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Pennsylvania > Delaware County > Darby Borough
Borough Council - September 17 & October 6, 2008

Darby Borough :: Minutes
MINUTES
ALL MINUTES WILL BE POSTED WHEN APPROVED!! Council Meeting The Borough of Darby September 17 & October 6, 2008 7:30 p.m. BOROUGH OF DARBY
BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 17, 2008 The Darby Borough Council met at Borough Hall on the above date with the following members present: President Janice Davis, Ms. Edna Stockley, Mr. Howard Blackson, Jr., Ms. Ruby Robinson Munden, Mrs. Marie Howells, Mr. Patrick McKenna and Ms. Darlene Hill. Also present were Mayor Helen Thomas, Borough Manager Mark Possenti, Solicitor Raymond Santarelli, Code Official Joseph Nerelli, Police Chief Robert Smythe and Borough Engineer Eileen Mulvena. Mr. Donald Deigh & Mrs. Jennifer Parks were absent. Ms. Davis called the meeting to Order at 7:00 p.m. followed by Roll Call. Pledge of Allegiance. Ms. Davis did a presentation of awards to volunteers for the Darby Car Show. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. ENGINEERS REPORT: Motion to approve Resolution 2008-11 for the approval of $250,000.00 for 1020 Ridge Avenue made by Mr. Blackson; 2nd by Ms. Hill. Motion carries 7-0. Motion to approve Resolution 2008-12 for the approval of $1.8 million for 1020 Ridge Avenue made by Mr. Blackson; 2nd by Ms. Munden. Motion carries 6-1. Ms. Stockley voted No. Motion to waive the requirement of 10x20 Parking to 9x18 Parking made by Mrs. Howells; 2nd by Mr. McKenna. Motion carries 7-0. Motion to hire G.D. Houtman to review NDI’s site plan made by Mr. McKenna; Mrs. Blackson. Motion carries 6-1. Ms. Stockley voted No. Motion to accept the Engineers Report made by Mrs. Howells; 2nd by Mr. Blackson. Motion carries 7-0. MAYORS REPORT: See Attached.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES (8/20/08): Motion made by Mr. McKenna; 2nd by Mr. Blackson. Motion carries 7-0.
NEW BUSINESS:
Fiber Technologies Network: Motion to authorize the Borough Council President to execute a telecommunication agreement right-of-way with Fiber Technologies network, LLC. After the Solicitors approval to the form of agreement made by Mr. McKenna; 2nd by Mrs. Howells. Motion carries 7-0.
Resolution 2008-09 (Red Ribbon): Motion made by Mr. Blackson; 2nd by Ms. Munden. Motion carries 7-0.
Resolution 2008-10 (POMC): Motion made by Mr. McKenna; 2nd by Ms. Munden. Motion carries 7-0.
Highway Negotiation Committee: Motion made by Ms. Munden to appoint Mr. McKenna, Mr. Blackson, Mrs. Howells, Mr. Joe Possenti, Mr. Mark Possenti and Mr. Santarelli to the Highway Negotiation Committee; 2nd by Ms. Hill. Motion carries 7-0. COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTS:
Fire Chiefs Report: No Report
Historical Commission Report: No Report
Citizen Volunteer Committee Report: No Report
Recreation Board: No Report
Ordinance/Zoning: No Report
Community Relation: Mrs. Howells reported that they are putting up signs for clean up day and will be delivering flyers to the schools regarding Halloween.
Borough Council recessed into Executive Session for Personnel.
Municipal Services: Motion to hire George Grable and James Mulgrew as Part Time Highway Employees with no benefits, vacation or holiday pay at the rate of $11.00 an hour made by Mrs. Howells; 2nd by Mr. Blackson. Motion carries 7-0. Mr. McKenna reported that the highway has been cutting grass and painting school crossings
Public Safety: Motion to hire Erin Smith and Cordelia Fisher as Part Time Police Secretaries with no benefits, vacation or holiday pay at the rate of $11.00 an hour made by Mrs. Howells; 2nd by Ms. Munden. Motion carries 7-0.
Motion made by Mrs. Howells; 2nd by Mr. Blackson to sustain the actions taking in Executive Session. Motion carries 7-0. Recreation: Reminded everyone of the Halloween tailgate Party on October 31st.
Finance: Motion to approve a donation in the amount of $150.00 to OcTrolley Fest made by Mrs. Howells; 2nd by Mr. McKenna. Motion carries 7-0.
Grants: Ms. Hill stated that the Committee has worked very hard to complete the Wachovia Grant. She will be contacting the Borough Manager for more information.
Solicitors Report: Mr. Santarelli stated that the Old Borough Hall Lease is almost completed. He has gave Council copies of the recommended Public Records Act Ordinance.
Motion to accept all Reports made by Mrs. Howells; 2nd by Ms. Stockley. Motion carries 7-0. BOROUGH MANAGER CORRESPONDENCES: Mr. Possenti reminded everyone about DCAB September Shindig Event and the September 23 Meeting regarding Plan Area 4. COUNCIL PRESIDENT COMMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Ms. Davis reminded everyone of Clean Up Day on September 20, 2008. ADJOURNMENT Motion made by Mr. McKenna; 2nd by Mr. Blackson. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully Submitted,
Mark Possenti
Manager/Secretary
Borough of Darby BOROUGH OF DARBY
SPECIAL BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 6, 2008 The Darby Borough Council met at Borough Hall on the above date with the following members present: President Janice Davis, Vice President Jennifer Parks, Ms. Edna Stockley, Mr. Donald Deigh, Mr. Howard Blackson, Jr., Ms. Ruby Robinson Munden, Mrs. Marie Howells, Mr. Patrick McKenna and Ms. Darlene Hill. Also present were Borough Manager Mark Possenti, Code Official Joseph Nerelli, Police Chief Robert Smythe and Borough Engineer Eileen Mulvena. Mayor Helen Thomas was absent. Ms. Davis called the meeting to Order at 6:00 p.m. followed by Roll Call. Pledge of Allegiance. PUBLIC COMMENT: Ms. Paula Brown, 206 Highland Avenue; Asked Council to reconsider approving the land development plan to design 1020 Ridge Avenue. NEW BUSINESS:
Appointment of Planning Commission Members: Mr. McKenna made a motion to appoint Mrs. Esther Lites to the Planning Commission; 2nd by Mrs. Howells. Motion carries 8-0. Mr. McKenna made a motion to appoint Mr. Robert Howells to the Planning Commission; 2nd by Mrs. Parks. Motion carries 7-0. Mrs. Howells abstained from the vote.
Appointment of Zoning Hearing Board Member: Ms. Hill made a motion to appoint Mr. Jason Zebley to the ZHB; 2nd by Mrs. Howells. Motion carries 8-1. Ms. Stockley voted No.
Borough Council recessed the meeting.
1020 Ridge Avenue Land Development Plan: Motion made by Mrs. Howells; 2nd by Mrs. Parks to approve the land development plan for 1020 Ridge Avenue. Motion carries 8-1. Ms. Stockley voted No.
ADJOURNMENT
Respectfully Submitted,
Mark Possenti
Manager/Secretary
Borough of Darby psab
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