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									                   BOROUGH OF BRENTWOOD
       MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
                   NOVEMBER 21, 2006 – 7:30 P.M.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION: 7:00 P.M. President Dytko stated there were no votes taken in
Executive Session.

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF
BRENTWOOD was called to order by President Mary Dytko at 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday,
November 21, 2006 in Council Chambers. At this time, Brentwood Boy Scout Troop
222 conducted the Flag Ceremony as part of their Citizenship and Community Merit
Badge.

ROLL CALL: The following Council members responded to roll call: Mrs. Mary Dytko,
President of Council, Mr. Jay Lieb, Vice President; Mr. Gary Hall, Mrs. Dawn Synborski,
Mrs. Ann Schade, Mr. Tony Antonelli and Dr. Robert Pasquantonio. Also present:
Mayor Kenneth Lockhart, Ms Ruth Ann Omer, Borough Engineer, Robert G. Xides, Jr.,
Solicitor; Robert Butelli, Police Chief; Ralph Costa Building Inspector, Robert
Mackewich, Public Works Supervisor and Mary Lou Garase Administrative Assistant.

Mr. John Slater, President of EDS, came before Council and gave an update on the
Economic Development South. Mr. Slater announced the EDS has written confirmation
regarding several Grants. A copy of the report is attached.

MINUTES:
M- 1 Motion by Mrs. Synborski, seconded by Mr. Lieb and duly carried that Council
approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting on July 18, 2006 as submitted. ALL AYES.

M- 2 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mrs. Synborski and duly carried that
Council approve the Minutes of the October 17, 2006 Council meeting as submitted,
ALL AYES.

M-3 Motion by Mrs. Synborski, seconded by Dr. Pasquantonio and duly carried that
Council approve the Minutes of the November 15, 2006 Agenda Meeting as submitted.
ALL AYES.

AUDIENCE AGENDA – COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLY!
1. Clyde Zimmerman, 3025 Grayson Ave., came before Council regarding the newly
passed Ordinances 1154, 1155, 1156 and 1157 and the Privacy Act. Solicitor Xides
explained these ordinances have nothing to do with names of children.

Sue Lockhart, 3502 Shadewell Ave., came before Council regarding Ordinance No. 1156
regarding depositions. Solicitor Xides clarified the difference between depositions and
dispositions. A discussion ensued and Mrs. Lockhart requested Council change the
wording. Solicitor Xides stated, for the record, I don’t believe it is Council’s intent to
require disclosure of the names of every person who has had a criminal complaint against
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them. If, I am wrong, Council can state otherwise. If I am right that will go into the
Minutes and it will be part of the Legislative History, we just solved the problem.

Dave Wenzel, 200 Bauman Ave., came before Council and questioned the Solicitor on
the wording in the Ordinances. Mr. Wenzel said the ordinances should be reviewed with
more thought for a more clear interpretation.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE –
M- 4 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Antonelli and duly carried that
Council, upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, ratify
the Payment of the Bills from the General Fund in the amount of $566,730.69 for the
period of October 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006. ALL AYES.

Mayor Lockhart questioned Council on the Solicitor’s billing. Mayor Lockhart requested
Council require an itemized breakdown on the invoices.

M-5 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Antonelli and duly carried that
Council, upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, ratify
the Payment of the Bills from the Sewer Fund in the amount of $58,999.97 for the period
of October 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006. ALL AYES.

M-6 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, accept and
approve the Treasurer’s Report (Bank Reconciliation) as presented by the Borough
Treasurer. ALL AYES.

M-7 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, accept and
approve the following Revenues:
Earned Income: $37,402.89.
Occupation: (EMS) $492.04.
District Magistrate: $4,502.03.
Current Sewage: $127,913.04.
Delinquent Sewage: No report.
Real Estate: No report.
Delinquent Real Estate: No report. ALL AYES.

M-8 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mrs. Synborski and duly carried that
Council, upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, ratify
the motion of November 15, 2006 to override Mayor Lockhart’s Veto of Ordinance No.
1154.

Mr. Antonelli questioned Council on Ordinance No. 1154. President Dytko said this
ordinance is regarding permits.
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President Dytko called for a vote. ALL AYES. President Dytko said, “Motion carried.”

