban Rescue Squad on hand.  Councilman Robert O’Donnell made a motion to allow the event, seconded by Councilwoman Roberta Cowley.  Unanimous vote by roll call.


Lookout Fire Company;

            James Davey, Lookout Fire Company, outlined to Council issues the fire company is having in    

financing $117,000.00 for the 2006 GMC fully equipped command/support vehicle they want to purchase.  Lafayette Bank does not consider the vehicle a fire truck and if the vehicle is in the Borough’s name it will lose the 501(c)3 rate the bank is offering.  The fire company would like to either title the vehicle in their name until the truck is paid off or have the Borough take out the loan and the fire company will reimburse the loan payments. Councilman Joseph LeDonne suggested the Borough loan the fire company through the Reserve Fund, with the solicitor drawing up an agreement in which the fire company would pay the Borough back.  Discussion about the terms of the agreement included whatever interest the Borough is earning now on the money, ten years amortization and if the fire company defaults they lose that money out of their funding from the Borough.  Councilman Joseph LeDonne made a motion for the Solicitor to draw up an agreement to expend $117,000.00 to the fire company for the purchase of the 2006 GMC fully equipped command/support vehicle, seconded by Councilwoman Roberta Cowley.  Unanimous vote by roll call.

 

Adjournment:

            Councilwoman Roberta Cowley made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Councilman Joseph LeDonne. Unanimous by voice vote.  Council adjourned at 7:55 P.M.

 

Regular Council Meeting-Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -7:00 P.M

 Workshop-Tuesday, July 25, 2017-7:00 P.M

 

                                                                                                            Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

                                                                                                            Robin Zmoda

                                                                                                            Borough Manager