1.     Call to Order- Meeting called to order


2.     Moment of Silence & Pledge of Allegiance


3.     Roll Call done by Nina Mulnix


Council present: Councilmember Bayko, Councilmember Cardiff, Councilmember Cole, Councilmember Corrales, Councilmember Perovich, Councilmember Shoub.


Council not present: Councilmember Batzel


Other staff present: Mayor Llewellyn, Solicitor Alexander, Borough Manger Peticca, Borough Secretary Nina Mulnix, Engineer Don Glenn,


4.     Notice of Executive Session held March 7th, 2022, for matters of personnel and litigation.


5.     Approve the February 7th, 2023, Regular Council Meeting minutes.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub  

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales  

c.      Discussion: No discussion

d.     Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)   


6.     Approve the February 2023 expense voucher list.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Bayko

b.     Second: Councilmember Shoub

c.      Discussion: No discussion

d.     Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)   


7.     Approve the February 21, 2023, Discussion Meeting Minutes  

a.      Motion: Councilmember Cole

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.      Discussion: No discussion

d.     Vote: 6, 0, 1, (Absent)



8.     Public Comment

a.      Public Comment for all matters which the public has concern.  No public comment or questions on agenda items will be received after this point.

b.     Public comment for motions not listed on the agenda will be received when called for.

c.      Borough Response


Mark Horgas- (132 7th Street Ext) is addressing ongoing concerns with his neighbor at 135 7th Street Ext. The neighbor is still in violation of the Borough’s Quality of life ordinance with a vehicle that is disassembled, inoperable, and unregistered on said property. Mr. Horgas is seeking help from the council to have his concern resolved.


Borough Response: Manager Peticca replied there will be follow up with Code enforcement about the Quality-of-life violation.

Mark Frydrych- (7 Meadow Street) is addressing concerns about the sale of the parking lot on Cavitt Avenue (agenda item under old business) and the number of parking spaces needed to operate the Manchester Room. Mr. Frydrych asked if the neighboring businesses use the Manchester lot how does that deter from actual patrons parking in the spaces and is the borough actively renting out the Manchester Room. The taxpayers have a large investment in the building and there needs to be some transparency with the residents.


Borough Response: Manager Peticca stated the Zoning Board had a hearing on Monday March 06, 2023, and approved the variance to factor out the Cavitt lot.


Councilmember Cardiff provided clarification of Mr. Frydrych’s concern about the lot. Having less parking would mean less people utilizing the Manchester Room, and where the taxpayers’ dollars are going if the room is underused.


Solicitor Alexander explained the Cavitt lot was utilized to meet the designated number of parking spots when the building was built but has since been blocked off and not used. There has never been any issue with the ability to have a significant amount of parking. The requisite number of parking is only missed by two spaces without the Cavitt lot.


Mark Frydrych continued to ask further questions about the number of people allotted in the Manchester Room, and Councilmember Cardiff stated the opportunity for public comment has been given, if there are any additional concerns they can be addressed after the meeting.


Borough Manager Peticca stated the max capacity for the Manchester Room is 225.


Councilmember Perovich provided a comment about the Manchester parking lot. When asked by the borough the post office finds alternate parking when the room is rented out on a weekday, as do the borough employees.



9.     Report from Borough Engineer, Glenn Engineering

a.      Report submitted:

Engineer Don Glenn stated that the annual Chapter 94 report to Alcosan has been completed and will be handed to the borough manager. Don Glenn reported on the Bypass monitoring- there was no overflow during the month of February during the twelve rain events recorded. A meeting was held with Alcosan at the borough office on February 23, 2023, to request that Alcosan place a meter in a manhole located on Forbes Road to further prove the borough isn’t responsible for any back ups taking place there. Don Glenn announced the 2023 bid proposals will be opened at the borough office on Monday March 13, 2023, at 10am. The streets selected to be paved are East Gilmore, East Homewood, East Fairmont, Jackson Ave, Westmoreland Road, Fifth Street, and Homewood. The LSA Grant announcement is projected to take place on March 14, 2023. Preparations are taking place to apply for the Green Trailways Grant for the B-Y walking trail in the amount of $153,472.00 that requires a 15% match. There is an additional grant that will be applied for to aid in replacements related to the borough’s sanitary sewers. The area of focus for those locations are Mary Street ($181,450.00), Duquesne Ave ($130,381.00) Bluff ($91,425.00)

b.     Public comment on Mr. Glenn’s report-

Manager Peticca mentioned the deadline to apply for the sanitary sewers will be happening this Friday March 10th or the 17th.


