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					COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN met in regular session in the Municipal
Building Council Chambers on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time with President
Regis Stephenson presiding.

ROLL CALL:            Andzelik       Absent      Munsie Present
                      Falce         Present      Olack        Present
                      Kostelnik     Present      Popovich      Present
                                      Stephenson   Present

Six members present, absent one (Andzelik). Mayor Kelly present.

CITIZENS COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

PUBLIC HEARING ON FIRE INSURANCE ESCROW ORDINANCE.

Solicitor Evashavik summarized the ordinance and called for any comments. Hearing no comments,
Solicitor Evashavik declared the Public Hearing closed.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack that the Minutes of the May 25, 2010 Council Meeting be
approved. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

AGENDA ITEMS:

        A.   ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY
        COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PURSUANT TO ACT 98 OF 1992 PROVIDING THAT IN
        CERTAIN FIRE LOSSES THE INSURANCE COMPANY, ASSOCIATION OF
        EXCHANGE SHALL TRANSFER PROCEEDS TO THE BOROUGH MANAGER AS A
        PORTION OF THE INSURANCE PROCEEDS TO BE HELD AS SECURITY
        AGAINST THE TOTAL COST OF REMOVING, REPAIRING, OR SECURING THE
        DAMAGED BUILDING: PROVIDING FOR FEES: PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES
        FOR VIOLATION AND SETTING FORTH PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
        PRETAINING TO SUCH INSURANCE PROCEEDS AND TO THE
        IMPLEMENTATION OF ACT 98 OF 1992 IN THE BOROUGH OF WEST
        MIFFLIN._______________________________

                Motion by Popovich, seconded by Olack the ordinance be enacted. Roll Call: Six
        ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried. Ordinance given No.1169.

        B.   RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY
        COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING THAT THE ACQUISITION AND
        SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION OF NUMEROUS PARCELS OF VACANT PROPERTY
        KNOWN AS LOT AND BLOCK NUMBERS 181-H-177 (2ND AVENUE) WOULD BE IN
        ACCORD WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
        MUNICIPALITY._________________

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       Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie the resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Six ayes,
no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1219.

C.      Motion by Olack, seconded by Munsie to authorize a three (3) month extension of the
Borough Building lease for SAIC to October 31, 2010. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one
absent (Absent). Motion carried.

D.     Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve a one-year contract with Jefferson
Regional Medical Center to provide Employee Assistance Service for 2011 at a cost of $2,090.
Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

E.      Motion by Falce, seconded by Popovich to approve the condemnation of the following
properties:
               1)      218 Avon Road, Lot & Block 180-P-232
               2)      3107 Mary Street, Lot & Block 181-F-316
               3)      3804 Home Street, Lot & Block 181-H-230
               4)      3304 Garfield Avenue, Lot & Block 181-C-27
               5)      3318 Garfield Avenue, Lot & Block 181-C-34
               6)      1418 Greensprings Avenue, Lot & Block 180-P-280
               7)      2209 Webster Avenue, Lot & Block 241-G-249
               8)      365 Homestead Avenue, Lot & Block 181-F-215
               9)      534 Bellwood Road, Lot & Block 181-P-180
               10)     3133 Virginia Avenue, Lot & Block 181-B-307
               11)     3300 Center Avenue, Lot & Block 181-G-135
Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

F.      Motion by Falce, seconded by Olack to approve the consolidation plan as requested by
Liberty USA for the property at 920 Irwin Run Road. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent
(Andzelik). Motion carried.

G.      Motion by Falce, seconded by Olack to approve the site plan as requested by the
Allegheny County Housing Authority for the property at 2400 Sharp Avenue. Roll Call: Six
ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

H.       Motion by Munsie, seconded by Olack to approve participating with the West Mifflin
Area School District in retaining the Law Office of Patricia McGrail as interim legal counsel
for real estate tax assessment appeals at the rate of $75 per hour plus out-of-pocket expenses
with the School District paying two-thirds and the Borough paying one-third of the costs. Roll
Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

I.      Motion by Munsie, seconded by Falce to authorize Marshall Elevator to perform the
state-mandated periodic hydraulic elevator pressure test at a fee of $599 and a third-party
inspection at a fee of $150 to be paid from the Municipal Building Fund. Roll Call: Six ayes,
no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

J.       Motion by Munsie, seconded by Popovich to approve payment of the emergency repair
to the traffic signal at Route 885 and Mt. View Drive out of the Capital Projects Fund in the
amount of $19,593.82. Under remarks, Mr. Munsie questioned whether traffic signals have
since been added to the insurance coverage as Council had discussed at the Caucus Meeting.
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          Chief Davies said that they had not yet been added, however he is in the process of getting the
          value of each signal in order to have them added to the coverage in the future. Roll Call: Six
          ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

          K.      Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik to approve payment of the emergency repairs
          to the Police Building HVAC out of the Federal Forfeiture Fund in the approximate amount of
          $2,000. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

          L.     Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack to approve the purchase of five (5) tents for
          the Recreation Committee to be paid out of the General Fund in the approximate amount of
          $350. Under remarks, Mr. Kostelnik stated that the tents would be used for Community Day.
          Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

          M.     Motion by Olack, seconded by Popovich to approve a $1,000 donation to the West
          Mifflin Cheerleaders. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

          N.    Motion by Popovich, seconded by Olack to approve VFW Post 914 using Room 201 of
          the Municipal Building from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for monthly committee meetings beginning
          August 10, 2010. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

          DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

          Community Development........................................................... Walter B. Anthony

Mr. Anthony read the Community Development Department Report for the month of June 2010.


