|Borough of Laurel Mountain Minutes
Regular Monthly Meeting
Held September 19, 2007Present: Griffith, Holland, Kinsey, Snyder, Miller, Mayor Goughnour, Solicitor Miller
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm with a quorum present. The minutes of the August 15, 2007 meeting were approvedN as amended. The following reports were submitted to council:
Balance on hand August 1, 2007 27,334.17
PLGIT Fund Balances (4.95%)
First Commonwealth Bank
The following items were submitted for payment approval:
Solicitor Miller noted that the Borough does not have the authority to grant this permission. This road was never laid out
and it would be an issue between this property owner and adjacent landowners.
Resident Jim Foster was present to voice concern of the removal of survey markers from his property by the contractor working
on the entrance drainage project.
the work. The borough is eligible to reapply for funding in 2008 to continue drainage work in the borough.
The maintenance agreement has been received from the Westmoreland County Municipal Authority. The Authority maintains the
sole right to cancel the agreement on a thirty-day notice. Mr. Griffith noted that if the borough executes the agreement and
they maintain the lines the borough has nothing to use to apply for grant funding to bring the lines up to the standards
required for take over by the authority. It would be best if the borough had the same right to the thirty-day cancellation
notice. This agreement would cover routine maintenance only and not capital improvements to the system. Before the borough
signs the agreement, Solicitor Miller will go back to the authority and request that language be included in the agreement
giving the borough the same thirty-day cancellation option.
As previously discussed, bids will be solicited for the cleaning of ditches once leaves have come down.
Finance Committee: No old business.
will attend as a witness; he will meet with Solicitor Miller just prior to this hearing.
regular pr time spent in the borough on regular patrols was
It was reported that there is a renter residing in the garage apartment at the Beck Property. This type of renting is
prohibited by t he Zoning Ordinance. Council secretary will draft a letter notifying the property owner of this violation, a
letter will also be sent to the renter. The name of the renter is unknown at this point.
volunteer labor. Mr. Miller suggested council considering hiring an individual that can do this type of maintenance. He
suggested a part-time position that would require only a limited number of hours a month.
Finance Committee: Year to date budget figures are looking good. Income is where it should be expenses are slightly lower
due to timing.
whishing to attend.
November 27, 2007
LMB COUNCIL MINUTES September 19, 2007
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