Councilmember Perovich asked if the LSA grant isn’t awarded to Trafford are we still going forward with paving the streets.


Don Glenn replied that Council would have to select which streets to pave.


Don Glenn handed over drawings and maps of the proposal for BY Park for council to review.


c.      Glenn Engineering dismissed from meeting.


10.  Mayor’s Report – The mayor read the February Police Report (see attached) to Councilmembers and the public. Mayor Llewellyn provided a statement regarding the ongoing litigation with The Trafford Borough VFD. There has been no agreement reached during mediation and will be going to trial on June 5th, 2023. A request was made to Mr. Boring from The Penn Franklin News who was present at the meeting to make mention of the upcoming trial in the newspaper.


11.   Committee Reports

a.      Community & Economic Development (Chair Steve Perovich/Co-chair Justin Batzel)

Councilmember Perovich reported the borough will continue meeting with Scenic Pittsburgh every other Thursday. The borough is learning a lot about code and ordinances that need to be updated.

b.     General Government & Finance (Chair Pat Bayko/Co-chair Chris Corrales)

Councilmember Bayko stated that things at the Borough office are running smoothly.

c.      Parks & Recreation (Chair Justin Batzel/Co-chair Steve Perovich)

Councilmember Perovich stated there was nothing to report.

d.     Planning, Property, & Ordinances (Chair Casey Shoub/Co-chair Zack Cole)

Councilmember Shoub read Code Enforcement’s February report (see attached) to councilmembers and the public.

e.      Public Safety (Chair Chris Corrales/Co-chair Pat Bayko)

Councilmember Corrales stated there is legislation to be passed to allow small municipalities to use radar for speeding. Clean up days will be a community effort and volunteers are needed and welcomed.

Public Works & Sanitation (Chair Zack Cole/Co-chair Casey Shoub)

Councilmember Cole stated there was nothing to report.

f.      Junior Council Person (JCP) Report

Miss Moraca read her February report (see attached) to councilmembers and the public.

g.     President Kris Cardiff

Councilmember Cardiff was invited to cohost a town hall meeting with Tyler Baum from Irwin Borough and Virginia Stump from North Huntingdon in an open forum to provide questions, comments or concerns to the State transportation commission and Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation that will take place on April 3rd, 2023, at 6pm at the Norwin Public Library. Councilmember Cardiff will voice suggestions relative to the connecting path of travel on Route 993. Movies in the park- there will be an update once there are some more details. The JCP rotation will be the rescheduled tour of the Police Department to happen later this month. The rotation for April will be a swap of members with Irwin Borough council and Trafford Borough will trade places to illustrate the similarities and challenges between each municipality. In May the final rotation will conclude with a mock council meeting with Ms. Moraca conducting the meeting. There is recruitment starting for next years JCP. The annual Westmoreland County Boroughs Association Banquet is happening on Friday April 28, 2023. Members of council will attend to represent Trafford Borough.


12.  Managers’ Report- Manager Peticca mentioned the Civil Service Commission met this evening to initiate the physical police exam that will be occurring at The Allegheny County Police Academy on March 29, 2023, at 9am.


13.   Motion to approve Trafford Clean Up Days for May 5th and 6th.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Cole

c.      Discussion: No discussion

d.     Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)


14.  Motion to approve to apply for the Green Trailways Grant for B-Y Walking trail.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Perovich

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.      Discussion: Manager Peticca stated this was included in Don Glenn’s report. Councilmember Perovich asked to see the map that Don Glenn left for review. Manager Peticca stated the total for the project is $153,472.00 with a 15% match that is $27,084.00 bringing the total to $180,556.00.

d.     Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)


15.  Motion to ratify to advertise the 2023 Paving Schedule 

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.      Discussion: No discussion

d.     Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)


16.  Motion to approve Nina Ciccone as a full-time Public Works Laborer II at $22.92 with benefits.

a.  Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.  Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.  Discussion: No discussion

d.  Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)


