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|October 18, 2014|
|October 25, 2014|
|November 15, 2014|
|November 29, 2014|
In an effort to reduce the amount of organic material we put out with our trash, we are offering a Borough-wide Leaf Swap program for residents to share their leaves with other residents interested in composting. Raked leaves can be put out on the curb anytime on the Saturday of the event, in either paper yard waste bags, or plastic garbage bags. Residents desiring the leaves can collect them from Saturday through Sunday. All bags not ‘shared’ and thus removed from the street, will simply be picked up with regular trash removal on Monday morning.
|October 25, 2014|
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Join us for a Nature Walk at 10am, where we will be collecting leaves and seeds and identifying them as we go. Test your skills with our scavenger hunt! After our walk, we will return to Borough Hall for a snack and some crafting with our scavenged materials. All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Good FREE fun in your community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
David Waltz, Council President, opened the scheduled Work Session Meeting at 7:30 PM, in the Council Meeting Room, 212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge, PA.
After the salute to the flag, the following Council Members answered roll call: David Waltz, Marlaina Kloepfer, Daniel Werner, Marie Govannicci, James Jones, Tom Kopp
Also present: Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Robert Hunt, Jr., Esq.
Not present: Diane McGaughey
Finance- Daniel Werner asked Council Members for their 2015 budget requests.
Mr. Werner reported that he received a phone call from Richard Brown, Rose Brown’s son. Mr. Werner warned the Secretary that Mr. Brown said that he would come into the Borough this morning. Mr. Brown said that he would call the police if he did not get a copy of the plans and zoning information for 132 E. Sylvan Ave. Mr. Werner had a 20 minute conversation with Mr. Brown, in which Mr. Brown used vulgar language. Mr. Brown made an accusation that the Borough Secretary threw out $600.00 in parking tickets because the people were her friends and neighbors, therefore, attacking the Secretary’s character. He has problems with the new neighbors at 200 Waverly Terrace and the downspout on their garage. Mr. Werner was concerned about the safety of the Borough Secretary if Mr. Brown came into the office. Mr. Brown came into the Borough Office today, without incident, as there were 5 other people in the office at that time. Mr. Brown reviewed the information regarding 132 Sylvan Ave.
James Jones stated that the use of vulgar language is grounds for immediate hang-up, ending the call.
Marie Govannicci stated that residents should not call Council at home or work, and should be invited to Council Meetings to air their opinions. Council should pass a resolution to that effect. Solicitor Robert Hunt will prepare a Resolution.
Public Safety – Tom Kopp reported that the streetlight at Morton and Sylvan Aves. is out again.
Recreation: Marie Govannicci stated that her husband will saw the pipe that is protruding at the Triangle Park. Solicitor Hunt suggested that a cone be placed on the pipe until it is taken care of. Jim Jones stated that he will put a cap on the pipe tomorrow.
Tree Commission – Marlaina Kloepfer reported that Kathleen Haskins is interested in joining the Commission as Secretary.
Streets – David Waltz reported that Swarthmore Ave. will be repaired in October. Karl Eilinsfeld will move the sign on Linden Ave. 20 feet away from the stop sign. Mr. Waltz would like to order three palettes of salt because he can get a good price right now.
MOTION by David Waltz, Second by James Jones, to authorize the purchase of three palettes of salt. MOTION approved unanimously.
Sewer: James Jones reported that he has been working on getting prices for sewer repairs to 32 and 213 President Avenues. $5,000.00 has been approved already for repairs at 32 President Ave.
Ten locations have to be patched, at a cost of $995.00 per repair. Mr. Jones will get a price for total relining.
There is no savings by doing the 32 and 213 President Avenues repairs at the same time.
MOTION by James Jones, Second by Marie Govannicci, to approve sewer repairs at 213 President Ave., by General Sewer Services, Inc., at a cost not to exceed $5,000.00. MOTION approved unanimously.
