Freeland Borough January 2024 Regular Meeting

January 25th, 2024 6:00pm AMENDED Agenda

  1. Call To Order
  2. Pledge to the Flag
  3. Roll Call of Council
    1. Barbara Tulanowski
    2. Joshua Richie
    3. John Budda
    4. Marilyn Calderon
    5. Richie Destefano
  4. Motion to amend agenda to address the 2 vacant council seats as set forth below at XI Committee Reports (4)(A). Unanimous vote aye.
  5. Citizen Petitions
    1. Residents/Taxpayers – Please keep your petitions to 3 minutes and limit them to items on the agenda.
  6. Officer Nominations
    1. Nomination and Election of Borough Council President
    2. Nomination and Election of Borough Council Vice-President
    3. Nomination and Election of Borough Council President Pro Tempore
  7. Acceptance of Minutes
  8. Secretary & Tax Collector Reports
  9. Payment of Bills
  10. Mayor’s Forum
  11. Comments & Recommendations
    1. Engineer – not in attendance
      1. Working on pay applications for the stormwater and paving project.
    2. Solicitor
  12. Committee Reports
    1. Budget, Finance, & Administration
      1. We are still working on transitioning the FBDA accounts, debts, and assets to the borough.
      2. Garbage bills will be going out soon!  The increase to $250 will not be done until the July bill.
      3. We will also be including our first newsletter, The Freeland Flyer, to help communicate important news and events to the public on a semi-annual, or possibly a quarterly basis.
      4. Two (2) Vacant Council Seats
        1. Nominations for seat vacated by William Youmans Sr. seat expires January 6, 2026 with resolution 2024-1 approved
        2. Nominations for seat vacated by Joseph Murmello seat expires January 6, 2026 with resolution 2024-2 approved
      5. Public Boards & Commission Vacancies
        1. Zoning Hearing Board (3 of 3)
        2. Technology Committee (2+)
        3. Planning Commission (2+)
        4. UCC Planning Commission (3-5)
    2. Police, Code Enforcement, & Zoning
        1. Report from Chief Maholik
        2. Still looking into the Smart Safety Software Easy Street Draw Editor Annual Subscription $140/year maintenance included or Perpetual license $373.75 with only 1 year maintenance included
        3. Motion to place the crown victoria on Municibid for auction with a minimum bid of $1,000.
        4. Motion to approve YCG quote for removal and installation of TDx from Yukon to PIU $180.00
        5. Raise Officer Rich Wysocki wage to $ _______ per hour
        6. Raise Officer Jonathan Veet wage to $ _______ per hour
        7. Motion to hire ____________________ as Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer: _____ hrs per week @ $_____ per hour
        8. Motion to hire ____________________ as Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer: _____ hrs per week @ $_____ per hour
    3. Streets & Sanitation
        1. Report from Lorne Rish
        2. Place GMC Stakebody Recycling truck on Municibid with a minimum bid of $15,000.
    4. Fire, Light, & Water
        1. Report from Chief Stepansky
    5. Buildings & Grounds
        1. Motion to Approve $6,437.00 for HVAC repairs on the heating unit at 526 Fern St.
    6. Recreation Board
        1. Four (4) Vacant Seats: Interested applicants should obtain an application from the Borough Secretary’s office; Clearances required
  13. Acceptance of Committee Reports
  14. Unfinished Business
  15. New Business & Correspondence
    1. Motion to approve road closure for Memorial Day Car Show on Front St. from Pine St. to Birkbeck St. on May 25th.
  16. Resolutions & Ordinances
  17. Public Input
  18. Adjournment