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New Bellevue director of administrative services Ron Borczyk, pictured above at center with council president Linda Woshner and vice president Jim Viscusi, is quickly settling in to his new job with the borough. Borczyk, who comes to Bellevue after working as the borough manager in Springdale, has a background in accounting and human resources in the private sector, as well as municipal government experience.


Bellevue will not be entering into a contract to outsource its bookkeeping work, at least not right now.

A representative of Bookminders spoke at the pre-council meeting two weeks ago, estimating that it would cost the borough about $25,000 a year to hire the company to take over data entry work being done by the borough's financial clerk. Finance committee chair Kathy Coder said this would free up the clerk for more important work.

At that time, neither the clerk nor director of administrative services Ron Borczyk had reviewed the company's written proposal.


It’s been only four years since more than $800,000 was spent to replace a sanitary sewer line on West Bellevue Road, but the project already is being undermined by a torrent of stormwater run-off.

With the bulk of that water coming from Bellevue, Avalon officials are concerned that their borough once again will be tapped for big repairs with a big price tag.


Bellevue Council will consider a suggestion to outsource much of the borough’s accounting work, although some officials question whether Bellevue really will get its money’s worth from the move.

The suggestion comes from council’s finance committee. Committee chair Kathy Coder introduced Tom Joseph of Bookminders at Tuesday’s pre-council meeting.

According to Joseph, the company handles accounting work for about 400 nonprofits and small businesses from offices in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Municipalities, including Munhall Borough, also are among the company’s clients.


Bellevue officials got word this week that the borough will receive another $300,000 in grant funds to continue the Lincoln Avenue streetscape program.

Between the Allegheny County Economic Development office and a new awareness by borough officials, the fourth year of streetscape funding may be without some of the problems and debates of past years.


Bellevue Borough will be advertising for bids for a limited spring street paving project, while officials consider putting off another major project in hopes of getting some help paying for the work.

Director of administrative services Ron Borczyk told officials at Tuesday’s pre-council meeting that almost all of the available capital improvement funds will be eaten up by the repaving of two of the three blocks of South Bryant Avenue.


An effort to cut down on the reams of paper used to keep Bellevue’s elected officials informed could involve taxpayers buying laptop computers for at least five officials.

Police Chief Matt Sentner, who handles IT for the borough, came up with a plan that would make technology more accessible to officials and administrators during meetings, enhancing wifi capabilities in the council chambers and establishing an upgraded work station for director of administrative services Ron Borczyk in the chambers that would allow him to access information immediately.


Miscommunication and misunderstanding, along with a splash of politics, led to a tidal wave of problems as Bellevue Council attempted to prepare Tuesday for the opening of the Memorial Park swimming pool.

An effort to hire personnel revealed several procedural problems that may have been overlooked during the transition to a new council at the beginning of the year.

Parks committee chair Lynn Tennant Heffley announced that the pool manager this year would be subject to a new job description, which already had been explained to manager Maureen Grant, Heffley said.


A portion of Riverview Avenue in Bellevue will be closed for at least 90 days after part of a retaining wall collapsed last Sunday.

It will take at least that long for the borough engineer to evaluate the problem, arrange for geotechnical studies to determine if the road itself has been undermined, and for the borough to get bids on replacing the wall, according to director of administrative services Ron Borczyk.


With not a single shovel having yet hit the ground for construction of the first phase of Bellevue’s Lincoln Avenue streetscape, the borough council put the brakes on an attempt to push through a contract for the second phase until a number of questions could be answered.


The 2013-14 winter season is taking its toll on municipal road salt supplies, which could end up taking a toll on municipal budgets.


After successfully completing a 90-day probationary period, Bellevue director of administrative services Ron Borczyk has been awarded the job on a permanent basis.

Council held a short executive session during Tuesday’s pre-council meeting, then returned to chambers to unanimously approve a motion hiring Borczyk, who began work in late June. Council member Frank Camello was absent.

During his report at the meeting, the DAS told council that the borough had been approved for a low-interest AIM loan of $45,000 to fund repairs to Bayne Library.


Bellevue Council unanimously voted Tuesday to hire a new director of administrative services, a position that has been vacant since March, when former DAS Doug Sample resigned to accept a position with Ross township.

Professional Partners has supplied an acting DAS for a the past few months, and will stay on for two days to help Ron Borczyk take over the administrative helm later this month.

Borczyk currently is employed as the borough manager for Springdale, a position he has held since 2011. From 2006 until 2010, he was the manager of Sharpsburg Borough.