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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