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LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: JULY 16, 2008

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Borough of laurel Mountain Minutes

Regular Monthly Meeting Held July 16, 2008

Present:           Snyder, Holland, Griffith, Kinsey, Solicitor Miller

Absent:            O’Brien

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with a quorum present.  The minutes of the June 18, 2008 meeting were approved as corrected.  The following reports were submitted to council.

Treasurer’s Report:

Balance on hand  June 1, 2008         32,753.13
June Receipts            
12 West. Cty – Del.  Taxes 119.99      
30 Real Estate Taxes 447.87      
30 PAMS – EIT   2273.13      
        2840.99     2,840.99
              35,594.12
June Disbursements            
18 Jeffrey Miller – Retainer 275.00      
18 Craig Miller – Commission 32.73      
18 PAMS – Commission 34.07      
18 Taryn Ankney – net 267.57      
18 LMP, Inc. – rental   750.00      
18 Joe Golden – Mowing Entrance 40.00      
18 Ligonier Borough – Police 200.00      
18 Allegheny Power   25.86      
        1,625.23      
              -1,625.23
Balance on hand June 30, 2008         33,968.89
               
PLGIT Fund Balances ( 2.18%)        
General Fund   37,882.22        
Sewage Fund   5,993.22        
Waterline Fund   14,589.07        
Legal Reserve Fund   4,191.85        
Liquid Fuels Fund   13,536.77        
               
The following items were submitted for payment approval    
PA UC Fund   16.00 electronic    
PA Dept. of Revenue   27.63 electronic    
Jeffrey Miller – retainer 275.00        
IRS. – Payroll taxes   137.70        
Taryn Ankney – net   267.57        
Berkey  Excavating   6,860.43        
Ligonier Borough Police 200.00        
Allegheny Power   24.81        
JMG Enterprises   4,275.00        
Higbee Insurance – Package Premium 2,004.00 Premium 2007 was 2021.00  
PAMS – commission   56.83        
Craig Miller – commission 22.39        
Waterline Saddle Repair at Crouse 960.00        
      15,127.36        
               

Public Participation:

A resident of the borough reported there is a resident of the borough who has been accused of luring children.  The police are aware of this individual but currently do not have enough evidence to arrest.

LMP, Inc. Report:

The pool is up and open, usage so far has been running lower than this time last year. 

OLD BUSINESS:

Mayor’s Report:  No old Business

Municipal Services Committee:

Mrs. Kinsey reported that the road work has been complete.  She apologized that it was not done as quickly as anticipated.  Weather conditions and another large job undertaken by Berkey made it necessary for his crew to work in the late afternoon and early evening hours.  Mr. Holland noted that there are areas in the borough that need more crowning.  It was suggested that this work might be undertaken when fall maintenance is done.  Mr. Griffith suggested that Mr. Berkey contacted to determine if #2 modified or the #2B modified as stipulated was used on the roads.  There is still a pile of 7 or 8 tons of stone remaining for pothole repair.

There was concern voiced over the repair of the waterline saddle due to rusted bolts at the Crouse property.  It was noted that Ligonier Construction made repairs to that waterline about one year ago, if at that time they noted the corrosion the responsible thing would have been to call it to the borough’s attention and that repair would have been made with the original work.

The dust suppressant has been applied by JMG Industries just prior to a rain storm. 

Finance Committee:

Ms. Snyder reported that she has talked with Rae Ann Tronetti regarding borough audits.  These reports will be submitted to council at the August meeting.

Solicitor’s Report:

Solicitor Miller will complete the work on the ordinance regulating the use of Outdoor Furnaces in the borough.  This Ordinance will be presented to council at the August meeting then advertised and voted on at the September meeting. 

Other:

Council secretary was asked to check with Higbee Insurance to obtain a cost for an insurance rider to cover volunteers working on behalf of the borough. 

Mr. Griffith reported that he has received only one bid for the engineering study for a water pressure system. This was a bid of $5,000 received from Gibson-Thomas Engineering.  Council will defer action on this matter for the present time.

NEW BUSINESS:

Mayor’s Report: No report

Municipal Services Committee: No new business.

Finance Committee: No report

Solicitor’s Report:

Solicitor Miller reported that many of the municipalities originally contacted with Middle Department Inspection for building code inspections have opted to use state inspectors vs. the private agency.  Solicitor Miller will look into the procedure of opting out of a contraction with a licensed inspector.

Other:

A motion was made by Mr. Griffith and seconded by Mr. Holland to appoint Philip Light to serve as mayor of Laurel Mountain Borough due the resignation of John Goughnour – motion carried.

CONTINUING BUSINESS:

Mayor’s Report:

Municipal Services Committee:

  1. 1.      Fall Road Maintenance
  2. 2.      Engineering Study  – Waterline pressurization system

Finance Committee:

  1. 1.      Audit

Solicitor’s Report:

  1. 1.      Ordinance – Outdoor Furnace
  2. 2.      Opting out of inspection contract – building code 

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm.

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