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Minutes: June 19 2012

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June 19 2012

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WOMELSDORF BOROUGH COUNCIL WORKSHOP MEETING JUNE 19, 2012   This meeting was called to order by Council President Vince Balistrieri at 7:00PM.   PRESENT Council Members-Carl Liptak, Vickie Madden, Kyle Hamilton, Jack Hays, Wynn Herbine and Vince Balistrieri.  Police Chief John Reber, Secretary-Mickey Balistrieri   ABSENT Connie Keller-Sheffy   GUESTS Fire Chief-Bob Martin, Maryann Heckard, Lori Brenheiser and Richard Metzger   Motion by Mr. Hays, second by Mrs. Madden to accept the June 5, 2012 Council Meeting Minutes are presented.  Motion carried unanimously.   Motion by Mr. Herbine, second by Mr. Hays to accept the list of bills to be paid.  Motion carried unanimously.  Discussion on the camera bill increased by $300.00 due to needing a third camera for coverage of Mill Spring Park, to include the basketball court.   Motion by Mr. Herbine, second by Mr. Liptak to pay payroll between meetings.  Motion carried unanimously.   COMMUNICATIONS A list of communications was given to Council Members, three requesting action.   Motion by Mr. Herbine, second by Mr. Liptak to accept the ninety day extension to review the Squire Hill Subdivision Plan granted by Mr. Galen Good.  Motion carried unanimously   Motion by Mr. Hays, second by Mr. Herbine to continue support to the Berks County Conservancy in the amount of $25.00.  Motion carried unanimously.   Motion by Mr. Hamilton, second by Mrs. Madden to approve the contracts for DJ Service from Dave Kaley for two Teen Splash Parties and two Family Day events this 2012 Swim Season. Motion carried unanimously.   GUEST REPORTS Bob Martin-Fire Chief • Ball Field Access-Mr. Hays and Mr. Liptak will look into easy access for emergency vehicles. • Pool Party request-Chief Martin requested that the Fire Company be permitted to have a pool party on a Tuesday evening in August.  Motion by Mr. Liptak, second by Mrs. Madden to close the pool for the Fireman’s pool party from 6:00PM to 9:00PM on a date in August that suits the Pool Manager & Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously.   • Cookouts-will be starting this Friday. • AED-Motion by Mr. Liptak, second by Mr. Herbine to have the AED at the Borough Hall added to the Fire Company’s maintenance contract. Motion carried unanimously.   Mr. Richard Metzger-Radio Maintenance:  Mr. Metzger came to the Council Meeting to answer any questions Council may have pertaining to the new county radios.  Discussion on the cost of the warrantees; each unit will be covered for seven years.  The Borough is responsible for paying for three years of that extended warrantee.   COUNCIL REPORTS   MR. LIPTAK-No report at this time   MRS. MADDEN-Discussion on the amount of trash at the pool; recycling cans are needed. Mr. Hays will check on the recycling cans.  Mr. Mumma will be asked to break down the cardboard boxes for recycling.  Possible signage to encourage recycling.   MR. HAMILTON • Pool-Mr. Hamilton reported that the pool is running; we are only ninety-four memberships away from making budget.   • Ballfield Security-The hard drive went again. Mr. Hamilton would like to get another DVR.  Motion by Mr. Liptak, second by Mr. Hays to spend up to $800.00 for a DVR.  Motion carried unanimously. • Boro computer-Discussion on the repair of Nan’s computer which lost its networking ability.  Mr. Rhodes is repairing it, Mr. Hamilton to contact him with any questions.   MR. HAYS • Benecon-Mr. Hays reported that we received a distribution check for $7,221.00. • Radio User Agreement-Mr. Hays would like to know what type of training is required. Mr. Balistrieri reported that Solicitor Bucher will go over the Agreement at the July 3rd Council Meeting. • Maintenance-Mr. Hays reported that this is an on-going project.  Discussion on the broken lights at the pool due to the throwing of a football.   MR. HERBINE • Street work-Mr. Herbine reported that the portion of Water Street was paved last Friday; everyone will be notified when High Street and the alley are scheduled to be paved.   MAYOR    Chief Reber • National Night Out-Chief Reber reported that a National Night Out meeting was held last night. $350.00 in donations have come in from community businesses.   MR. BALISTRIERI • 250TH Anniversary-Ice Cream Social-Mr. Balistrieri reported that Cindy has concerns about attendance.  Council agreed to stay with tickets for Borough residents. • Credit/debit card system-Mr. Balistrieri reported that Visa will not permit a convenience fee for credit/debit card purchases, fines can be levied for doing this.  Motion by Mr. Liptak, second by Mr. Hays to withdraw from using the credit/debit card system.  Discussion by Council Members that they do not want the tax payers to bear the expense of those using this service.  Mr. Balistrieri will take this to the Sewer Authority and then contact Fulton Bank.   Motion by Mr. Hays, second by Mrs. Madden to adjourn the meeting.  With no further business Brought before Council, this meeting adjourned at 8:10PM.       Respectfully Submitted,   Mickey Balistrieri Secretary      

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