Borough Council Meeting
April 6, 2011 - 7:15 PM
approval of the First Amendment to the Development Agreement between the
Stroudsburg Area School District and the Borough of Stroudsburg: Mr. Matergia
gave an update regarding the decorative light poles.
Their engineers certification of the stability of the poles has been
received and the school has agreed to give us full indemnification.
The school board will be voting on this tonight. Mr. Matergia suggests
the borough approve the amendment pending approval from the school board.
Motion by Mrs. Kochanski, second by Mr. Weiss, to approve the First
Amendment to the Development Agreement between the Stroudsburg Area School
District and the Borough of Stroudsburg. Motion
by the mayor setting April 29, 2011 as “Arbor Day”: In the absence of the
mayor, Councilman Weiss read the proclamation.
request from Lianna DeLuise form Jacob Stroud Corporation for fee waiver on
utility permit: Motion by Mr. Weiss, second by Mr. Abell, to approve the fee
waiver on a utility parking permit for Lianna DeLuise to be evaluated yearly.
Motion passed unanimously.
request from Monroe County Historical Association to use the Ann Street Park for
their 3rd Annual Olde Time Fun in the Park Event” set for Saturday,
June 11, 2011, in conjunction with the Pocono Raceway Festival (Olde Time
event): Motion by Mr. Weiss, second
by Mrs. Kochanski, to approve the request from Monroe County Historical
Association to use the Ann Street Park for their 3rd Annual Olde Time
Fun in the Park Event” set for Saturday, June 11, 2011, in conjunction with
the Pocono Raceway Festival. Motion
request from United Veterans Organization of Monroe County for Memorial Day
Parade scheduled for Monday, May 30, 2011: Motion by Mr. Weiss, second Mr.
Abell, to approve the request from United Veterans Organization of Monroe County
for Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Monday, May 30, 2011.
Motion passed unanimously.
Kochanski has a huge concern about the infrastructure of our roads because of
the Rt. 80 accident this week that had large tractor trailers lined up for hours
on Ann Street. Can our roads handle
that? What will it be like when the
Seventh Street Bridge Project begins? Mr.
Weiss agreed and stated that that situation was a safety hazard.
A fire truck and/or ambulance could not get through that traffic.
Both Mrs. Kochanski and Mr. Weiss were also concerned that the major
intersections were not manned by the Stroud Area Regional Police Department.
Mr. Ewen suggests that there be early warning signs along Rt. 80 before
the Delaware Water Gap Bridge to reroute traffic.
Ewen reported that the seam down the middle of Club Court is starting to
separate. He suggests we look at
some of the paving jobs we have done in the past five years and fix them before
the roads fall apart.
Abell reported large potholes on Wallace Street between Oak and Fulmer.
Mrs. Kochanski added that there are also some on Eighth Street between
Thomas and Main.
Weiss wanted to know now that the good weather is here, where do we stand with
the street sweeping being our new sweeper has been severely damaged in an
accident. Mrs. Quarantello stated
that the sweeper has been evaluated but we haven’t heard anything yet.
We have a rental all lined up but we first need to get some questions
answered by our insurance company.
this time Mr. Wilkins announced that there is one vacancy on each of the Zoning
Hearing Board and Planning Commission. Len
Cimino and Laurel Masonis have both moved out of the borough.
Ms. Diddio suggested we post the vacancies on the borough website and see
what feedback we get.