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April 2012

LATROBE CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012

LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Mayor Griffin called the Public Hearing to order at 6:30 P.M.

Mayor Griffin requested all to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The public hearing is required to allow for public comment regarding a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Airport District Overlay to establish a height restriction overlay district for the City of Latrobe. Solicitor Kelley stated any structures that are currently higher than the restriction will be grandfathered, and the height restriction will apply to new structures.

No Public Comment.

Public Hearing closed at 6:27 P.M.

 

Mayor Griffin called to order the Regular Meeting of Latrobe City Council at 6:28 P.M.

The City Secretary read Roll Call:

Fabian Giovannagelo - present

Richard Jim - present

Rosemarie Wolford – present

Michael Skapura - absent

Deputy Mayor Kenneth Baldonieri - present

Robert Forish - present

Mayor Barbara Griffin - present

 

 

Also present were the following: Alexander J. Graziani, City Manager; James E. Kelley, Solicitor; Joseph Bush, Public Works Director; James Bumar, Police Chief; Ann Powell, Code Enforcement Officer.

Mr. Forish moved to adopt the March 12, 2012 minutes, second by Mr. Jim. Vote 6-0.

BILLS PRESENTED FOR PAYMENT

Total Expenses                       $300,536.20

Total Payroll                           92,976.32

 

GRAND TOTAL                     $393,512.52

 

 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS FROM MARCH 2012

Treasurer’s Report

See attachment “A”      

Police Report

See attachment “B”

Public Works Report

See attachment “C”

Fire Report

See attachment’s “D”

Code Report

See attachment’s “E”

Tax Collector’s Report

See attachment “F”

 

Mrs. Wolford moved to approve the reports and bills presented for payment, second by Mr. Baldonieri. Vote 6-0.

 

CITIZENS’ REQUESTS

None.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

 

 

BOARD/AUTHORITY REPORTS

Mr. Jim reported that the Latrobe Municipal Authority is issuing twenty discharge elimination permits pursuant to an Ordinance the City passed in 2008.

Mr. Giovannagelo asked Mr. Jim when LMA is going to patch potholes left from digging on streets.

Mr. Jim will talk to Mr. Gray and have him look at and reassess the potholes.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2012-22 Acceptance of bid and awarding contract – Painting. Mr. Baldonieri moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mr. Giovannagelo. Vote 6-0.

 

Mr. Giovannagelo made a motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise an ordinance to include certain alleys into the City of Latrobe street plan, second by Mr. Baldonieri. Vote 6-0.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Mr. Jim made a motion to limit the proposed resolution installing metered parking spaces on Depot to no more than eight, second by Mrs. Wolford. Vote 4-Yes, 2-No (Giovannagelo, Baldonieri).

RESOLUTION 2012-23 Amending Chapter 256, Vehicles and Traffic, exhibit 256-55, on street metered parking facilities. Mr. Baldonieri moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mr. Giovannagelo. Vote 5-Yes, 1-No (Giovannagelo) (as amended)

 

RESOLUTION 2012-24 Establishing No-Parking/Drop off Zone on the southerly side of West Harrison Avenue abutting property owned by Samuel H. Sarraf III, ET. ux.   Mr. Giovannagelo moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mr. Forish. Vote 6-0.

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2012-25 Approving subdivision request of Adelphoi USA, Inc. Mr. Giovannagelo moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mr. Baldonieri. Vote 6-0.

                                   

RESOLUTION 2012-26 Approving subdivision request of Lawrence F. Henry and Katherine E. Henry. Mr. Baldonieri moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mr. Giovannagelo. Vote 6-0.

ORDINANCE 2012-5 Airport District Overlay Ordinance No. 2012-5 An Ordinance of the city of Latrobe setting forth its authority to establish an “Airport District Overlay” to include: purposes of the district, definitions, airport zones, airport zone height limitations; permits required; use restrictions; nonconforming uses, variances; conflicting regulations; and amending the official zoning map by the adoption of an official supplementary airport overlay zoning map. Mr. Forish moved to enact this ordinance, second by Mr. Baldonieri. Vote 6-0.

 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2012-27 Declaring vacant a position on the Latrobe Civil Service Commission. Mrs. Wolford moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mr. Baldonieri. Vote 6-0.

Mrs. Wolford made a motion to authorize the City Secretary to advertise for applicants to fill the unexpired term of Marcia Lynn Savage on the Latrobe Civil service Commission, said term to expire January 31, 2015, second by Mr. Giovannagelo. Vote 6-0.

 

Mayor Griffin requested an Executive session at 7:17 P.M.

Mayor Griffin reconvened the Regular Meeting of council at 7:35 P.M.

Mr. Baldonieri made a motion to amend the proposed resolution ratifying an agreement with AFSCME to delete provision related to Community Service Officer and to approve those revisions relating to Meter Attendant/Administration Clerk, second by Mr. Giovannagelo. Vote 6-0

RESOLUTION 2012-28 Ratifying the actions of the city Manager in the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the City of Latrobe and AFSCME District Council #83-Local 629. Vote 6-0.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Mr. Baldonieri questioned Solicitor Kelley regarding the issue of crosswalks. Mr. Kelley stated no problems with statute of limitations and is still working on the issue.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

                                                                       

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

Alexander Graziani stated the 2012 Budget for the first quarter revenue is about 23.8% of what the budget would be at this time of year and expenditures approximately 22%. Mr. Graziani stated that Thursday there would be a Committee meeting for the garbage contract held in Council chamber. He asked the public to look at toters in back of council chamber room and stated these will be for single stream recycling.

Mr. Graziani thanked Ron Weimer for all the work he has done to move along the Lloyd Avenue project. There is a study being completed on the Lloyd and Unity traffic light.

Mr. Jim stated that the Committee is looking at week recycling. Single stream recycling includes glass, plastic, clean cardboard and newspapers all combined in one toter.

City Manager report stands as submitted (see attachment “G”).

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Griffin commented we are only choosing one size toter for recycling.

City Manager stated the vendor prefers (1) size and we will have to check to see if the cost is more if we choose more than one.

Public Works Director likes the medium size toter.

Council Member Jim prefers the small size toter.

 

Mrs. Wolford made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting of Council, second by Mr. Baldonieri. Vote 6-0.

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara J. Buck, Secretary

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