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Pen Argyl Borough Monthly Minutes | Archive

Tuesday 24th of April 2018 - Borough Council Special Meeting


            Pen Argyl Borough Council held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

in Council Chambers.


The Special Meeting was held for Council to discuss and with the intent to determine the winner of the 2018 essay contest and for general purposes.


Pledge of Allegiance:  

            Council President Joseph LeDonne opened the Council Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Roll Call: 


 The following Council Members were present and responded to roll call: Joseph LeDonne, Michael Nasatka Jr., Charles Kandl Jr., Josephine Hildabrant, Robert O’Donnell, Tammy Kemp, Roberta Cowley.  Councilwoman Janell Connolly was absent.


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


            Councilwoman Janell Connolly arrived at 7 :05 P.M.



            Graham Rose, 504 N. Robinson Avenue, was present and introduced himself.  He is a boy scout from Troop 33 and will be observing the Council Meeting to obtain his Citizenship Merit Badge on his way to earn an Eagle Scout Ranking.  Graham requested to interview a Council member after the meeting and Councilman Robert O’Donnell volunteered.



            The Borough received five (5) essays from Pen Argyl Area High School.  The Outreach Committee reviewed the essays and presented the top three (3) to Council.  All essays had names redacted and letters assigned to them.  The three (3) presented to Council were C, D and E.   President LeDonne ask how many Council members would like to vote for C, three (3) members raised their hands. President LeDonne ask how many Council members would like to vote for D, no members raised their hands. President LeDonne ask how many Council members would like to vote for E, five (5) members raised their hands.  Councilwoman Roberta Cowley made a motion to award the Essay contest and $100.00 to essay E seconded by Councilwoman Josephine Hildabrant.  Unanimous vote by roll call.  Councilwoman Tammy Kemp will notify the High School of the award and will invite the winner Jocelynn Itterly to the May meeting so she can read her essay.



              Councilman Robert O’Donnell made a motion to approve the Minutes for the Regular Council Meeting of Tuesday, April 3, 2018, seconded by Councilman Charles Kandl Jr.  Unanimous vote by roll call.

Finance, Tax Exoneration, Insurance & Personnel:

Council was given a copy of the insurance renewal quotation from WSA Insurance in the amount of $86,671.00. Councilman Robert O’Donnell made a motion to accept the proposal, seconded by Councilwoman Tammy Kemp.  Unanimous vote by roll call.



            Councilwoman Roberta Cowley made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Councilwoman Tammy Kemp. Unanimous by voice vote.  Council adjourned at 7:11 P.M


Regular Council Meeting-Tuesday, May 1, 2018 -7:00 P.M.

 Workshop-Tuesday, May 29, 2018-7:00 P.M.




                                                                                                            Respectfully Submitted,



                                                                                                            Robin Zmoda

                                                                                                            Borough Manager