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Pen Argyl Borough Monthly Minutes | Archive

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 - Special Council Meeting


            Pen Argyl Borough Council held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

in Council Chambers.


            The Special Meeting was held for the purpose of Council to review and take possible action regarding potential litigation and for other general business purposes.


Pledge of Allegiance:  

            Council President Michael Nasatka opened the Council Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Roll Call: 

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


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





Public Works:

            Councilwoman Roberta Cowley made a motion to utilize the PennBid process for Public Works projects, seconded by Charles Kandl Jr. Unanimous vote by roll call.


            Three (3) written estimates were received for road reconstruction to entrance gate at MC2 property, approximately 167’ by 24’:  (1) Bruce George Paving & Excavating, 843 Kuehner Drive, Kunkletown, PA 18058 in the amount of $19,356.17; (2) Schmauder Excavating Inc., 1350 Jacobsburg Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091 in the amount of $23,025.00 and (3) Muschlitz Excavating, 615 Moorestown Dr., Bath, PA 18014 in the amount of $19,400.00.  Councilman Charles Kandl Jr. made a motion to accept Bruce George’s estimate for the project, seconded by Councilman Robert O’Donnell. Unanimous vote by roll call.


            Discussion was held regarding the proposed 2016 Street Project task schedule and  the W. Plainfield Avenue project.  Concern was the impact it would have on Pen Argyl High School for the start of fall athletics and school. Public Works Director Steven Bender felt the timeline was aggressive and would disrupt school activity too much as well as inflate the cost.  Council President Michael Nasatka was concerned about the cost if W. Plainfield Avenue would be pulled from this bidding and placed on next year’s project list. Councilman Angelo Uliana made a motion to accept the timeline as presented contingent upon the Borough Manager discussing with the Pen Argyl Area School District the potential impacts of the project on the high school schedule, seconded by Councilman Joseph LeDonne. Unanimous vote by roll call.


            Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) had sent a proposal to rectify a stormwater condition located on Route 512 by the Slate Pub, 509 E Main Street.  The water flows off of the property onto Rt. 512 sometimes causing hazardous conditions on the roadway.  The Borough contends that it has no responsibility with this condition as it flows off private property onto a state road, however in order to make the roadway safer for its residents and others the Borough considered the proposal.  Councilman Dean Minnich made a motion to encumber the cost of the structure to alleviate the conditions in cooperation with PennDOT who will design and install the structure, seconded by Councilman Robert O’Donnell.  Unanimous vote by roll call.

            Councilman Angelo Uliana made a motion to adopt Resolution 2016-05 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the acceptance of the 2015 Green Light Go Funds, seconded by Councilwoman Roberta Cowley.  Unanimous vote by roll call.



            Councilman Joseph LeDonne made a motion to approve the Minutes for the Regular Council Meeting of Tuesday, June 7, 2016, seconded by Councilman Angelo Uliana.  Unanimous vote by roll call.


Executive Session:

            Councilman Joseph LeDonne made a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues, real estate and potential litigation, seconded by Councilman Charles Kandl Jr. Unanimous vote by roll call. 


Council went into Executive Session at 7:28 P. M. and reconvened at 7:50 P. M.


Park Pavilion Project:

            Councilman Robert O’Donnell made a motion to authorize Solicitor Layman to send 84 Lumber a demand letter to remove the rejected lumber from the Weona Park pavilion project site, seconded by Councilman Charles Kandl Jr.  Unanimous vote by roll call.


            Councilman Joseph LeDonne made a motion to direct Solicitor Layman to respond to the questions of the  Surety Letter of 6/22/2016 and to state that Pen Argyl Borough would like the Surety to authorize Pen Argyl Borough to finish the project using the existing sub-contractors and utilizing the payment bond to compensate them for items invoiced and not yet paid by Penn Morris, seconded by Councilman Dean Minnich.

Unanimous vote by roll call.



            Councilman Charles Kandl Jr. made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Councilman Dean Minnich.  Unanimous by voice vote.  Council adjourned at 7:53 P.M


Council Meeting-Tuesday, July 5, 2016-7:00 P.M.

Special Meeting/Workshop-Tuesday, July 26, 2016-7:00 P.M

Council Meeting-Tuesday, August 2, 2016-7:00 P.M


                                                                                                            Respectfully Submitted,



                                                                                                            Robin Zmoda

                                                                                                            Borough Manager