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Elizabeth Township Board of Commissioners 2024 Reorganization and Monthly Voting Meeting




The Elizabeth Township Board of Commissioners will hold their 2024 Reorganization and January voting meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, at 7:00pm at the municipal building located at 522 Rock Run Rd. Elizabeth, PA 15037.


The agenda:


Elizabeth Township

Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, January 2, 2024, 7:00 PM

Reorganization Meeting and Commissioner’s Meeting Agenda

 

 

Call to Order

 

Pledge of Allegiance & Moment of Silence

 

***Swearing-In of New Commissioners – Honorable Beth Mills***

 

Roll Call

 

Executive Session Acknowledgement: None


 

Reorganization Nominations

 

a.      Nomination and vote for President of the Board of Commissioners.

 

b.      Nomination and vote for the Vice-President of the Board of Commissioners.


 

Appointment of Township Professional Services

 

a.      Motion to appoint the firm Racunas Law Group, LLC as Township Solicitor.

 

b.      Motion to appoint the firm KLH Engineers as Township Engineer.

 

c.      Motion to appoint the firm Weisel, Xides & Foerster, LLP as Solicitor to the Zoning Hearing Board

 

d.      Motion to appoint the firm Racunas Law Group as the Solicitor to the Planning Commission.

 

e.      Motion to appoint the firm Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc. as the Township Electrical, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Energy Plan Reviewers and Inspectors.

 

f.       Motion to appoint the firm Keystone Collections Group as the Tax Collector for Earned Income tax and Local Services tax.

 

g.      Motion to appoint Maiello, Brungo & Maiello as the Tax Collector for Delinquent Real Estate taxes.

 

h.      Motion to appoint the firm Legal Tax Service as the Collector for current and delinquent sewage fees.

 

i.       Motion to appoint the Mon-Valley Independent as the Official Township Newspaper.

 

j.       Motion to appoint Northwest Bank as the Township Repository.

 

 

Appointments to Various Boards and Township Positions

 

a.      Motion to appoint Greg Butler as the Township Secretary.

 

b.      Motion to appoint Mary Walos as the Township Treasurer.

 

c.      Motion to appoint David Macioce to the Elizabeth Township Planning Commission for the term beginning January 1, 2024, and ending December 31, 2027

 

d.      Motion to appoint Commissioner Chris Evans to the Southeast Regional Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors.

 

e.      Motion to appoint Dan Poirier to the Elizabeth Township Vacancy Board for a two-year term from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2025.

 

f.       Motion to appoint Commissioner Kyle Walk President Pro Tempore of the Board of Commissioners for a two-year term from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2025.

 

g.      Motion to appoint Damien Michaels as Emergency Management Coordinator.

 

h.      Motion to appoint Bill Greenawald and Chief of Police Ken Honick as Emergency Management Deputy Coordinators.

 

Appointments to the South Hills Area Council of Governments

 

a.      Motion to appoint Commissioner Kyle Walk to the SHACOG Board of Directors Administrative Committee representing Elizabeth Township.

 

b.      Motion to appoint Commissioner Josh Walls as an alternate to the SHACOG Board of Directors Administrative Committee representing Elizabeth Township.

 

 

Other

 

a.      Motion to establish the 2024 monthly voting meeting time of the Elizabeth Township Board of Commissioners at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month at 522 Rock Run Rd. Elizabeth, PA 15037.

 

b.      Motion to establish the 2024 monthly workshop meeting time of the Elizabeth Township Board of Commissioners at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month at 522 Rock Run Rd. Elizabeth, PA 15037.

c.      Motion to establish holidays for non-unionized employees as the same holidays listed in the current Non-Uniform Collective Bargaining Agreement.

           

Department Reports:

 

Code Enforcement

Engineer

Police

Public Works

Sanitary-Veolia Water

Solicitor

Township Manager

 

 

Presentation: None

 

                       

Public Comment: See Sign-Up Sheet

 

 

Discussion: None

 

 

 

Public Bid Opening:

 

1.      Parcel # 653-K-193 and located at the corner of West Smithfield Street and Donner Street (Parking Lot).

 

 

Resolutions (Roll Call):

 

1.      Motion to approve Resolution 2024-01 authorizing the disposition of Township records listed in the Resolution as set forth in the Municipal Records Manual approved on December 16, 2008.

 

 

Ordinances (Roll Call):  None

 

 

Items for Consideration

 

 Non-Expenditure Items (Consent Votes):

 

1.      Motion to approve the Commissioner’s Meeting minutes dated December 4, 2023.

 

2.      Motion to accept the highest bid of $__________ from ___________for the purchase of Parcel # 653-K-193.

 

 

Expenditure Items (Roll Call Votes):

 

3.      Motion to approve the Township Bill Warrant dated January 2, 2024, in the amount of $721,004.00.

 

4.      Motion to approve the Sanitary Bill Warrant dated January 2, 2024, in the amount of $437,437.95.

 

5.      Motion to establish the coverage amount of the Treasurer’s Bond for 2024 at $2,000,000.00.

 

6.      Motion to approve the payment to PDDM Solutions for the demolition of the Boston Ballfield in the amount of $52,000.00.

 

7.      Motion to ratify the vote from December 13, 2023, to send five Commissioners and the Township Manager to the 2024 Allegheny League of Municipalities Spring Educational Conference at a cost not to exceed $6,500.00.

 

8.      Motion to hire Ethan Thoma as a part-time township intern at $15.00 per hour effective January 16, 2024.

 

9.      Motion to send Greg Butler and Tom Methven to the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors 2024 Educational Conference at a cost not to exceed $2,500.00.

 

10.   Motion to pay the 2024 Minimum Municipal Obligation payment to Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System for the 02-111-4N (Non-Uniform) Pension Plan in the amount of $148,294.00.

 

11.   Motion to enter into a professional services contract for the calendar year 2024 with Hoffman Boarding Kennels for the collection and capture of dogs at large in the Township.

 

12.   Motion to authorize the Moratorium from Pennsylvania American Water 2024 Winter for discontinuing water service.

 

13.   Motion to authorize the payment of Payment Application #2 from Swede Construction Corporation for the construction of Phase 1 MS4 BMPs in the amount of $60,412.50.

 

14.   Motion to purchase a 2017 Ford Explorer police vehicle and a 2021 Ford Explorer Police vehicle from Elizabeth Borough at a total cost of $15,000.00.

 

15.   Motion to purchase two (2) 2023 Dodge Durango’s (Police Packages) from the Jim Shorkey Auto Group for $43,865.20 each, or $88,852.40 total.

 

16.   Motion to ratify the vote from December 21, 2023, authorizing a partial refund for the sanitary tap-in fee for parcel 1271-S-324.

 

17.   Motion to accept the Commercial Insurance Policy from Rupp & Fiore Insurance Management, Inc. (through the Wilson Baum Agency, Inc.) for the calendar year 2024 at an annual cost of $115,685.00. This represents a $3,518.00 decrease in premium payments from 2023.

 

 

Adjournment



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