M-9 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, ratify the
motion of November 15, 2006 to override Mayor Lockhart’s Veto of Ordinance No.
1155. ALL AYES.

M-10 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, ratify the
motion of November 15, 2006 to override Mayor Lockhart’s Veto of Ordinance No.
1156.

A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN: President Dytko, AYE; Mr. Lieb, AYE; Mrs.
Synborski, AYE; Mrs. Schade, AYE; Mr. Antonelli, NAY; Mr. Hall, AYE; Dr.
Pasquantonio, AYE. 6 AYES. 1 NAY. President Dytko said, “Motion carried.”

M-11 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, ratify the
motion of November 15, 2006 to override Mayor Lockhart’s Veto of Ordinance No.
1157. ALL AYES.

M-12 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee, enter into a
three year contract with Penn Telecom with the Borough for the Borough Telephone
service, for an approximate savings of $4,000.00 per year.

Mr. Lieb said, I abstain. I work for a competitive company. President Dytko said,
“Motion carried.”

M-13 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mrs. Synborski and duly carried that
Council, upon the recommendation of the Administrative and Finance Committee,
authorize the following to attend the Allegheny County Boroughs Association Annual
Banquet Dinner on February 3, 2007 at a cost of $65.00 per person: Council, Mayor,
Treasurer and Administrative Assistant, at the Westin Convention Center. ALL AYES.

Mayor Lockhart stated he will not be attending the ACBA Dinner.

M-14 Motion by Dr. Pasquantonio, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council,
ratify the acceptance of the Penn Vest Loan for Sanitary Sewer Projects mandated by the
DEP in the amount of $4,000,000.00. ALL AYES.

Dr. Pasquantonio stated the Borough’s website: www.brentwoodboro.com is currently
being updated.
November 21, 2006 - Council Meeting Minutes                               Page 4

ENGINEER’S REPORT – Ruth Ann Omer reviewed the Engineer’s Report dated
November 8, 2006. Copy attached.

Ms Omer recommended Council consider authorizing payment to Pampena Landscaping
and Construction for $36,309.95. A five (5) percent retainage will be held until all the
work is complete. Ms Omer requested Mr. Hall consider this under the Public Works
Committee Report.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT – Solicitor Xides reported on the Extinguishment of Right of
Way for three property owners in the Colonial Park Plan.

Solicitor Xides reported he attended the seminar on the Penn Vest Loan Funding, a
representative of Gateway Engineers was also present.

MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Lockhart congratulated the Brentwood Spartans for a
great season and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Mayor Lockhart reported on the following:
   St. Sylvester’s PTG donated $100 to Brentwood Cares along with items to be sent
      to the servicemen overseas.
   Mayor Lockhart stated, every year the 5-K Race donates $1,000.00 to a charitable
      organization. This year the money was donated to the Disabled American
      Veterans (DAV). At the presentation to the DAV, I was presented by the DAV
      with a check for $100.00 for the Brentwood Cares Program.
   At the Chamber of Commerce meeting the Rotary Club donated $250.00 to
      Brentwood Cares to cover the cost of shipping the monthly boxes to the
      servicemen.
   Light up Night was a very enjoyable and successful event. Thanks to public works
      department for their assistance.
   The green pylons are located throughout the Borough and traffic has slowed
      down. All the pylons are being used we may purchase more if needed.
   Thank Council for considering the “No Parking” sign to be installed on Bookman
      Ave.
   Requesting Council consider random drug testing for all officials and employees,
   Birthday wishes to: Simon Allalunis and Paul Kramer. – 90 years old.

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT – Robert Mackewich, Public Works
Supervisor read the Public Works Report for the month of October 2006. Copy attached.

Mrs. Synborski requested the Public Works Supervisor place a “crossing stand” on
Brownsville Road at the 2700 block crosswalk. Mr. Mackewich said he will take care of
this matter.
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Mr. Mackewich stated the public works department would like to donate to the Borough
a Blue Spruce tree to be located near the EMS entrance. This tree would be decorated for
the holidays. A discussion ensued.

M-15 Motion by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mrs. Schade and duly carried that Council, upon
the recommendation of the Public Works Committee, accept the Public Works
Supervisor’s Report for the month of October 2006 as submitted. ALL AYES.