18. Motion to accept the Legion to organize and plan the Memorial Day parade program

a.      Motion: Councilmember Cole

b.     Second: Councilmember Perovich

c.      Discussion: Borough Secretary verified that Councilmember Cole made the motion.

d.     Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)  


19.   Motion to approve the Recreation Board’s recommendation to appoint Joyce Miller and Ashley Lynne to serve a 3-year term on Recreation Board ending December 31st, 2026.

a.      Motion: Councilmember Perovich

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.      Discussion: Councilmember Perovich asked how many board members does this increase to? The answer is 5.

d.     Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)


20.  Motion to accept the Memorandum of Understanding for Ridgecrest Court to hold the borough harmless when providing winter maintenance to Ridgecrest Court. 

a.      Motion: Councilmember Shoub

b.     Second: Councilmember Corrales

c.      Discussion: No discussion

d.     Vote:  6, 0, 1 (Absent)






New Business

·       Hometown Hero’s Banner Program. 

Manager Peticca presented the opportunity to feature banners along Brinton Ave and 7th Street Ext depending on the interest. The pricing for the 2 sizes is as follows: a 4ft x 27 ½ft banner at $225.00 or a 5ft banner at $250.00. They are installed for 2 years and placement would be by July 1st 2023. Letters will be mailed and advertise on social media platforms to encourage people to purchase a banner. The interest would encompass the entire 15085 zip code, if you ever lived in Trafford or are currently residing here. Mastro Signs will be producing and suppling the banners and parts. This is to acknowledge anyone who is a hometown hero- Military, First Responders, Police, EMS, Fire. To get the information out to the public it was considered to place the inserts with the Sewage billing that will be mailed out in April.


A motion is on the floor to approve to offer the Hometown Hero Banner program to the community and the 15085-zip code.

  1. Motion: Councilmember Shoub
  2. Second: Councilmember Corrales
  3. Discussion: Manager Peticca asked council- Do we want to proceed with the 4ft banner in the amount of $225.00? Councilmember Corrales replied Yes.
  4. Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)



·       Movies in the Park   June 23rd.

Manager Peticca asked is a motion needed? Councilmember Cardiff replied he would like to wait until next month to motion to ensure all things are secured to conduct the event.

Councilmember Cardiff asked for any volunteers interested in participating with Movies in the park. The proposed idea is to show kid friendly movies one Friday in the months of June, July, August.


Councilmember Pat Bayko added an item for New Business: The American Legion to inform council they would like to purchase six military flags for all branches of the military. The Legion would like to place them on the bridge and replace what is currently there. The legion will purchase the flags they are asking council to approve.


A motion is on the floor to allow the American Legion to purchase and hang flags on the Veterans Bridge.


Solicitor Alexander asked if there is a sense of urgency to complete this tonight as it wasn’t on the agenda.

Councilmember Bayko- The Legion was seeking approval to so they could get the flags purchased.

Solicitor Alexander asked if there is any objection to have this approved at next months meeting.

There was no objection.



Old Business


Discussion on Cavitt Lot – sale pending the purchaser develop the land.

Manager Peticca stated this was placed on the agenda in case council wanted to take action.

Councilmember Perovich suggested council speak with Scenic Pittsburgh to gather some information and hear their recommendation.  


Mayor Llewellyn stated he never heard from All American Baseball about renting the South Trafford Ballfields. The Borough Secretary has been informed if there are any other inquires or rentals for Sundays to proceed with those requests.


Solicitor Alexander wanted to let the public that the Trafford Borough Civil Service Commission met this evening at 5:30pm to set a civil service examination in an effort to gain candidates for full time police officers. There is a physical agility component to the test that will take place at the Allegheny County Police Academy on March 28th at 9am. The candidates that successfully complete the physical test will then be required to complete a written and oral examination that will be administered by Trafford Borough at a later date.


21. Adjournment

a.      Announce the next regular council meeting for Tuesday, April 4th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.

b.     Move to adjourn.

c.      Motion: Councilmember Cole

d.     Second: Councilmember Perovich

e.      Discussion: No discussion

f.      Vote: 6, 0, 1 (Absent)  











Respectfully submitted,


Nina Mulnix

Borough Secretary