WEST MIFFLIN SANITARY SEWER MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING

MEETING MINUTES

Thursday May 7, 2015

CALL TO ORDER 6:00pm

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL       Brian Hilligsberg, Robert Kostelnik, and Leonard Zapf, – Present

John Munsie, David Tartler - Absent

Also Present:    Matthew D. Racunas, Esq., Charles J Jordan, PE, Gary M Stetar, James Howard and Marinda Henze

 

Reception of Visitors:   Paul Fisher – Paul A. Fisher Insurance Services, LLC and KC Benefit Services, Inc.

    

1.       Motion by Kostelnik and second by Hilligsberg to approve the minutes from the Board Meeting on April 2, 2015. Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

2.       Motion by Hilligsberg and second by Kostelnik to approve the Treasurers’ Report for February 2015. Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

3.       Motion by Kostelnik and second by Hilligsberg to ratify the April 2015 bills.

         Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

4.       Motion by Hilligsberg and second by Kostelnik to approve requisition 2014-04 in the amount of       $28,890.54, as draw down against Bond Series 2014, by Trustee Wells Fargo Bank, Pittsburgh, PA. Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

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

 

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

 

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

         a.            Motion by Zapf and second by Kostelnik to sell the Authority’s 2006 Chevy Camera Van to the West Mifflin Borough in the amount of $4,500.00.

                        Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

         b.            Motion by Zapf and second by Kostelnik to approve professional services for $44,600.00 for integrated SCADA replacement.  Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

         c.            Motion by Zapf and second by Kostelnik to approve paying for two sewer crew employees to take the back hoe class at PIA. 

                        Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

           

8.       Executive Session was held from 6:52pm to 7:07pm. 

 

9.       Old Business - None

 

10.     New Business.

 

         a.            Motion by Kostelnik and second by Hilligsberg to approve investment of bond monies with US Asset Management.

                        Vote: 2-Yes (BH, RK) 1- No (LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

         b.            Motion by Hilligsberg and second by Kostelnik to ratify phone vote to rebid Pleasant Hills #2 (Century III) project. Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

         c.            Motion by Kostelnik and second by Hilligsberg to approve hiring of 5 summer-help for 2015 season.  Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

         d.            Motion by Zapf and second by Kostelnik to approve a rate increase of $20.00 an hour to Attorney Matthew Racunas of Racunas Law Group, LLC.

                        Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

         e.            Motion by Zapf and second by Kostelnik to transfer $50,000 from General Fund to PLGIT investment account.  Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

 11.    Motion by Kostelnik and second by Hilligsberg to adjourn at 7:11pm.

         Vote: 3-Yes (BH, RK, LZ) 2- Absent (JM, DT)

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

                                                           

David Tartler – Secretary