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April 17, 2013Highspire Borough Council April 17, 2013 Meeting Minutes

April 17, 2013Highspire Borough Council April 17, 2013 Meeting Minutes

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Highspire Borough Council April 17, 2013 Meeting Minutes
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Highspire Borough Council Minutes
 April 17, 2013
Council President Kay Sutch called the Highspire Borough Council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.The prayer was offered by Member Marie Hoch then followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.Roll call was taken:Council Members Present: Carolee RomanCharles Dengler Marie HochMichael AndersonTyler Thatcher Dorothy Matesevac A Kay SutchMayor: John Hoerner Borough Manager: John McHalePublic Works Superintendant: John Ingiosi Authority Member: Von Hess Administrative Assistant: Deanna Proctor Borough Solicitor: Dave DeLuceBorough Engineer: Robert LaurielloMayor Hoerner presented the 2013 Citizen of the Year Award to Robert D. Condon.
Minutes
President Sutch presented the meeting minutes from the March 19, 2013 Council Meeting andasked for questions regarding them. Hearing none, a motion to accept the March 19, 2013Council Meeting minutes was made by Member Matesevac and seconded by Member  Anderson. Motion approved unanimously.
Financial Reports
President Sutch presented the Trea
surer’s Report
and Financial Statements for the month of March 2013 and asked if there were any questions regarding them. Hearing none, a motion toaccept the
Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statements for the month of 
March 2013 was madeby Member Anderson and seconded by Member Roman. Motion approved unanimously.
Mayors Report
Mayor Hoerner noted he attended the following meetings and events: 3/21 School Boardmeeting; 3/26 EAB meeting and Zoning Hearing Board meeting; 3/29 Highspire CommunityGood Friday Service; 4/6 Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste and Mike Pries fundraisingevent; 4/8 Fire Department TMI table top exercise; 4/9 2013 State of the County Address; 4/11Bicentennial meeting; 4/13 attended the Steelton Highspire school play.
 
Police Department Report
President Sutch presented the Police Department Report for the month of March and asked if there were any questions regarding it. Hearing none she noted that the March PoliceDepartment Report could be filed.
Fire Department Report
 President Sutch presented the Fire Department Chief report for March and asked if there wereany questions regarding it. Hearing none, she noted that the March Fire Department Chief couldbe filed.President of the Fire Company Shirley Sundy noted that the hose testing went well as well asthe ladder testing. However, a lot of their hose did not pass inspection and will need to replaceit. They contacted Representative Kim who will contact other Representative to see if other departments have any unused hoses that they can help out with. She also noted that thedepartment received an accommodation letter and plaque for helping other departments. Shenoted that the TMI Drill went very well on the fire department side.President Sutch noted that it was very nice to see all the fire department personnel who arrivedat the Borough to help complete and support the TMI drill exercise.
South Central Emergency Medical Services Report
President Sutch presented the South Central Emergency Medical Services report for March andasked if there were any questions regarding it. Hearing none she noted that the March reportcould be filed.
Citizens Comments
None
Correspondence
 A memo from the Dauphin County Office of Community & Economic Development announcingthe 2014 CDBG Program. Manager McHale noted that with all the funding available theBorough should take the opportunity to apply for funding to help with street repairs.Motion made by Member Matesevac, seconded by Member Anderson to allow staff to work withRettew and coordinate the funding opportunities available and put together a 2014 CDBG grantapplication. Motion approved unanimously. A letter from Kenneth Glaser, 395 Market Street, requesting an exemption from Real EstateTaxes as a Disabled Veteran. This property is already exempt as this is just part of the renewalprocess and required no action at this time. A letter from several of the Business Owners located in Highspire Borough asking Council toallow them the ability to negotiate their own trash collection contracts. Manager McHale notedthat the current contract ends at the end of this year and the Solicitor along with the SanitationCommittee will need to develop the new contract.
 
 A letter from Steelton Borough announcing the date for their 2013 Steelton Veterans Appreciation Day Parade on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm. A letter from Jerry Beaver, Exelon Emergency Prep, announcing the Senators Game for volunteer radiological emergency workers and their families, Friday, May 3.
Committee Reports
Public Facilities
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Member Matesevac noted that the tulips are blooming in the planters and twoplanters have been moved due to the traffic signal being installed. She also asked what wasgoing on at the bridge at Memorial Park. It was noted that PennDot is repairing the bridge.Sanitation Committee
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Member Dengler had nothing to report.Bi-Centennial Committee
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Member Matesevac presented the banners that were sold inconjunction with the bicentennial. She noted that they would be hung on Second Street withinthe next few weeks.Finance/Administration
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Member Roman had nothing to report.Personnel
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Member Roman had nothing to report.Community Development
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Member Hoch had nothing to report.Public Safety Committee
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Member Anderson had nothing to report.
Staff Activity Reports
Manager McHale noted that the Finance committee has met to discuss the options regarding anew bucket truck. He noted that in the packet is the breakdown of leasing a new truck.Finance Chairman Member Roman asked for a motion to purchase a new bucket truck fromHoffman to replace the old white bucket truck for the Highway Department. Purchase price to be$56,255.36, based on costar pricing and as described in the proposal prepared by staff. Thebucket truck is to be purchased using a lease purchase through 911 Leasing, with the purchaseprice to be paid over a 5yr/6yr period. First payment due at the time of delivery; the 2013 budgetauthorizes the replacement of the blue ford tractor and leaf collection. Staff recommends thetractor replacement be put on hold until next year and the expense of the lease payment be splitbetween the General Fund and the Property & Equipment PLGIT as described in 430.327 of theBudget for the equipment. Motion made by Member Hoch, seconded by Member Matesevac.Motion carried unanimously.Manager McHale noted that the Open House for the new addition is scheduled for June 8 from2:00
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5:00 pm. Invitations will be mailed out to the town representatives. He also noted that thePolice Department switched over to a County wide police records system. President Sutchnoted that she had talked to Chris Knarr regarding funding for the Wilson House to help pay for repairs. She noted that he did some research on funding which she will pass along to theHistorica
l Society. Manager McHale noted that staff opened a new bank account at Citizen’sBank for the Highspire Veteran’s Memorial Park project.
Public Works Superintendent John Ingiosi noted that the rainspouts at the new garage havebeen installed and that Codes Officer Terry Watts is working on the concrete quotes for thegarage.

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