Communications – Marlaina Kloepfer reported that the CodeRed emergency notification contract is up for renewal. MOTION by Marlaina Kloepfer, Second by Marie Govannicci, to renew the CodeRed emergency notification contract for one year, August 2014 to August 2015, for a cost of $500.00. MOTION approved unanimously.
Ms. Kloepfer reported that Lisa Kaufman is interested in putting together a welcome basket for new residents. The costs will be included under the Communications Committee budget for 2015.
The residents of the 200 block of Sylvan Ave. would like to have a block party so that the new neighbors may meet everyone, on October 4, 2014, from 2PM-6PM. The police will be notified and the street will be blocked off.
Planning Commission – Marlaina Kloepfer reported that the Planning Commission is looking for another member. Daniel Werner stated that Jennifer Mickle is interested in joining, and needs to submit a resume.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Kevin Cunningham reported that there will be an electronic recycling event on October 11, 2014, 9AM-11AM, in the parking lot across from Rios Pharmacy in Morton, and asked for volunteers from Rutledge Borough.
Mayor Cunningham will purchase gift cards for harry Mirra and Matthew Kroon.
Mayor Cunningham reviewed the procedures for the Public Meeting tomorrow night regarding the Firehouse zoning. The purpose of the meeting is to hear from the residents. No questions will be answered by Council.
Solicitor’s Report – Solicitor Robert Hunt reported that Council needs to pass a banking resolution in December, as well as a holiday schedule and a salary and wage for 2015 resolution, that must be advertised seven days in advance of approval.
The Zoning Hearing plans for 132 E. Sylvan Ave., Anne T. Travis was approved with three feet less on the addition and cantilevered two feet.
The Zoning Hearing for Chambers Memorial Church, 2 & 4 E. Sylvan Ave. was postponed until October 22, 2014, at 7:00 PM.
Old Business- None.
New Business – David Waltz reported that there was a meeting today with Catania Engineering, Harry Mirra, and him to discuss the transition of the Code Enforcement Official duties. Dave Ciancaglione will begin on October 1, 2014. He will report to the Borough two days a week, and will be available by telephone. Harry Mirra will drive around with Mr. Ciancaglione on Thursday to show him the Borough.
A State Auditor will be in all week to audit the Liquid Fuels Account for 2012 and 2013.
MOTION by Marie Govannicci, Second by James Jones, to authorize the secretary to contact Calhoun Baker to get information about a low interest loan for the borough. MOTION approved unanimously.
Public: No comment.
Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:34 PM.
Submitted by: Gennifer Guiliano, Secretary
|October 11, 2014|
|12:00 pm||to||1:30 pm|
Please join the Morton-Rutledge Fire Company for a traditional Housing Ceremony to welcome the new Engine 13-1 and Tactical Unit to the fleet.
Schedule of events:
12:00-The fleet will be available for public viewing
12:30-Welcome and introductions
12:35- Comments from municipal leadership
12:45-Resepecting the old and welcoming the new
12:50-Blessing of the fleet
1:00-Housing the apparatus
|October 11, 2014|
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|9:00 am||to||12:00 pm|
Location: Morton Business District Parking Lot on Morton & Yale Ave.
Time: Electronic Recycling: 9:00am – 12:00pm, Shredding: 9:00am – 11:00am
Computers / Laptops / Monitors
Computer Mice / Keyboards /Peripherals
VCR / DVD Players
Cell Phones / Phones
Small Home Office Copiers / Fax Machines
TVs / Radios / Stereos
Electronic Toys and Games
Photo and Video Cameras
Mixed Household Electronics
*Please make a donation of $5.00 for TVs.
David Waltz, Council President, opened the scheduled Work Session Meeting at 7:30 PM, in the Council Meeting Room, 212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge, PA.
