WEST MIFFLIN SANITARY SEWER MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING

MEETING MINUTES

Thursday April 3, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER 6:00pm

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL    Brian Hilligsberg, Robert Kostelnik, David Tartler, & Leonard Zapf– Present

                        John Munsie- Present by Phone 

Also Present: Matthew D. Racunas, Esq., Jeff Ries, John Balewski, PE, Gary Stetar,

and Mindy Henze.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR: On March 6, 2014, an Executive Session was held during the Board Meeting.

 

RECEPTION OF VISITORS: Presentation given by Crawford Ellenbogen LLC. (Claudia Allen & Alexander Lake)

Also attending Barry Clapperton President of the Teamsters Local 636 and David Kinney Union Steward. 

 

1.       Adjourn to Executive Session at 6:40pm after the presentation from Crawford Ellenbogen LLC.

          Return from Executive Session at 7:46pm  

 

2.       Motion by Hilligsberg and second by Kostelnik to approve the minutes from the Board Meeting

          on March 6, 2014. Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ)

 

3.       Motion by Hilligsberg and second by Kostelnik to approve the Treasurers’ Report for February 2014.

          Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ)

 

4.       Motion by Hilligsberg and second by Tartler to ratify the March 2014 bills.

          Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ)

 

5.       Report of the Solicitor. - A written report of the Solicitor is available upon request.

          

          Motion by Kostelnik and second by Hilligsberg to approve the Right-of-Way, the Drainage Easement, the

          Aerial Easement, and the Temporary Construction Easement for the Homeville Viaduct and Homeville

          Road Project. Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ)  

 

6.       Report of the Engineer. A written report of the Engineer is available upon request.

 

          Note: Board gave engineer position to evaluate Blower Control System and both Thompson Run and

          New England to ensure they are working properly. 

 

7.      Report of the General Manager. - A written report of the General Manager is available upon request.

          Motion by Kostelnik and second by Hilligsberg to approve Robinson Pipe to fix the tap at 621 Shadyside

          Drive for an estimated price of $4,000.00. Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ)    

           

8.       Executive Session.

 

9.       Old Business.

          

10.       New Business.

           a. Motion by Tartler and second by Hilligsberg to approve the hiring of 5 summer help employees for

           plant work and 1 summer help employee for office work. Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ)

  

           b. Discussion of Time Management Software and Time Clocks to add to Payroll-1.-Tabled

 

   

           c.  Motion by Tartler and second by Kostelnik to suspend employee number 96-9968 for a period of 15

           days without pay, effective immediately. Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ)

 

           d.  Motion by Tartler and second by Hilligsberg to suspend employee number 74-6195 for a period of 15

           days without pay, effective upon his return from sick leave. Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ) 

 

           e.  Motion by Zapf and second by Tartler to immediately appoint Assistant General Manager, Gary M.

           Stetar, to Acting General Manager until we can find out what will happen with Patrick Canavan, with a

           5% salary increase.  Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ)           

                            

11.      Motion to adjourn by Zapf and second by Hilligsberg at 8:07pm. Vote: 5-Yes (BH, RK, JM, DT, LZ) 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

                                                           

David Tartler – Secretary