Draft Meeting Minutes from May 11 Council Meeting

WYOMING BOROUGH

COUNCIL MEETING

MEETING DRAFT

May 11, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Meeting Held Via Zoom

Topic: Monthly Council Meeting

Time: May 11, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Mr. Michael Baloga    P                                       Mayor Joseph Dominick   P

Mr. Joseph Scaltz      P                                      Attorney Laura Dennis      P 

Mr. John Lipski           P 

Mr. Robert Borzell      P   

Mr. Russell Herron     P                                         

Mrs. Diane Smiles     P                 

                                    Citizens: ­­­ 4                            Press: None

Approval of minutes:  The minutes of the April 2020 meeting are available for review at the borough office. The minutes are approved on a motion made by Robert Borzell 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 2020 have been submitted and placed on file for public inspection.

The Borough recognized the Wyoming Free Library

On April 9th, the library provided produce, dairy products, frozen meat, and non-perishable items to more than 200 families!

Borough thanked Madison Properties owner Ariel Levy for the use of the Midway Parking Lot for the Food Distribution.

Borough also thanked Wyoming Free Library Sewing Club and Jere & Susan Franklin (Brackney Leather) for supplying the Borough employees with homemade mask.

Thank you to Jessica Hornlike for her donation of spray sanitizers for the Borough Employees.

The Borough Employees greatly appreciate all the donations the community has given with efforts to keep them safe.

Thank You!

REPORTS AND COMMITTEES

Administration:  Finance and Grants

Chairman

Joseph Scaltz           John Lipski        Diane Smiles

A motion was made to approve a Resolution to extend the face period to August 17, 2020 for the Borough taxes.

Motion made by: Joseph Scaltz

Seconded by   Robert Borzell

Motion moved

A motion was made to approve the extension of the Borough taxes to August 17, 2020.

Motion made by Robert Borzell

Seconded by: Joseph Scaltz

Motion moved

A motion was made to appoint Borough Manager, Roseanne Colarusso to be the authorized agent on behalf of Wyoming Borough, to execute all required forms and documents for the purpose of obtaining financial assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288 as amended by Public Law 100-707).

Motion made by: John Lipski

Seconded by Diane Smiles

Motion moved

A motion was made to pass the Resolution for Wyoming Borough to make application for financial assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288 as amended by Public Law 100-707).

Motion made by Russell Herron

Seconded by Robert Borzell

Motion moved

Report:  Pennsylvania Economy League released the Strategic Management Planning Program Report to the Borough. A link for report has been posted to the Borough’s website and Facebook page.

Emergency Service:  Police and Fire Departments

Chairman

Joseph Scaltz          John Lipski           Robert Borzell

Motion was made to approve Officer Donald Noble to receive Heart & Lung benefits in the result of contracting Covid-19 while on duty.

Motion made by Diane Smiles

Seconded by: Joseph Scaltz

Motion moved

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Report: No report

Health and Sanitation:  Recycling and Solid Waste

Chairman

Robert Borzell              John Lipski           Russell Herron

Report: The Face Period has been extended for the 2020 Trash until July 15, 2020.

Shred event is scheduled for September 5th from 4-7 at the Borough Building. This is free to all residents. The Borough is reimbursed by the county up to $2,000.00 for this event.

Personnel:

Chairman

Diane Smiles             Robert Borzell            Joseph Scaltz

Report: No report

Public Property:  Borough Building and Recreation

Chairman

Diane Smiles           Russell Herron          Robert Borzell

The Board recognized Brackney Leather for Donation to the Recreation Board.

Their support to the Recreation Board is greatly appreciated.

Report:  The Recreation Board delivered 185 bags to the community children who registered. This would not have been possible without donations from the following: Autism Behavioral Services, Kelly Best, Carpinet Plumbing & Heating, Dileo’s, Fidelity Bank, Independent Graphics, Sam’s Club, Gerrity’s, Ray Knaub & Company and the Skilonger Family.

A big thank you to the Easter Bunny and the Department of Works for delivering all the treats. Despite the restrictions due to the virus this was a success.

Next event “Chalk the Walk” will be held May 19th.

Register your walk- Email: Wyomingrec@gmail.com

Prizes for most creative walks 1st,2nd,3rd place will be announced Thursday May 21st.

Streets and Sewers: Public Works

Chairman

Russell Herron               Joseph Scaltz              Robert Borzell

Report:

Motion was made to approve PennEastern to advertise for bids for LSA Grant # C000065495 Bids for milling & paving East Fourth, Dennison between Eight & Ninth and Monument from Ninth to Pettebone Street.

Motion made by Russell Herron

Seconded by:  Joseph Scaltz

Motion moved

Zoning and Planning:

Chairman

John Lipski          Russell Herron          Robert Borzell

Report: Publication for anyone interested in being part of the Planning Commission was posted in local newspaper, Borough’s web page and Facebook page.

Letter of Interest received:

Ed Thomas

Mike DeNuzio

Council members who volunteered: John Lipski and Russell Herron


Solicitor’s Report

Dumpster and Soliciting ordinances will be ready for Junes Council Meeting.

Mayor’s Report

  • The Police Department responded to   79   incidents in the month of April 2020.

Mayor Dominick requested in lieu of receiving his annual salary of $2,500.00, he would like to donate as follows:

$1000.00 to the Wyoming Police Department

$1,000.00 Camera system for the Butler St Park

$500.00 to the Wyoming Recreation Board.

Motion was made to accept Mayor Dominick’s request of donation of his annual salary.

Motion made by Robert Borzell

Seconded by: John Lipski

Motion moved

Floor opens to the public

No emails received from public to speak at the meeting.

Communications: A list of communications received since the last meeting have been presented to council and accepted on a motion made by Robert Borzell and seconded by Russell Herron.

Motion moved

Payment of Bills: A listing of bills paid and received for payment for Mayhave been presented to council and accepted on a motion made by John Lipski and seconded by Diane Smiles.

Motion moved

Unfinished Business:

Motion to adjourn: Joseph Scaltz

Seconded by Russell Herron

Time: 7:46

Date:   May 11, 2020