BRIDGEVILLE BOROUGH REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
JULY 13, 2020 – 7 PM
425 BOWER HILL ROAD, BRIDGEVILLE, PA 15017
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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 (absent)
Council Member, Virginia Schneider
Council Member, Nicholas Ciesielski
Mayor, Betty Copeland
Solicitor, Thomas McDermott
Borough Engineer, Kevin Brett
Interim Borough Secretary, Cheryl Glowark
Police Chief, Chad King
Fire Chief, Raymond Costain
Southbridge EMS, Dan Miller
COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR – VISITORS, PLEASE STATE NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Bob Fryer – thanked Council for the opportunity to speak. He said there is legislation going toCongress for their approval that will allot money to rebuild roads and bridges across the country. He said requests with cost estimates must be submitted to PennDOT in 90 days to be first in line in order to solve the traffic congestion in Bridgeville. He mentioned the three traffic plan ideas he had presented in the past. He asked Kevin Brett if this is something his firm handles.
Mr. Brett replied they do a tremendous amount of that type of work and, if requested by Council, they will provide that.
Daniel Lagi – asked if there could be an adjustment to the days and time frame of the music playing weekly in Triangle Park. He said the music is loud and goes on for five hours each evening two nights a week.
Council President Henderson said typically the Borough lets people use that park for that type of activity but doesn’t want it to be a burden for anyone.
Councilman Colosimo stated a permit would have to be issued for any regularly held activity.
The Parks & Recreation Committee will check on the presented information along with the rules of the park. If need be, they will make adjustments in order to address the issue.
John Schneider – stated several PennDOT officials were in his yard a few weeks ago. He said PennDOT plans work on the slope embankment along Chartiers Street on and or adjacent to his property. He would like to know what is going on.
Kevin Brett said he will contact PennDOT to get information about the project.
1. A motion was made by N. Ciesielski, seconded by B. Ghelarducci, and carried to approve the June 8, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes as submitted. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
2. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by V. Schneider, and carried to approve the July 2020 Bill List. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
3. A motion was made by N. Ciesielski, seconded by V. Schneider, and carried to approve the July 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 2020 payrolls. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
4. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N. Ciesielski, and carried to adopt Resolution No. 2020-09 of the Borough of Bridgeville as per PennDOT requirements 1.10.14 Signs and Banners Across State Highways; designating the intention of Bridgeville Borough to place one (1) banner across State Route 50 to be installed August 3, 2020 and removed September 8, 2020 for Chartiers Valley School District. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
5. A motion was made by V. Schneider, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to adopt Resolution No. 2020-10 of the Borough of Bridgeville requesting a grant from the Blight Removal Program in the amount of $74,520 and authorizing the appropriate Borough Officials to sign documents and agreements pertaining to the grant application. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
6. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N. Ciesielski, and carried to authorize Partial Payment No. 4 – Final from Osiris Enterprises for Contract No. 19-S1 Backwater Valve Contract – Phase 2 in the amount of $10,879.50, as reviewed and recommended by the Borough Engineer. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
7. A motion was made by V. Schneider, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to authorize to advertise for bids for the Backwater Valve Project Phase 3. B. Ghelarducci abstained from the vote, motion passed 6-0.
8. A motion was made by J. Colosimo, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to accept the bids received for the McLaughlin Run Park Improvements – Phase II (Re-Bid) and award the Base Bid and Alternate No. 2 to the low bidder, Sciarretti Site Development & Paving Co., Inc in the amount of $408,317.02 and $9,765.52 respectively for a total contract value of $418,082.54; subject to obtaining the required documents and review and approval of same by the Borough Engineer and Borough Solicitor. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
9. A motion was made by V. Schneider, seconded by B. Ghelarducci, and carried to approve the following Real Estate Tax Refunds due to changes in assessments as requested by the Real Estate Tax Collector. Copies of the official change orders have been attached to the request. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
NAME: Stephen and Erin Musciano
ADDRESS: 1034 Cork Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102
10. A motion was made by N. Ciesielski, seconded by V. Schneider, to table the appointment to the Planning Commission vacancy for the remainder of a term to expire Monday, January 4, All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
11. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by V. Schneider, and carried to accept and pay any commission due the June 2020 Real Estate Tax Collector’s Report. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
12. A motion was made by N. Ciesielski, seconded by B. Ghelarducci, and carried to accept the May 2020 Treasurer’s Report. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
13. A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N. Ciesielski, and carried to accept the June 2020 Police Report. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.
