September 9, 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

WYOMING BOROUGH

COUNCIL MEETING

Minutes

     September 9, 2019

7:30pm

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call:

Mr. Stephen Nalewajko P             Mayor Joseph Dominick

Mr. Frank Yurek                       Attorney Lars Anderson A

Mr. Michael Baloga P                                                   

Mr. John Lipski       P                                                                      

Mrs. Diane Smiles P                                   

Mr. Joseph Scaltz P                       

                                    Citizens:  20      Press   No

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Approval of minutes:  The minutes of the August 2019 meeting are available for review at the borough office.  The minutes are approved on a motion made by Frank Yurek and seconded by Michael Baloga.

Officers Reports: Reports of the Police Department, Street Commissioner and Code Enforcement Officer for the month of August 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 the engagement letter from Prociak & Associates LLC for the Wyoming Borough 2018 audit, which will begin approximately on September 15th and be completed no later than December 15th. Fee for services will not exceed $7,200.00.

Motion made by: Michael Baloga

Seconded by: Diane Smiles

Motion moved

Motion made to authorize the application of submission from Chris Cawley of Ashburn Advisors, LLC for the LSA Grant of $140,969.00.

Motion made by Diane Smiles

Seconded by: Joseph Scaltz

Motion moved

Motion made to accept Pennsy Supply RFP bid for the Dorrance & Susquehanna Grant of $320,701.80.

Motion made by: John Lipski

Seconded by: Michael Baloga

Motion moved

Motion made to reject bids for refinancing existing Wyoming Borough loan debt from Wayne Bank, M&T Bank and Fidelity D&D Bank.

Motion made by: Joseph Scaltz

Seconded by: Michael Baloga

Motion moved

Motion made to apply for a new loan in the total of $300,000.00 for Wyoming Borough to cover expenses for the fiscal year.

Motion made by: Joseph Scaltz

Seconded by: Diane Smiles

Motion moved

Motion made to pay off the Dump Truck balance of $9,020.31 from the Liquid Fuels Account.

Motion made by: Joseph Baloga

Seconded by: John Lipski

Motion moved

Report:

Wyoming Borough Finance Committee will meet to go over the Wyoming Borough Budget for 2020.

Emergency Service:  Police and Fire Departments

Chairman

Diane Smiles          John Lipski           Joseph Scaltz

Report:

Wyoming Hose Co # out of service since August 16,2019 due to a fire, should be back in service by September 10. Wyoming Hose Co # 2 has been in service but had damage to a rear door. One of their firefighters were hurt.

Pittston Ambulance received the 2019 PA Department of Health EMS Agency of the Year Award.

Health and Sanitation:  Recycling and Solid Waste

Chairman

Frank Yurek              Michael Baloga           Diane Smiles

Opening of bids for Sanitation Services for 2020 from JP Mascaro & Sons took place during the Wyoming Borough Council meeting.

Report:

Wyoming Borough residents were reminded about the Paper Shred event for September 12, 2019 will be held at Pettebone Park on Monument Avenue from 4:00-7:00

Personnel:

Chairman

John Lipski             Diane Smiles            Joseph Scaltz

Report: No report

Public Property:  Borough Building and Recreation

Chairman

Frank Yurek           Diane Smiles          John Lipski

Report:

Wyoming Kiwanis will install flags for Hometown Hero’s within Wyoming Borough. Friends and families can purchase the flags and The Kiwanis Club will take care of the installations and the details.

The Recreation Board will be sponsoring An Adult Night Out at Sabatini’s Bar & Bottle Shop on October 3th, Cost of the tickets will be $25.00 per person, which will include unlimited pizza and 3 drink tickets.

The Recreation Board will host a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 26th at Pettebone Park.

Streets and Sewers: Public Works

Chairman

Frank Yurek               Joseph Scaltz              Diane Smiles

Report:

 No report

Zoning and Planning:

Chairman

Michael Baloga          Frank Yurek          John Lipski

Report: No report

Solicitor’s Report-No report

Mayor’s Report

The Police Department responded to 210 incidents in the month of August 2019.

Police Department reported 40 arrests and 42 garbage citations issued year to date.

The 2017 Audit is complete and Wyoming Borough will be approving the 2018 audit during tonight’s meeting.

Borough manager reported letters she received today from the IRS saying $3,833.26 taxes were past due from 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Floor opens to the public

Speakers were:

  1. Chris Cawley gave updates on Wyoming Borough Grants.
  • Mark Bertocci was concerned about State Police Barracks relocating to Hanover and the loss in taxes for the Borough. He also questioned if there has been any interest in the Bon Ton building.

Communications: A list of communications received since the last meeting have been presented to council and accepted on a motion made by Joseph Scaltz and seconded by Diane Smiles.

Motion moved

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

Motion moved

Unfinished Business:

Wyoming Borough is still waiting for Casualty Insurance Proposals for 2020.

Wyoming Borough will need to go review the bid from JP Mascaro & Sons for the 2020

Motion to adjourn: Michael Baloga

Seconded by:  Joseph Scaltz

Time:  7:40

Date:   September 9, 2019

Minutes recorded by Wyoming Borough Secretary/Treasurer: Mary Sabol

September 9, 2019

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