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January 27, 2003

The following elected officials were present: R. Carlucci; M. Cheberenchick; P. Coffey; T. Kirk; N. Kovach; J. O'Malley; R. Zezulewicz; D. Baumgarten; S. Torris. The following appointed officials were present: T. Hartswick, Manager; D. Biondo, Solicitor; H. Lane, Police Chief.

The minutes of the January 13, 2003 council meeting were presented. Ms. O'Malley motioned to approve the minutes; Mr. Kirk seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Zezulewicz called for public comments or requests.

Mr. Joe Moses, owner of Moses Quality Markets - had parking concerns on Willow Avenue from vehicles parked over the two-hour time limit and limited parking spaces. Mr. Moses suggested the following: 1) designate parking spaces for Moses Market; 2) change the parking meter security route times; 3) replacement of two parking spaces that were removed at the end of Willow; 4) issue tickets or citations for parking over two hours. Mr. Zezulewicz stated none of the businesses have designated spots for customers, however staggering the meter man's route timing will be done. Mr. Carlucci suggested the police officers at the substation could check the meters on Saturdays and cite violations for parking over the two-hour limit. Mr. Zezulewicz asked Mr. Moses to report parking violations to the police department. Chief Lane stated that tractor trailers and fire trucks need the turning area where the two parking spaces were eliminated; therefore replacing those spaces is not an option.

Mr. Zezulewicz officially closed the public portion of the meeting.

Bid Openings: Nothing to report.

Public Hearings: Nothing to report.

Civil Service Commission: Nothing to report.

Real Estate Tax Collectors Report: Ms. Torris reported a balance due of $103,595.72 including delinquent charges. Mr. Carlucci motioned to exonerate the tax collector for the 2002 delinquent taxes; Ms. Kovach seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Council Committee Reports:

Building and Grounds: Ms. Kovach discussed the several parks and recreation facilities available to borough residents regarding an e-mail request.

Finance: Nothing to report.

Library: Ms. Kovach commended the library on their various activities for residents.

Planning and Codes: Nothing to report.

Public Safety: Chief Lane reported that Officer William Kress is on duty and has passed all police candidate testing.

Public Works: Mr. Coffey commended the public works' department on their diligence with the snow removal on borough streets and noted one truck is in the shop for repairs. Mr. Hartswick discussed problems with the salt delivery, and reported the sixth truck will be back on the road by the end of the week.

Editorial Board: Nothing to report.

MRTSA: Mayor Baumgarten reported that the board of directors adopted at deficit budget of $14,000. MRTSA is considering joining the county 911 system and discussed the ramifications of that action. Mr. Hartswick added a joint meeting is scheduled next month for the MRTSA board and the community representatives.

Municipal Associations:

Allegheny County Boroughs Association: Nothing to report.

Allegheny League of Municipalities: Nothing to report.

South Hills Area Council of Governments: Nothing to report.

Police Pension: Nothing to report.

Earned Income Tax Collector's Report: Distribution Analysis: EIT-$14,646.20; OPT-$340.57.

Engineer Report: Mr. Hartswick presented Change Order No. 8 for the Sanitary and Storm Sewer Improvements Phase III project adjusting the contract price based on in-placement measurements. Mr. Kirk motioned to authorize the appropriate officials to execute the change order; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Manager's Report: Mr. Hartswick requested final approval for the Inverso plan of lots for thirteen single-family homes off Waverly Street and presented Resolution #481 for plan revision and new land development. Mr. Kovach motioned to adopt Resolution 481 and accept the planning commission's recommendations; Mr. Coffey seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Hartswick presented Service Order Authorization 253-046 ALCOSAN Upper Saw Mill Run Interceptor Hydraulic Modeling. Mr. Coffey motioned to authorize the appropriate officials to execute the service order authorization; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mayor's Report: Mayor Baumgarten received a letter commending Officer Thomas Yonek for assistance with a contractor.

Mayor Baumgarten stated Officer William Kress was sworn in and is now on duty and unable to attend this council meeting.

Planning Commission: Ms. O'Malley motioned to officially accept the resignation of Joseph Cordier; Mr. Kirk seconded; all in favor; motion carried. Mr. Hartswick will prepare an advertisement for the Post Gazette, and Mr. Zezulewicz requested the local newspapers advertise the vacancy.

Keystone Oaks: Nothing to report.

Zoning Hearing Board: Nothing to report.

Other Business: Mr. Kirk discussed parking concerns on Bockstoce Avenue.

Mr. Cheberenchick questioned the status of the Family Video construction. Mr. Ross responded the footer inspection has been completed.

Mayor Baumgarten announced that State Representative Michael Diven presented the borough with a $50,000 check for Hamilton Park improvements.


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