M-16 Motion by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr. Lieb and duly carried that Council, upon the
recommendation of the Public Works Committee, the Borough Solicitors, the Borough
Engineer and the Code Enforcement Officer, authorize and enter into an agreement with
Denillo Heating to install a new boiler system at the Municipal Building at a cost of
$38,740.00. The Code Enforcement Officer will oversee the project, issue the required
permits according to the building codes and monitor the project daily. ALL AYES.

M-17 Motion by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr. Antonelli and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Public Works Committee, Borough Solicitor and
Borough Engineer, approve the Extinguishment of Right-of-Way through Lands of
George L. and Catherine J. Slogan for Lot No. 15 in the Colonial Park Plan. ALL AYES.

M-18 Motion by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr. Antonelli and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Public Works Committee, Borough Solicitor and
Borough Engineer, approve the Extinguishment of Right-of-Way through Lands of
Robert D. and Rose Mary Burke for Lot No. 16 in the Colonial Park Plan. ALL AYES.

M-19 Motion by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr. Antonelli and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Public Works Committee, Borough Solicitor and
Borough Engineer, approve the Extinguishment of Right-of-Way through Lands of
Norman A. and Carole J. Weise for Lot No. 17 in the Colonial Park Plan. ALL AYES.

M-20 Motion by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr. Antonelli and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Public Works Committee and Borough Engineer,
authorize and accept current estimate for Payment No. 1 for Pampena Landscaping
Construction in the amount of $36,309.95 for the Brentwood Concrete Sidewalk. ALL
AYES.

REFUSE AND LIGHTS COMMITTEE REPORT – Mr. Antonelli reported the Leaf
Waste Pickup is currently underway. Leaves are being picked up in brown paper bags
through the first week in December. After that leaves will be picked up in plastic bags.

Mr. Antonelli stated he is currently working with Mrs. Garase and Allied Waste Services
preparing the 2007 Brentwood Recycling Calendar.
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ZONING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT – Building Inspector Ralph
Costa read the Building Inspector’s Report for the month of October 2006. Copy
attached. Mr. Costa gave an update on the proposed heating system for the Borough
Building.

M-21 Motion by Mrs. Synborski, seconded by Mrs. Schade and duly carried that
Council, upon the recommendation of the Zoning and Planning Committee, accept the
Building Inspector’s Report for the month of October 2006. ALL AYES.

Mr. Lieb stated the fence at the Old Gulf Station at the intersection of Route 51 and
Brownsville Road has fallen down. Mr. Lieb requested Mr. Costa to check into this and
require the property owner to re-install the fence.

Mrs. Synborski reported there is no Planning Commission in December. The Zoning
Hearing Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 8:00 P.M.

PARK AND RECREATION COMMITTEE REPORT –
M-22 Motion by Mrs. Schade, seconded by Mrs. Synborski and duly carried that
Council, upon the recommendation of the Park and Recreation Committee, approve the
requests for the Borough facilities if available for the requested dates and times. ALL
AYES.

M-23 Motion by Mrs. Schade, seconded by Mrs. Synborski and duly carried that
Council, upon the recommendation of the Park and Recreation Committee, authorize the
purchase of two (2) 250 gallon storage tanks for the swimming pool from O.P. Aquatics
at a cost of $364.00 per tank. Monies to come from the General Fund. ALL AYES.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT – Police Chief Butelli read the Police
Chief’s Report for the period October 17, 2006 through November 14, 2006. Copy
attached.

Mr. Lieb requested Chief Butelli to check East Willock Road regarding a letter and the
crossing areas. Chief Butelli stated Officer Swinney is handling this matter.

M-24 Motion by Mr. Lieb, seconded by Dr. Pasquantonio and duly carried that Council,
upon the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, accept the Police Chief’s
Report for the period October 17, 2006 through November 14, 2006. ALL AYES.

M-25 Motion by Mr. Lieb, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council, upon the
recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, approve the Police Scheduling
Agreement (Revisions to Arbitration Agreement) between Brentwood Borough and
Teamsters Local Union No. 205. ALL AYES.
November 21, 2006 - Council Meeting Minutes                                   Page 7

M-26 Motion by Mr. Lieb, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council, authorize
the Public Works Department to install a “No Parking” sign near 3355 Bookman Avenue
at the intersection of Laveton Avenue. ALL AYES.

