The Borough of Tarentum held a duly advertised, special public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018. The purpose of the special meeting was to appoint a council member to the vacant council seat for the Second Ward. 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:
Agenda 2018.01.22
Minutes 2018.01.22

Meeting Documents:
2018.01.22 – Communications
2018.01.22 – Sign In List

Meeting Agenda

Call to Order.

*PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG.*

Ms. Lou Ann Homa, Mr. Tim Cornuet, Ms. Carrie Fox, Ms. Rhonda Dzugan, Ms. Erika Josefoski, Mr. Adam Blythe, 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 January 2, 2017 Meeting.

Q&A with potential Council candidates.

  1. Women of the Moose #296 – Easter Egg Hunt request for March 31, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
  2. Rams Youth Football – Stadium request from June 25, 2018 to November 2018
  3. Selena Foster – Park Request for August 25, 2018
  4. Scott Dadowski – Letter of interest in vacant council seat
  5. Mark Anuszek – Letter requesting reappointment to Sewage Board
  6. Sandra Collins – Letter of interest in vacant council seat
  7. Cindy Homburg – Letter requesting reappointment to Recreation Board
  8. Gina Landa – Letter requesting appointment to Recreation Board
  9. Hugh Fox – Letter requesting reappointment to the Planning Commission
  10. Carrie Fox – Letter requesting reappointment to the Recreation Board
  1. Administration, Employee Relations, and Finance Committee
  2. Water
  3. Electric
  4. Streets and Sanitary Sewers
  5. Public Safety and Civil Service
  6. Parks and Recreation
  7. Property and Zoning, Library, and Health
  8. AVN COG
  9. KOZ
  10. Redevelopment and Revitalization
  11. Mayor’s Report
  12. Manager’s Report
  13. Other Department Reports
  1. Motion to approve Resolution #18-01 appointing _________________ to fill the vacant Borough Council seat, said term to expire December 31, 2019.

Motion to adjourn the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 6:39 p.m. by Council President Erika Josefoski.

*PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG.*

The following members were present: Ms. Lou Ann Homa, Mr. Tim Cornuet, Ms. Carrie Fox, Ms. Rhonda Dzugan, Ms. Erika Josefoski, Mr. Adam Blythe, and Mr. Eric Carter.
 
DepartmentNamePresent:
Borough ManagerMichael L. Nesticox
Borough SolicitorDavid A. RegoliAWC
PatrolmanMatthew Kaminskix
Code Enforcement OfficerChris FabecAWC

Motion by Ms. Homa, second by Mr. Blythe to accept the agenda as presented.

The motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Mr. Cornuet to accept the minutes of the January 2, 2018 Meeting.

The motion carried unanimously.

Mr. James Bowser, 314 W. 8th Avenue, questioned the water rates compared to New Kensington. Questioned the rate structure and the minimum gallon usage between the two municipalities.

Ms. Sandra Collins – 209 Main Street – Wants to serve on council to make decisions which are in the best interest of the Borough. Would be open minded with regard to decision making. Carries no political motivations. Voiced concern over drugs, blight and delinquent taxes.

Mr. Scott Dadowski – 617 E. 2nd Avenue – Has lived in the Borough for over seven years. Wants to ensure safe areas for children to live and play. Wants to provide opportunities for children in the community. Expressed concern over blighted properties.

Council President Ms. Erika Josefoski entertained nominations to fill the vacant council seat. Ms. Lou Ann Homa nominated Mr. Scott Dadowski to fill the vacant council seat. Hearing no further nominations, Ms. Josefoski closed the nominations and asked for a voice vote on the nomination. A roll call vote in favor of the appointment of Mr. Scott Dadowski carried unanimously.

  1. Women of the Moose #296 – Easter Egg Hunt request for March 31, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
  2. Rams Youth Football – Stadium request from June 25, 2018 to November 2018
  3. Selena Foster – Park Request for August 25, 2018
  4. Scott Dadowski – Letter of interest in vacant council seat
  5. Mark Anuszek – Letter requesting reappointment to Sewage Board
  6. Sandra Collins – Letter of interest in vacant council seat
  7. Cindy Homburg – Letter requesting reappointment to Recreation Board
  8. Gina Landa – Letter requesting appointment to Recreation Board
  9. Hugh Fox – Letter requesting reappointment to the Planning Commission
  10. Carrie Fox – Letter requesting reappointment to the Recreation Board

No Committee or Department Reports Presented.

1. Motion by Ms. Fox, second by Mr. Blythe to approve Resolution #18-01 appointing Scott Dadowski to fill the vacant Borough Council seat.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA ACKNOWLEDGING THE APPOINTMENT OF VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF BOROUGH COUNCILPERSONS.

The motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Cornuet, second by Mr. Blythe to adjourn the meeting at 7:06 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.