ADMINISTRATION, VIRGINIA SCHNEIDER – – Councilwoman Schneider said they will wait on the county and updated COVID information before deciding whether to hold next month’s meeting in person or through Zoom.
FINANCE, JOE VERDUCI – Councilman Verduci was not present for the meeting. Council President Henderson presented the following information: The Finance Committee will hold a meeting in the next few weeks to review the Earned Income Tax and Budget Reports and to ask Cheryl to forward the reports to the committee. He would like to remind residents that the 2020 Census is still being done and to please take a few minutes to be counted. Answering the census is easy, safe and important. Visit their website at www.2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020. The census will shape the Bridgeville community in the upcoming years. The numbers will make a difference in the amount the Borough receives from the Federal and State governments. The Southwest Chamber of Commerce is moving forward with their annual car raffle. Anyone may purchase tickets from the end of July through the end of September. Please go to the Chamber’s website or call their office to purchase raffle tickets.
PARKS & RECREATION, JOE COLOSIMO – Councilman Colosimo said park restrooms are being cleaned and sanitized and signs remain in place with COVID guidelines. He asked the engineer if the McLaughlin Park improvements and the trash rack and ballfield lowering projects will
Mr. Brett said yes. The projects are ready to go to bid; they are just waiting on the county to send the contract for the grant.
PUBLIC WORKS/BUILDINGS, NINO PETROCELLI, SR. – Councilman Petrocelli presented the Public Works report.
PUBLIC SAFETY, BRUCE GHELARDUCCI – Councilman Ghelarducci said they received six applicants for patrolman. Testing and interviews are being held. A recommendation for Council’s consideration will be ready for the August meeting.
MAYOR, BETTY COPELAND – Mayor Copeland said she extended sympathy to Bob Eckels for the passing of his wife Kim.
POLICE CHIEF, CHAD KING – Chief King stated there will be a full-time and a part-time patrolman recommendation for the August meeting.
SOLICITOR, THOMAS MCDERMOTT – Solicitor McDermott provided the confidential solicitor’s report prior to the meeting.
BOROUGH ENGINEER, KEVIN BRETT – Engineer Brett presented the July 8, 2020 Engineer’s Report prior to this evening’s meeting.
2020 Road Improvements – The Public Works Committee, Manager and LSSE met and discussed the 2020 Roads. LSSE provided Borough with a preliminary OPC for the $130,000 Liquid Fuels Budget. Bids were opened on May 12, 2020. Work was awarded to Youngblood Paving, Inc. in the
amount of $161,244.50 (Base Bid and Add Alternate No. 1) as noted in letter dated June 10, 2020.
Contract Documents were transmitted to the Borough for execution on June 29, 2020. The Pre- Construction Meeting was held July 2, 2020.
• Terrace Street (Short Street to Union Street)
• Liberty Street (Union Street to Pavement Joint)
• Add Alternate No. 1 – Municipal Parking Lot – $42,450.00
2019 Road Improvements – Final walkthrough held June 25, 2020. LSSE transmitted punch list letter July 8, 2020. Final Payment Request received this date and is under review. Final Change order is being prepared.
Long Term Road Plan – LSSE finalized the Road Study Table. Will submit to the Street Committee for their review.
Maple Street Wall – Work was awarded to Gregori Construction, Inc. in the amount of $135,900.00. The Pre-Construction Meeting was held July 1, 2020. Contractor anticipates beginning work the week of July 20, 2020.
McLaughlin Run Park Flood Improvement Project – MPDES Permit issued June 4, 2020. Bid documents have been drafted. LSSE is waiting on the County to finalize the contract with the Borough to release the project to bid.