Police............................................................................................ Ken Davies

Chief Davies read the Police Department Report for the month of June 2010.


Public Works............................................................................... James Hess

Mr. Hess read the Public Works Department Report for the month of June 2010.

Mr. Hess reported that a flyer would be distributed to each household explaining the Single Stream
Recycling Program and he thanked Jim Hartman for his help in designing the flyer.

Recreation................................................................................... Lance Maha

Mr. Kostelnik reported that he has received a request from the McKeesport Daily News Baseball
League that they be permitted to use the electricity for their All Star Game on July 31st at Winkelvoss
Field from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. to announce the game. Mr. Stephenson asked if any Council
member objected to the use and all were in agreement to permit the use of the electricity.

REPORT OF THE MAYOR:



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Mayor Kelly reported that Representative Kortz convened a meeting with PennDOT, Borough
Officials and Senator Costa to discuss a proposed engineering study of traffic along Pennsylvania
Avenue between Skyline Drive and Vermont Avenue due to another serious accident on that street. He
said that the study would take 6 to 7 weeks to complete.

Mayor Kelly reported that it was discussed at the Caucus Meeting that a committee would be formed
to market the Borough. He said he would like to schedule a start up meeting and a tour of the Borough
in the near future.

REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR:

Mr. Evashavik reported that he received a request to prepare an annual report to the Borough Auditor;
Hosack, Specht, Muetzel and Wood, LLP which has been completed and sent to them today and a copy
provided to the Borough Manager.

Mr. Evashavik reported that he received an Order of Court appointing a dispersing agent from the US
Bankruptcy Court in a matter involving Frank and Rebecca McGary, which means it would be carried
through to the next step.

REPORT OF THE ENGINEER:

Mr. Rober reported that Council is welcome to attend a meeting at his Coraopolis office on August
22nd with representatives of PA American Water to discuss the Avon Road Project.

Mr. Rober provided Council with the bidding schedule and the construction schedule for the various
traffic signal projects.

REPORT OF THE MANAGER:

Mr. Janus read the Finance Report and Tax Collection Report for the month of June 2010.

Mr. Janus reported he met with four telephone communication firms regarding phone systems, three
are continuing to move forward with quotes and proposals. Mr. Stephenson recommended that Mayor
Kelly assist Mr. Janus on this project.

Mr. Janus reported that the traffic signal bids would be advertised in the McKeesport Daily News on
July 26th and August 2nd.

Mr. Janus reported that Mockenhaupt has completed the Actuarial Valuation Reports as of January 1,
2009 for both pension plans. He reminded Council that a Pension Board Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

Motion by Olack, seconded by Kostelnik that all bills properly approved by the Finance Committee be
paid. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

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Solicitor Evashavik stated he received a letter from Allegheny League of Municipalities urging
municipalities in Allegheny County to consider passing a resolution opposing House Bill 2341 and
Senate Bill 1357 which would establish the County as the basic level of local government. Under
remarks, Jeremy Stillwagon of 724 Elwell Avenue questioned whether this resolution if passed would
override the House and Senate Bills. Mr. Evashavik remarked that this would be a resolution
expressing Councils opinion and that it is not a law.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, ALLEGHENY COUNTY,
PENNSYLVANIA IN OPPOSITION TO FORCED MERGERS AND CONSOLIDATIONS OF
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN PENNSYLVANIA.______

Motion by Olack, seconded by Falce the resolution be adopted. Roll Call: Six ayes, no nays, one
absent (Andzelik). Motion carried. Resolution given No. 1220.

Mr. Munsie read PRISM Health Services report for the month of June 2010.

Mr. Kostelnik notified Council that the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority is
considering a rate hike. He stated that he is opposed to an increase and stated that there is a meeting
scheduled for July 28th at 4:00 p.m. and he urged Council and the residents to attend.

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

Edward Manfredi of 805 Joyce Drive suggested that Council send a letter to the Sewer Authority
opposing any rate increase.

Motion by Munsie, seconded by Falce authorizing the Borough Manager to send a letter from Borough
Council to the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority opposing a rate increase. Roll Call:
Five ayes, no nays, one abstention (Kostelnik), one absent (Andzelik). Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion by Kostelnik, seconded by Olack that the Meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned at 7:20
p.m. prevailing time.




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