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CASTLE SHANNON BOROUGH
MINUTES OF THE RECESSED MEETING
January 7, 2008

The recessed meeting of Castle Shannon Borough Council was called to order at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Castle Shannon Municipal Center, 3310 McRoberts Road, Castle Shannon, PA 15234 by President of Council, Regis J. Zezulewicz, Jr.

The following elected officials were present: Council Members M. Cheberenchick, P. Coffey; N. Kovach, J. O'Malley, M. Warhold, R.J. Zezulewicz, Jr., Mayor D. Baumgarten. Council Member R. Carlucci and Tax Collector S. Torris were absent. The following appointed officials were present: D.R. Biondo, Solicitor; T. Hartswick, Borough Manager; D. Ross, Building Official. Police Chief H. Lane and Junior Council Member A. Kocelko were absent.

Mr. Zezulewicz requested if there was other business that needed to be discussed before closing the 2007 year. Being none, Mr. Zezulewicz officially closed the continued meeting of December 10, 2007. Mr. Coffey motioned to adjourn; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Allegheny County District Judge David Barton came forward to swear in the following council members: N. Kovach, J. O'Malley and R. Zezulewicz. Judge Barton discussed the history of the State Constitution of 1874 and responsibilities associated with the oath of office. Council thanked Judge Barton for attending the council meeting and performing this service for our community.

Mr. Zezulewicz presented the gavel to Mayor Baumgarten to commence the reorganization meeting for 2008. Mayor Baumgarten thanked each council member for their cooperation in his many years as Mayor, along with thanking the police chief and administration for their support. Mayor Baumgarten added that the borough has a great council, and it is a pleasure to serve our community.

A roll call was conducted. The following elected officials were present. Council Members M. Cheberenchick, P. Coffey; N. Kovach, J. O'Malley, M. Warhold, R.J. Zezulewicz, Jr., Mayor D. Baumgarten. Council Member R. Carlucci and Tax Collector S. Torris were absent. The following appointed officials were present: D.R. Biondo, Solicitor; T. Hartswick, Borough Manager; D. Ross, Building Official. Police Chief H. Lane and Junior Council Member A. Kocelko were absent.

Mayor Baumgarten declared the next order of business is the election of President of Council for the next two years. Ms. Kovach nominated Regis Zezulewicz. Being no further nominations, Mr. Baumgarten requested the borough manager cast a unanimous vote for Regis Zezulewicz as President of Council.

Mr. Zezulewicz announced the office of Vice President of Council for the next two years is open for nominations. Ms. O'Malley nominated Nancy Kovach. Being no further nominations, Mr. Zezulewicz requested the borough manager cast a unanimous vote for Nancy Kovach as Vice President of Council.

Mr. Zezulewicz officially opened the reorganization meeting of January 7, 2008.

Mr. Coffey motioned to approve the minutes of December 10, 2007; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

The following motions were made to appoint four-year terms to the Planning Commission. Ms. O'Malley motioned to appoint Russell McKibben; Ms. Kovach seconded; all in favor; motion carried. Ms. Kovach motioned to appoint Cheryl Kevish; Mr. Coffey seconded; all in favor; motion carried. Ms. O'Malley motioned to appoint Vance Kochenderfer; Ms. Kovach seconded; all in favor; motion carried. Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to appoint William Nedzesky; Mr. Coffey seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to appoint Jerry Searles to the Zoning Hearing Board for a three year term; Mr. Coffey seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

The following motions were made for appointments to the Community Library Board. Ms. Kovach motioned to appoint Arla Muha for a three-year term; Mr. Warhold seconded; all in favor; motion carried. Ms. Kovach motioned to appoint Jan Toci to a three year term; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried. Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to regretfully accept the resignation of Ellen Engel; Ms. Kovach seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to appoint William Reffner to the UCC Board of Appeals for a two year term; Ms. Kovach seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Coffey motioned to authorize the appropriate officials to execute the engineering services agreement for 2008 with Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering Inc.; Mr. Cheberenchick seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Ms. Kovach motioned to adopt Resolution 530 appointing Donald Baumgarten as representative to the SHACOG Joint Rate Review Board and Regis Zezulewicz as alternate; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Ms. Kovach motioned to adopt Resolution 531 appointing Jean O'Malley as representative to the SHACOG Franchising Authority Board and Michael Cheberenchick as alternate; Mr. Coffey seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to appoint Jean O'Malley as representative to the SHACOG Board of Directors and Nancy Kovach as alternate; Mr. Coffey seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Coffey noted that the salt storage facility currently has three hundred tons of salt and an additional one hundred fifty tons are ordered. Mr. Hartswick added that a final construction meeting will be held on Wednesday.

Mr. Zezulewicz thanked council for their support and friendship and partnership in community service to Castle Shannon Borough.


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