1.     Call to Order

 

2.     Moment of Silence & Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.     Roll Call done by Jaime Peticca

 

Council present: Councilmember Bayko, Councilmember Cardiff, Councilmember Cole,

Councilmember Corrales, Councilmember Shoub.

 

Council not present: Councilmember Batzel, Councilmember Perovich

 

Other staff present: Mayor Llewellyn, Borough Manager Jaime Peticca, Engineer Don Glenn, Solicitor Craig Alexander, Code Enforcement Officer Andrea McCord, Borough Secretary Nina Mulnix.

 

4.     Notice of Executive Session held June 7th, 2022, for matters of personnel.

 

5.     Approve the May 03, 2022, regular meeting minutes.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Banko

c.      Vote:5, 0

 

6.     Approve the May 03, 2022, expense voucher list.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Cole

b.     Second: Councilmember Shoub

c.      Vote:5, 0

 

7.     Public Comment

a.      Mark Kozubal (14 Meadow St) brought up multiple concerns regarding Meadow Street, concerned about the parking and the hindering of emergency vehicles. Councilmember Cardiff replied to address Meadow Street as an agenda item.

b.     Jim Dryevich (216 Cavitt Ave) wants to bring attention to work that needs done to the brick around the gazebo and brick at the Memorial Park. Requesting 3 bids paid from Veterans Fund or have public works complete the jobs. Councilmember Cardiff suggested to work with Jaime to work on logistics of the project.

c.      Dolores Sutton (601 Brinton Ave) brought up concerns about a loose dog in the neighborhood causing harm to her friendís dog. Would like to see about signs being posted. Borough Solicitor responded we have a Borough ordinance all animals shall be kept under restraint. (Owner responsibility) and is a violation if not. If a dog is off the leash call the police.

d.     Mark Horgas (132 7th st extension) brought up multiple concerns regarding traffic along state route 130 into the borough. Would like to see heavy truck traffic minimized and vascar speed limit monitoring. Councilmember Cardiff responded that councilman Perovich was in touch with someone from PennDot. Councilman Corrales also providing response, Mayor Llewellyn and Police Chief Disso sat down and did a police detail on that street and now there is documentation to take to the state, proof of these trucks not obeying speed limits. Regards to the electronic speed signs Chief is for them right now cost thing to work out with the Borough. Councilmember Cardiff suggested looking into Grants.

e.      Jesse Dapra (10 Forbes Rd) addressing concerns on Meadow Street and conditions of a neighboring property, and the property owner being a public nuisance. Councilmember Cardiff replied to address Meadow Street as an agenda item.

f.      Lena Varuolo (3 Meadow St) brought attention to the concern over Meadow St and the parking decision. Councilmember Cardiff replied to address Meadow Street as an agenda item.

g.     Mark Frydrych (7 Meadow St) addressed multiple concerns regarding Meadow St and surrounding neighbors. Councilmember Cardiff replied to address Meadow Street as an agenda item.

h.     John Kozubal (14 Meadow St) addressing some parking concerns over Meadow St, and some weather-related issues with tree branches come down during storms. Councilmember Cardiff replied to address Meadow Street as an agenda item.

i.       Renee Kociela (144 Jackson Ave) inquiring about the status of road/repaving conditions. Also doing a follow up on a claim filed with the borough regarding Waste Management property damage. Borough Manager replied regarding WM claim being denied moving forward with those repairs. Asked some follow up questions, Solicitor asked resident to provide a written statement to what took place to pursue, explained more information needs to be gathered and would like to meet after the meeting for that statement. Councilmember Shoub also going to include Public Works foreman to see what direction to take on the matter.

 

8.     Report from Borough Engineer, Glenn Engineering

a.      1st item on the report sent notice to proceed El Grande Contracting to proceed with work on Meadow Street. Same contractor on working on Hillcrest will be down on Meadow Street. Hope to have them down there doing the work next week, uncovered some rock issues with digging on Hillcrest delaying the work.

b.     Also sent request into Harrisburg for reimbursement in the amount of $145,565 for the light remediation program. Borough should be receiving that check in the next week or so.

c.      Next item I have is # 13 on the agenda. Approve invoices to El Grande, want to make a correction asking council not to pay or approve the amount of $19,309.50. Not borough managers fault for putting it on the agenda, I wrote a letter, and the letter wasnít clear. That item should not have been on this monthís agenda, my recommendation do not pay that particular amount. The other amount 84,664.89 I do approve of. Probably by next month we will reintroduce the other item for $19,309.50. I will send the borough manager a letter explaining.

d.     Public comment on Mr. Glennís report. NO public comment.

e.      Glenn Engineering dismissed from the meeting.

