The regular meeting of the Galeton Borough Council was held this date in the Municipal Building with the following members present: Joe Petrencsik; Doug Droppa; Darrell Jackson; DJ Fuller, and Denny Dean. Not present was Ron Tarabori.
President Petrencsik called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Followed by the Pledge to the Flag.
March minutes were reviewed and a motion was made by Doug Droppa and seconded by Darrell Jackson to accept the minutes. All in favor, motion carried
A motion was made by Doug Droppa and seconded by Darrell Jackson approving the treasurer’s report for March/April 2023. All were in favor, motion carried
A motion was made by DJ Fuller and seconded by Doug Droppa to Advertise to amend the Parking ordinance on main street changing to year-round no parking from 9PM to 8 AM. All were in favor, motion carried
Motion was made by DJ Fuller and seconded by Darrell Jackson to adopt Ordnance #377 of 2023 which is the new 4th of July Parking on Germania Street. All in favor, motion carried
June 3, 2023 will be the Borough clean up day from 8 AM to 2PM. All acceptable and unacceptable items are the same as last year.
Rotary wants to place a gazebo (12 x16) in the park in memory of Pete Folk. Joe Cimino needs to meet with the Rotary and decide on a place to put the gazebo. Would like done before Memorial Day.
Penn Dot will be doing an update on the Pedestrian Crossing Signal. This is being done through a statewide grant through Penn Dot. The Pedestrian crossing signal is at Route 6 & Route 144.
Motion was made by Darrell Jackson and seconded by Denny Dean to adopt Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement. All in favor, motion carried.
Borough property on Adams Street on the Little League Side of road has 3 pines trees that need to be removed. They also will have the stumps ground down.
Pine trees on Main Street need to be removed can not mow or cleanup around them.
Need to get prices for a lean- to for storing pipe that is taking up space in in the Borough Garage. This space can be used for other things.
The Salt shed for the Borough is in Bad shape need to get prices for a new one.
Darren Stover of Penn Dot will be meeting with Joe Cimino about Paving Popular Ave, Sherman Street and the Hill on Orchard Ave.
Would like to get a generator for the Borough Garage cost is around $4,500.
The cost to grade the road going to the Wetmore will be between $1,000 to $1,200. This could be done by excavation company that is working for the logging company in that area.
New Apartments manager needs to enforce the no smoking policy. This means no smoking on Borough properties.
Proposal for Study at the Chattanooga Building with Phase Environmental Site Assessment for $5,182 was received. The Secretary is to proceed with this, it was already voted on at the last meeting.
Secretary is to get the name if a structural engineer to look at a few blight properties in the Borough for possible demolition.
****At this time 8:13 PM, AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS CALLED TO DISCUSS A PERSONNEL ISSUE.
****At this time 8:25 PM, THE MEETING RECONVENED.
A motion was made by DJ Fuller, seconded by Denny Dean to pay the bills for April 2023. All were in favor, motion was carried.
A motion was made by Denny Dean, seconded by Doug Droppa to Adjourn. All were in favor, motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.