CASTLE SHANNON BOROUGH
Bid Openings: - Nothing to report.
Public Hearings: - Nothing to report.
Civil Service Commission: Mr. Hartswick recommended council appoint Shirley Nedzesky for a six-year term to the vacant position on the Civil Service Commission. Ms. Kovach made the motion; Mr. Kirk seconded; Mr. Cheberenchick abstained; all in favor; motion carried.
Real Estate Tax Collectors Report: Ms. Torris reported January collections of $13,172.50 with a balance to be collected of $48,544.97. The borough realized a net increase of $5,700 in real estate assessments. Ms. Kovach questioned when the assessments would reflect the current selling prices of homes. Ms. Torris answered in 2006 when the county conducts its reassessment. Mr. Carlucci and Mr. Biondo discussed the borough's assessment appeals process.
Council Committee Reports:
Finance: - Mr. Cheberenchick reported the 2003 projected tax revenue was not realized. The 2004 budget should be closely monitored.
Library: - Ms. O'Malley commended the public works' department on snow removal at the library. Their dedication has allowed the library to remain open during adverse weather conditions.
Planning and Codes: - Mr. Hartswick recommended appointing Joanne Ross and Eileen O'Malley to four-year terms on the planning commission.
Public Safety: - Chief Lane discussed the dangerous and confusing Baldwin Street and Willow Avenue intersection. Signage would be ineffective to guide motorists. Sidewalk extention, water drainage, PAT light placement, and PennDot's approval requirements were discussed. Mr. Carlucci motioned to initiate a traffic study to control traffic flow; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.
Public Works: - Mr. Coffey reported the sewer jet rodder was sent to Georgia for repairs. The repair center in Georgia forwarded the equipment to California for repairs. A new jet rodder has been ordered for 2004. Salt supply is sufficient and winter road maintenance equipment is operable.
Editorial Board: - Mr. Zezulewicz requested council start spring newsletter articles for early May distribution.
MRTSA: - Nothing to report.
Police Pension: - Nothing to report.Earned Income Tax Collector's Report: December distribution analysis: EIT - $32,414.48; OPT - $98.30. Mr. Carlucci noted the Employer Activity Report had his address listed incorrectly.
Engineer's Report: - Nothing to report.
Manager's Report: Mr. Hartswick presented Resolution 489 - authorizing the borough to enter into an administrative consent order with the Allegheny County Health Department. Mr. Coffey motioned to adopt Resolution 489; Mr. Carlucci seconded; all in favor; motion carried.
Mr. Baumgarten discussed the accomplishments of two eagle scouts who were unable to attend this meeting. Only 4% of all scouts become eagle scouts. Mr. Baumgarten requested council authorize the borough manager to send correspondence congratulating the gentlemen. Mr. Cheberenchick made the motion; Mr. Coffey seconded; all in favor; motion carried.
Keystone Oaks : - Nothing to report.
Zoning Hearing Board: - Nothing to report.
Other Business: Mr. Cheberenchick clarified that he did not vote for the tax increase in 2004 as reported in a local newspaper.
Castle Shannon Library
Planning & Codes