 

9.     Mayorís Report

a.      Monthly police report: 2 accidents, 0 assaults, 24 assists (fire, ambulance, police) 0 burglary, 1 criminal mischief, 15 DC/Disturbances, 10 domestics, 0 drug violations, 1 DUI, 5 harassments, 2 juvenile complaints, 2 public drunkenness, 50 service calls, 21 suspicious activity, 2 thefts, 0 warrants, 135 documented calls, 20 citations, 7 criminal complaints to date.

b.     Last meeting, we had two residents ask about the speeding on Edgewood and Fairmont and route 130. We did a traffic watch/detail and had over 30 traffic stops initiated and were cited with a warning or citation. Documentation to go to Penn Dot.

c.      Also initiated foot patrol once again in various parts of the town.

d.     Another item we got a letter regarding traffic on Brinton coming out of Brinton onto 993. Jaime found in our ordinances that already passed were going to make from Brinton to Adrian over to Tri County Kitchens itís going to be one way. Solicitor interjected and stated that route already is one way, we are just going to enforce it by putting signs up. Very dangerous pulling out over there with the amount of traffic.

e.      Last thing to bring up was going to bring it up with Chief Lindbloom but he is not here tonight, maybe someone from council can reach out, part of the agreement when we sold the property up on Cavitt, was they were supposed to put a sidewalk there with a handicap ramp, maybe we could get a date on when thatís going to happen.

 

 

10.  Committee Reports

a.      Community & Economic Development- Councilmember Perovich chair was absent, nothing to report on his behalf.

b.     General Government & Finance- Councilmember Banko introduced Borough Manager Jaime and new Borough Secretary Nina Mulnix. Applauding these ladies for taking charge, coming in during a transition, and other obstacles. Very happy with them.

c.      Parks & Recreation- Another chair not here. Borough Manager mentioned the recreation program is starting next week and will run through August.

d.     Planning, Property, & Ordinances- Councilmember Shoub took the time to introduce Zone Enforcement officer Andrea McCord. CEO Andrea had the chance to address the public with a report of code violations. Total of 29 complaints, 12 grass, 8 abated and taken care of 4 unresolved. 17 other complaints that fall under other things, 16 have been abated, 1 unresolved, 15 permits have been issued, 2 street opening permits, 5 dumpster permits, 3 excavation permits, 3 fence permits, 1 shed permits, 1 pool permit. 1 Amusements fees have been collected. 10 Occupancy inspections given out 6 certificates 4 failed inspections. Councilmember Cardiff made announcement that anyone with a complaint needs to complete a form in order for Andrea to look at it. Manager Jaime also commented to call or email to set up any appointments with code officer. Councilmember Banko wanted to applaud Andreaís efforts.

e.      Public Safety- Councilmember Corrales thanked everyone for participating in community clean up, clean up went very well. Thanks to everyone who helped. In our meeting with Chief the Mayor and I (Corrales) brought up The National Night out scheduled for August 2nd (before the council meeting) itís a chance for the community to interact with the police officers and get more of a personal relationship with town. Great for our town as worked.

f.      Public Works & Sanitation- Councilmember Cole also wanted to add to what Councilmember Corrales said about clean up days and wanted to give a personal thanks to a few individuals. Mayor Llewellyn also wanted to give a thank you to public works for being there those two days.

g.     Presidentís Report- Councilmember Cardiff went to the WHT festival on Saturday (June 4th) started at BY Park from 10am to 1pm went to Export from 1pm to 4pm, Slickville from 4pm to 7pm, I went to all three representing Trafford. Heritage trail was happy to have our representation, they wanted more of our community members to be down there to enjoy it. Will need to advertise it more next year. One of the things to discuss bringing back community days, itís an extremely difficult task to put that together however would like to piggyback that off of the trail festival. The WHT has their time scheduled for next year that is from 10-1pm, then 1-pm to 8pm would be Trafford community day. Nothing scheduled just an idea, want to put a committee together to explore the idea of putting it togetherÖfundraising, overall logistics. Email has been sent to council to for volunteers to head up that committee. I received interest from Councilman Cole, Corrales, and Batzel. Iím going to appoint Councilman Cole as the chair of the community days co-chair Mr. Corrales, and Batzel can be used where needed. Reach out to community organizations to get representation to get their input to make community days. Councilmembers can start right away,we have a year.

