16th St. 18th St. Allison Cochran - The regular meeting of North Apollo Borough Council was called to order at 7: 00 pm in
16th St. 18th St. Allison Cochran
A. Folino Const. $43,970.50 31,142.35 16,139.40 2,201.22
Derry Const. $47,362.50 33,551.25 16,573.50 2,057.25
Holbein, Inc. $65,363.28 45,946.41 22,869.28 2,839.80
Morgan Excavating $52,715.40 37,343.20 18,446.40 2,289.65
Russell Standard Corp $54,423.00 41,583.00 23,109.60 5,813.50
Tresco Paving $45,119.00 31,595.50 15,615.60 3,566.00
Motion was made by W. Campbell, seconded by T. Newton, to award a contract to Folino
A. Folino Construction for the paving of 16th St. from Acheson to Robbins, 18th St. Awarded
from Acheson to Moore, and the apron on Cochran Avenue, contingent upon the
results of investigation of the company – ayes 5, nays 0.
The following bids were received for the 18th Street storm sewer improvements; St. Sewer
Tito Pollice Company $39,840.00
Holbein Inc. $38,620.00
Morgan Excavating $21,611.00
Motion was made by W. Campbell, seconded by T. Newton, to award the contract for Morgan Ex
storm sewer improvements on 18th Street to Morgan Excavating , contingent on Awarded
Public Participation: Discussion took place with Dan Lambing 1821 Acheson Ave. Property
regarding conditions at 1819 Acheson. He was advised that a citation was issued and Cond.
the owner has 10 days to act.
having fires in their yard and enforcement and possible changes in the burning ordinance.
Discussion took place with Melissa Back, 1211 Cochran Ave., regarding the grass at Grass
1214 Robbins, junk cars in the area of the park on 13th Street, and stray cats in the area. Junk
Property & Ordinance: The dispute over a fence that would block a Borough right of Fence
June 3, 2013 (Continued)
Dispute way in the area of Cedar Avenue and Peach Street was discussed. The alley was moved by installation of a retaining wall and is now on the property of David Speer. Speer has been advised not to put up the fence until the problem is solved. A. Urti is to write an opinion on the subject.
Grass W. Campbell reported that Borough catch basins are being plugged by grass clippings that
In C.B.s are being blown into the streets.
Ross S. Ross gave his report of recent activities. There is a sewer problem in a garage on Center
Report Avenue. Fire damage at the R Bar has yet to be repaired and architect plans are required to proceed.
Finance: Motion to pay the bills presented was made by E. Barclay, seconded by T. Newton – ayes 5, nays 0. (See voucher register for June, 2013).
Treasurer’s Report: E. Stitt reported the following May 31, 2013 balances in the Borough’s accounts: General Fund, $214,639.60; Garbage & Refuse, $19,314.37; Liquid Fuels, $35.925.05; and Sewer Recovery, $168,925.05.
Collected Garbage Fees totaling $7,222.84, including $2,216.00 in delinquents, were collected in May, 2013. Sewer Recovery Fee collections for May totaled $15,585.71, including $1,717.31 in delinquents. Fire Protection Fee collections totaled $16,508.35. Progress is being made in updating the customer lists and collecting delinquent garbage fees.
Fire Fee The Fire Department’s requirements under the new Fire Protection Services Fee ordinance were explained by A. Urti.
VFD In response to a request by the North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department, motion was
Street made by T. Newton, seconded by W. Campbell, to allow the Fire Department to close
Closing Acheson Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets on June 28th and 29th for their street fair and on October 4th and 5th for their Octoberfest celebration – ayes 5, nays 0.
Solicitor: A. Urti advised that the signatures of 16 voters are required to place the referendum on the library tax on the ballot in November. The due date for the petition is September 9, and Council would have to gather the signatures. Motion was made by E. Barclay, seconded by E. Hall, to draft a petition to place the library tax referendum on the ballot in November – ayes 3 (E. Barclay, W. Campbell, T. Newton), nays 2 (E. Burns, E. Hall).
