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Friday, July 12, 2019

GALETON BOROUGH COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING JULY 10, 2019

GALETON BOROUGH COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
JULY 10, 2019

The regular meeting of the Galeton Borough Council was held this date in the Borough Office with the following members present: Joe Petrencsik; Doug Droppa; Rob Pflug; DJ Fuller; Ron Tarabori; and Denny Dean.

Others present were: Mayor Salvadge; Solicitor-Mike Plummer; Officer Yoder; Citizen-Terry Sinclair; and Borough Secretary-Andrea Caracciolo.

President Petrencsik called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM followed by the Pledge to the Flag.

Minutes

After reviewing, a motion was made by Doug Droppa, seconded by Ron Tarabori approving the 6/12/19 minutes as presented. All were in favor, motion carried.

Treasurer’s report

After reviewing, a motion was made by Doug Droppa, seconded by Denny Dean approving the June/July treasurer’s report as presented. All were in favor, motion carried.

Mayor & Police

The Mayor had some questions regarding the 4th of July. Will wait until Chief Brackman is back in town. It was noted that the weekend went fairly well, but had limited number of Police Officers and Fire Police. Next year Council want the help lined up much sooner than a month before.

Officer Yoder presented paperwork on a situation on Prospect Avenue that has had several complaints for months. The property is a rent to own but the deed is still in the property owner’s name so legally according to Borough Ordinances he is still responsible as far as the Borough is concerned.

Borough Secretary

The secretary told Council that the Big John Deere that was in question at last month’s meeting for the expensive repairs that Lindsey Equipment verbally quoted was taken to LandPro Equipment in Watsontown for a second opinion. The machine was repaired for $695.70 instead of the thousands we were told and was completed by June 28th.

The secretary presented a News Release from Senator Scarnati’s office stating that $900,000 was put into the State budget for Galeton Dam Renovations and was approved and adopted. This is excellent news!! Thanks goes to Susan Kefover for staying on top of this for us and to Senator Scarnati for succeeding in getting us into the State budget.

Ordinances

It was once again discussed about trailers being installed in the Borough. It was decided to put into the ordinance that no trailers built before 1972 with hazardous aluminum wiring shall be installed on any lot in the Borough. The solicitor will get this drafted.

Old Business

Doug told Council that the First Street waterline project is proceeding as well as can be with the weather, etc.

New Business

It was noted that the Ox Yoke has been sold. It is now Pine Creek Motel and Campsites LLC. Owned by Chris Gaudio. This is great news.

The 4th of July parking issues on Germania Street and Main Street will be discussed at the next meeting when Chief Brackman is attendance.

Bills

A motion was made by DJ Fuller, seconded by Doug Droppa to pay the bills for the month of July. All were in favor, motion carried.

**At this time 7:40 PM an executive session was called to discuss personnel
**The meeting reconvened at 7:58 PM

A motion was made by Ron Tarabori, seconded by Doug Droppa directing and empowering the President to develop and implement a beneficial and supportive strategy on the personnel matter discussed and the decision will be ratified at the next meeting. All were in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Doug Droppa, seconded by DJ Fuller promoting Judy Swan from a temporary office employee to Part Time Authority Secretary effective Monday, July 15, 2019. All were in favor, motion carried.

Adjournment

A motion was made by Ron Tarabori, seconded by Denny Dean to adjourn. All were in favor, motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Susan still doing good things for her town even on her way out! This is not good news when everyone has said this is a bad idea even after engineers looked into it!!! How about money to keep the schools open or fixing roads- Oh that`ts right Galeton is part of the Route 6 Heritage...

The secretary presented a News Release from Senator Scarnati’s office stating that $900,000 was put into the State budget for Galeton Dam Renovations and was approved and adopted. This is excellent news!! Thanks goes to Susan Kefover for staying on top of this for us and to Senator Scarnati for succeeding in getting us into the State budget.

Anonymous said...

$900,000 for Dam Renovations, Boy what that could have done for their ever growing water and sewer system issues... I can imagine there is a better way of spending that which would have a greater impact on the community and County than fixing a non-essential dam...

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous, of course you are entitled to your opinion(s), however I believe your comments on the Water and Sewers systems are wrong. However with that said, let me point out that the so called non-essential dam, is a center piece for Galeton, and the borough residents spoke overwhelmingly of their desire to keep the dam and lake in place.