After the salute to the flag, the following Council Members answered roll call: David Waltz, Marlaina Kloepfer, Daniel Werner, Marie Govannicci, James Jones
Also present: Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Robert Hunt, Jr., Esq., Jack Borsch
Not present: Tom Kopp, Diane McGaughey
Building Permits – Daniel Werner reported that Anne Travis has continued her Zoning Hearing until September 17, 2014.
Public Safety – No report.
Recreation: Marie Govannicci reported that the trees, near the playground area, at the Triangle Park need to be trimmed. Ms. Govannicci called three landscapers, but only one responded- J. Jansen Landscaping. MOTION by Marie Govennicci, Second by Daniel Werner, to approve the expenditure of $1,675.00 to prune all trees inside the fence at the Triangle Park, playground area, get rid of dead growth over the picnic table area, and trim the tree at the Community Center, work to be performed by J. Jansen Landscaping. MOTION approved unanimously.
Ms. Govannicci will ask the Tree Commission to maintain the area in the future.
Ms. Govannicci reported that Karl Eilinsfeld brought a bee/wasp that is swarming around the baseball infield. The creature lays eggs in the ground. The matter can be treated by the Borough. Mr. Eilinsfeld can go to Modern Exterminating on MacDade Blvd. to buy powder to put in the holes.
Tree Commission – No report.
Streets – David Waltz reported that the PAT, pothole assistance for taxpayers, reimbursement request for $438.45 has been approved by Delaware County Council.
The “No Parking” signs by the Triangle Park, Waverly Terrace, are faded and need to be replaced.
Harry Mirra is going to retire. Catania Engineering Associates has agreed to do the work at the same cost for the remainder of 2014.
MOTION by James Jones, Second by Daniel Werner, to hire Catania Engineering Associates to replace Harry Mirra as the Building Code Official, effective September 1, 2014. MOTION approved unanimously.
Sewer: Jim Jones thanked the resident at 32 President for her patience in waiting for the sewer repair to be completed on her property. Catania Engineering is waiting for videos from General Sewer Services from the sewer main on the 200 block of President Ave. There is s sinkhole at that location near the manhole. The Borough needs verification that the problem is a result of the Borough’s sewer main. In order to be prudent with the taxpayers’ funds, the two repairs would be done at the same time.
Mr. Jones inquired who was financially responsible if a resident’s tree roots cause a blockage in the Borough’s sewer main. The matter was referred to the Solicitor.
A request for temporary flow meters was sent to CDCA.
Communications –Marlaina Kloepfer reported that the Community Wide Yard Sale information is posted on the Borough’s website, and there will be a table with resources available to residents. The rain barrel sale has been moved to the spring.
CodeRed- going with COG and the upgraded package is not cheaper, so the Borough will probably renew the current contract.
Planning Commission – The Commission gave an official response regarding zoning of the former firehouse. Use & Occupancy information was sent to the Engineer.
Mayor’s Report – The Hometown Shoppe hair cuttery is having a first anniversary party. The Mayor will recognize the business. The shop has pictures of Rutledge on its walls.
There will be an electronic recycling and shredding event at Morton Borough Hall on October 11, 2014. More information to follow.
Solicitor’s Report – Solicitor Robert Hunt noted that Council went into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters at the August 4, 2014 Council meeting. Solicitor Hunt asked Council to read and review the Sunshine Laws. No decisions or discussions on opinions or how a Council Member will vote on an issue are to occur outside of an advertised pubic meeting.
Old Business- Firehouse zoning- The Planning Commission recommended that the zoning for the firehouse not be changed, and that the Solicitor report the potential liability to the Borough. The commission would like to have a public hearing for comments to see what the residents have to say about changing the uses of the building that are allowed
Solicitor Hunt stated that there is no liability to the Borough because the building is privately owned.
Dan Werner stated that it is wise for Council to take the recommendation of the Planning Commission and not change the current zoning of the firehouse. From what he has seen, one party has failed to own up to his/her responsibilities. Some Council Members have a conflict of interest because of their affiliations with the Fire Co. David Waltz stated that he is a member of the Fire Co. but is not a voting member and has not attended meetings for quite a while.
