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									            MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 2008 REORGANIZATION MEETING
             OF THE MILLVALE BOROUGH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


The reorganization meeting of the Millvale Borough Development Corporation was held at the Millvale
Borough Community Center in the Banquet Room on January 08, 2008, at 7:30 a.m.


Approved meeting minutes can be viewed online, at:
www.millvalepa.com


Agenda:
   I. Call to Order
       By President Jim Porter at 7:40 a.m...
   II. Roll Call
       Board Members Attending:
                   Vince Cinski
                   Don Gillespie
                   Lin Mikelas (Parkvale Bank)
                   Jim Porter
                   Virginia Pucci
       Absent with Regrets:
                   Sue Gally
                   Rhea Nicotra (Bishop’s Inc.)
                   Mary Ellen Sullivan (resigned 06/07)
                   Elaine Trapani (Medicap Pharmacy)
       Absent:
                   Anne Lopez
                   Mike Speranzo
       MBDC Staff Attending:
                   Eddie Figas
       Advisory Members Attending:
                   Jeffery Schaffer
        Millvale Business Representatives:
                   Tina Galioto (Avanti Insurance)
                   Jamie Hahn (Healy Hahn Funeral Home)
                   John Kelly (Kelly Art Glass)
        Also in attendance:
                   Joy Wright Abbot – Home Planning and Design
        Board is only carrying 10 members as Mary Ellen Sullivan resigned her board position in June.
    III. Reappointment of Board of Directors
             2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
              SEEKIN REAPPOINTMENT                   MOTION/SECOND                  APPOINTED
            Vince Cinski                                   Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
            Don Gillespie                                  Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
            Lin Mikelas                                    Pucci/Cinski               YES - 5-0
            Jim Porter                                     Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
            Virginia Pucci                                 Miklas/Cinski              YES - 5-0
            Elaine Trapani (not in
            attendance)                                    Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
        Votes in favor: Cinski, Gillespie, Miklas, Porter, Pucci
                   None against
                   Cinski, Gillespie, Miklas, Porter, Pucci, Trapani reappointed.
    IV. Nomination and Election of New Directors

                  2008 NOMINATIONS                   MOTION/SECOND                  APPOINTED
            Eddie Figas                                    Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
            Tina Galioto                                   Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
            Jamie Hahn                                     Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
            John Kelly                                     Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
            Janice Muto (Not in attendance)                Miklas/Pucci               YES - 5-0
        Votes in favor: Cinski, Gillespie, Miklas, Porter, Pucci
                   None against
                   Figas, Galioto, Hahn, Kelly, Muto appointed.
    V. Nomination and Election of Officers

             OFFICES                       Director Nominated              MOTION/SECOND          APPOINTED
President                                         Porter                    Gillespie/Miklas       YES - 9-0
Vice-President                                    Miklas                      Pucci/Cinski         YES - 9-0
Secretary                                         Figas                       Porter/Pucci         YES - 9-0
Treasurer                                         Pucci                       Miklas/Hahn          YES - 9-0
        Votes in favor: Cinski, Figas, Galioto, Gillespie, Hahn, Kelly, Miklas, Porter, Pucci
                   None against
                   Officers nominated and elected as listed above...
    VI. Nomination and Election of Committee Delegates

         COMMITTEES                       Director Nominated              MOTION/SECOND            APPOINTED
Clean, Safe, Green                              Galioto                     Figas/Miklas            YES - 9-0
Design                                           Kelly                     Cinski/Galioto           YES - 9-0
Economic Restructuring                          Miklas                      Figas/Pucci             YES - 9-0
Organization                                     Pucci                      Figas/Cinski            YES - 9-0
Promotion                                        Porter                     Figas/Cinski            YES - 9-0
         Votes in favor: Cinski, Figas, Galioto, Gillespie, Hahn, Kelly, Miklas, Porter, Pucci
                  None against
                  Committee Delegates nominated and elected as listed above...
    VII. Approval of Meeting, dates, times and location

