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April 2017 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Stowe was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in the Municipal Building, 555 Broadway Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.  President Parrilla called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M., and lead in the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence.

ROLL CALL: Present for roll call was Commissioner Papst, Hoffman, Puskar,  Cropper Hall, and Putas.  Commissioners McDermott and Zieger were absent.  Secretary Incorvati and Solicitor Matta were present.

COMMENTS BY CITIZENS: None

MOTIONS FOR APPROVAL: Motion by Cropper Hall second by Puskar authorizing the following motions for vote;

  • Approve March 14 Regular Meeting minutes
  • Accept resignation of Joseph Faloshey, 6th Ward, effective March 29th
  • Advertise for 6th Ward commissioner applications, due April 28th
  • Hire Sidney Stangl as part time officer pending background check
  • Purchase two computers for Secretary’s Office
  • Proposal from A-1 Hauling to pick up and dispose of tires and TV’s/$2500 to $3500
  • Donate $100 to Memorial Day Committee
  • Approve Community Leasing financing proposal, Option 2, to purchase 6 MSA Firehawk SCBA packs with cylinders from KAZA equipment
  • Reimbursement, upon completion, to Allegheny County for installation of three ADA curb ramps on McCoy Road at cost of $17309
  • Authorize engineer to respond to MS Consultants notice of Fleming Park Bridge Preservation Project and Pennoni notice for utility verification on Island Avenue and issue report on condition of Benwood Wall
  • Adopt Resolution No. 6 DCNR Norwood Park ADA Improvement application
  • Ratify hiring of David Curcio as full time Public Works laborer, physical completed
  • Hire Brock Matson and Dante Trombetta for Public Works summer laborers
  • Ratify demolition of 220/222 McCoy Road by Stalczynski Contracting for $11000
  • Ratify cleanout of stone culvert by Jet Jack
  • Solicitor to prepare ordinances for No Parking on east side of Thomas Street and increase parking fine on Tunnel Way to $100 and advertise
  • Declaring 220-222 McCoy Road, 1416 Woodward Avenue, 1124 12th Street, 29 Shaw Avenue, 816 11th Street and 54 Ohio public nuisances and schedule for demolition as funds become available
  • Purchase 2015 Dodge Charger Police Vehicle
  • Adopt Resolution No. 7 Permit Parking on Valley Street from Russellwood to Rosamond
  • Acknowledging Chief Preininger completing probationary period tomorrow, 12th, and request Civil Service Commission take all appropriate action to move Chief from probationary status to regular full time status

All motions unanimously approved.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:  PA Small Water & Sewer Grant/Stowe Avenue; award less than replacement cost, need input of Board. DCNR Norwood Park; resolution needed. Alcosan GROW; revised plans, submitting by July 14. PA Water Shed/preliminary analysis has begun to determine drainage area.  SALDO; will be submitting application for funds.  Demolitions; investigating feasibility of demolishing structures, requirements of asbestos survey. Solicitor will review federal regulations. CDBG Year 42; contact COG with revised plans and waiting for new bid dates; require “wet demolition” for asbestos.  CDBG year 43; final application submitted, asbestos studies completed.  Alcosan Regionalization; Alcosan reviewing large diameter with RVE assisting. Consent Order; completing requirements for DEP and Health Department. Davis Park/DCNR; need to acquire property rights prior to application submission, developing alternatives for public works storage.

OFFICIAL’S REPORT:

Ordinance Officer, Tax Collector, Secretary and Sewage Fund reports were placed on file.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT: No Report

RECEIPTS: 

                                         SOURCE                                  DESCRIPTION

$  30680.29                   Jordan Tax Service                    EITax; Commission due; $575.00

$   3714.61                    Jordan Tax Service                    Mercantile; Commission due; $27.21

$   4499.57                    Jordan Tax Service                    LST; Commission due; $317.47

$   8927.52                    Keystone Collections                 Commission/Costs: $2730.15

$   2661.18                    Allegheny County                      Real Estate Transfer Tax

$     509.47                    Allegheny County                      DUI Fines

$   4402.82                    District Magistrate                     Fines

$  20705.44                   Commonwealth of PA                Sales Tax Distribution

Motion by Cropper Hall second by Puskar to accept receipts and pay commissions due were approved by all.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Northwest EMS/94 March responses

LIST OF BILLS: 

Motion by Hoffman second by Cropper Hall authorizing payment of April bill list totaling $64252.97 and UHS and Verizon invoices from the General Fund was approved by all.

Motion by Hoffman second by Puskar authorizing payment of $9994.80 from the Sewer Maintenance Fund was approved by all.

Motion by Putas second by Hoffman to approve payment of $47600 from the Sewer Maintenance Fund to Filma, LLC, was approved by all.

Pam Carmona, 539 Woodward, thanked members of the Stowe Township Fire Department and Officer English and D’Arrigo for all their efforts during a fire at her home on February 18th, and with the rescue of an occupant in the house.  Pam presented plaques as appreciation of her thanks.

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS: Parrilla thanked the Board, moving ahead, great job, working as team.

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion by Papst second by Putas to adjourn at 7:50 pm was approved by all.

                                                                                    Marie B. Incorvati, Township Secretary

 

PUBLIC HEARING, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

A public hearing was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in the Municipal Building, 555 Broadway Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.  President Parrilla called the hearing to order at 6:30pm, and lead in Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence.

Roll Call:  Present for roll call were Commissioners Papst, Hoffman, Puskar, Cropper Hall, Putas.  Commissioners McDermott and Zieger were absent.  Secretary Incorvati and Solicitor Matta were present

Solicitor Matta stated purpose of hearing is to take testimony regarding condition of 220-222 McCoy Road, 1416 Woodward Avenue, 1124 12th Street, 29 Shaw Avenue, 816 11th Street, 54 Ohio Street structures.  Advertising was done and certified letters were sent to all parties.  No one was present to provide testimony for any properties. Condemnation notices were issued by BIU after inspection of properties.  All structures were declared unfit for human occupancy. Matta recommended buildings be declared a public nuisance and schedule for demolition as funds become available.

Hearing adjourned at 6:45pm

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