E.O.P. The Borough’s Emergency Operations Plan needs to be updated for the Borough to be eligible for federal funds in an emergency. Mainly, contacts need to be updated.
Mayor’s Report: T. Newtonm read the report of Police activities. There were 45 total calls, 27 incidents reported,3 criminal arrests, 1 traffic and 3 non-traffic citations.
Exec. Motion to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter was made by T. Newton, seconded by W. Campbell – ayes 5, nays 0.
June 3, 2013 (Continued)
Motion to return to regular session was made by T. Newton, seconded by W. Campbell –
Ayes 5, nays 0. Motion was made by T. Newton, seconded by E. Barclay, to increase Clerk
Clerk April Bell’s hours to up to 30 hours per week through June – ayes 5, nays 0. Hours
Preparation for a possible water line. Motion was made by T. Newton, seconded by Oakwood
W. Campbell, to waive the fee to the owner for the dye test – ayes 5, nays 0.
Edward L. Stitt Jr.
July 1, 2013
The regular meeting of North Apollo Borough Council was called to order at 7:00 PM in
the conference room of the municipal building by President E. Burns, who led the Pledge
of Allegiance. Roll Call of Members: The following members were present; E. Burns, E.
Hall, T. Newton, and W. Campbell. Absent was E. Barclay. Also present were Sec’y E.
Stitt, Solicitor A. Urti, Equipment Operator B. Beck, Code Enforcement Officer S. Ross.
Mayor E. Artman was not present.
Public Participation: As there were a number of visitors wishing to comment on the Library
Library Tax, E. Burns advised that a 5 minute limit per speaker would be in force. Tax
T. Newton read a letter explaining his opinion regarding the Library Tax. He stated that T. Newton
it was his belief that the residents should have a vote as to whether or not to continue Letter
with the Tax
matter shouldn’t be the Library vs. the Fire Department. She also explained some of the
services available from the Library, including those that don’t require membership.
paid according to the number of residents rather than the value of the houses in town. Shaeffer
Donald Acker, 1308 Cedar Avenue, advised that the people need to make their voices D. Acker
heard as to whether or not they wish to support the Apollo Library through the tax.
E. Burns noted that no action can be taken by Council until the signatures can be Petition
obtained on the petition to place the Library Tax referendum on the November ballot.
Ronald McMunn, 2137 Stoops Court, questioned the $10.00 late fee for the Fire McMunn
July 1, 2013 (Continued)
Fire Fee Protection Services Fee.
St. Drain The problem of storm drainage from Kiskiminetas causing problems on the property at the corner of 16th Street and Birch Avenue was discussed. S. Ross suggested getting both municipal engineers to work on a solution.
Ordinance Discussion took place with visitor Donald Acker regarding Kiskiminetas Township’s enforcement of Borough ordinances and the dispute between Acker and David Speer over a fence that Speer wants to install.
Minutes Minutes of the meeting of June 3, 2013 were accepted by motion of T. Newton, seconded by E. Hall – ayes 4, nays 0.
Code Enforcement: Sam Ross reported that 40 zoning permits have been issued this year,
Report and 36 complaints on delinquent garbage accounts are ready to be filed with the Magistrate.
Streets: A problem was reported with a sanitary sewer going into a storm sewer at 1724 Wilson Avenue.
Tk Bed A hinge broke on the bed of the ’01 truck, and the bed might need to be replaced. An aluminum bed is available for $6,900.00. The old bed will be checked to find out if it is fixable.
O Turn Three quotes were obtained for a zero turn mower, with the lowest price of $4,733.00
Mower received from Minich’s Sales & Service. No action taken until it is determined what the cost will be to fix the ’01 truck.
Grass Motion was made by W. Campbell, seconded by T. Newton, to authorize the Solicitor to
Ord. an ordinance prohibiting grass clippings from being left in the streets – ayes 4, nays 0.
