Council present: Councilmember Bayko, Councilmember Cardiff, Councilmember Corrales, Councilmember Perovich, Councilmember Shoub.
Council not present: Councilmember Batzel, Councilmember Cole.
Other staff present: Mayor Llewellyn, Borough Manager Peticca, Borough Secretary Mulnix.
The borough will be scheduling clean up days tentatively for May 5th & 6th. Alongside the clean-up days there will be brick disposal for the Memorial bricks that have been kept at the public works building.
The question was asked how to reach for more volunteers and community involvement.
Comcast Cares offers a volunteer base for their employees, to keep it town related volunteerism could be extended to high school students and boy scouts, and a reach out to the Business Association. Clean up days will end with a cook-out or pizza party as a thank you for everyone’s involvement.
As part of the discussion it was mentioned to have branches cleaned up at Memorial Park, and coordinate various clean ups of gardening areas throughout the borough, and extend that clean up to groups such as the boy/girl scouts troops in need of volunteer hours for projects, volunteers, or any interested parties.
The suggested location to have the movies in the park is Westmoreland Park, it’s a very welcoming location with the playground across the road and traffic traveling by. The borough would be looking for sponsorship from local businesses to start the idea, and then continue some fundraising, such as selling popcorn onsite.
TECDC along side the business community and the recreation board and chairman of the rec committee.
The proposed movie idea is to try one Friday night a month June-August as a trial run for public interest. The audience would appeal to younger families showing G/PG rated movies. There was an expressed interest in volunteerism from a resident (Jeff Contillo) at the meeting. There were a few suggestions to invite vendor trucks or provide concession items to purchase during the movie ex: Konana Ice as other organizations have had good experiences with that in the past. June 10th or June 23rd are the proposed dates. The borough will price projectors and additional costs involved to organize this activity.
Westmoreland Heritage Trail has chosen its trail day to one location which is Trafford Borough at the BY Park. Any suggestions, feedback, or input is welcomed to create a successful start to an organized community event. For any type of fundraising or licenses by a non-profit organization would need a 501C-3 form, councilmembers will co-ordinate with the TECDC members to see if their charter is still active and ask if we can pair with them for fundraising. Councilmember Perovich volunteered to reach out to some members of the TECDC, the borough manager will reach out to Karen Cercone for a meeting.
It was suggested in the meeting to start a drive-thru type fundraising examples like a 50/50 or some other type of raffle to raise funds for activities. It would be something that can be done in a parking lot, and it could be partnered with movies in the park and community days.
There was an inquiry about a liaison for the Heritage Trail, although someone has been appointed to the position it was mentioned there is no issue having an alternate person. There will be a motion made at the next meeting to appoint Jeff Contillo as a WHT representative.