McLaughlin Run Park Phase II – Project is being re-bid; LSSE provided Notice to Bidders to Borough on June 10, 2020. Bids were opened July 8, 2020.
Chartiers Park Improvement Project – ACCD issued Permit GP030200220-012 on June 11, 2020 to restore the eroded stream bank along Chartiers Creek.
Bower Hill Road Storm Sewer Improvements – LSSE submitted HOP application to Allegheny County on April 20, 2020. LSSE finalizing bid documents; LSSE to provide Borough with advertisement. Awaiting County to prepare Contract for GEDF Agreement.
GEDF Grant – County to prepare Contract with the Borough.
Commercial Street Storm Culverts – LSSE requested quotes for the repair of the concrete culvert face. Proposals were due July 7, 2020. LSSE to provide Borough with recommendation.
PA Small Water and Sewer Grants – CFA to discuss project awards at its September 2020 meeting.
CDBG Year 46 – The Borough is awaiting further direction from the COG regarding final approval.
Backflow Preventer Project -2019 –Punch-list work is complete. LSSE transmitted Partial Payment No. 4 in the amount of $10,879.50 as noted in letter dated June 26, 2020. This closes out the Contract.
Backflow Preventer Project -2020 – LSSE is preparing 2020 bid documents. Borough providing list of addresses to be included in project., LSSE is proposing to do this project via Virtual Bidding through the Quest Platform hosted by LSSE.
ALCOSAN Phase I – Interim Consent Order and Agreement – PaDEP approved the Interim CAP extension until June 30, 2020. We expect draft COA to be received in next 30-45 days.
• Regionalization – ALCOSAN provided the POC defect reports for the regionalization sewers. LSSE to review repairs required and develop repair scope in conjunction with O&M repairs program.
• GROW Grant Application – LOI rejected for GROW Cycle 5 on June 1, 2020. ALCOSAN requested we meet with them in the Fall to discuss the potential for this project for next cycle. LSSE to set up meeting in Fall.
Chestnut Street Sink Hole – Work has been completed by the contractor.
Municipal Building Sally Port Concrete Floor Assessment – LSSE and Brace Engineering reviewed the condition of the floor. Brace Engineering is preparing a recommended repair design.
Municipal Building Hardening Evaluation – LSSE and Steve Paxton, Architect, reviewed the municipal building with staff and police department. Steve Paxton is preparing a phased conceptual plan with cost estimates of improvements to the security of the municipal building.
FIRE CHIEF, RAYMOND COSTAIN – Chief Costain said the fire department answered 32 calls during the month of June. The department has a concern with a property and would like to discuss with Public Safety. He asked the solicitor, Tom McDermott, to define the rules and regulations for the nuisance alarm policy and what steps can be taken for enforcement.
Mr. McDermott said he will look it up and asked Mr. Costain to call him tomorrow.
Chief Costain reported there was a structure fire on Saturday. It went well from a response standpoint, but the ladder truck did sustain some heat damage from the fire. Cheryl Glowark was notified to contact the insurance company. On Friday afternoon he received notification from the county that
the department will be receiving a $25,000 COVID grant. He said it is excellent news since fundraising efforts have been non-existent since the beginning of COVID.
SOUTHBRIDGE EMS, DAN MILLER – Mr. Miller said they are seeing a resurgence of patients testing positive for COVID and asked everyone to be careful out there.
BRIDGEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, MARY WEISE – Not present
BRIDGEVILLE LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVE – Not present
BRIDGEVILLE PARKING AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE – Not present
BRIDGEVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE – Dale Livingston said the Planning Commission continues discussions on the Comprehensive Plan and they are trying to move forward on the identified issues.
OLD BUSINESS – Councilman Petrocelli asked for a deadline for accepting Planning Commission applicants and asked how they plan to proceed with interviews. He feels it is very important to clarify the plan. After discussion, it was decided the deadline for accepting applicants will be July 20, 2020 and the deadline will be posted on the website and Facebook.
NEW BUSINESS – None.
ADJOURNMENT – A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N. Petrocelli, Sr., and carried to adjourn the
meeting at 8:43 PM. All in favor, motion passed 7-0.