March 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes



                                                   Meeting Minutes

                                                         MARCH 15, 2021

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             P

Mr. Robert Borzell        P

Mr. Russell Herron      A                           

Mrs. Diane Smiles        P               

Citizens: ­­­2                             Press: 0

Approval of minutes:  The minutes of the February 2021 meeting are available for review at the borough office. The minutes are approved on a motion made by Mr. Lipski and seconded by Mrs. Smiles

Motion Moved

Officers Reports: Reports of the Police Department, Street Commissioner and Code Enforcement Officer for the month of February 2021 have been submitted and placed on file for public inspection.


Administration:  Finance and Grants


Joseph Scaltz           John Lipski        Diane Smiles

Motion to approve Reimbursement #7 to PennEastern for LSA grant contract # C000065495 in the amount of $4,745.00. Engineer work for 4th St., Dennison, and, Monument Ave Street improvements

Motion made by: Mr. Scaltz

Seconded by: Mrs. Smiles

Motion Moved

Motion to allow Fidelity Bank to review the Borough’s current pension plan.

Motion made by: Mr. Borzell

Seconded by: Mrs. Smiles

Motion Moved

Report: A request was sent to DCED for remaining funds from grant in the amount of $10,747.00 to incorporate additional improvements to the current project site. (update and replace all street signage in the area of the street improvements.)

A suggestion was made from Paul Konopka, tax collector: If the county council decides to extend the rebate or face value dates for the taxes, that Wyoming might be prepared to extend the dates also. We took part in the extension in 2020 along with many other neighboring towns.

Emergency Service:  Police and Fire Departments


Joseph Scaltz          John Lipski           Robert Borzell


Report: Police Department will be placing order for budgeted ENRADD device to begin working on traffic in the borough.

Health and Sanitation:  Recycling and Solid Waste


Robert Borzell              John Lipski           Russell Herron


Report:  Currently in the face period for 2021 trash payments

               Face period amount $250.00 ending on May 14, 2021

               Senior discount of $240.00 expires on May 14, 2021 



Diane Smiles             Robert Borzell            Joseph Scaltz

Motion to accept Mary Sabol’s letter of resignation as Clerk, Secretary/Treasurer.

Motion made by: Mr. Scaltz

Seconded by: Mr. Borzell

Motion Moved

Mary will be missed by all; she was a dedicated worker. Like to thank her for her hard work.

Motion will be made to hire Kelsie Snyder for part time clerk position with a starting rate of $10.00 for 15 hours a week with a 90- day probationary period.

Motion made by: Mr. Lipski

Seconded by: Mrs. Smiles

Motion Moved

Report: The Borough will need to fill the Secretary/Treasurer position.

Public Property:  Borough Building and Recreation


Diane Smiles           Russell Herron          Robert Borzell

Report: The Recreation will host an Easter event on March 31, 2021.

Residents will need to register their children ages 1-12 by March 22nd.

The bunny will deliver treats to registered children in the borough.

Streets and Sewers: Public Works


Russell Herron               Joseph Scaltz              Robert Borzell

Report: Liquid Fuels income for 2021 $81,019.36

              Turnback Income for 2021 460.00

*** This is a decrease of $8,638.99 from 2020 funds***

Zoning and Planning:


John Lipski          Russell Herron          Robert Borzell

Motion to present Zoning Ordinance proposal to Luzerne County Zoning Department.

Motion made by: Mr. Lipski

Seconded by: Mr. Scaltz

Motion Moved

Motion to pay the fees associated with the application for Zoning board proposal review.

Motion made by: Mr. Scaltz

Seconded by: Mr. Lipski

Motion Moved

Report: None

Solicitor’s Report: Filed sewer liens from the WVSA to the Prothonotary’s office on behalf of the borough.

Wished Mary Sabol well on her retirement.

Mayor’s Report

The Police Department responded to 124 incidents in the month of February 2020.

On behalf of one of our officers: The Wyoming Borough Fire Police have been doing an amazing job during accidents on the avenue. It is perfect when we have to deal with calamity of the accident itself, knowing our backs are protected by traffic.

Floor opens to the public:

Received an email from Raymond Harris

He was not present on the zoom call to discuss his concern.

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

Motion Moved

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

Motion Moved

   Unfinished Business: None             

Motion to adjourn: Mr. Scaltz

Seconded by: Mrs. Smiles

Time: 7:34 p.m.

Date:  March 15, 2021

Minutes recorded by : Roseanne Colarusso, Borough Manager