December 14, 2020 Council Meeting Minutes


December 14, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting will be conducted Live on Zoom Due to Covid-19

Zoom Link

Roll Call:

Mr. Michael Baloga    P                                           Mayor Joseph Dominick P

Mr. Joseph Scaltz      P                                             Attorney Laura Dennis P Mr. John Lipski                                      A

Mr. Robert Borzell P Mr. Russell Herron P Mrs. Diane Smiles     P

Citizens:                                Press:     

Approval of minutes: The minutes of the November 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 November 2020 have been submitted and placed on file for public inspection.


Motion was made to approve the Council Meeting Calendar for 2021.

Motion made by: Diane Smiles Seconded by:                              Robert Borzell

Motion moved

Administration: Finance and Grants Chairman

Joseph Scaltz            John Lipski         Diane Smiles

Motion made to approve Resolution #9- 2020 authorizing Tax and Revenue anticipation note with Fidelity Bank in the amount of $150,000.00.

Motion made by: Joseph Scaltz Seconded by: Russell Herron

 Motion Moved

Motion made to adopt Ordinance # 5-2020 General operating budget for the fiscal year 2021.

Motion made by

Seconded by:

 Motion Moved

Motion made to adopt Ordinance #6-2020 Real Estate Tax Millage for fiscal year 2021 to remain at 3.7905 mils.

Motion made by Diane Smiles Seconded by

Motion moved

Motion made to approve payment of the insurance deductible in the amount of

$2500.00 to Scartelli Olszewski, P.C Motion made by:                              Robert Borzell Seconded by:                                   Russell Herron Motion moved


The borough received PEMA funds in the amount of $7,683.05. Original application amount submitted was $10,244.06.

Time frame of submitted Covid-19 expenses April thru June 1, 2020

Emergency Service: Police and Fire Departments Chairman

Joseph Scaltz           John Lipski            Robert Borzell

Motion made to approve Resolution for: Civil Service Commission adoption of the civil service rules & regulations with the Borough of Wyoming.

Motion made by: Russell Herron Seconded by: Joseph Scaltz Motion moved

Motion made to advertise for Civil Service Commission Testing for Full Time Police Officer. Written test date January 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to be held in the Borough training room.

Motion made by:      Robert Borzell Seconded by:                                  Diane Smiles Motion moved


Health and Sanitation: Recycling and Solid Waste Chairman

Robert Borzell               John Lipski            Russell Herron


Report: 2021 Trash invoices will be mailed out December 15, 2020 to the residents.

Payment Plan for 2021.

Discount period: 12/21/2020 thru 02/05/2021 $240.00 Face Period:                              02/06/2021 thru 05/14/2021     $250.00

Payments received after 05/14/2021 will be assessed a $50.00 late fee Late fee payment:                                                                $300.00

Senior citizens:                                                     $240.00 until 05/14/2021


Credit Card & E-Check payment activity $22,400.00



Diane Smiles              Robert Borzell             Joseph Scaltz

Report: No report

Public Property: Borough Building and Recreation Chairman

Diane Smiles            Russell Herron           Robert Borzell


Santa Parade was held on Dec. 5th. Hose Co #1 and Hose Co #2 and the greater Pittston ambulance participated. The Recreation Board donated candy.

Streets and Sewers: Public Works Chairman

Russell Herron                Joseph Scaltz                Robert Borzell

Motion made to approve the Handicap spot for Cristina Sanchez Pabon in front of her residence at 118 East Fourth Street. Resident will be responsible for the cost of the sign.

(Jim reviewed location)

Motion made by:

Seconded by:

Motion moved

Report: No report

Zoning and Planning:


John Lipski           Russell Herron           Robert Borzell


No report

Solicitor’s Report:

No report

Mayor’s Report

No report

  • The Police Department responded to 116 incidents in the month of November 2020.

Floor opens to the public

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

Motion moved

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

Motion moved

Unfinished Business: None

Motion to adjourn: Mrs. Smiles

Seconded by:

Mr. Scaltz

Time:  7:51 p.m.

Date:   12/14/2020