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Lansdowne Borough Council Reorganization and Business Meeting
Monday – January 5, 2004

The Reorganization and Business Meeting of the Lansdowne Borough Council was held on Monday, January 5, 2004 at 7:30 PM in the Twentieth Century Club. In attendance were President Council, Mrs. Fryer, Mr. Borgman, Ms. Hill, Ms. Madden, Mr. Smith and Mr. Wayne. Also in attendance were Mayor Young, Borough Engineer Bevilacqua, Borough Manager Forrest, Borough Solicitor Scott, Borough Secretary Henry, Police Chief Kortan and Treasurer Asciutto. Fire Chief Young was absent.

Call to Order – President Council announced that the New Business portion of this meeting will pertain to the reorganization of the Borough government and that the regular Council Business Meeting will immediately follow.

Oaths of Office – Mayor Young swore in the following newly elected individuals:
Ann C. Hill-Council Member
Jane Madden-Council Member
Gene Wayne-Council Member
Barbara Silzle-Auditor
Linda Walker-Auditor (Ms. Walker was absent from this meeting
but was recognized as re-elected auditor).

Nominations for Council President – Mr. Smith moved to nominate Mr. Norman Council for Borough Council President. No other candidates were nominated. Mr. Borgman seconded and a roll call vote was taken. The motion carried unanimously with all Council members voting aye.

Nomination for Council Vice President – Mr. Borgman moved to nominate Mrs. Laura Fryer for Council Vice President. No other candidates were nominated. Mr. Smith seconded and a roll call vote was taken. The motion carried unanimously with all Council members voting aye.

New Business – Mrs. Fryer moved to approve Resolution No. 2004-01 Relating to Council Committees and the conduct of Council Business.The Resolution was then read by the Secretary as follows:

Committee Appointments:
Economic Development – Mr.Wayne (chair); Mr. Borgman and Ms. Hill (members).
Finance and Administration – Mr. Smith (chair); Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Fryer (members).
Municipal Services – Mrs. Fryer (chair); Mr. Smith and Ms. Madden (members).
Parks and Recreation – Ms. Madden (chair); Mr. Borgman and Ms. Hill (members).
Public Safety – Ms. Hill (chair); Mrs. Fryer and Mr. Smith (members).
Community Development – Mr. Borgman (chair); Ms. Madden and Mr. Wayne (members).

Board Liaisons:
a.Allied Youth Council- Jane Madden
b.Civil Service Commission- William T. Smith
c.Lansdowne Library Board of Directors- Ann C. Hill
d.Tree Advisory Board- Elliot Borgman
e.William Penn School Board- Laura L. Fryer
f.Lansdowne Economic Development Corp – Eugene Wayne
Mr. Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Mrs. Fryer moved to appoint the following:
a.David Forrest as Borough Manager at a salary of $74,263.00
b.Robert Scott as Borough Solicitor at a rate of $110.00 per hour
c.Paul Bech as Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor at a rate of $125.00 per hour
d.Barbara Ann Henry as Borough Secretary for an annual fee of $4,090.00
e.Pennoni Associates Inc./Richard J. Bevilacqua, P.E. as Borough Engineer
at a rate of $89.00 per hour
f.Bertha Phillips as Vacancy Board Chair
g.James Asciutto as Treasurer for an annual fee of $15,000.00
Mr. Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Smith moved to adjourn to the Borough Council Business Meeting. Mr. Borgman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Minutes – Mr. Smith moved to approve the minutes of the December 3, 2003 Public Hearing on the budget as well as the Council Business Meeting as submitted by the Secretary. Mr. Borgman seconded and the motion carried. The newly appointed Borough Council members abstained from the vote.
Mrs. Fryer moved to approve the minutes of the December 3, 2003 Public Hearing on the CDBG funding. Mr. Smith seconded and the motion carried. The newly appointed Borough Council members abstained from the vote.
Mrs. Fryer moved to Suspend the Rules of Order. Mr. Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Visitors – There were no visitor comments made at this meeting.

Reports and Discussions:

A.Borough Engineer – Mr. Bevilacqua had no report.

B.Borough Solicitor – Mr. Scott had no report.

C.Treasurer Asciutto – Mr. Asciutto had no report.

D.Police Chief Kortan – Chief Kortan had no report.

E.Mayor Young – Mayor Young introduced Lansdowne’s 2003 Poet Laureate Molly Connors who read her poem in honor of the newly appointed Borough Council.

F.President’s Report – President Council stated that many projects previously on
hold regarding Borough economic development would now be moving forward and asked residents for any input regarding desired services, changes, etc.
President Council stated that the bank building was being purchased.

G.Municipal Services – Mrs. Fryer had no report but welcomed the new Council
members.

H.Finance and Administration – Mr. Smith reported that resolutions approving the
2004 tax rate and a Tax Anticipation Note of $500,000.00 had been approved by Council last month.

I.Community Services and Development – Mr. Borgman stated that the former
Zoning, Planning and Code Enforcement Committee had been renamed Community Services and Development whose purpose will be to better address these specific needs in the Borough.

J.Public Safety – Ms. Hill had no formal report and stated she looked forward to
working with the Police and Fire Department members.

K.Parks and Recreation – Ms. Madden had no formal report and stated she looked
forward to helping the Borough realize the vision that other Council members shared.

L.Economic Development – Mr. Wayne had no formal report and stated he was
honored to have been elected to his position and will approach his duties with hope and enthusiasm.

Old Business – None.

New Business – Mrs. Fryer moved to have the Secretary read Resolution No. 2004-02 regarding the Borough Council meeting schedule. Mr. Borgman seconded and the Resolution was read. Mrs. Fryer moved to approve Resolution No. 2004-02. Mr. Borgman seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Smith moved to approve Resolution No. 2004-03 regarding bank accounts. Mr. Borgman seconded and the motion carried unanimously. Solicitor Scott stated that this resolution is required by the banks used by the Borough and establishes which Borough officers are authorized to sign with respect to those Borough accounts.

Executive Session – None.
Mr. Borgman moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Smith seconded and the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:07 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Ann Henry
Borough Council Secretary

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