February 2018 Meeting Minutes

BETHEL PARK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MEETING February 15, 2018

Attendees: 16 attendees including Ashley Moore from the Municipality Guest Speaker: Ben Burkley from North Star Strategic Wealth Partners addressed the meeting about retirement and 401(k) plans. Minutes: The minutes of the January meeting were approved. Membership: We now have 35 paid members. Sue inquired whether she should send a second notice about membership dues, and it was agreed that a second notice should be sent. Treasurer’s Report: There is a balance of $9,930 after paying the Go Daddy invoice. Old Business: The cell tower issue is ongoing. They are investigating the feasibility of installing smaller antennas on buildings rather than installing a larger cell tower. Overlay district – It will take 12 to 15 months to determine the best procedure. The Municipality is hiring a consultant. Proposals are due the end of March. Storm sewer issue – no update Shade Tree Commission – There is still one more member needed. This commission will cover all of Bethel Park, not just the Industrial Park. Web site – The web site has been updated. It now contains a list of businesses in the Industrial Park and what they do. New Business: The members voted to extend a paid membership to Verichek in exchange for the use of their facilities. It was discussed whether residents could get a group rate on trash removal and other services. Matt Fischer will look into getting group rates from businesses for residents of the Industrial Park. Barb Peters will check into the costs of conducting a paper and/or electronic recycling event. Beautification of the Industrial Park was discussed and whether a garden plot or container gardening is a better idea. Welcome to Susan from Tri-Community South. Upcoming Speakers: March – Kerry Graves, HR Consultant and Management Firm April – Jamie Bednez, Streamline health and wellness insurance May – Lisa Gaddy

Next Meeting: March 15, 2018 April 19, 2018