Greg Lebold, Council President, opened the scheduled Work Session Meeting at 7:30 PM, in the Council Meeting Room, 212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge, PA.
The following Council Members answered roll call: Diane McGaughey, Tom Kopp, Greg Lebold, Jack Borsch, Brian Costello, and David Waltz
Also present: Jerry Connelly, Morton-Rutledge Fire Co., Karl Eilinsfeld
Not Present: Mayor Scott Shields, G. Guy Smith, Solicitor, Kurt Morrison
Jack Borsch reported that the Morton Rutledge Fire Co. will renegotiate the mortgage on the Borough building with the following terms:
$58,439.26 10 years 6.25% no loan fees
MOTION by Jack Borsch to enter into a mortgage agreement with the Morton Rutledge Fire Co., loan amount $58, 439.26, 10 years, 6.25%, no loan fees.
The payments will be 658.36 per month if started on June 1, or 656.16 per month if started in July.
Diane McGaughey stated that the purpose of refinancing the mortgage with TD bank was to establish a relationship with them so that we can borrow funds in the future for road repair. She would like to borrow $150,000.00 for road repairs- now is a good time to borrow money, and bids have been coming in low.
Ms. McGaughey would like to have the loan for 10 years and pay it off in 5 years. Ms. McGaughey would like the contract for the Fire Co. loan to be reviewed by the Solicitor. David Waltz stated that he has been meeting with county officials for grant funds for road repairs. The officials told Mr. Waltz not to borrow money. Mr. Waltz stated that he would like to put curbing in on the roads that are to be repaired, at a cost of $40/linear foot. Ms. McGaughey stated that the homeowners should be assessed for the cost. Mr. Watz stated that the Borough can’t do that. The Solicitor has stated, in the past, that the Borough can assess the homeowners for the cost of curbing. Jack Borsch withdrew his motion.
Mr. Borsch stated that defibrillator machines are available at a reduced cost of $1,050.00 until 05/31/10. The Borough can get one for the Community Center, and the bartender can be in charge of it. Ms. McGaughey stated that there are no funds in the 2010 budget, and it is not fair to the bartenders, who would have to get certified in the use of the equipment.
A recycling comparison of 2009 and 2010 shows no change in trash tonnage for the first four months of the year.
Discussed getting a report from Aqua that shows water totals going into the homes in Rutledge, to be compared with flow meter data of water coming out of homes and going into the sanitary sewer system.
Mr. Borsch reported that DELCORA received a grant to be used for education of homeowners on inflow and infiltration and what can be done to remedy it.
Discussed road repairs. Mr. Waltz will get updated prices from the Engineer.
Karl Eilinsfeld reported that he repaired three pieced of broken equipment, and cleared out the garage, and got $75.00 for the scrap metal. He used 20 bags of blacktop patch to repair potholes.
Mr. Eilinsfeld would like to purchase gas powered shears to trim the shrubbery at the Triangle Park- cost $260-300.
Diane McGaughey reported that the 4th of July festivities will be held on Saturday, July 3. The Tree Committee will have the refreshment concession. The 4th of July Committee is having financial problems and may have to cut the Halloween and Eater celebrations. They will contact Mr. Eilinsfeld regarding placement of barriers for the parade.
Ms. McGaughey stated that the Environmental Action Committee applied for a $100,000- $350,000 grant.
Ms. McGaughey stated that Morton Borough has budgeted $18,500 to be paid to the Morton-Rutledge Fire Co. in 2010, and there will be no additional revenue from them. The money they are collecting is past due sewer fees, which are dedicated funds and can’t be used for general account expenses. Jerry Connelly stated that Morton Borough told him that they would pay the Fire Co. from the Reserve Fund, and the money was not included in the budget. There was one call in Rutledge last month.
Ms. McGaughey would like to have a contract with the Morton-Rutledge Fire Co., and cited the PA Municipal Code.
Mr. Lebold stated that the Borough can get a reduced rate for Workers Comp Insurance if a Workplace Safety Committee is formed, and meets 1 hour per month.
Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:39 PM.
Submitted by: Gennifer Guiliano
Gregory C. Lebold, 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: Greg Lebold Jack Borsch, Tom Kopp, Brian Costello, and David Waltz.
Also present: G. Guy Smith, Esq., Mayor Scott Shields, Police Chief Brian Craig
Not Present: Diane McGaughey, Kurt Morrison
Public Comment: Kevin Cunningham, 20 Rutledge Ave., President of the Rutledge Girls’ Club, reported that Diane McGaughey threw out the first ball of the season at the softball game at Triangle Park. The Fire Co. sent a truck for the festivities. There is a big pothole on Unity Terra between Rutledge and Sylvan Aves.
