Mayor George Doscher accused a “council person(s)” of spying on at least one borough employee with a video camera.
Council President Linda Woshner tried to do all that she could to censor the mayor; even to the degree of demanding the chief of police
arrest him have him removed from council chambers by force!
Council Vice President Jim Viscusi stormed out of the council chambers.
Council Member Jane Braunlich accused Liberty in Bellevue of spying on council while they are in executive session and forced us and the rest of the public in attendance of the meeting out of the council chambers for a short time.
Video Time Stamps:
0:36 – Call to Order, Flag Salute, Roll Call
Jane Braunlich, Solicitor McGrail, Pres. Woshner, Vice Pres. Viscusi, Sue Viscusi (via phone), Lynn Heffley, Mayor Doscher, Chief Setner.
Frank Camello, Kathy Coder, Mark Helbling, Jim Scisciani.
2:13 – Public Comment – Rick Zapco(sp?) (regarding fees & charges from the Bellevue VFC), Connie Rankin (regarding the streetscape design), Mike Bannon (sp?) (regarding handicapped parking spot on Balph Ave.)
17:46 – Review of Minutes for 2/12/13 Council Meeting & 2/26/13 Committee Meetings
18:45 – Mayor Doscher opens discussion on the lack of communication about the executive sessions.
21:42 – Mayor Doscher speaks about alleged misconduct of certain council members towards borough employees.
25:10 – Councilwoman Braunlich explains that said council member did not “follow” this employee, only film said employee outside of the employees private residence.
28:30 – Woshner demands that the Chief of Police remove Mayor Doscher from council chambers.
29:25 – An Executive Session is called and the audience is asked to leave council chambers. At this point, Councilwoman Braunlich accuses LiB of being able to record/recording the executive sessions.
32:47 – Treasurer (absent)
32:50 – Administration
34:50 – Council
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS:
35:11 – Motion to authorize the DAS to purchase video recording equipment at a cost not to exceed $1,000.
35:40 – Motion to authorize the purchase of bioscan (fingerprint) time clock software and licenses for borough staff not to exceed $15,000.
39:15 – Motion to approve the Feb 2013 invoice for the Business District Streetscape Design Project.
39:25 – Discussion about the proposal of the bioscan time clock software & hardware.
PARKS & RECREATION:
47:50 – Motion to approve the 2013 Fee Schedule for Bellevue Pool with no increase in rates.
48:49 – Motion & Discussion to designate a Loading Zone on North Howard Ave, M-F from 8a.m.-12N to accommodate Meals On Wheels patrons & volunteers.
49:32 – Motion to change the fine for parking between marked & metered parking spaces.
52:00 – Motion to approve $500 to be spent on advertising for eight part time seasonal public works employees.
53:23 – Motion & Discussion to authorize the borough Engineer to place the Pool Roof Replacement Project out for public bid. (one “nay” vote by Pres. Woshner)
SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS – NONE
1:03:05 – Motion to authorize the hiring of Maureen Grant as pool manager for 2013.
1:03:20 – PAWN SHOP ORDINANCE – FIRST READING:
Motion & Discussion to introduce an ordinance to regulate the amount of time a pawn shop or second hand shop would be required to “hold” valuable items before placing them up for sale.
1:04:26 – LARGE VEHICLE ORDINANCE – FIRST READING:
Motion on amending regulations on the parking of large motor vehicles on borough streets.
1:04:32 – INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE – FIRST READING:
Motion & Discussion on introducing an ordinance with shall establish and enact the 2012 International Fire Code to the borough.
1:06:07 – Councilwoman Braunlich states the Michelle Smith of Enjoy Bellevue is seeking the proper licensing and the like for upcoming borough events.
1:08:27 – Councilwoman Braunlich explains proposed a contract with Spencer & Friends Dog Boarding.
President Woshner details borough “Dumpster Days”.
President Woshner encourages council to approve the Streetscape Design plan before the borough loses the funding. Councilwoman Braulich MOTIONS to approve the plan as long as the safety “bump outs” are removed.
1:13:11 – Danina DiBattista (inquires about the Pawn Shop Ordinance & Large Truck ordinance, and comments on time clock software and loading zone proposal)
Vincent (about the bump outs & bike friendly streets)
Lisa Saylor (about the bump outs & time clock software)
1:24:25 – MOTION TO ADJOURN