MINUTES OF THE APRIL 2008 GENERAL MEETING OF THE MILLVALE BOROUGH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION The general meeting of the Millvale Borough Development Corporation was held in the Millvale Borough Building on April 08, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. Approved meeting minutes can be viewed online, at: www.millvalepa.com Agenda: I. Call to Order By President Jim Porter at 5:41 pm. II. Roll Call Board Members Attending: Vince Cinski Eddie Figas Tina Galioto Jamie Hahn Lin Mikelas Janice Muto Jim Porter Virginia Pucci Absent with Regrets: Don Gillespie John Kelly Elaine Trapani Absent: None Staff Attending: Susan Lofaro (MS Intern) Advisory Members Attending: Jeffery Schafer Millvale Business Representatives: Maria Christina – NHCO Brian McGuire – Sperling Funeral Home Richard Schmitz – Architect Ken Vecenie – Vecenie’s distributing Wayne Hoover – Blooming Images Jean Albert - Xerox Also in attendance: None III. Approval of Minutes Motion Miklas made to Approve March 2008 MBDC Meeting Minutes as submitted. Second Pucci Vote to approve the minutes of the March 2008 MBDC Meeting recorded by Eddie Figas Votes in favor: Cinski, Figas, Galioto, Hahn, Miklas, Muto, Porter, Pucci None against 2008 MBDC March Meeting Minutes approved as submitted. IV. Committee Reports A. Main / Elm Street Focus Group: GAPP Planning Meeting 2 Recapped by Figas, Joy Abbott will be working toward an updates design over the next several weeks. Figas commented the designs were well received at the GAPP meeting last evening. Porter commented that he would look at the site with the Borough Engineer. Next meeting is scheduled for 05/12/08, 5:30 p.m., MCC. B. Promotion: Figas asked again for all in attendance to forward reasons why you ‘LOVE MILLVALE’. Figas told those in attendance that the new web site is coming along nicely and asked for input. C. Design: Figas explained that façade money has not been released yet and should be released in the next month or so. D. Organization: Figas said recruitment for the Brew Festival has begun, Pucci asked the date of the event (August 9). Figas said the new Main Street Newsletter would be out by April 11. E. Economic Restructuring: Figas informed the Board that lottery calendar tickets are being sold for May. Porter asked those in attendance to sell or buy a few. Figas announced that the Millvale Streetscape would be receiving $106,000 from the county, the GAPP will receive $10,000 and Red Star Ironworks will receive $9,171. The monies are from grants that were expected to be announced in January. Figas also explained that more requests may be funded Muto explained that Michael Murphy from the Sampson Morris Group could not attend but that he did look at a number of buildings in town and was interested in attending the May meeting. Figas mentions that S&A Homes has responded with interest in the possibility of bringing new homes to Millvale. Porter explained how he took the S&A representative around to photograph possible sites. F. Clean, Safe and Green: Figas announced that Clean Sweep would be April 19 and asked people to sign-up and spread the word. Figas also mentioned that people could donate moniterialy if so inclined. Figas also announced a planning meeting for April 11. V. Main Street Managers Report Figas reviewed the Monthly Report. Miklas asked if Unique Pizza had left Millvale and Figas confirmed they had. VI. Old Business The By-laws have not been reviewed by the Borough Solicitor. The ACLA Senior Bookmobile will be in Millvale on April 9. Figas explained that the Farm Stand is progressing well and that volunteers are needed. VII. New Business Pucci recapped the streetscape project and said feed back on the light poles had been positive. Pucci said a few minor problems occurred with the signage for the poles but that the problem would be handled. Also, discussed were parking meters. Jean Albert from Xerox/Document Solutions North. Ms. Albert introduced herself and explained what the business to the audience. VIII. Complaints / Compliments None IX. Announcements Porter read the announcements: ARTEZ –April 16, 7 p.m. GAPP Planning Session #3: May 12, 5:30, MCC Bookmobile: April 9, 9:15 a.m. MCC Run to Read: April12 Clean Sweep: April 19 Elm Street Open House: April 23, 10-7, MCC NEXT MEETING: May 13, 2008 - 7:30 a.m. Borough Building XI. Adjournment Motion by Muto: Adjourn Meeting Second by Cinski Votes in favor: Cinski, Figas, Galioto, Hahn, Miklas, Muto, Porter, Pucci None against President Porter adjourned meeting at 6:52 p.m. Respectfully Submitted By: Eddie Figas Next Meeting – 05/13, 7:30 a.m.
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