Rita Kramer, 106 Rutledge Ave. stated that a compressor at the home of Steven Smith goes off as early as 6:45 AM, and various times during the day. Mrs. Kramer stated that the dump truck is gone. Last summer, someone who couldn’t see her yard complained about it. There was junk at the end of the driveway of her neighbor, and trash leaning against the cyclone fence. Greg Lebold stated that Harry Mirra will look into the matter. The homeowner needs to be cited and a hearing requested, and Mrs. Kramer will have an opportunity to go. Mrs. Kramer stated that the inspector came into her yard and made a tour of her whole property, and asked why these rules don’t apply to Steven Smith’s property. The inspector was at her property four times last year, and only found twigs and flower pots.
Minutes: MOTION by Brian Costello, Second by Jack Borsch, to approve the minutes as submitted for the Council Meeting of April 5, 2010 and Work Session of April 26, 2010. MOTION approved unanimously.
Tax Collector’s Report: Tax Collector not present.
Treasurer’s Report: Gennifer Guiliano distributed the Cash Flow report for the month of April 2010.
Code Enforcement Report: Harry Mirra read his report for April.
2 House Inspections/Sale – passed
51 Apartment Inspections
4 Building Permits – 3 Complete, 1 Active
1 Correction Notice- House with Compressor running constantly.
Mayor’s Report: Mayor Scott Shields read the Police Report for April. There were: 11 Police Calls, 4 Motor Vehicle Citations, 7 Parking Tickets, 7 Complaints, 2 Assist Fire Co.
4/28/10 Trailer stolen
4/21/10 Dispute with a tree service 200 block Linden Ave.
04/30/10 10 year old riding a micro motorcycle in the streets
Mayor Shields reminded residents that summer is here- be careful of children.
Chief Brian Craig reported digital copiers store the scanned information in memory, so personal information that is copied is in memory. This is a problem for people who lease copiers and return them.
4th of July: Nothing to report
Communication: Nothing to report.
Ordinance: Brian Costello reported that he is working on a noise ordinance, with advice from the Solicitor, and the next task will be a revision of zoning ordinances.
Trash: Jack Borsch reported that he spoke with the Borough’s trash hauler, Suburban Waste Services, and t hey said that any type of plastic, except plastic bags, can be put in the recycling.
Building: Nothing to report.
Sewer: Jack Borsch stated that he is looking into televising the Borough’s sewer system.
Shade Tree Commission: Jack Borsch stated that there will be a tree planting in the fall, and the number of trees is contingent upon the amount of grant money that is received.
Highway: David Waltz spoke with the Engineer about road repairs.
Recreation: Nothing to report.
Public Safety: Tom Kopp reported that there were: 25 alarms, with time in service of 9 hours, 13minutes, and 4 drills with time in service of 14 hours, in April 2010.
Manpower response – Full Compliment-25, Undermanned – 1, Scratched -0, Late Response – 0.
Alarms – non-building fires – 17 Building fires – 3
Manpower responses: Full Compliment- 20 Undermanned – 0 Scratched-0 Late Response – 0
Safety Tips- With daylight savings time in effect, please drive slowly and keep small children in your mind when driving within the Borough streets. Sometimes children dart out for a loose ball or ride into the street from their driveways. Everybody have a fun and safe summer.
On May 3, there was a Rapid Intervention Team disentanglement class at the training center. On April 3, there was a live burn at the training center.
Finance: Nothing to report.
Solicitor’s Report – Guy Smith reported that he sent a letter to Morton Borough that requests a written agreement between the 2 Boroughs regarding insurance and fire protection provided by the Morton-Rutledge Fire Co.
Old Business: Nothing to report.
MOTION by Jack Borsch, Second by Brian Costello, to authorize the Solicitor to prepare bid documents for the sale of the 1982 Sutphen fire truck. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Tom Kopp, Second by David Waltz, to authorize County Aid for the 2010 road repair program. MOTION approved unanimously.
Public Comment: Karl Eilinsfeld, highwayman, introduced himself to Council.
Bills for May 3, 2010:
MOTION by Brian Costello, Second by Jack Borsch, to approve payment of the bills for the month from the General Fund in the amount of $37,765.28. MOTON approved unanimously.
MOTION by Brian Costello, Second by Jack Borsh, to approve payment of the bills for the month from the Gas Fund in the amount of $321.92. MOTION approved unanimously.
Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.
|June 6, 2010|
|12:00 pm||to||2:00 pm|
Let’s get together as friends and neighbors for some great food, fun & fellowship!
Grilled hot dogs, chips, sides & salads, dessert and beverages provided.
Please bring a breakfast or lunch food item that will be donated to needy families.
Games for kids with prizes!
To be held at Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church, corner of Morton & Sylvan Avenues. Sunday, June 6 at 12:00 noon following 11:00 worship (Rain or Shine!)