February 2013 Bellevue Regular Council Meeting

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0:01 – Call to Order, Flag Salute, Moment of Silence, Roll Call:
ATTENDING: Mayor Doscher, Kathy Coder, Jane Braunlich, Jim Scisciani, Mark Helbling, Solicitor Raconus, President Woshner, Jim Viscusi, Sue Viscusi, Frank Camello.
ABSENT: Lynn Heffley
1:18 – Public Contribution – NONE
1:40 – Approval of 2013 Bill List
2:20 – Review & Approval of Prior Meeting minutes for 1/8/13 Council Meeting, 1/22 Special Meeting, 1/22 Committee Meetings, 2/5/13 Pre-Council Meeting.
REPORTS:
3:07 – Treasurer Report – Treasurer Cusick reviews current funds.
4:37 – Mayor Report – Mayor asks about his health care suggestion being vetoed, does not get a response from council.
6:18 – EMS, Engineer, Tax Collector, Administration, and Council Reports – most are in council’s packet, or do not have a report.
FINANCE CHAIR REPORT – Sue Viscussi
6:42 – Discussion & Motion to extend contract w/ Public Partners for interim DAS and to go forward with interviewing for a permanent hire.
11:45 – Motion to approve January ’13 invoice from CONNECT.
12:27 – Motion to approve contract addendum for converting health coverage for fire fighters to the MEIT Q1500 Plan. (Motion passes with ONE NAY vote from Pres. Woshner)
13:22 – Discussion & Motion to approve contract with Teamsters Local 926 to raise salaries for school crossing guards. (Motion passes with ONE NAY vote from Pres. Woshner)
15:05 – Councilwoman Coder motions to change health care contribution from 7% to 5% for non-union employees. Discussion follows. (Motion passes 5-3, with Sue Viscusi, Frank Camello, Kathy Coder, Mark Helbling, and Jim Scisciani voting YES & Jim Viscusi, Pres. Woshner, and Jane Braunlich voting NO)
PUBLIC SAFETY CHAIR REPORT – Jane Braunlich
23:27 – Discussion & Motion to remove the “No Parking” signs from Kendal Avenue.
24:50 – Discussion & Motion to purchase Sunguard Public Sector software for the evidence room records management.
PUBLIC WORKS CHAIR REPORT – Jim Viscusi
26:34 – Motion to approve 2013 Sanitary Sewer Repair Project Proposal for Engineering Services from HRG.
27:33 – Motion to approve 2013 Road Program for Engineering Services from HRG.
28:37 – Discussion & Motion to approve the purchase of a 2013 Ford F-550 from Day Automotive.
29:30 – Councilwoman Coder inquires about why there are no longer any “line-items” listed on the agenda to clearly state where funds are coming from.
30:50 – Motion to approve the municipal expense portion of the handicap ramp construction on Route 65.
31:50 – Move to authorize the Borough Engineer to prepare documentation for public bid, for the 2013 Pavement Maintenance Program.
PARKS & RECREATION CHAIR REPORT – Jim Scisciani
32:53 – Discussion & Motion to advertise for the hiring of 2013 Pool Manager & Staff.
SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS:
39:20 – Councilwoman Coder introduces Earth Day activities & sign up sheet for 4/20/13 Earth Day.
40:00 – Councilwoman Coder explains that Bellevue’s lack of involvement with the COG meetings is a bad reflection of the borough and doesn’t help with chances for grants.
41:45 – President Woshner discusses the progress with the Streetscape design.
RESOLUTIONS – none.
OLD BUSINESS:
42:30 – Councilwoman Coder inquires about a previous request for explanation of the new Solicitor’s proposal.
NEW BUSINESS – none.
PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION:
43:05 – Danina DiBattista asks about the Minute Taker being absent, and inquires about why there have been no updates to council meeting minutes & agendas in several months.
44:45 – Council goes into executive session at 7:50pm, returns at 8:55pm.
45:36 – Council returns from executive session and President Woshner states that “no action will be taken”.
46:00 – Adjournment.

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