M-27 Motion by Mr. Lieb, seconded by Mr. Hall and duly carried that Council, upon the
recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, Sustain Grievance No. 7162, Grievance
No. 7163 and Grievance No. 7164 filed by Teamsters Local No. 205. ALL AYES.

Mr. Lieb reported all the parking meters along Brownsville Road will be covered
beginning December 23, 2006 through January 2, 2007 for the Holiday Season.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES:
    BBOA –
         o Light-up-Night was a huge success.
         o Annual Business Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 14, 2006 at the South Hills
            Country Club.
         o “Best Dressed Window” contest – judged by BHS art students.
            Proclamation to be given to the business owner.
    SHACOG –
         o Meeting discussion: Grants, Permits. Tax Assessments.
    WATERSHED –
         o Mrs. Omer reported on the Streets Run Watershed.
         o Additional meetings – possibly Brentwood host the evening Watershed
            meetings.
    LIBRARY BOARD –
         o Library House Tour – Dec. 3, 2006 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
    EDS - Presentation by Mr. Slater earlier in the meeting.
    President Dytko stated the next meeting of the South Western Regional Planning
     is on Dec. 8, 2006 at the Westin Convention Center.

Mayor Lockhart questioned Solicitor Xides, according to the Borough Code the Mayor is
allotted $2,500 for legal fees. Do I need Council to make a motion to receive the
$2,500.00 per year for an attorney? This is not personal. There are some issues that I
have here with Brentwood Borough. Solicitor Xides stated first Council has to make a
finding there is a conflict between the Mayor’s position and Council. Council has to be
presented with a set of facts that shows the conflict.

Mayor Lockhart said, if I bring something to Council and they don’t think that it is a
conflict, they could tell me, no, I am not entitled to that $2,500.00 per year. Solicitor
Xides said that is right. It is not a conflict. There is no general authority or dual
representation unless there is a need for it. The whole idea of that provision is for a
separate Solicitor, whether there is a conflict, there has to be some finding of conflict in
the contract. Mayor Lockhart questioned who determines that, the Council? Solicitor
Xides said, I believe so.
November 21, 2006 - Council Meeting Minutes                               Page 8

REMARKS FROM THE AUDIENCE – Pam Balkovec, 459 East Garden Rd., came
before Council regarding a newspaper article on grant monies available. A discussion
ensued.

Don Pearson, 3961 Edge Rd., came before Council regarding a code violation at 3965
Edge Rd. Mr. Pearson complained that this matter has been on-going since July 2006.
Solicitor Xides stated this matter has been discussed by the Building Inspector and a
violation notice was issued in July. Solicitor Xides gave an update on this issue and the
requirements of the Borough Code regarding this violation. Solicitor Xides stated I am in
complete agreement with the Building Inspector and I directed the Building Inspector to
proceed with this matter. A discussion ensued.

Clyde Zimmerman, 3025 Grayson Ave., came before Council and stated containers are
throughout the Borough “Pennies or Soldiers” requesting donations for Brentwood Cares.
Mr. Zimmerman questioned Council regarding the budget, Borough Manager, and the
two storage tanks that were approved for purchase earlier in the meeting. Mr.
Zimmerman also questioned what exactly is the conflict between the Mayor and Council?
President Dytko said I have no conflict. Mayor Lockhart stated it is a personal matter.
Mr. Zimmerman requested Council and the Mayor work together for the community.

Jeff Balkovec, 459 East Garden Rd., came before Council regarding the project in the
park. Balkovec questioned if the contractor repaired the damage and if the contractor
was paid. Ms Omer stated the project is 95% complete and 5% retainage will be held
until the job is complete.

Ralph Stanczak, 4155 Rockwood Dr., came before Council and questioned when the
budget meeting will be held and when the budget will be available for review. President
Dytko said there will be a meeting next week and will be considered for adoption at the
December meeting and advertised in the South Hills Record. The budget will be
available for review in the Administrative Office.

M- 28 Motion by Mr. Antonelli, seconded by Mrs. Synborski and duly carried that
Council adjourn the meeting at 9:15 P.M. ALL AYES.

                                    Respectfully submitted,


                                    Mary Lou Garase
                                    Administrative Assistant

November 21, 2006 Council Minutes

								
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