The Borough of Tarentum held a duly advertised, reorganization meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Below you will find all relevant reports, documents and communications presented at the public meeting. Copies of the agenda and minutes are also available on this site.

PDF Agenda & Minutes:
2018.01.02 – Agenda
2018.01.02 – Minutes

Meeting Documents:
2018.01.02 – Sign In List 

Meeting Agenda

Call to Order.

*PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG.*

Mr. Tim Cornuet, Ms. Carrie Fox, Ms. Rhonda Dzugan, Ms. Erika Josefoski, Mr. Adam Blythe, Ms. Lou Ann Homa, and Mr. Eric Carter.
 
DepartmentNamePresent:
Borough ManagerMichael L. Nestico
Borough SolicitorDavid A. Regoli
Chief of PoliceWilliam S. Vakulick
Code Enforcement OfficerChris Fabec

Motion to accept the agenda as presented.

Motion to accept the minutes of the December 29, 2017 Meeting.

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  1. A motion to elect ____________________________ as President of Council.
  2. A motion to elect ____________________________ as Vice-President of Council.
  3. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as chairperson of the Administration, Employee Relations and Finance Committee.
  4. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as chairperson of the Water Committee.
  5. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as chairperson of the Street and Sanitary Sewers Committee.
  6. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as chairperson of the Electric Committee.
  7. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as chairperson of the Public Safety and Civil Service Committee.
  8. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Committee.
  9. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as Chairperson of the Property, Zoning, Library, and Health Committee
  10. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as Chairperson of the AVN COG Committee
  11. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as Chairperson of the KOZ Committee
  12. Council president to appoint _______________________________ as Chairperson of the Redevelopment and Revitalization Committee.
  13. Motion to appoint Gibson Thomas as the Engineering Firm for Tarentum Borough for the 2018 year.
  14. Motion to appoint David A. Regoli as the Solicitor of Tarentum Borough for 2018.
  15. Motion to appoint First National Bank as the Depository of Tarentum Borough for 2018.
  16. Motion to appoint Altany Insurance as the Insurance Brokerage of Tarentum for 2018
  17. Motion to advertise Requests for Proposal for Auditor of Tarentum Borough for 2018.
  18. Motion to advertise the for the Vacancy Board chairperson position.
  19. Motiom to advertise for the vacant Tarentum Borough Representative position on the Upper Allegheny Joint Sanitary Authority.
  20. Motion to advertise for vacancies on the various boards, committees and commissions of the Borough of Tarentum.
  21. Motion to advertise the vacant Second Ward Council position.
  22. Motion to advertise a special meeting, to be held Monday, January 22, 2018 for the purpose of appointing the Second Ward Council position.
  1. Administration, Employee Relations, and Finance Committee
    1. Correspondence from PEMA
  2. Water
  3. Electric
    1. Conference call to be held on January 11, 2018 regarding HB1405
  4. Streets and Sanitary Sewers
  5. Public Safety and Civil Service
  6. Parks and Recreation
    1. Tarentum Borough has been awarded a $50,000 grant to be used for the repair and revitalization of Dreshaer Stadium.
  7. Property and Zoning, Library, and Health
  8. AVN COG
  9. KOZ
  10. Redevelopment and Revitalization
Motion to pay the bills as presented.
  1. Motion to approve the 5-year contract for non-uniform employees.

Motion to adjourn the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 6:38 p.m. by Mayor Eric Carter.

*PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG.*

The following members were present: Mr. Tim Cornuet, Ms. Carrie Fox, Ms. Rhonda Dzugan, Ms. Erika Josefoski, Mr. Adam Blythe, Ms. Lou Ann Homa, and Mr. Eric Carter.
 
DepartmentNamePresent:
Borough ManagerMichael L. Nesticox
Borough SolicitorDavid A. Regolix
Chief of PoliceWilliam S. Vakulickx
Code Enforcement OfficerChris Fabecx

Motion by Mr. Cornuet, second by Ms. Fox to accept the agenda as presented.

The motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Ms. Josefoski, second by Mr. Cornuet to accept the minutes of the December 29, 2017 Meeting.

The motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Walter Alfather, 917 Corbet Street, questioned whether the various committees’ would have more than one member serving on the committee following the appointment of a chairperson. The question was answered in the affirmative by members of council that the committees would have more than one member.

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1.       Motion by Mr. Cornuet to elect Councilwoman Josefoski as President of Council. With a motion on the floor but prior to council having an opportunity to respond to the motion, a following motion was made by Ms. Fox. Council was afforded the opportunity to respond to the standing motion by Mr. Cornuet, which was then seconded by Ms. Dzugan. A roll call vote followed with five (5) affirmative votes and one (1) negative vote, the motion carried. Councilwoman Fox voting no.

2.       Motion by Mr. Cornuet, second by Ms. Josefoski to elect Councilman Blythe as Vice-President of Council. The motion carried unanimously.

Council president made the following appointments:

3.       Chairperson of the Administration, Employee Relations and Finance Committee – Mr. Blythe

4.       Chairperson of the Water Committee – Mr. Blythe

5.       Chairperson of the Street and Sanitary Sewers Committee – Ms. Dzugan

6.       Chairperson of the Electric Committee – Ms. Fox

7.       Chairperson of the Public Safety and Civil Service Committee – Mr. Corunet

8.       Chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Committee – Ms. Homa

9.       Chairperson of the Property, Zoning, Library and Health Committee – Mr. Cornuet

10.   Chairperson of the AVN COG Committee – Ms. Fox

11.   Chairperson of the KOZ Committee – Mr. Blythe

12.   Chairperson of the Redevelopment and Revitalization Committee – Ms. Homa

13.   Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Mr. Blythe to appoint Gibson Thomas as the Engineering firm for Tarentum Borough for 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

14.   Motion by Mr. Cornuet, second by Ms. Fox to appoint David A. Regoli as the solicitor of Tarentum Borough for 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

15.   Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Ms. Josefoski to appoint First National Bank as the depository of Tarentum Borough for 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

16.   Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Mr. Blythe to appoint Altany Insurance as the insurance brokerage of Tarentum Borough for 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

17.   Motion by Mr. Cornuet, second by Mr. Blythe to advertise Requests for Proposal for the Auditor of Tarentum Borough for 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

18.   Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Mr. Blythe to advertise for the Vacancy Board chairperson position. The motion carried unanimously.

19.   Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Mr. Blythe to advertise for the vacant Tarentum Borough representative position on the Upper Allegheny Joint Sanitary Authority. The motion carried unanimously.

20.   Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Mr. Cornuet to advertise for vacancies on the various boards, committees, and commissions of the Borough of Tarentum for 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

21.   Motion by Mr. Blythe, second by Mr. Cornuet to advertise the vacant Second Ward Council position. The motion carried unanimously.

22.   Motion by Mr. Blythe, second by Mr. Cornuet to advertise a special meeting to be held Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of appointing the Second Ward Council position. The motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Blythe reported on the Administration, Employee Relations, and Finance Committee indicating correspondence received from PEMA.

Ms. Fox reported on the Electric Committee that the Borough will participate in a conference call on January 11, 2018 regarding HB1405.

Ms. Homa and Ms. Fox reported on the Parks and Recreation Committee that the Borough has been awarded a $50,000 grant to be used for the repair and revitalization of Dreshaer Stadium.

Motion by Mr. Blythe, second by Ms. Fox to pay the bills as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

1. Motion by Mr. Cornuet, second by Ms. Josefoski to approve the five (5) year contract for the non-uniform employees. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0 with Ms. Homa and Ms. Dzugan abstaining.

Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Mr. Blythe to adjourn the meeting at 7:08 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.