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2018 Resolutions

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

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from time to time has vacancies in the office of Councilperson and it is the duty of Borough Council to fill such vacancies, the following appointments to fill vacancies is hereby recognized and resolved; and

WHEREAS, a vacancy occurred at the time of the 2018 Borough reorganization and the vacancy was subsequently filled by a vote of Council on January 22, 2018; and

WHEREAS, it is resolved that Scott Dadowski was appointed by a majority vote of Council to fill the remainder of the unexpired term as Councilperson for the Second Ward, said term to expire on the first Monday in January after the next municipal election.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Borough of Tarentum that Scott Dadowski, Second Ward is hereby appointed as Councilperson by and for the Borough of Tarentum until the first Monday in January after the next municipal election.

RESOLVED this 22nd day of January, 2018.

Resolution 18-01 (PDF)

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.

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the County of Allegheny and the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County are participating in the Allegheny County Vacant Property Program (Program); and

WHEREAS, certain properties have been submitted to the County for consideration under the Program known and identified as Block and Lot Numbers 1223-P-00215 and 1223-P-00216; and

WHEREAS, under the Program the Municipality is required to review the property acquisition and propose disposition, and submit its approval to the County that said acquisition and proposal resale is in accordance with the Municipality’s comprehensive plan.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Tarentum Borough Council as follows:

  1. That the above listed properties have been reviewed by the Borough of Tarentum and the Borough approves that the acquisition and subsequent disposition under the Program would be in accordance with the comprehensive plan of the Borough of Tarentum.
  2. That a certified copy of this Resolution should be forwarded to the County of Allegheny and the Redevelopment Authority.

RESOLVED and ENACTED this 6th day of February, 2018.

Resolution 18-02 (PDF)

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.

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, desires to complete waterline infrastructure on Larusse Boulevard, Lawton Street and Dickey Street;

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is desirous of obtaining $408,030 in Grant monies for this project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum of Allegheny County hereby requests a PA Small Water and Sewer Grant of $408,030 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to be used for the Larusse Boulevard, Lawton Street and Dickey Street Waterline Replacements

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Applicant does hereby designate Michael L. Nestico, Borough Manager, to execute all documents and agreements between the Borough of Tarentum and the Commonwealth Financing Authority to facilitate and assist in obtaining the requested grant.

RESOLVED and ENACTED this 6th day of February, 2018.

Resolution 18-03 (PDF)

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.

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, desires to complete waterline infrastructure on West 8th Avenue;

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is desirous of obtaining $403,172 in Grant monies for this project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum of Allegheny County hereby requests a PA Small Water and Sewer Grant of $403,172.00 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to be used for the West 8th Avenue Waterline Replacement.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Applicant does hereby designate Michael L. Nestico, Borough Manager, to execute all documents and agreements between the Borough of Tarentum and the Commonwealth Financing Authority to facilitate and assist in obtaining the requested grant.

RESOLVED and ENACTED this 6th day of February, 2018.

Resolution 18-04 (PDF)

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”).

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, desires to obtain funds from the RAAC in the amount of $250,000;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum of Allegheny County hereby formally requests a grant from the RAAC for the Borough of Tarentum East 8th Avenue project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum does hereby designate Thomas J. Benecki (the “Authorized Official”) as the official to file all applications, documents and forms between the Borough of Tarentum and the RAAC.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Applicant is hereby authorized to enter into the Grant Contract between the applicant and RAAC (the “Grant Contract”) and any and all documents relating to the Grant Contract as may be required or necessary (said Grant Contract and other documents are collectively referred to as the “Grant Documents”).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the execution and delivery of the Grant Documents as well as all other agreements, writings, and documents (and all changes, modifications and additions thereto) executed and delivered in connection with the transactions contemplated thereby be and hereby are approved and ratified and that the Authorized Official be and hereby is authorized to execute and deliver such documents.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum assures, where applicable, the provision of the full local share of the project costs.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum assures, that the project will be awarded or under construction within 180 days after contractual execution.

RESOLVED and ENACTED this 6th day of February, 2018.

Resolution 18-05 (PDF)

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”).

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, desires to obtain funds from the RAAC in the amount of $250,000;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum of Allegheny County hereby formally requests a grant from the RAAC for the Borough of Tarentum East 9th Avenue project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum does hereby designate Thomas J. Benecki (the “Authorized Official”) as the official to file all applications, documents and forms between the Borough of Tarentum and the RAAC.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Applicant is hereby authorized to enter into the Grant Contract between the applicant and RAAC (the “Grant Contract”) and any and all documents relating to the Grant Contract as may be required or necessary (said Grant Contract and other documents are collectively referred to as the “Grant Documents”).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the execution and delivery of the Grant Documents as well as all other agreements, writings, and documents (and all changes, modifications and additions thereto) executed and delivered in connection with the transactions contemplated thereby be and hereby are approved and ratified and that the Authorized Official be and hereby is authorized to execute and deliver such documents.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum assures, where applicable, the provision of the full local share of the project costs.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum assures, that the project will be awarded or under construction within 180 days after contractual execution.

