May Meeting Minutes

WYOMING BOROUGH

COUNCIL MEETING

Minutes

May 20, 2019

7:30pm

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call:

Mr. Stephen Nalewajko P                           Mayor Joseph Dominick P                    

Mr. Frank Yurek P                                         Attorney Lars Anderson A

Mr. Michael Baloga P                                                 

Mr. John Lipski P                                                                            

Mrs. Diane Smiles P                                   

Mr. Joseph Scaltz    P                                

                                    Citizens: ­­30 ­­­­                          Press: No

Approval of minutes:  The minutes of the April 2019 meeting are available for review at the borough office.  The minutes are approved on a motion made by Michael Baloga, and seconded by Diane Smiles

Motion Moved

Officers Reports: Reports of the Police Department, Street Commissioner and Code Enforcement Officer for the month of April 2019 have been submitted and placed on file for public inspection.

REPORTS AND COMMITTEES

Administration:  Finance and Grants

Chairman

Joseph Scaltz           John Lipski        Frank Yurek

Motion made to approve payment of 2500.00 to Elliot Greenleaf & Dean for insurance deductible. Mr. Yurek and Mr. Nalewajko abstained from the vote.

Motion was made by: Diane Smiles

Motion seconded by: John Lipski

Motion moved

Motion made to approve Fidelity Bank and Lowes business credit card applications to be used for the Road Department. This will allow the Borough to keep Liquid Fuels separate from the General Account and prevent the Borough from paying charges for the Road Fund. Fidelity Banks credit card has no fees and Lowes has a rewards program which will benefit the Borough.

Motion made by: Joseph Scaltz

Motion seconded by: Diane Smiles

Motion moved

Motion made to hire Penn Eastern Engineering LLC for the Dorrance & Susquehanna St. Improvements and authorize Borough Manager to sign any and all documents required by the Luzerne County OCD office.

Motion made by: Frank Yurek

Motion seconded by: Diane Smiles

Motion moved

Motion made to approve payment request for the second draw for the Charles Flack Memorial Grant for a freezer and fencing in the amount of 7,321.86

Motion made by: Frank Yurek

Motion seconded by: Joseph Scaltz

Motion moved

Motion made to enter into Positive Pay Program with Fidelity Bank. A monthly fee of $25.00 will be charged to the General Account.

Motion made by: Diane Smiles

Motion seconded by: Joseph Scaltz

Motion moved

Report:

VFW Post 396 has reimbursed the $2000.00 grant fee to the Wyoming Borough Sewer account.

Two fraudulent checks were presented on the Boroughs General Account in the amounts of $4,100.00 on May 7th 2019. Roseanne Colarusso was able to stop the checks from being paid and a new account was opened with the full amount transferred. Wyoming Borough will enter into a Positive pay Agreement with Fidelity Bank to prevent any future reoccurrences.

Motion made to approve the cooperation agreement by and between Wyoming Borough and VFW Post 396 in the amount of $20,000.00 for the VFW Building Rehabilitation Project.

Motion made by: Frank Yurek

Seconded by: Diane Smiles

Motion Moved

Emergency Service:  Police and Fire Departments

Chairman

Diane Smiles          John Lipski           Joseph Scaltz

Motion made to review and execute the Memorandum of Understanding by and between Wyoming Borough Police Department and Wyoming Area School District.

Motion made by: Frank Yurek

Seconded by: Michael Baloga

Motion Moved

Report:   

EMS committee is still in the process of deciding which primary Ambulance Service would be better for Wyoming Borough residents.

Health and Sanitation:  Recycling and Solid Waste

Chairman

Frank Yurek              Michael Baloga           Diane Smile

Report: May 15th was to the last day to pay the 2019 Sanitation Trash Fee. Residents who did not pay by May 15th will have a $50.00 late fee added to their outstanding balances. Statements will be mailed to Residents with a letter indicating they have (15) business days to bring their account balance current or a citation will be served.

Personnel:

Chairman

John Lipski             Diane Smiles            Joseph Scaltz

Report: No Report

Public Property:  Borough Building and Recreation

Chairman

Frank Yurek           Diane Smiles          John Lipski

Motion made to approve Borough Manager, Roseanne Colarusso and Street Commissioner, Jim Tregan to head the Recreation Board.

Motion made by: Frank Yurek

Seconded by: Diane Smiles

Motion Moved

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Report: The Borough annual Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success. The Borough received many donations from local businesses as well as individuals. Frank Yurek read a letter of thanks from the Borough. Mayor Dominick presented Roseanne Colarusso with a Certificate of Recognition from the Borough. Jim Tregan and Roseanne Colarusso will be working together and meet on a monthly basis to start a Recreation Board for Wyoming residents.

Streets and Sewers: Public Works

Chairman

Frank Yurek               Joseph Scaltz              Diane Smiles

Motion made to approve a request from Anthony Burke for a Handicap sign for 37 E. 7th St. Mr. Burke is responsible for the cost of the sign.

Motion made by: Frank Yurek

Seconded by: Joseph Scaltz

Motion Moved

Motion made to approve a No Parking ordinance for Magnolia Point, LLC as per Penn Dot request. Stephen Nalewajko and Frank Yurek abstained from the vote.

Motion made by: Michael Baloga

Seconded by: Joseph Scaltz

Motion moved

Report

Wyoming Borough chose not to continue the yard waste contract with West Wyoming Borough.

Zoning and Planning:

Chairman

Michael Baloga          Frank Yurek          John Lipski

Report:

Mr. Baloga reminded the residents to keep their properties neat and trimmed.

Solicitor’s Report: 

The Tsioles property has been transferred over to the Wyoming Borough.

Mayor’s Report

The Police Department responded to 217 incidents in the month of April 2019.

Mayor Dominick informed the council about the downstairs printer not working. Borough will look into a replacement.

Mayor Dominick stated he will look into the Wyoming Borough working with Habitat for Humanity.

Mayor Dominick thanked Bear’s Gun Room for the donation of a Ballistic Level IV Police Carrier with Plates.

                                             Floor opens to the public

Speakers were:

1.Brian Jordan from Wyoming Hose Co #2 reported calls for April.

2. Chris Cawley from Ashburn gave an update on the Grants

Communications: A list of communications received since the last meeting have been presented to council and accepted on a motion made by Mr. Baloga and seconded by Mr. Lipski.

Payment of Bills: A listing of bills paid and received for payment have been presented to council and accepted on a motion made by Mr. Baloga and seconded by Mr. Scaltz.

Unfinished Business:

Motion to adjourn: Mr. Lipski

Seconded by:  Mrs. Smiles

Time: 7:55

Date:   May 20,2019

Minutes recorded by Borough Secretary/ Treasurer: Mary Sabol

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