FORTY FORT BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 6, 2014 The January meeting of council was held on Monday, January 6, 2014 immediately following the reorganization meeting at the Forty Fort Borough Bldg., 1271 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with President Jeff McLaughlin presiding. President McLaughlin called the meeting to order at 8:05 PM with the following members of council present: Dorothy Craig, Robert Craig, Karen Martinelli, Charles Rick Kamus, Frank Michaels & Deborah Troy. Also present was Mayor Andy Tuzinski, Chief Dan Hunsinger, Atty. Jack Haley, Michael Lombardo of Quad 3 Group, Manager Barbara Fairchild & Secretary Bonnie Arnone. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Motion by Mr. Craig to accept the minutes of the December 2, 2013 council meeting. Second by Mrs. Craig. All council was in favor of this motion. Motion passed. Motion by Ms. Martinelli to accept the minutes of the December 16, 2013 council work session. Second by Mrs. Craig. All council was in favor of this motion. Motion passed. COMMUNICATIONS: A letter from Luzerne County asking for Council’s input on the possibility of enacting a 1% sales tax for the county which would be shared by the county and the municipalities. This topic will be further discussed at the Jan. work session A letter from Chris Ercolani thanking the borough for the help given him in his recent endeavor to attain his Eagle Scout status and creating & erecting the new sign for the Forty Fort Park dedicated to Betty Mascelli. A letter from Amy Craig, Chairperson for the Families for Forty Fort Park thanking council and all borough departments who helped in any way during the prior year’s events and the great successes they have had. A letter from Joseph Chacke expressing an interest in filling the current vacancy on the Forty Fort Zoning Hearing Board. A letter from Robert Swaback expressing an interest in filling the current vacancy on the Zoning Board. A letter from Joseph Danowski expressing an interest in filling the current vacancy on the Zoning Board.