Trafford Borough

Business Meeting Minutes- February 18, 2020

The Trafford Borough Council held a business meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the Manchester Room.

Council President, Kris Cardiff, called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence.

Roll Call of Attendance by Assistant Borough Manager, Nina Solivan:

(Present)              Kris Cardiff, Council President                        Chelsea Dice, Solicitor       

                              Steven Perovich, Council Vice-President       Ed Llewellyn, Mayor         

                              Christopher Corrales, Councilmember          Ashley Stack, Borough Manager    

Ralph Deabner, Councilmember                    

                              Leslie Peters, Councilmember                          

                              Casey Shoub, Councilmember


(Absent)               Zackery Cole, Councilmember  

Councilman Cardiff announced public comment.

Tom Dobrinick 415 Wallace Avenue: Mr. Dobrinick stated he is the Assistant Fire Chief of the Trafford Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Dobrinick questioned all members of council present to ensure a letter from Chief Lindbloom was received. The letter strongly stated the VFD is not in favor of the proposed resolution defining the space within the borough building. Mr. Kevin Beam a member of the VFD stated the fire department needs all the current bays the VFD occupies. Mr. Beam stated two engines are required for the ISO rating. Mr. Dobrinick stated none of the VFD’s equipment can be exposed to the weather. Manger Stack questioned why there was a decommissioned Trafford engine sitting outside for ten months and a Pitcairn Truck in the garage. Manager Stack questioned what served as the second engine? Manager Stack quoted a letter dated 01/27/2019 signed by Chief Lindbloom and Chief Spudy of Pitcairn stating, “Trafford Fire Co. 1 is not authorized to use this engine for any response purposes as it is not covered by Trafford’s insurance policy”. Matt Boonie clarified Pitcairn volunteers were permitted to drive the Pitcairn Engine which serves as the second backup engine. Mr. Dobrinick stated some of Pitcairn’s volunteers joined Trafford. Mayor Llewellyn questioned how old the decommissioned engine was? Mr. Dobrinick stated the engine is twenty-five years old and an engine can be placed in and out of service at any time, both Trafford engines are certified to respond. Matt Boonie VFD Mechanic explained in detail the process of in-service vs out of service. Manager Stack stated Penn Township Ambulance whom are the borough’s appointed ambulance service cannot use the facilities unless it is prescheduled with the Fire Chief. Mr. Dobrinick stated we are not going to get into that at this time.

Maintenance in lieu of fee’s

A motion “to authorize the Trafford girls’ softball program to perform general maintenance at the South Trafford Ball Fields in lieu of rental fee’s” was made by Councilman Shoub and seconded by Councilman Deabner.

Manager Stack sated at the last meeting she was to check with public works, and they have given the okay. Councilman Cardiff questioned if this would be the same agreement as last year. Manager Stack stated yes. Councilwoman Peters questioned if the seniors league has made their payment of $100.00, Assistant Manager Solivan stated it has not yet been received.

The motion carried unanimously 6-0.

Resolution defining space within borough building

A motion “to approve the resolution defining space within the borough building” was made by Councilman Shoub and seconded by Councilman Deabner.

Councilwoman Peters questioned if all parties involved have received a copy of the proposed resolution. Manager Stack stated the VFD and the Police have. She will be sending over a copy to Ed Grant.

Solicitor Dice stated the resolution is regarding space but there are other items in the resolution as well.

A roll call vote was taken; Councilman Cardiff voted yay, Councilman Cole absent, Councilman Deabner voted yay, Councilwoman Peters voted nay, Councilman Perovich voted nay, Councilman Corrales voted yay, and Councilman Shoub voted yay.

Motion passed 4-2.


Payment to J. Marcoz

A motion “to approve a payment to J. Marcoz Emergency Vehicle for the installation and equipment for the new police vehicle in the amount of$11,051.00” was made by Councilman Shoub and seconded by Councilman Perovich. The motion carried 6-0.

New Business

Councilman Shoub announced he will be sending a formal letter to the Municipality of Monroeville for possible recycling program.

Councilman Perovich stated if anyone knows of any contractor looking to get rid of clean fill to please reach out to the borough office to pass along the information to the contractors for 501 Cavitt Avenue.

Councilman Perovich questioned if there is any update on 315 Fifth Street. Manager Stack stated not at this time.


-         Lunch Program in Manchester Room

Manager Stack stated she fully supports this effort and the program is great. As of right now we have 14 dates that we will be unable to accommodate due to prior arrangements. Manager Stack suggested possibly reaching out to one of the churches in town.


Manager Stack stated the swans have been installed at BY Park one got loose, and public works had to fix it. They don’t seem to be working as there were several geese within ten feet. We will remain hopeful.

Councilwoman Peters questioned now that the resolution regarding space has passed what the next steps are. Manager Stack stated to follow up with Craig.  


Councilman Cardiff announced the next regular meeting will be held on March 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

A motion “to adjourn” was made by Councilman Shoub and seconded Councilwoman Peters. The motion carried 6-0.