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Minutes: Dec 17 2013 workshop


Dec 17 2013 workshop



Held at 101 W. High Street on

December 17, 2013

Council President Vince Balistrieri called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. 



Council Members: Carl Liptak, Connie Keller-Sheffy,  Vickie Madden, Kyle Hamilton, Jack Hays, Wynn Herbine and Vince Balistrieri, Chief Reber, and Acting Secretary – Nan Feeg



Mayor Jennifer Gettle



Secretary – Mickey Balistrieri, Chief in Training – John Pontician, Fire Chief – Bob Martin, Dee Rothenberger, and Reading Eagle Reporter – Karyn Feick


Bills to be PaidMotion moved by Mr. Liptak, seconded by Mr. Herbine to approve the list of bills to be paid as listed with the addition of up to $300.00 to Connie Keller-Sheffy for supplies for the holiday social and Chief’s retirement party.  Motion carried unanimously. Motion moved by Mr. Liptak, seconded by Mr. Herbine to approve for payment the amount owed the Womelsdorf Sewer Authority at the end of this year, which will be around $11,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.



A list of communications was given to Council Members, one requesting action. 

Audit Agreement – Reinsel Kuntz Lesher - Motion moved by Mr. Hays seconded by Mr. Herbine to authorize Reinsel Kuntz Lesher to do the audit.  Motion carried unanimously.



Check Signers - Mr. Balistrieri informed Council that he has spoken with the bank regarding new check signers.  Council can approve the signers at the Reorganization Meeting on Monday, January 6, 2014, the approved signers can sign the paperwork that evening, and once the paperwork is returned to the bank on Tuesday, payroll checks will be honored with the new signatures.


Council Members Pay - Mrs. Keller-Sheffy questioned Council members attending meetings in order to be paid.  It was agreed to discuss this with the new Council in 2014.


Line Drive Street Light – Mr. Herbine informed Council that PPL has moved the light at Line Drive closer to the intersection at Third Street.


Planning Commission – Mr. Balistrieri informed Council he attended the December 16, 2013, Planning Committee Meeting regarding Lot 4.  The Planning Commission is recommending the sidewalk and the curb be waived all the way up the lot except for the curb from the bank along the retention pond to their new entrance.  Discussion followed.  Motion moved by Mr. Herbine, seconded by Mr. Hays to grant the waiver recommended by the Planning Commission regarding sidewalk and curbs for Lot 4.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mr. Balistrieri further stated the Planning Commission is recommending wearing course all the way up on Line Drive.  Since Council previously discussed getting 75 feet of property behind the borough shed building to give us more room, discussion followed on negotiating an equal swop for 75 feet of the property behind the borough shed building and in exchange the Borough would help to pay for the paving, whatever that 75 X 162 feet of property would be worth.  Motion moved by Mr. Hays, seconded by Mr. Herbine to negotiate 75 feet of that property behind the borough shed building in exchange for the paving.  Motion carried unanimously.


Police Room Lights - Mr. Hays informed Council the Police room lights are done and cost less than expected (Bill #12 on the list of Bills to Be Paid).


New Year’s Eve – Mr. Hays stated that he sent a reminder to Doug regarding New Year’s Eve.


Trucks on Jefferson Street – Mr. Balistrieri informed Council that he has been in contact with Bethany and it is a milk truck, not a water truck, that is using Jefferson Street.  Council will look into seeing if it is possible to get that milk truck under the same agreement as the water trucks.



Marion Township Sewer Plant – Discussion followed regarding the possibility of Marion Township building their own sewer plant and possible locations.


Old Boot Factory – Council discussed the possible businesses that may be going into the old boot factory since there has been activity there recently, although no Use and Occupancy Permit Applications have been submitted.


With no further business, Motion moved by Mr. Hays, seconded by Mr. Liptak to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 P.M.  Motion carried unanimously.


Minutes Respectfully Submitted,




Nan Feeg

Acting Secretary





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