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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Highlights of the Council Meeting

Sewickley Borough Administration Building Resize

Highlights of the April 10, 2018 Borough of Sewickley Council Meeting

  • The Green Light Go Program project of updating the traffic signals on the Ohio River Boulevard at Chestnut Street, Broad Street and Walnut Street is 90% complete with the installation of the black with yellow trim backplates to take place in the beginning of May.
  • Council adopted Borough of Sewickley Resolution 2018-003 approving the Wasileski Consolidation Plan for the consolidation of 326 Sprott Way and 401 Sprott Way into a single residential parcel.
  • Council rejected all bids for the 2018 Road Project for the rehabilitation of Elwick Street, from Walnut Street to Ferry Street; and Canterbury Lane from Centennial Avenue to Grove Street, due to all bids being higher than the budgeted amount.  Council will review the scope of services for each road for a new Bid Package.
  • Council reviewed and accepted the 2017 Borough of Sewickley Audit which included the following highlights:
    • The Borough’s governmental activities net position increased $968,408 in 2017.
    • The Borough actively pursued Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and produced $149,046 in receipts.
    • The Borough adopted the 2017 Pollutant Reduction Plan for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
    • The Borough of Sewickley Bond Rating by Standard and Poor is A+.
    • The Borough of Sewickley was named a Banner Community for the 4th straight year.
    • The Borough of Sewickley Police Pension Fund is 113.66 % funded.
    • The Borough of Sewickley Employees’ Pension Plan is 98.75% funded.
    • The General Fund - Fund Balance on December 31, 2017 was $234,627.
    • The Borough of Sewickley had a 8% decrease in long term debt to $12,760,551.00.
    • General Fund Expenditures were $293,398 under the approved 2017 Budget.
  • Council reviewed the 2018 Shade Tree Commission Planting List of 49 trees to be planted.
  • Council was updated on the Shade Tree Commission Tree Inventory Project which is 100% field complete and tagged 1,919 public trees.  A complete Inventory Report is planned for June.
  • Council appointed Andrew Frishkorn to the Shade Tree Commission.
  • Council authorized Third Year Option through the SHACOG Purchase Alliance for road salt.
  • Council, before the meeting, had a Main Street Orientation presented by Bill Fontana, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.
  • President Jeff Neff appointed the following to the Sewickley Parking Authority:
    • Delvin Miller and David St. Jacques

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