Mayor Cunningham stated that the resident who complained about the noise from the cheerleading is not willing to meet with the Fire Co. to discuss the problem.
Solicitor Hunt stated that there is a violation of the zoning ordinance and the resident is pushing for enforcement of that ordinance.
James Jones stated that the Fire Co. is vital to the community, and the community should allow the Fire Co. to rent the building to the cheerleading group. Mr. Jones is in favor of a change in the zoning of the building. The community should be asked for opinions on changing the zoning of the firehouse. One resident has a problem with the cheerleading.
Marlaina Kloepfer stated that right now, Council has to enforce the current zoning of the firehouse, and discuss what is practical for future uses.
David Waltz stated that the Police are investigating the last complaint and videos.
MOTION by Daniel Werner, Second by Marlaina Kloepfer, to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission and not change the zoning of the firehouse, and in addition, to send a letter to the Fire Co. to cease rentals at the property within thirty days. MOTION failed due to lack of a majority. Votes- 2 Yes( D. Werner, M. Kloepfer), 3 No (D. Waltz, M. Govannicci, J. Jones)
MOTION by Daniel Werner, Second by Marlaina Kloepfer, to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission and not change the zoning of the firehouse, and to send a letter to the Fire Co. to cease rentals at the former Rutledge fire house within 60 days. MOTION approved unanimously.
Council needs to enforce the ordinance or start the process of amending the zoning ordinance for the fire house property.
A public meeting should be scheduled to get comments from the residents. Marlaina Kloepfer suggested that that notice of the public meeting should include some options for the public to decide on. The Solicitor will help craft something to go out to the public.
Daniel Werner stated that Tom Kopp and David Waltz should recuse themselves from voting because they have a conflict. Council seems to be trying to rush this through to accommodate the Fire Co. so that there is no lapse in rental income. They should act as representatives of the Borough and not as representatives of the Fire Co. and be concerned with Rutledge residents’ complaints. David Waltz stated that Council is trying to resolve the issue quickly for the residents.
MOTION by Marie Govannicci, Second by Marlaina Kloepfer, to hold a public meeting to discuss the existing zoning ordinance regarding the old firehouse and get input from residents on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7:30 PM. MOTION approved unanimously.
Marlain Kloepfer and Solicitor Robert Hunt will prepare an ad for the newspaper.
New Business – Marlaina Kloepfer asked if political parties in the Borough may have use of the Borough Building once per year, free of charge, to have a meeting to meet the residents. The Solicitor will look into the legality of it.
Council President Waltz stated that a resolution is needed for issuance of a credit card for the highwayman to use for gas and small purchases. The financial audits for the last two years are needed, as well.
MOTION by Marie Govannicci, Second by James Jones, to approve Resolution 2014-08-02, a resolution that authorizes that a credit card be issued for gas and other small purchase, amount not to exceed $100.00, without approval of the Council President. MOTION approved unanimously.
Council President Waltz reported that bids were opened this morning to repave Swarthmore Ave.
Joseph E. Sucher & Sons $27,730.00
Charlestown Paving & Exc. Inc. $28,207.50
A.F. Damon $29,662.50
Kehoe Construction Inc. $47,995.00
It is Catania Engineering Associates’ recommendation that the contract be awarded to Joseph E. Sucher & Sons, Inc, the low bidder.
MOTION by Daniel Werner, Second by James Jones, to authorize, retroactively, the advertisement of bids for repairs to Swarthmore Ave. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Daniel Werner, Second by James Jones, to award the contract for Swarthmore Ave. road repairs to the low bidder, Joseph E. Sucher & Sons, Inc. at a cost not to exceed $27,730.00. MOTION approved unanimously.
Public: Kim Brown, 32 President Ave. reported that one member has resigned from the Planning Commission. Marlaina Kloepfer will put something on the website.
