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MORTON BOROUGH
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

JANUARY 8, 2014

The regular public meeting of January 8, 2014 was called to order by Council President Mario Cimino at 7:30 p.m. The Pledge of allegiance was recited and roll was called. The following being the response: Mr. Cimino-present, Ms.Roberts-present, Mr. Blunt-present, Ms. Roberts-present, Ms. Miller-present, Mr. Neal-present, Mr. Stubbs-present and Mayor Piselli-present. Also present was Carl Ewald, Solicitor, Sgt. LaSpina, Chief Guarnere and Engineer Catania.

Council comments: Mr. Stubbs commented on the weather, advised everyone to check on their neighbors in the cold weather. Ms. Miller mentioned that she needs information from the fire and police departments regard outages. Mr. Neal reported that there is ice at various intersections due to people’s sump pups pumping water into the streets and freezing and advised caution.

*There was a presentation from Ms. Joan Taylor for the Center for Resolutions (see Community Development).

MEMORIAL PLAQUE
President Cimino read a memorial plaque with Resolution 2013-06 for Jethro Atkins and present it to Mrs. Akins and family.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
Ms. Roberts made a motion to approve the minutes of December 2013. Ms. Miller seconded the Motion and all approved with voice vote. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MONTHLY BILLS
Ms. Roberts made Motion to approve payment of the bills for December 2013. Ms. Miller seconded the Motion. There was a question from Mr. Blunt on the bill for the intoxometers. Sgt. LaSpina responded as to what this was for; this was an item for the police department. Then roll call resumed. Mr. Cimino-yes, Ms. Roberts-yes, Mr. Blunt-yes, Ms. Miller-yes, Mr. Neal-yes and Mr. Stubbs-yes. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC FACILITIES
Mr. Cimino gave the building inspector report. There were 5 building permits. 12 Use and Occupancy certificates issued and 0 contractors licenses.

FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND LAW
The tax collector was not present, but stated the reports will be released on Monday and read in February at the public meeting.

Mr. Cimino read the sewer and trash collection report of December 2013. This report is on file in the Borough office.

Ms. Roberts made a motion to approve Ordinance 726, an ordinance of the Borough of Motion recognizing the authority of the Morton-Rutledge Fire Company to recover reasonable costs for firefighting materials, equipment and hazardous abatement materials involving any and all hazardous abatement material incidents, environmental incident or safety and rescue incidents and vehicular accidents from insurance companies involved. Mr. Cimino explained the purpose of the ordinance and then Mr. Blunt seconded the Motion. Roll call: Mr. Cimino-yes, Ms. Roberts-yes, Mr. Blunt-yes, Ms. Miller-yes, Mr. Neal-yes, Mr. Stubbs-yes. Motion carried.

PUBLIC SAFETY
Mayor Piselli read the December police report. This is on file with the police department and the Borough office. There was no report from the Fire Department.

HEALTH/SAFETY/SANITATION
Mr. Stubbs received a recommendation from Mr. Catania that in 2014 we would begin to prepare for vide inspection of the area around Meter #3, which is near the 101 N. Morton Avenue area.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
*Ms. Joan Taylor – Director of Youth Programs at Center for Resolution – gave a presentation regarding the Youth Aid Panel. She did leave information for anyone interested.

Ms. Roberts announced that the next meeting for Communications would be on January 14 at 7:00 p.m. They will be working on a grant for recycling containers. This is due February 11th.

PARKS AND RECREATION
Mayor Piselli announced exercise classes would be held Monday and Thursday evenings beginning 1/13/14. Doug Jennings will begin basketball on 1/15/14.

CDCA
Mr. Lillicrapp gave the CDCA report. The next meeting is scheduled for January 14, 2014. Their annual billing statement will be put together at that time. He added that on the agenda next month would be the Act 527 update; 9 entities approved and 3 did not (Morton, Rutledge and Marple).

Adjournment
Mr. Blunt made a Motion to adjourn at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted this 8th day of January, 2014.
Martha Preston
Secretary