Weedkill W. Campbell advised that some weed killer has been ordered to be tested.
Water W. Campbell reported that a new water line is being installed on Hickory Nut Road and
Line suggested that the Borough look into some additional paving along Hickory Nut.
Finance: Motion to pay the bills presented was made by W. Campbell, seconded by T. Newton – ayes 4, nays 0. (See Voucher Register for July, 2013)
Solicitor: A. Urti advised that a lien is to be filed on 1214 Robbins Avenue for the costs of
the Borough mowing the property.
Oakwood The sanitary sewer in the Oakwood Avenue area goes into Kiskiminetas Township. A
Sewer proposed agreement with Kiski to be reviewed would call for no user fee but maintenance costs would be shared based on the number of units we have going into the sewer.
Waive Due to this being the first year of the Fire Protection Services Fee and there are still some
July 1, 2013 (Continued)
billing problems to be worked out, motion was made by T. Newton, seconded by W. Late Fee
Campbell, to waive the late fee for this year’s Fire Protection Services Fee – ayes 4,
And the proposed usage should be in keeping with B-2 zoning regulations. Club
Treasurer’s Report: E. Stitt reported the following June 30 balances in the Borough’s Balances
Accounts: General Fund, $249,008.44, Garbage & Refuse, $13,845.52; Liquid Fuels,
$34,536.79; and Sewer Recovery, $177,755.54.
Sewer Recovery Fee collections totaled $12,589.39, including $3,271.31 in delinquents.
Fire Protection Services Fee collections totaled $9,675.00.
Edward L. Stitt Jr.
August 5, 2013
Hearing North Apollo Borough Council met at 6:30 PM in the conference room of the municipal
Cond Use building for the purpose of conducting a public hearing regarding the request of Richard
Rhoades for a Conditional Use for the property at 2112 River Road which would allow light assembly work on that property. Members present were E. Barclay, E. Burns, E. Hall, W. Campbell, and T. Newton. Also present were Sec’y E. Stitt, Code Enforcement Officer S. Ross and Solicitor A. Urti. Transcript of the hearing was taken by Court Reporter Domenica Vogel.
Edward L. Stitt Jr.
August 5, 2013
The regular meeting of North Apollo Borough Council was called to order at 7:00 PM in the conference room of the municipal building by President E. Burns, who led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call of Members: The following members were present; E. Barclay, E. Burns, W. Campbell, E. Hall and T. Newton. Also present were Sec’y E. Stitt, Solicitor A. Urti, Code Enforcement Officer S. Ross, B. Bothell from Senate Engineering, and Equipment Operator B. Beck.
Public Participation: Visitor Eric Baker, 611 16th Street, complained of storm water
Flooding draining across Hickory Nut Road and flooding his property and asked that a curb be placed to redirect the water. B. Bothell was asked to check into the matter.
R. Dixon Rich Dixon, from the Roaring Run Watershed Association, asked Council to consider zoning changes for the Pegtown area that would allow businesses to develop in that area. Discussion also took place regarding the parking lot installed by the Watershed Association in Pegtown. It was paved before the paving plans were approved by Council.
Kiski Discussion took place with Lee Layton regarding possible remedies for the problem of
Drainage storm water coming from a property in Kiski Township and flooding a property at 1503 Birch Avenue
D. Crofutt Discussion took place with Darrell Crofutt, 1816 Hickory Nut Road, regarding who owns the paper streets that have not been opened.
Property & Ordinance: Discussion took place regarding properties that were up for Sheriff Sale and on which the Borough has liens and claims.
August 5, 2013 (Continued)
Public Safety: T. Newton read the Police activities report in E. Artman’s absence. Police
There were 34 calls, 18 incidents reported, 1 criminal arrest, and 2 non-traffic citations. Report
Engineer: B. Bothell reported that the 18th Street storm sewer project is mostly complete 18th St
except for the trench drain. The paving portion of the project was eliminated due to the St. Swr
upcoming paving project, thus saving money on the final bill.
project. Motion was made by W. Campbell, seconded by T. Newton, to approve Change
Order #1 for the paving project, allowing for $1,080.00 in additional curbing for 18th
Street – ayes 5, nays 0.