Ms. Brown will not be here for the September 23, 2014 meeting. David Waltz stated that residents will be informed that they may send letters to Council if they are not able to attend the meeting.
Jim Jones read a letter that was sent to Council from William T. Neill, III, Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor, regarding the efforts and great service provided by the Borough Secretary.
Jim Jones complimented Marlaina Kloepfer and all of her efforts on maintaining and updating the Borough website.
Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:13 PM.
David Waltz, Council President, opened the scheduled Borough Council Meeting at 7:30 PM, in the Council Meeting Room, 212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge, PA.
After the salute to the flag, the following Council members answered roll call: David Waltz, Tom Kopp, James Jones, Marlaina Kloepfer, Daniel Werner, Marie Govannicci
Also present: Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Robert Hunt, Jr., Esq., Police Chief Brian Craig
Not Present: M. Diane McGaughey
Minutes: MOTION by Marlaina Kloepfer, Second by James Jones, to approve the minutes as submitted for the Council Meeting of July 7, 2014. Daniel Werner stated that he was not here, so he cannot argue what is in this document, but there is something untrue in Sara Hill’s public comment. Ms. Hill stated ”Daniel Werner went to Ms. Hill’s and instructed her to put out the fire or she would be cited and he would call the police.” Mr. Werner said that that he said nothing about Ms. Hill getting cited. He knew full well that she would have gotten a warning. That statement says that there was a fire going on when he arrived. Further down, Ms. Hill says that the fire was cold when Mr. Werner got there. This is untrue, and there was a witness there who also saw the lighted fire, and Mr. Werner is surprised that the witness did not speak up at the July meeting. This is an integrity thing on Mr. Werner’s part. He went to Ms. Hill’s house to try to rectify a problem. This should not have happened to Mr. Werner, and he expressed his displeasure at the way it was handled. Mr. Werner wants to make a note that statement was untrue. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Daniel Werner, Second by James Jones, to approve the minutes as submitted for the Work Session of July 28, 2014. MOTION approved unanimously.
Public Comment: None.
Treasurer’s Report: Gennifer Guiliano distributed the Treasurer’s Report for the month of July 2014. MOTION by Tom Kopp, Second by Marie Govannicci, to approve the Treasurer’s Reports as submitted. MOTION approved unanimously.
1) PennDOT Master Casting Agreement for 2014-2017
2) PECO- Green Region/Open Space Program- 10th Anniversary bonus opportunity. Five grants of $10,000 each will be awarded for projects that provide a lasting benefit to young people in the community and that include them in the design and/or implementation of the project. No matching funds will be required.
3) PECO- Ralph Brown, PECO Energy, notified the Borough that its Growing Greener Grant application was approved, along with those of the members of AFewSteps.Org.
4) PA State Association of Boroughs-Basic Budgeting Class7 many webinars
5) Temple School Environmental Design – conducting a study about municipal level efforts in Greater Philadelphia to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose is to learn what is already being done in Delaware Valley Communities and how universities and public agencies can assist municipal leaders in these efforts
6) 2013 Financial Audit has been completed. Suggestions have been given to Council
Tax Collector’s Report: Thomas Heron reported that $456,252.02 has been collected as of July 31, 2014. Accounts receivable as of July 31, 2014 is $25,729.00- 9 Real Estate, 9 Sewer, 42 Per Capita. $481,984.03 should be collected as of 12/31/2014. Mr. Heron reported that he received paperwork from the County regarding an upset price sale. The County will put a lien on 1 Sylvan Ave. for unpaid taxes. The property, which belongs to Northwestern Services, is tax exempt from Real Estate and School taxes, but the fees for trash removal and sewer must be paid.
Code Enforcement Report: Harry Mirra read his report for July.
1 Apartment Inspection
2 Correction Notices
High grass & leaves on President Ave.
Hanging light fixture Sylvan Ave.- corrected
3 Active Zoning Permits
Mayor’s Report: Mayor Kevin Cunningham read the Police Report for July 2014. There were 27 Parking Tickets, 4 Traffic Citations 3 Traffic Warnings.
