BRIDGEVILLE BOROUGH REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 13, 2020 – 7:00 PM
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Council President, William Henderson
Council Vice-President, Nino Petrocelli, Sr.
Council Member, Bruce Ghelarducci
Council Member, Joseph Colosimo
Council Member, Joseph Verduci
Council Member, Virginia Schneider
Council Member, Nicholas Ciesielski
Mayor, Betty Copeland
Solicitor, Thomas McDermott
Borough Engineer, Kevin Brett
Borough Manager, Lori Collins
Assistant to the Manager, Cheryl Glowark
Police Chief, Chad King
Fire Chief, Raymond Costain
Southbridge EMS, Dan Miller (entered at 7:35 PM)
COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR- VISITORS, PLEASE STATE NAMES AND ADDRESSES
1. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N.Ciesielski, and carried to approve the March 9, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes as submitted. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
2. A motion was made by J. Verduci, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to approve the April 2020 Final Bill List. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
3. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N.Ciesielski, and carried to approve the April 17, 24, and May 1, and 8, 2020 payrolls. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
4. A motion was made by V. Schneider, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to adopt Resolution No. 2020-03 authorizing an action plan in response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS). All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
5. A motion was made by J. Colosimo, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to adopt Resolution No. 2020-04 certifying the Bridgeville Borough will be applying to the DCNR for grant funds to be utilized for the Chartiers Park Upgrade Project. Total project cost is $690,201.00. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
6. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N.Ciesielski, and carried to approve the request of Partial Payment No. 3 – Backflow Preventer Contract Phase 2 to Osiris Enterprises in the amount of $10,020.60 for work completed to date. The estimate was reviewed and approved by Engineer Brett. N. Petrocelli, Sr. abstained from the vote. Motion passed 6-0.
7. A motion was made by J. Verduci, seconded by N. Ciesielski, and carried to approve the following Real Estate Tax Refund due to a change in assessment as requested by the Real Estate Tax Collector. A copy of the official change order has been attached to the request. V. Schneider abstained from the vote. Motion passed 6-0.
|YEAR||LOT/BLOCK||AMOUNT||NAME & ADDRESS|
|2019||255-P-179||$440.80||Susan and Dennis Bott|
115 Greenwood Place
Bridgeville, PA 15017
8. A motion was made by J. Colosimo, seconded by N. Ciesielski, and carried to approve the Conditional Use Application of Tamara Padgelek a/k/a Pittsburgh Pets at Home for the property located at 131 Avenue subject to Conditions A-H listed in the attached document. Remarks: A public hearing was held April 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM to receive citizen comments. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
9. A motion was made by J. Verduci, seconded by B. Ghelarducci, and carried to accept and pay any commission due the March 2020 Real Estate Tax Collector’s Report. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
10. A motion was made by J. Verduci, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to accept the February 2020 Treasurer’s Report. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
11. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N. Ciesielski, and carried to accept the March 2020 Police Report. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
12. A motion was made by J. Colosimo, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to accept the April 2020 Zoning Report. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
Council President Henderson stated an Executive Session was held prior to the meeting to discuss a legal matter and reported all reports were received electronically and reviewed prior to the meeting.
ADMINISTRATION, VIRGINIA SCHNEIDER Councilwoman Schneider said ALOM is working to provide essential pandemic education, Zoom meetings will continue to occur with the shelter in place order, work continues on the revisions to the personnel handbook, and the municipal building safety project is currently on hold.
FINANCE, JOE VERDUCI Councilman Verduci said a finance meeting was held last week and the budget is on track.
PARKS & RECREATION, JOE COLOSIMO Councilman Colosimo said bids for McLaughlin Park are delayed due to the pandemic and there was some minor damage due to a tree issue at Cook School Park.
PUBLIC WORKS/BUILDINGS, NINO PETROCELLI, SR. Councilman Petrocelli confirmed with the manager that public works employees are adhering to social distancing guidelines and said mowing has begun.
PUBLIC SAFETY, BRUCE GHELARDUCCI Councilman Ghelarducci said the public safety committee discussed and has a recommendation for the Emergency Management position.
A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N. Ciesielski, and carried to appoint Michael Tolmer as Emergency Management Coordinator.
MAYOR, BETTY COPELAND Mayor Copeland said she is grateful to the restaurants for making it possible to enjoy meals through curbside service and to the Fire Department for the joy brought to the children on Saturday.
