Council President, Michael Tolmer
Council Vice President, Bruce Ghelarducci
Council, William Henderson
Nino Petrocelli, Sr.
Mayor, Betty Copeland
Solicitor, Thomas McDermott
Engineer, Joe Sites
Borough Manager, Lori Collins
Police Chief, Chad King
Fire Chief, William Chilleo
South Bridge EMS, Dan Miller – Absent
Bob Fryer – 479 Bank Street Ext. Bridgeville, PA 15017
Mr. Fryer spoke about traffic congestion within Bridgeville Borough.
Dale Livingston – 1252 Cook School Road Bridgeville, PA 15017
Mr. Livingston questioned the process of eliminating the house at the corner of Baldwin Street and McLaughlin Run Road. Manager Collins stated that there was a conference call with the property owner and he has until May 31, 2018 to remediate the site to our specifications. A fence will be placed immediately and the debris and foundation will be removed. Soil will be placed and grass will be planted.
Sandra Mihaly – 216 Ramsey Avenue Bridgeville, PA 15017
Mrs. Mihaly stated that she is concerned about 2 houses that have been vacant for 8 years on Ramsey Avenue. The one was flooded and has not been opened since and still has furniture inside. Manager Collins stated that Victor Alston is the son of William Alston, the gentleman that owned the house. He is making an appointment with our Building Inspector. The Building Inspector will inspect the condition of the home and make recommendations. From that point on, we will try to get Mr. Alston to remediate the house or take it down. We may have to apply for funding or lien or do an injunction. Council went into further discussion.
A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by W. Henderson approving the minutes of the April 9, 20 18 regular meeting as submitted. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
RESOLUTION NO. 2018-04
A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by J. Colosimo approving Resolution No.2018- 04 as per Penn DOT requirements 1.10.14 Signs and Banners Across State Highways; a resolution designating the intention of the Bridgevilie Borough to place one ( I) banner across State Route 50 to be installed May 16, 20 I 8 and removed June 18, 20 18 for the Bridgeville Day on the A venue Celebration to be held June 16, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by J. Verduci, seconded by B. Ghelarducci approving the May 2018 Bill List. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by V. Schneider approving the payrolls of May 18, 25 and June 1 and 8, 20 18. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by J. Verduci, seconded by V. Schneider approving to pay any commissions due the April 2018 Real Estate Tax Collector Report. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by J. Verduci, seconded by J. Colosimo approving the March 2018 Financial Report. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by W. Henderson, seconded by B. Ghelarducci approving the April 2018 Police Repo1t. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by W. Henderson, seconded by J. Colosimo approving the April 2018 Zoning Report. All in favor, motion carried 7-0. Bridgeville Borough Co uncil Minutes
ADMINISTRATION, BRUCE GHELARDUCCI
J. Verduci stated that other than the norma l expenses, we started paying for some of the expenses on the building. He thanked Public Works for all of their he lp with the scoreboard and getting Chartiers Park ready for baseball. We collected $8,000.00 in past due back taxes but still have $54,000.00 pending.
J. Colosimo stated that the parks are in pretty good shape. Manager Collins and l took a walk through the parks last week to see what will need fixed. The playground equipment is hold ing up relatively well but is also 20 years old. Last year we had some damage to some of the equipment and since they do not make the parts anymore, public works had to make parts to fit.
N. Petrocelli Sr. stated that Public Works have been busy bust ing up the concrete in front of the Police Station , removing the hand rails, turning the water on in the parks , mulching , spraying weeds , fixing pot hole s, cleaning up trash and the planters on Washington Avenue, repairing street lights, placing a score board at Chartiers Park , cutting grass and islands, etc. It shows that the Pub lic Work s Department does a great job .
Mayor Copeland stated that she had some complaints about the women ‘s club being torn down. The pastor came and met with the Manager Collins and stated that the building inspector told him that the building should be torn down because of asbestos. The pastor wants to put a parking lot there and they think that would be beneficial to them.
She was contacted by Fresh Thyme ‘s regional marketing director. The store is opening at the Great Southern Shopping Center on June 12th and has invited her to be part of their grand opening at 3:30 p.m. The Methodist Church will be having a variety of programs until October. They all start at 7:00 p.m. She also read a letter addressed to the Bridgeville Police Department and Chief Chad King from the Bridgeville Area Food Bank addressing the success of their food drive.
Chief King stated that the Memorial Day Parade is coming up so we will be posting the “No Parking” restriction flyers with the parade routes and staging routes on the side streets. Click it or Ticket starts later this month and carries on into June. He also stated that he spoke with John Karney from Traffic Systems today and hopefully this month, we will have the mast arm replaced at Washington and Station Street.
Solicitor McDermott provided his written report to Council.
Engineer Sites provided his written report to Council.
Fire Chief Chilleo provided his report to Council. He thanked everyone that attended the Cash Bash and stated that it was a good time.
M. Weise stated that the Bake Sale was last week and they are still taking donations. She invited everyone to the firehall at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the early history of Upper St. Clair Township. On June 12th 7:00 p.m., a speaker will be talk ing about George Washington losing the Battle of Necessity in 1755. We will be attending Bridgeville Day on the Avenue. She also stated to please continue to contact PennDOT about placing a 4 to 8 lane highway going from Upper St. Clair straight across to 1-79.
Manager Collins provided her written report to council. She stated that Community Day is on June 16th from 11-6 p.m. Our office sent out 186 letters requesting donations. The Committee has been working very hard to get everything together.
A motion to adjourn was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by W. Henderson. Motion carried 7- 0. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.