Mayor Cunningham reported that August 5, 2014 is National Night Out Against Crime, and residents are asked to show support by turning on their porch lights from 7PM-10 PM. The Police Chief will spend more time in Rutledge that evening.
There will be a one-block parade, with a fire engine, for the Girls’ Club. The girls will get trophies.
Mayor Cunningham took care of the confusion regarding an electronic recycling event.
Public Safety: Tom Kopp reported that he has the Fire Company reports from May to July.
25 Calls 121 Personnel Responded Haz Mat Spill in Morton
18 Calls 13 Hours 30 Minutes
3 Training 9 Hours 30 Minutes
23 Calls 9 Hours 3 Minutes
3 Training 6 Hours 30 Minutes
1 Special Detail 4 Hours 2 Borough Parades
The Fire Co. will sell food at the Community Wide Yard Sale in September.
The Horseshoe Tournament is coming up in September.
Property/Building Maintenance: No report.
4th of July Committee: Marie Govannicci thanked everyone for their efforts in making the 4th of July festivities a success. The Committee will meet again on November 10, 2014 to discuss the tree lighting ceremony and the luminaries. Ms. Govannicci requested that a tent, cost not to exceed $800.00, be purchased for use at Borough events.
Recreation: The infield at the Triangle Park needs to be weeded, plus other repairs for next year need to be included in the budget.
Ms. Govannicci is looking into getting a new rain garden sign.
Ms. Govannicci is working with Catania Engineers on the drainage problem with the rain garden.
Rutledge Girls’ Club- Nothing to report.
Communication: Marlaina Kloepfer reported that a Code Red representative called. They would like to enter into an agreement with COG, and would like to upgrade current members’ coverage to include text messaging, at an affordable rate.
The Committee will have an information table at the Community Yard Sale. Any committees that would like to share resources are welcome to provide handouts/folders. They are working on the rain barrel initiative with Morton and Swarthmore Boroughs. Residents can preorder and pick up the rain barrels at the Yard Sale, or place an order that day.
Planning Commission: Marlaina Kloepfer reported that there has been a delay in getting the meeting minutes. There was a meeting on July 14, 2014. The Commission discussed the zoning of the former fire house, and they recommend that Council not change the current zoning of the building. The next meeting will be on August 11, 2014.
Ordinance: Nothing to report.
Trash: Nothing to report.
Building: Nothing to report.
Sewer: Jim Jones reported that a price of $5,000.00 was received to repair the Borough’s lines that caused the sinkhole at 32 President Ave. Sewer reserve funds will be used. A call was received from a resident at 213 President Ave. stating that there is a sinkhole in the rear of his property. A dye test will be done to determine if the problem is with the Borough’s lines or the homeowner’s lateral.
Shade Tree Commission: Marlaina Kloepfer reported that a call for a Secretary was sent out.
Finance: Nothing to report.
Streets: David Waltz reported that the County approved a grant for $30,000.00 for the repair of Swarthmore Ave. $25,000.00 is set aside for next year. The Borough can either hold this year’s grant and do one repair in 2015, or do two separate jobs, one each year. Mr. Waltz thanked the County for the grant, and stated that the County has been very good to the Borough.
Solicitor’s Report: Solicitor Robert Hunt reminded Council that the 2015 Budget planning is coming up. The Planning Commission gave a formal recommendation regarding zoning of the old Fire House. A formal letter of recommendation will be sent to Council for discussion at the August 25, 2014 Work Session.
Old Business: Nothing to report.
New Business: MOTION by Marie Govannicci, Second by James Jones, to authorize the purchase of a tent to be used for Borough related events, cost not to exceed $800.00. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by James Jones, Second by Marie Govannicci, to authorize repairs to the sinkhole and sewer line at 32 President Ave. at a cost of $5,000.00. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by James Jones, Second by Marie Govannicci, to approve Resolution 2014-08-01 which authorizes the Council President and Secretary to sign the 2014-2017 Master Casting Agreement with PennDOT. MOTION approved unanimously.