RESOLVED and ENACTED this 6th day of February, 2018.

Resolution 18-06 (PDF)

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA SETTING FORTH THE FEES CHARGED BY THE BOROUGH FOR STREET OPENINGS, SURFACE OPENINGS AND PAVEMENT OPENINGS.

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from time to time must alter fees and rates for street openings, surface openings and pavement openings in the Borough of Tarentum pursuant to Chapter 216, Article IV of the Borough Code; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the Borough of Tarentum wishes to set flat fees for street opening applications pursuant to Chapter 216, Article IV, Section 216-24 of the Borough Code; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the Borough of Tarentum wishes to set a permit fee of a flat rate plus computation of the square footage of opening pursuant to Chapter 216, Article IV, Section 216-24 of the Borough Code.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Borough of Tarentum that fees for street openings, surface openings and pavement openings are set as follows:

Application Fee:     $50.00
Permit Fee:             $200.00
Square Footage:     $1.75 per square foot of opening

RESOLVED this 8th day of March, 2018.

Resolution 18-07 (PDF)

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA DECLARING THE WEEK OF APRIL 9, 2018 TO APRIL 13, 2018 AS LOCAL GOVERNMENT WEEK.

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania rely on local government to experience a high quality of life in our community; and

WHEREAS, local governments work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to deliver municipal services such as fire, police and emergency medical services which create safe communities; and

WHEREAS, the methods of funding these vital municipal services are not always clearly understood by citizens; and

WHEREAS, it is one of the responsibilities of municipal officials to ensure that legislators, media and citizens understand their local government through open and frequent communication using various avenues and means; and

WHEREAS, through education and awareness, citizens, community leaders and municipal staff can work together to ensure that services provided by the Borough of Tarentum can remain exceptional elements toward a high quality of life in our community.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Borough of Tarentum that Tarentum Borough joins with the Allegheny League of Municipalities in declaring April 9, 2018 to April 13, 2018 as local government week.

RESOLVED this 8th day of March, 2018.

Resolution 18-08 (PDF)

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA ADOPTING MODIFICATIONS TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR POLICE CIVIL SERVICE TESTING AND HIRING PROCEDURES.

WHEREAS, the hiring of police officers in the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must occur through the Civil Service Testing procedure; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the Borough of Tarentum has the authority pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Pennsylvania Borough Code to set rules and regulations for the hiring of civil service employees; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the Borough of Tarentum desires to set forth minimum experience hours and application fees for testing and hiring full time officers; and

WHEREAS, at a public meeting on January 3, 2017 Borough Council did deliberate and adopt a minimum hour requirement and application fee modification which does not appear to be reduced to writing.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Borough of Tarentum that the Borough shall ratify and adopt a set of minimum hours of experience for full time police officers at 6,000 hours of experience and the application fee for civil service testing shall be set at $75.00 per applicant, as approved by vote of Borough Council at a public meeting held on January 3, 2017.

RESOLVED this 8th day of March, 2018.

Resolution 18-09 (PDF)

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”).

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, desires to obtain funds from the RAAC in the amount of $500,000 for the 2018 GEDF Grant Application;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum of Allegheny County hereby formally requests a grant from the RAAC for the Borough of Tarentum waterline replacement project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum does hereby designate Thomas J. Benecki (the “Authorized Official”) as the official to file all applications, documents and forms between the Borough of Tarentum and the RAAC.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Applicant is hereby authorized to enter into the Grant Contract between the applicant and RAAC (the “Grant Contract”) and any and all documents relating to the Grant Contract as may be required or necessary (said Grant Contract and other documents are collectively referred to as the “Grant Documents”).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the execution and delivery of the Grant Documents as well as all other agreements, writings, and documents (and all changes, modifications and additions thereto) executed and delivered in connection with the transactions contemplated thereby be and hereby are approved and ratified and that the Authorized Official be and hereby is authorized to execute and deliver such documents.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum assures, where applicable, the provision of the full local share of the project costs.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum assures, that the project will be awarded or under construction within 180 days after contractual execution.

RESOLVED and ENACTED this 5th day of April, 2018.

Resolution 18-10 (PDF)

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF TARENTUM, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA APPROVING THE APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION REQUEST FROM ANDREA MCDONALD AND ERICK WHITE TO SEEK FUNDING AND ASSISTANCE FROM THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION AND USA HOCKEY FOR REPAIRS AND ORGANIZATION OF THE TARENTUM DEK HOCKEY FACILITY.

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is desirous of obtaining funding for improvements and repairs the Tarentum dek hockey facility;

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, desires to promote health, fitness, teamwork, equality, work ethic and enjoyment within the community;

WHEREAS, the Borough of Tarentum, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, desires to create an organized hockey league within the dek hockey facility;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough of Tarentum of Allegheny County hereby approves the application and submission request from Andrea McDonald and Erick White to seek funding and assistance from the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and USA Hockey for repairs and organization of the Tarentum dek hockey facility.

RESOLVED and ENACTED this 5th day of April, 2018.

Resolution 18-11 (PDF)

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