 

 

 

11.  Approve Ally Moraca as the Trafford Boroughís Junior Council Person beginning on September 6, 2022.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Corrales

b.     Second: Councilmember Cole

c.      Discussion- Councilmember Cardiff take the moment to introduce Miss Ally if council approves Ally will be our the first JCP for the program. She shows great interest to the program, and we are all very enthusiastic to bring her on board.

d.     Vote:5, 0

 

12.  Approve Nina Cicconeís hire for public works seasonal at $12.00 per hour.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.      Discussion- no discussion

d.     Vote:5, 0

 

13.  Approve the invoices from El Grande Industries for Hilcrest Sewage project in the amount of $84,664.89 reviewed by Don Glenn.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.      Discussion- amended above agenda item need. Solicitor suggests to approve the invoice from El Grande Industries for the Hilcrest Sewage project in the amount of $84,664.89 and tabling the invoice for $19,309.50 per the recommendation of Don Glenn.

d.     Vote:5, 0

 

14.  Approve to amend the Ordinance Chapter 188-62 Vehicles and Traffic to No Parking on Meadow Street both sides. This motion was tabled for further review.

a.      Motion:

b.     Second:

c.      Discussion-

d.     Vote:

 

15.  Approve Westmoreland Road repairs. Spot repairing would be $2,740.00 or entire paving of road would be $25,000.00. Motion was made by Councilmember Shoub to approve the spot repairs in the amount of $2,740.00.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.      Discussion- no discussion.

d.     Vote:5, 0

 

16.  Approve to amend Chapter 114 to add ďplacement for collection of trashĒ.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Banko

c.      Discussion- Councilmember Kardiff wanted an explanation. Councilmember Shoub responded this is so that people that have their trash all over the place Andrea can cite them to put trash in the proper place.

d.     Vote:Yes 5, 0

17.  Approve the Landlord Tenant Resolution.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Cole

c.      Discussion- Solicitor what this resolution is Regulator Rental Ordinance in Trafford, regulates tenant turnover, occupany inspections things like that in addition to placement of trash. Andrea is looking at ways to make our ordinances more easy to enforce. She created a landlord tenant registration form so it she can track the tenants and turnover that requires landlords to use this landlord tenant resistration form in conjunction with the Regulator Rental ordinance. Itís just an extra item tool to be able to use. Councilmember Kardiff asked is there were any other input or questions.

d.     Vote: Yes 5, 0

 

18.  Approve resignation of Zoning Hearing Board member David Bonifati.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Cole

c.      Discussion- Councilmember Shoub commented Bonifati served a long time on the board and did a nice job.

d.     Vote: 5, 0

 

19.  Approve John Daykon as Zoning Board member.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Cole

b.     Second: Councilmember Shoub

c.      Discussion- No discussion.

d.     Vote: 5, 0

 

20.  Approve Alfred (Jerry) Scheller as Zoning Board Alternate.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Banko

b.     Second: Councilmember Cole

c.      Discussion- No Discussion

d.     Vote: 5, 0

e.      Mr. Scheller was sworn in under Mayor Llewellyn.

 

21.  Approve increase for pay from $10 to $12 per hour 2022 PTARC program personnel.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Corrales

b.     Second: Councilmember: Cole

c.      Discussion- Councilmember Kardiff commented that this brings the PTARC supervisors up to the same level of pay as other communities.

d.     Vote: 5, 0

 

22.  New business.

a.      Discussion- Councilmember Banko brought up a parking concern for the Seniors that rent the Manchester Room monthly for a meeting. It seems like turnout for their meetings are lower because of the lack of parking available to them. Suggestion for a sandwich board announcing an event parking only. That parking lot is supposed to be for those who use the Manchester Room. Councilmember Kardiff stated that we could coordinate with Public Works. Councilmember Shoub asked if we still had the Sandwich boards around. Borough Manager Peticca asked if we could put up parking is Borough Business? Councilmember Kardiff answered that is something you should discuss. No other new business.

 

23.  Adjournment.

a.      Announce the next regular meeting for Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers

b.     Move to adjourn: 8:20pm

c.      Motion: Shoub

d.     Second: Cole

e.      Vote: 5, 0 †††††

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Nina M. Mulnix.