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CASTLE SHANNON BOROUGH
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
April 14, 2003

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


The minutes of the March 24, 2003 council meeting were presented. Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to approve the minutes; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Zezulewicz called for public comments or requests.

Mr. Richard Nettleton, 3126 Home Avenue - stated concerns regarding the approval of the liquor license for Ice Castle because of children in the skating areas. Mr. Zezulewicz noted the original Ice Castle plans included a restaurant with alcohol on the second floor. Mr. Carlucci added that the liquor license was purchased from a former business. Chief Lane stated the license would dictate that alcohol must remain in the restaurant area. The borough does not have the authority to prevent or deny the license. Chief Lane recommended Mr. Nettleton contact the PLCB and appear with a petition on the posted hearing date. Mr. Carlucci noted a security guard from the Sheriff's Department is on duty and should prevent liquor from leaving the restaurant area.
Mr. Zezulewicz officially closed the public portion of the meeting.

Bid Openings: Mr. Hartswick presented the bids for the 2003 Road Improvement Program-Liquid Fuels. Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to award the bid to the lowest bidder - Russell Standard Corporation with a base bid of $105,794.00; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Hartswick presented the bids for the 2003 Road Improvement Program-Capital Projects. Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to award the bid to Russell Standard Corporation with a base bid of $82,272.50 and Add Alternate Three of $2,590.00; Ms. Kovach seconded; all in favor; motion carried. Mr. Zezulewicz expressed his hope that the program will commence soon.

Public Hearings: Mr. Hartswick reported a public hearing on the Route 88 Widening Project will be held at Castle Shannon Memorial Fire Hall on April 30th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Civil Service Commission: Nothing to report.

Real Estate Tax Collectors Report: Ms. Torris reported collections of $831,434.69 for March. An additional $314,000 was collected in April.

Council Committee Reports:

Building and Grounds: Ms. Kovach presented proposals for the new entrance and concession window for CSYA access to the Municipal Center. All proposals were estimated higher than expected. Ms. Kovach recommended the youth association be contacted regarding cost sharing of the project. Mr. Hartswick discussed possible construction revisions to reduce the cost. Lowest proposal was from Kelly's Custom Building for $9,200. Ms. Kovach motioned to donate $5,000 for the project and consult with the youth association to provide the balance; Mr. Cheberenchick seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Hartswick presented a quote for a 1200A Field Rake from Finch Services Inc. based on the Pennsylvania State contract pricing. Ms. Kovach motioned to accept the bid and purchase the Field Rake; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Ms. Kovach stated the Memorial Day Parade preparations are coming along. Seton La Salle Band will participate. Ms. O'Malley has secured the Macdonald Pipe Band and will contact the Blue Knights. Mr. Coffey will try to obtain mounted police. The American Legion will secure flags.

Mr. Zezulewicz discussed replacing the small gazebo at the Municipal Center with a pavilion and picnic benches. Mr. Hartswick stated Keystone Oaks Grant money may not be available due to the state budget; however $117,000 is available for recreational purposes. Ms. Kovach suggested that funds be utilized for Hamilton Park Phase III.

Finance: Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to ratify the Treasurer's Report for March subject to final review; Ms. Kovach seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Library: Ms. O'Malley announced Family Movie Night on April 30th at 7:00 p.m. Disney's Treasure Planet will be featured.
Ms. O'Malley reported the board of trustees are revising the outdated by-laws.

Planning and Codes: Nothing to report.

Public Safety: Mr. Carlucci presented the Fine & Fees Report: District Court Fines-$3,126.98; Parking Citations-$580.00; Report Fees-$45.00; Meter Fines-$240.00; Alarm Fines Received-$100.00; Alarms Billed-$200.00; Ambulance calls-61.

Public Works: Nothing to report.

Editorial Board: Mr. Zezulewicz announced that the deadline for articles is today.

MRTSA: Mr. Cheberenchick stated MRTSA will be purchasing equipment, and a donation request will be forthcoming.

Municipal Associations:

Allegheny County Boroughs Association: Nothing to report.

Allegheny League of Municipalities: Nothing to report.

South Hills Area Council of Governments: Annual dinner is scheduled for April 24th.

Police Pension: Nothing to report.

Earned Income Tax Collector's Report: March Distribution Analysis: EIT - $47,912.13; OPT - $332.90.

Engineer Report: Mr. Hartswick discussed the difficulties with the Shady Run sanitary sewer line. Mr. Cheberenchick and Mayor Baumgarten discussed the depth of the manholes and locations. Ms. Kovach motioned to approve a service order authorization for the borough engineers to provide drawings and bid specifications for replacement of a portion of the sanitary sewer line on Shady Run; Mr. Cheberenchick seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mr. Hartswick presented a service order authorization for the Corrective Action Plan and CCTV Project Coordination. Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to approve the SOC; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Manager's Report: Mr. Hartswick presented a request from Keystone Oaks Boys Baseball Club for a program ad. Ms. O'Malley motioned to approve the ad; Mr. Carlucci seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Mayor's Report: MRTSA has decided not to withdraw from South Hills Regional Dispatch and join the county's 911 system.

Mayor Baumgarten suggested that the seasonal public works' employees paint the guardrails throughout the borough in order to improve their appearance. Council agreed.

Solicitor: The borough engineer requested Mr. Biondo seek authorization to prepare a temporary grading and construction easement agreement for the Sleepy Hollow Road Project. Mr. Carlucci made the motion; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Keystone Oaks: Nothing to report.

Zoning Hearing Board: Nothing to report.

Other Business: Nothing to report.

Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to adjourn; Mr. Carlucci seconded; all in favor; motion carried.

Approved as presented this 28th day of April 2003.




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