                      MEETINGS                      MOTION/SECOND                     APPROVED
          2nd Tuesday of each month                       Miklas/Cinski                YES - 9-0
          Millvale Community Center                       Miklas/Cinski                YES - 9-0
          7:30 a.m. 01,03,05,07,09,11                     Pucci/Cinski                 YES - 9-0
          5:30 p.m. 02,04,06,08,10                        Miklas/Pucci                 YES - 9-0
          No December Meeting -Mixer                      Miklas/Cinski                YES - 9-0
         Votes in favor: Cinski, Figas, Galioto, Gillespie, Hahn, Kelly, Miklas, Porter, Pucci
                  None against
                  Meetings will be held as listed above.
    VIII. Approval of Minutes
         Motion Pucci made to Approve December 2007 MBDC Executive Committee Minutes as
         submitted.
         Second Galioto
         Vote to approve the minutes of the December 2007 MBDC Executive Committee meeting
         recorded by Eddie Figas
         Votes in favor: Cinski, Figas, Galioto, Gillespie, Hahn, Kelly, Miklas, Porter, Pucci
                  None against
                  December 2007 executive Meeting Minutes approved as submitted.
    IX. Committee Reports
               A. Main / Elm Street Focus Group:
                  Porter recalled Borough and MBDC projects that had been completed.
                  Figas explained that the Focus group did not meet in December but that the Grant Street
                  Open Space received a $5,000 grant from the Sprout Fund. Figas said that two other
                  grants totaling $55,000 are still pending. The next Focus group meeting is scheduled for
                  Monday, January 21, 2008 – 7 p.m...
               B. Promotion:
                  Figas informed the board that the catch phrase for advertising Millvale is WE LOVE OUR
                  TOWN - MAKE IT YOURS. The new phrase will be worked in to advertising throughout
                  the next year.
       C. Design:
            Figas introduced Jeff Schafer representing Third Sector Development (3SD) whose firm
            was selected to complete the Elm Street Revitalization and Sustainability Plan. Mr.
            Schafer thanked the board for having him and asked for permission to start the project,
            which was granted. A contract has been submitted to 3SD for approval. Mr. Schaffer said
            he would like to start the project by meeting with the MBDC board and Borough Council,
            after some discussion it was decided that a lunch meeting would be scheduled for the
            end of January.
       D. Organization:
            Pucci indicated that December fundraising ticket sells were good.
       E. Economic Restructuring:
            Pucci indicated that the Main Street audit might have findings. The findings are related to
            a mistake in indicating where return funds were supposed to come from. The findings are
            considered minor and will most likely be approved.
       F.   Clean, Safe and Green:
            Figas mentioned that a community wide clean up is scheduled for around earth day in
            April. Figas also related that clean-up training is scheduled with Allegheny CleanWays for
            March 10.
X. BOOM Report
     Hahn reported that BOOM has been inactive and should be removed from future agendas.
XI. Main Street Managers Report
   Figas received no questions concerning his November report.
XII. Old Business
    Joy Abbott of Home Town Planning and Design was in attendance to discuss her proposal for
   the design of the open space at 520 Grant Avenue. Abbott presented the board with a proposed
   timeline, which envisioned the project to be completed for Millvale Days. Figas informed the
   board that the Abbott proposal included three public meetings to gain input, design and oversight
   of installation, cost for services are $3,470.
   Motion Miklas to hire Home Town Planning and Design for the Grant Avenue project. Home Town
   will be paid a fee of $3,470 for their services.
   Second Hahn
   Vote to approve hiring of Home Town Planning and Design for the fee of $3,470.
   Votes in favor: Cinski, Figas, Galioto, Gillespie, Hahn, Kelly, Miklas, Porter, Pucci
            None against
            Home Town Planning and Design approved for the fee of $3,470.
XIII. New Business
   Galioto noted that graffiti is appearing more and more throughout Millvale, collectively the board
   agreed. Kelly said that his business and several around him had been tagged prior to Christmas,
   Kelly indicated that the incident occurred on a Saturday evening and he heard ‘kid’s’ outside his
   building, upon exiting his building he did notice the tags, it was not until the following day that he
   realized his building was tagged and noticed that other buildings in his neighborhood were also
   tagged. Kelly called police to report the incident. The board discussed in detail what could be
   done. Kelly suggested using the Borough website to draw attention to the problem. Figas
   indicated that he was working on a flyer to distribute to al businesses and Galioto suggested
   contacting the schools. Pucci said that all the ideas were good and that each should be explored.
   Galioto also suggested a task force.
XIV. Complaints / Compliments
   None
XV. Announcements
   Artez – 01/16 – Aspinwall, 7p.m.
   Focus Group/Grant Avenue Planning – 01/21 – 7p.m.
   Elm Street Kick-off meeting – 01/30
   MBDC Meeting – 02/12, 5:30 p.m...
   Artez– 02/20 – Millvale, 7 p.m.
XVI. Adjournment
   Motion by Galioto: Adjourn Meeting
   Second by Kelly
              Votes in favor: Cinski, Figas, Galioto, Gillespie, Hahn, Kelly, Miklas, Porter, Pucci
              None against
              President Porter adjourned meeting at 9:15 a.m.


Respectfully Submitted By:
Eddie Figas
Next Meeting – 02/12, 5:30 p.m.

								
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