Yesterday night was Ellwood City’s November 2017 council meeting. All of the following items on the agenda sheet were approved:
Approval of Minutes:
- A motion in order to approve the Special Meeting 10/10/17 and and Regular Meeting 10/16/17.
Approval of Vouchers:
- A motion to approve the pre-paid voucher list dated 11/13/17 in the amount of $1,217,194.59 and the open invoiced (list of vouchers to be paid) dated 11/16/17 in the amount of $793,848.67
- A motion to approve the departmental reports as submitted.
- A motion would be in order to adopt an ordinance, as submitted, establishing a stop intersection (3-way) on Fairview Avenue at Beechwood Blvd. (S. 11th Street) eastbound and westbound.
- A motion to adopt a resolution as submitted authorizing free parking at all currently metered spaces located on Lawrence Avenue, Bell Avenue, Crescent Avenue, 5th Street, 6th Street, 7th Street and Beaver Avenue parking lot for a maximum of 2 hours from November 24 through December 31. Motorists exceeding the 2 hour limit will be subject to a $5.00 fine if paid within 72 hours. Violators who fail to make payment within 72 hours will be subject to prosecution through the District Office.
- A motion to adopt a resolution, as submitted, authorizing the transfer of ownership of the Asphalt Zipper to Perry Township, Pulaski Township and Mahoning Township.
- A motion to approve the quote submitted by F.A.S.T. of the Allegheny Mountains (Somerset, PA) to make the necessary repairs to the aerial fire truck’s (1996 Sutphen) water system in the amount of $9,030. This amount will be paid by the General Fund.
- A motion to eliminate the following parking spaces on Fifth Street between Lawrence Avenue and Bell Avenue traveling south: 1st space west side and 1st space east side, do to tight turning radius’s.
- A motion to approve the proposal submitted by Verizon to relocate overhead cables at the Public Works site in the amount of $10,500. This amount will be paid from the 2016 Bond Issue.
- A motion to approve the bid from McElroy Paving Co. (Ingomar, PA) in the amount of $57,861 for the Ewing Park Tennis Court Rehabilitation Project (milling/paving). This amount will be paid for by the Marcellus Shale Fund.
- A motion to authorize Taylor Engineering to prepare/advertise bids for the Tennis Court Rehabilitation Project – Phase II (surface treatment/line painting).
- A motion to ratify the payment to Mr. Fence in the amount of $9,269 for the installation of a fence around the new basketball court in Ewing Park. The amount was paid from the Marcellus Shale Fund (money could only be spent on recreation).
- A motion to advertise the vacancies on the following Boards/Commissions: Zoning Hearing Board, Zoning Hearing Board Alternate, EC Planning Commission, Civil Service Commission, Board of Health, Ellwood Area Family Center Authority and Recreation Board.
- A motion to advertise an ordinance approving the editing and inclusion of certain ordinances and resolutions as parts of the various component codes of the codified ordinances.
- A motion to approve the year 2018 cost of living adjustments for retired police officers William Betz, Brian Damon, Christ Hardie and John Lubich, as submitted by the Actuary.
- A motion to set a public hearing for December 11 at 5:45p.m. on the matter of vacating a portion of Fifth Street from south line of Rear Summit Avenue to the north line of Aiken Avenue at the request of Dan and Marsha Glover.
- A motion would be in order to approve the quote from M&P Security Solutions (Baden, PA) in the amount of $8,519 to install security cameras in Pittsburgh Circle Park. This amount will be paid from the Park Improvement Fund.
- A Motion to authorize 422 Auction to sell the 2006 Chrysler Sebring.
- A motion to approve the Workers Compensation Insurance with the State Workers Insurance Fund for the volunteer firefighters for the period 1/1/18-1/1/-19. The estimated annual premium is $23,772 (final premium is subject to adjustment by audit). This amount will be paid from the General Fund.
- A motion to approve the subdivision request of Vince and Patty Riccio to subdivide a parcel on Cirelli Drive from one lot into two lots.
- A motion to approve the proposal submitted by CT Consultants to perform master planning for the EC Revitalization Phase II Project (Lawrence Avenue from 4th to 6th Street).
- A motion to authorize Frank B. Taylor Engineering to prepare/advertise bids for the back-filling/contaminated soil disposal at the public works site on Sixth Street. This will be paid from the 2016 Bond Issue.
- A motion to adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the lining of certain sanitary sewer lines. The Borough is seeking $420,500. If successful, the borough’s math will be $74,30, payable from the Sewage Collection Reserve Fund.
- The last yard waste pick up for 2017 will occur the week of November 26.
- There will be a budget meeting tonight, 11/21/2017 at 5p.m. in the council chambers.
- Colin Smith, the Junior Council Member, stated that he had asked students at the school what they would like to see come to the community for their entertainment, and they would like to see the addition of a roller rink and arcade.
- David DeCaria was the only council member to vote no the the elimination of the parking spaces on Fifth Street. He said that if there have not been any accidents caused by the spaces then there should be no reason to take parking away from downtown businesses.
- Borough Manager Bob Villella stated the last time the tennis courts had been repaved was 20 years ago and it cost nearly $53,000 at that time.
- David DeCaria mentioned that money received from the Marcellus Shale Fund must be spend on recreation.
- The motion to approve the 2018 cost of living adjustments for the retired police officers was a mandatory adjustment.