CASTLE SHANNON BOROUGH
Bid Openings: Mr. Hartswick presented the bids for the Shady Run Avenue Sanitary Sewer Improvements. Lowest bid received was $20,000 over estimated cost. Council debated whether to accept or reject the bids. A lengthy discussion continued on the sewer lines, dept of lines and manholes. Mr. Carlucci motioned to award the bid to the lowest bidder - Oakdale Construction for $84,385.00; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.
Public Hearings: Nothing to report.
Civil Service Commission: Nothing to report.
Real Estate Tax Collectors Report: Ms. Torris reported June collections of $47,537.24. Ms. Torris will be attending a class in Erie for continuing education requirements. Future requirements may be reduced from 10 hours per year to six hours per year.
Council Committee Reports:
Building and Grounds: Ms. Kovach presented Hamilton Park Phase II Options. Mayor Baumgarten discussed a request from young residents for a skateboard park. Mr. Zezulewicz stated that Bethel Park investigated the possibility of installing a skateboard park, however the insurance liability was excessive. A skateboard park may be installed in South Park in the future. Ms. Kovach discussed the purchase and installation of a tot lot, walking trail exercise equipment and horseshoe pits. Concerns were raised about the walking trail placement in front of the tennis courts, and Mr. Zezulewicz requested that CSYA be contacted due to field use. Ms. Kovach motioned to accept the borough engineer's Phase II Option II with the possible redirection of the walking trail path; Mr. Cheberenchick seconded; all in favor; motion carried.
Finance: Mr. Cheberenchick motioned to ratify the June Treasurer's report; Mr. Carlucci seconded; all in favor; motion carried.
Library: Ms. O'Malley discussed the community gym bus article in a local newspaper and discussed the bus's visit to the library. Ms. O'Malley added the summer program is going well.
Planning and Codes: Mr. Zezulewicz questioned the progress on the Sleepy Hollow rental improvements. Mr. Ross stated the contract has been awarded and the driveways will have new gravel installed.
Public Safety: Mr. Carlucci presented the Fines & Fees Report: District Court Fines-$2,197.33; Parking Citations-$680.00; Report Fees-$180.00; Meter Fines-$229.50; Alarm Fines Received-$200.00; Alarms Billed-$850.00; Special Services - $3,013.00. Police calls received - 147.
Public Works: Nothing to report.
Editorial Board: Mr. Zezulewicz requested council begin writing articles. Ms. O'Malley suggested setting and keeping a deadline for articles.
MRTSA: Nothing to report.
Police Pension: The agenda package contained the June investment management statement.Earned Income Tax Collector's Report: Nothing to report.
Engineer Report: Nothing to report.
Manager's Report: Mr. Hartswick stated the codes department has a surplus vehicle to be sold. Mr. Carlucci motioned to solicit bids; Ms. O'Malley seconded; all in favor; motion carried.
Mayor Baumgarten stated council is honored to have the 2003 Keystone Oaks Area U-12 Division 3 Boys PA West South District Champions at the meeting. Coach Kevin Brannon gave a summary of the team's game statistics and announced the entire roster was from Castle Shannon. Mayor Baumgarten presented certificates of appreciation to each team member: Anthony Altemara, Patrick Brannon, David Chajkowski, Patrick Donovan, Michael Flanigan, Matthew Franceschi, Kyle Gaetano, Jonathan Hartz, Justin Lasko, Damon Lippert, Alex Mazzarini, Jared Moore, Michael O'Leary, Nathan Ott, Robby Roche, Robert Svidron and Samuel Walton. Mr. Zezulewicz commended the coaches for their dedication to the team and the parents for having their children involved in sports activities.
Planning Commission: Nothing to report.
Solicitor: Nothing to report.
Keystone Oaks: Nothing to report.
Zoning Hearing Board: Mr. Biondo noted a zoning heard board decision denying a variance for building in a set back. Mr. Ross stated the planning code criteria were not met.
Other Business: : Ms. O'Malley questioned the status of traffic Baldwin and Willow Avenue. Mayor Baumgarten will discuss with Chief Lane.
Castle Shannon Library
Planning & Codes