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Wednesday, May 17, 2017


The regular meeting of the Galeton Borough Council was held this date in the Borough Office with the following members present: Douglas Droppa, Ron Tarabori, Joe Petrenscik, and Denny Dean. Not present were Michael Messino and Rob Pflug.

Others present were: Mayor Salvadge; Chief Brackman; Solicitor-Michael Plummer: Reporter-Nick Hartranft; Library Board President-Rabbit Jensen; Citizens-Beth Lounsbury, Vince Miller and Justin Davis; and Borough Secretary-Andrea Caracciolo

Vice-President Droppa called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. followed by the Pledge to the Flag.


After reviewing, a motion was made by Joe Petrenscik, seconded by Ron Tarabori approving the 4/12/17 minutes as presented. All were in favor, motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

After reviewing, a motion was made by Ron Tarabori, seconded by Denny Dean approving the April/May 2017 treasurer’s report as presented. All were in favor, motion carried.

Citizens Participation

Beth Lounsbury attended the meeting to just keep on top of the clean-up of the town. It was noted that letters are being sent and citations are being filed. It was also noted that the clean-up day might be a huge help.

Rabbit Jensen attended the meeting representing the Library Board telling Council that some maintenance work needs done on the library building. Locks on the doors do not work properly and the crack in the front window is getting worse and for safety purposes would like to see the window get repaired and/or replaced. The secretary will get on this as soon as possible.
A motion was made by Joe Petrenscik, seconded by Denny Dean to have the window repaired and/or replaced. All were in favor, motion carried.

Police Report

Chief Brackman presented his monthly report with the following:

Traffic Warnings Issued - 31
Traffic Citations filed - 15
Non traffic citations filed - 5

Council noted that the report has improved since last month’s meeting.

Borough Secretary

The secretary told Council that she had received a complaint on the speeding on First Street (the section from Penn Ave. to Division Ave). The neighborhood is concerned with all the children that play in that area and the cars that do not pay attention and speed through. Chief Brackman is going to paint lines and start sitting in the area.

Borough Solicitor

The Henry Lush Lane ordinance has been recorded.

Doug Droppa brought up the topic of eliminating the 2 hour parking on Main Street. He wondered if Mike had drafted anything since the last meeting when it was discussed. Mike said that he thought it was decided to amend the parking on the next ordinance as an omnibus. In the meantime, he suggested that the 2 hour parking signs be taken down and then the ordinance cannot be enforced.

A motion was made by Joe Petrenscik, seconded by Ron Tarabori to remove the 2 hour parking signs from Main Street so it cannot be enforced. All were in favor, motion carried.

The topic of the parking of RV’s and trailers on Germania Street during the 4th of July was brought up. Council still feels there isn’t a way of enforcing this issue.

Old Business

A motion was made by Joe Petrenscik, seconded by Ron Tarabori establishing Saturday, June 3rd as a clean-up day for the Borough. All items can be taken to the Borough garage that day during the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Unacceptable items are all electronics, tires, batteries, paint, insecticides and household waste. This clean-up is for residential ONLY, no commercial businesses. All were in favor, motion carried.

The Council is asking for volunteers for this day to help the elderly and disabled residents get their items to the Borough Garage. If interested please call the Borough Office at 435-2275. Also, if there are any elderly or disabled residents that need help, you may also call the Borough Office so that arrangements can be made.

At this time, the Code Enforcement spreadsheet was reviewed and discussed.

New Business

The Council complimented the Borough Crew on the excellent job they did with the water leaks at the Wetmore.

It was also noted that the Boil Water Order has been lifted effective today May 10th.

A discussion was held on a letter sent from the Authority to a customer who is currently being billed for a residential and a commercial sewer. The letter was telling him he had to hook his 2nd business into our sewer as well which is a carwash in his garage. This is according to a Borough Ordinance which is why it is being brought before Council. The customer told the Authority that he was looking into buying a huge mat that you wash cars on that contains the water and then just shop vac the water out, bring into the house and empty into a drain eliminating the need for connecting the garage into our sewer line. Mike Plummer explained this to Council and told them that this was his recommendation allowing the customer to do the above that it was legal and would be complying with the Borough ordinance.

A motion was made by Joe Petrenscik, seconded by Ron Tarabori accepting our solicitor’s recommendations for this customer. All were in favor, motion carried.


A motion was made by Joe Petrenscik, seconded by Ron Tarabori to pay the bills for the month of May 2017. All were in favor, motion carried.

**At this time 7:56 PM Chief Brackman asked for an executive session to discuss a police matter.
**The meeting reconvened at 8:00 PM.


A motion was made by Joe Petrenscik, seconded by Denny Dean to adjourn. All were in favor, motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.


Anonymous said...

water and sewage are a joke in this town

Anonymous said...

We pay more than any other towns around us and it doesn't even include garbage pick up!