Public Comment: Harry Mirra, Code Enforcement Official, submitted his resignation. Mr. Mirra will stay on until a replacement has been and trained, but will have to leave by October, 2014. Mr. Mirra served 22 years as the Borough’s Code Official. Mr. Mirra thanked Council and the Mayor for the dedicated and outstanding service to the Borough and to him.
MOTION by Marlaina Kloepfer, Second by Marie Govannicci, to go into Executive Session at 8:04 PM to discuss personnel issues. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Marlaina Kloepfer, Second by Marie Govannicci, to end Executive Session at 8:32 PM. MOTION approved unanimously.
Bills for August 4, 2014:
MOTION by Daniel Werner, Second by Jsames Jones, to approve payment of the bills for the month from the General Fund in the amount of $13,141.35. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Daniel Werner, Second by Marie Govannicci, to approve payment of the bills for the month from the Gas Fund in the amount of $1,019.47. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Daniel Werner, Second by Marie Govannicci, to approve payment of the bills for the month from the Sewer Fund in the amount of $54,233.76. MOTION approved unanimously.
Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:34 PM.
|September 23, 2014|
|7:30 pm||to||8:30 pm|
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Please be advised, the Council of the Borough of Rutledge shall hold a SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING on SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the Rutledge Borough Hall for public comment in connection with zoning issues involving the Morton-Rutledge Fire Company’s Fire Station located at 14 Sylvan Avenue.
The Fire Station is situated within the Residential District of the Borough of Rutledge. Pursuant to Section 27-302 of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Rutledge, the use of a building within the Residential District is limited, to include, in sum: one, a single family home; two, a family-based community residence; three, a park/playground; and four, a municipal building or similar municipal use, to include a fire station.
The Morton-Rutledge Fire Company has been renting the Fire Station out to local cheerleading organizations for use as a practice facility as the Fire Company’s trucks and equipment have since been relocated to the Morton Fire Station. Such use does not confirm with Section 27-302, as listed above.
The Borough of Rutledge is requesting public comment/feedback in regards to the above use of the Fire Station. Council is considering all options with regard to this issue, to include strict enforcement of the zoning ordinance and a zoning amendment. The Borough of Rutledge wishes to gauge the public’s opinion as it moves forward with its decision concerning the use of the Fire Station and the ramifications of an amendment to the zoning regulations.
If you are unable to attend the meeting on September 23rd , the Borough of Rutledge will accept your comment/feedback via a letter or email. Letters may be mailed or dropped off to the Borough Office, 212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge, Pennsylvania 19070. Emails should be sent to email@example.com (please include “Fire Station” in the subject line). All letters and emails will be read aloud during the meeting.
As your council members and neighbors, we look forward to hearing your thoughts about this important zoning and use issue.
|September 13, 2014|
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10:00 am sign-in, start at 10:30 am at Triangle Park
(Rain date is Sept. 14th 12:30pm sign in, 1:00pm start)
$30.00 per team includes food, beverages and prizes for the top three finishers
Team names and money due no later than Friday, September l2th
For questions and registrations call the Fire station at 610-543-9721
Mike MacCrone (C) 610 -909-8872
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The Rutledge Borough Planning Commission is looking to appoint 2 new members of the borough to serve. The Rutledge Planning Commission is developing a comprehensive plan for the community which includes multiple projects and areas of interest such as updating building plans/ordinances and many other things that affect our daily lives in the borough. Some of the ordinances that the Planning Commission will be looking at in the next year include open fires in the borough, soliciting in the borough, and allowable deck/accessory structure coverage on properties. The commission meets once a month.
To be considered for the Planning Commission, please send a letter of intent and resume to Ms. Kim Brown (Chair of the Planning Commission) at firstname.lastname@example.org.