The Borough of Tarentum held a duly advertised, regular public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 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:
Agenda 2018.02.06

Meeting Documents:
2018.02.06 – Communications
2018.02.06 – Sign In List
Code Officer Report 2018.01
Engineer Report 2018.02
Eureka 2018.01 Report
FD Meeting 2018.01.24 EIT Tax Credit
Highland Hose 2017 Final Report
Highland Hose 2018.01 Report
Highland Hose Maintenance Request
Summit 2018.01 Report

Meeting Agenda

Call to Order.

*PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG.*

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

The following executive sessions were held:

Mon., Jan. 22, 2018 at 5:59 p.m. for personnel matters.

Mon., Jan. 22, 2018 at 7:26 p.m. for personnel matters; informational session without deliberations.

Voting upon the agenda will not take place this evening. This is a procedural item designed to aid in streamlining the meeting process and maintaining order over the meeting. Since we have not held council agenda meetings in recent weeks, we will allow the opportunity to have various motions during this evening’s meeting. Moving forward, we plan to utilize an agenda meeting to discuss Borough business and other matters.

Motion to accept the minutes of the January 22, 2018 Meeting.

Opportunity for citizen comment.

  1. Tim Kuhns – Letter requesting reappointment to the Civil Service Commission.
  2. Tim Kuhns – Letter requesting reappointment to the Zoning Hearing Board.
  3. Tim Kuhns – Letter requesting appointment to Vacancy Board.
  4. Abundant Joy Fellowship – Letter exercising annual lease of Tarentum Friendship Garden.
  1. President’s Report
  2. Mayor’s Report
  3. Chief’s Report
    1. Police Department USDA Grant Application
  4. Solicitor’s Report
  5. Engineer’s Report
  6. Manager’s Report
  7. Administration, Employee Relations, and Finance Committee
  8. Water
  9. Electric
  10. Streets and Sanitary Sewers
  11. Public Safety and Civil Service
    1. Fire Department Meeting Report – 2018.01.24
    2. Highland Hose Maintenance List
  12. Parks and Recreation
  13. Property and Zoning, Library, and Health
    1. Code Enforcement Monthly Report
  14. AVN COG
  15. KOZ
  16. Redevelopment and Revitalization
Motion to pay the bills as presented.
    1. Motion to approve the request from Women of the Moose #296 to hold the Easter Egg Hunt at Tarentum Park on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and with the roadway to be blocked by the Borough from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Provide a certificate of liability insurance naming the Borough as an additional insured.
    2. Motion to approve the request from the Rams Youth Football Organization to use Dreshar Stadium including the baseball field adjacent to Brackenridge Park for the 2018 football season from June 25, 2018 to November 2018. Provide a certificate of liability insurance naming the Borough as an additional insured.
    3. Motion to approve the request from Selena Foster to utilize the Tarentum Park facilities for a family reunion on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Provide a certificate of liability insurance naming the Borough as an additional insured.
    4. Motion to authorize the Borough Manager to advertise for the revised Borough meeting schedule, having monthly Agenda Meetings and Regular Meetings, respectively, at 6:00 p.m. as follows:
    Agenda Meeting Schedule Regular Meeting Schedule 
    March 6, 2018October 2, 2018March 8, 2018October 4, 2018
    April 3, 2018November 13, 2018April 5, 2018November 15, 2018
    May 1, 2018December 4, 2018May 3, 2018November 27, 2018*
    June 5, 2018 June 7, 2018December 6, 2018
    July 10, 2018 July 12, 2018December 27, 2018*
    August 7, 2018 August 9, 2018 
    September 4, 2018 September 6, 2018*If Necessary
    1. Motion to appoint Carrie Fox to a five-year term on the Recreation Board, said term to expire December 31, 2022.
    2. Motion to appoint Cindy Homburg to a five-year term on the Recreation Board, said term to expire December 31, 2022.
    3. Motion to appoint Gina Landa to a four-year term on the Recreation Board, said term to expire December 31, 2021.
    4. Motion to appoint Hugh Fox to a four-year term on the Planning Commission, said term to expire December 31, 2021.
    5. Motion to appoint Tim Kuhns to a six-year term on the Civil Service Commission, said term to expire December 31, 2023.
    6. Motion to appoint Tim Kuhns to a one-year term on the Vacancy Board, said term to expire December 31, 2018.
    7. Motion to appoint Mark Anuszek to a five-year term on the Upper Allegheny Joint Sewage Authority Board, said term to expire December 31, 2022.
    8. Motion to appoint Tim Kuhns to a five-year term on the Zoning Hearing Board, said term to expire December 31, 2022.
    9. Motion to approve Resolution 18-02:

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING THE ACQUISITION AND SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION OF NUMEROUS PARCELS OF VACANT PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK AND LOT NUMBERS 1223-P-00215 AND 1223-P-00216 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF TARENTUM BOROUGH.

    1. Motion to approve Resolution 18-03:

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING THE APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION REQUEST FOR PA SMALL WATER AND SEWER GRANT FOR WATERLINE REPLACEMENT ON LARUSSE BOULEVARD, LAWTON STREET AND DICKEY STREET.

    1. Motion to approve Resolution 18-04:

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING THE APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION REQUEST FOR PA SMALL WATER AND SEWER GRANT FOR WATERLINE REPLACEMENT ON WEST 8TH AVENUE.

    1. Motion to award the demolition of the property at 165 Cedar Street to Haas Demolition in the amount of $6,500.
    2. Motion to award the Emergency Demolition of the property located at 406 East 9th Avenue to Haas Demolition in the amount of $8,500.
    3. Motion to award the demolition of the property at 134 W. 7th Avenue to Haas Demolition in the amount of $13,500.
    4. Motion to approve the Developer’s Agreement with Tarentum FDS 715842, LLC for the property located on West 7th Street, better known as the “Dollar General Project.”
    5. Motion to adopt Chapter 7: Training of the Borough Policy and Procedure Manual.
    6. Motion to accept the lease agreement between Tarentum Borough and the Abundant Joy Fellowship for a lease of the Tarentum Friendship Garden in the amount of $1.00.
    7. Motion to approve Resolution 18-05:

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS WITH THE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (“RAAC”).

    1. Motion to approve Resolution 18-06:

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS WITH THE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (“RAAC”).

    1. Motion to appoint Borough Manager Michael Nestico as the Open Records Officer for the Borough of Tarentum.

Motion to adjourn the meeting.