POLICE CHIEF, CHAD KING Chief King said the academy is closed due to the pandemic so he has not been able to put together a listed of eligible candidates to fill the position.
SOLICITOR, THOMAS MCDERMOTT Solicitor McDermott provided the confidential solicitor’s report prior to the meeting and said he is proud of Bridgeville’ s proactive approach during the pandemic and thanked everyone for their efforts.
BOROUGH ENGINEER, KEVIN BRETT Engineer Brett presented the April 2020 Engineer’s Report prior to this evening’s meeting. In addition to the updates, a motion was recommended and authorized as follows:
A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to confirm that Bridgeville Borough is formally requesting GEDTF grants funds from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) for the Pollutant Reduction Plan Implementation Project in the amount of $137,500.00 and for the Werner Avenue Retaining Wall Project in the amount of $310,000.00.
2020 Road Improvements – Bids scheduled to open May 12, 2020.
2019 Road Improvements – Contractor contacted LSSE and stated they are going out of business and will be using El Grande Industries, Inc. as a subcontractor to complete the subject work. Contractor to be forwarding the agreement between them and El Grande Industries, Inc. for the Borough’s records. The Borough’s contract and bonds are still with Victor Paving and Construction, Inc.
Long Term Road Plan – LSSE is finalizing Road Study Table for review with Street Committee in May 2020.
Darby Way Parking Lot – LSSE has provided the Borough with proposed parking lot plan for review and comment. Parking lot grading and paving included in the 2020 Road Program. Borough to revise existing concrete sidewalk contract to include concrete sidewalk work associated with the parking lot.
McLaughlin Run Park Phase II – Bid opening is scheduled for May 12, 2020.
Chartiers Park Improvement Project – LSSE is preparing DCNR and Greenways grant applications for submission by the Borough.
Backflow Preventer Project -2020 – LSSE awaiting addresses from Borough for preparing 2020 bid documents.
Chestnut Street Sink Hole – LSSE to contact contractor to obtain schedule for installation of the brick pavement.
Cook School Park – LSSE has reviewed the drainage complaints at 1276 and 1282 Cook School Road. LSSE issued a letter, dated April 6, 2020, with recommendations to the Borough to reestablish a drainage swale within the existing public right-of-way to collect and convey runoff from the park to the storm sewer system along Cook School Road.
FIRE CHIEF, RAYMOND COSTAIN – Chief Costain reported 26 calls for the month of March and said the fire gear is still on back order. He thanked Devlin Robinson for donating N95 masks to the fire department.
SOUTHBRIDGE EMS, DAN MILLER -Mr. Miller said it’s been surprisingly slow but they have enough personal protection equipment (PPB) for when it gets busy.
BRIDGEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, MARY WEISE – Virginia Schneider reported the following updates for the Historical Society: The Historical Society was very successful in selling the Martha Washington Shoe sign that was found during the Darby Way building demolition. They made a substantial profit. Also, May’s Bake Sale is canceled.
BRIDGEVILLE LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVE – Virginia Schneider reported the following updates from the library: All employees were paid through the end of March and will be applying for Federal loans. Additionally, representatives from the Lower Chartiers Watershed Association walked the creek and found very little debris. A clean-up project will be planned in the future.
BRIDGEVILLE PARKING AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE – None present.
BRIDGEVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE -The Planning Commission didn’t hold a meeting in March but will try to hold a Zoom meeting in April. They’ve been reviewing the Comprehensive Plan and trying to come up with a short list of doable projects.
BOROUGH MANAGER, LORI COLLINS – Manager Collins provided her written report and project update prior to this evening’s meeting and had nothing further to add.
OLD BUSINESS – There was no old business
NEW BUSINESS – Bill Henderson said there was minor flooding in a building during a rain a few weeks ago. The stream was checked and found to be flowing very quickly. One drain seemed to get backed up with a little bit of leaves and debris so they had public works come out to clear the area. He said he had an opportunity last week to participate in a webinar held by the Bridgeville Chamber of Commerce to talk about what is being done with
COVID-19 and how the departments are being handled. Those interested can view the video on the Chamber’s website. Mr. Henderson thanked everyone for everything they are doing and said he hopes everyone stays
ADJOURNMENT – A motion was made by N. Petrocelli, Sr., seconded by J. Colosimo, and carried to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 PM. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.