Paving has been delayed due to frequent rains. The Acheson Avenue emergency storm Paving
sewer project is completed. It was determined that there is no public access from Locust Locust
Avenue to Kiskiminetas Township.
Newton, seconded by W. Campbell – ayes 5, nays 0.
Solicitor: A. Urti reported that the ordinance that amends the definitions of the Solid Grass
Waste Ordinance to include grass clippings as an item not allowed on the streets is ready Ord.
to advertise. Motion was made by W. Campbell, seconded by T. Newton, to advertise
the ordinance which amends the definitions in the Solid Waste Management Ordinance
to include grass clippings as not being allowed on the streets for adoption at the Sep-
tember 9 meeting – ayes 5, nays 0.
Discussion took place regarding the proposal from Kiskiminetas Township to give all Police
the Police fine money to them rather than increase the fee paid to the township for Police Proposal
Properties that go into their sewer line was tabled. Proposal
It was noted that the deadline to place the referendum for the Library Tax is September Library
5. E. Barclay moved to schedule a special meeting to act on the petition to place the Tax
referendum on the ballot but the motion died for lack of a second.
Finance: Motion was made by E. Barclay, seconded by T. Newton, to pay the bills Pay Bills
presented - ayes 5, nays 0. (See Voucher Register for August, 2013).
Motion was made by E. Barclay, seconded by T. Newton, to eliminate the Cintas Uniforms
Uniform service for the street workers and instead purchase uniforms for an estimated
$385.00. During discussion it was determined that such a change should be the subject
of negotiation. Therefore, the motion was withdrawn by E. Barclay and T. Newton
pending an executive session. E. Burns then tabled the subject for the month.
August 5, 2013 (Continued)
Treasurer’s Report: E. Stitt reported the following July 31, 2013 balances in the Borough’s accounts: General Fund, $240,329.11; Garbage & Refuse, $16,326.49; Liquid Fuels, $33,148.39; Sewer Recovery, $168,395.40.
Collected Garbage Fee collections for July totaled $7,656.16, including $661.28 in delinquent accounts. Sewer Recovery Fee collections totaled $2,194.14, including $632.19 in delinquents. Fire Protection Services Fee collections totaled $11,610.00.
Adjournment was moved at 7:55 PM by W. Campbell, seconded by T. Newton – ayes 5, nays 0.
Edward L. Stitt Jr
August 15, 2013
Special North Apollo Borough Council met in special session at 6:30 PM in the conference room
Session of the municipal building with the Pledge of Allegiance led by President E. Burns. The meeting was called for the purpose of taking necessary action regarding the Borough’s Workers Compensation Insurance and for consideration of any other business duly brought before Council. Members present were E. Burns, E. Hall, and T. Newton. Absent were E. Barclay and W. Campbell. Also present were Sec’y E. Stitt and Insurance Agent Connie Jerich.
Jerich Connie Jerich explained that the Borough’s Workers Compensation Insurance had to be
Explains changed because coverage for the fire department is no longer available from most companies. Three proposals were received. The least expensive was a combination of EMC Insurance for the Borough’s coverage and the State Workers Insurance Fund for the fire department. The total premium would be $16,426.00. That is about $5,000.00 more than the previous policy due to recent claims history. An advantage to this plan is that the fire department and Borough would be treated separately and claims of one outfit would not affect the premium of the other. Motion was made by T. Newton, seconded by E. Hall, to accept the proposal that would divide the coverage between EMC Insurance and the State Workers Insurance Fund fr a total of $16,426.00 – ayes 3, nays 0.
Survey A proposal was received from Senate Engineering to survey a disputed property on Cedar Avenue for $2,600.00. Motion was made by T. Newton, seconded by E. Hall, to accept the proposal for the survey – ayes 3, nays 0.
Adjournment was moved at 6:45 PM by E. Hall, seconded by T. Newton – ayes 3, nays 0.
Edward L. Stitt Jr.
September 9, 2013
The regular meeting of North Apollo Borough Council was called to order at 7:00 PM
in the social hall of the North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department by President E. Burns,
who led the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was moved from its usual location in
the conference room of the municipal building due to a large expected turnout of
residents wishing to discuss problems resulting from the August 28 rainstorm. Roll
call of members: The following members were present; E. Barclay, E. Burns, W.
Campbell, E. Hall, and T. Newton. Also present were Solicitor A. Urti, Sec’y E.
Stitt, and B. Bothell from Senate Engineering Co.
Public Participation: The following residents wished to discuss problems relating to Flooding
the flooding during the August 28 rainstorm. Problems
Eric Baker 601 16th Street, repeated basement flooding. A possible curb across Hickory E. Baker
Nut Road was discussed.
Kevin Gibbons, 1823 Wilson Avenue, a backup into the house through the sewer K. Gibbons
John Simon 1718 Wilson Avenue, a manhole vault blown out in field behind his home J. Simon
This was discussed with B. Bothell.
Brenda Brinker, 1823 Acheson Avenue, Delaware Alley is higher than her property B. Brinker
Dan Lambing, 1821 Acheson, concurred regarding Delaware Alley D. Lambing
Laura Ford, 1908 Moore Avenue, consistant backups need to be corrected. L. Ford
Peggy Phillips, 1909 Moore Avenue, yard flooding, questioned the capacity of the P. Phillips
Carol McCain, 1903 Moore Avenue, $6,000.00 damage caused by the flooding. C. McCainMarilyn and Bob Greece, owners Apollo Plumbing and Heating, 208 19th, flooding from Greece
the sanitary sewer. Discussion took place regarding possible problem with the Borough
Jackie Tobin, Acheson and 19th, flooding problems. J. TobinDebbie Stankus, 1734 Acheson, alley flooding, preventative maintenance needed. D. Stankus
John Lege, 911 Willow Street, pavement crumbled from the flooding. J. Lege
Harriet Shoop, 1722 Moore Avenue, water from Clarion Alley floods property H. Shoop
Mark Gregory, 1704 Moore Avenue, work needed on Clarion Alley. M. Gregory
Ralph Kilgore, 1906 Moore Avenue, significant property damage, major flooding R. Kilgore
Glenn Learn, 1308 Locust Avenue, culverts are plugged up and overflowing. Cleaning G. Learn
Sewers was discussed.
Ron Good, 408 20th Street, flooding damages. R. Good
Jeff Hines, 1837 Hickory Nut Road, asked the status of the sinkhole on 18th Street. J. Hines
Barb Burns, 1405 Leonard Avenue, wife of E. Burns, thanked T. Newton for helping to B. Burns
Handle calls regarding flooding problems.
that has a mess in the yard. Mess
Ron McMunn, 2137 Stoops Court, asked why jobs are contracted out that could be McMunn
handled by the Borough workers. Outsource
David Thomas, 1409 Leonard Avenue, noted that there are vacant houses that need to be D. Thomas
dealt with, catch basins needing cleaning, and speeding problems.
September 9, 2013 (Continued)
Cordell Todd and Mandy Cordell, 1836 Hickory Nut Road, questioned the services received
Swr Fee for the Sewer Recovery Fee.
Matarrese Louanne Matarrese, 1911 Acheson Avenue, expressed concern that the various fees the Borough charges are too high.
R. Rusz Ray Rusz, 2132 Stoops Court, brought up the condition of the parks, the need to clean the
Parks, Etc. sewer drains, and the Fire Tax.
Minutes Minutes of the meetings of August 5 and 15, 2013 were accepted as presented by motion of T. Newton, seconded by W. Campbell – ayes 5, nays 0.
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