January 6, 2020 Reorganization Meeting

RUTLEDGE BOROUGH COUNCIL
BIENNIAL REORGANIZATION MEETING MINUTES
FOR January 6, 2020
212 Unity Terrace
Rutledge, PA 19070

CALL TO ORDER AT 7:32pm
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MAYOR PRESIDING:
Swearing in (after presentation of Certificate of Election and Affidavit of Residency)
Mayor Kevin Cunningham presents Certificate of Election and Affidavit of Residency.
Mayor Kevin swears in new council Members (alphabetical)
Council Member Christine Gradel
Council Member Lindsay Reed
Council Member Marlaina Kloepfer
Roll Call-Heidi Sentivan, Jody Roberts, Lindsay Reed, Samantha Newell, Solicitor Christine Reuther, Christine Gradel, Marlaina Kloepfer, Mayor Kevin Cunningham
Nomination and Election of Council President- HS nominated SN/JR passed unanimously
COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRESIDING:
Nomination and Election of Council Vice-President- JR nominated HS/SN passed unanimously
Nomination and Election of President Pro-Temp (sits as chair in the absence of the President and Vice-President) -KTZ nominated HS/JR unanimously
Appointment of Borough Solicitor- CR with term of engagement letter HS/KTZ
Appointment of Borough Engineer- Catania HS/CG
Appointment of Borough Emergency Manager- Ray Devine 1 year term HS/CG
Council Committee Appointments
Parks and Property: HS, SN
Public Safety: CG, KTZ, KC
Streets: SN, CG
Sanitation: KTZ, JR
Finance: JR, HS
Building: MK, LR, HS
Sewers: HS, JR
Ordinances (& Planning Commission): JR, MK
Activities: LR, HS
Communications: KTZ, MK
Personnel: JR, HS, LR
Discussion of Open Positions to Borough Commissions, Committees and Boards:
Required Positions:
Zoning Hearing Board (1 member) ZBH member cannot be on council
Planning Commission (3 members)- PC- has 7 members 5 community and 2 from council- council cannot be the majority
Committees Seeking Members: Activities and Communications
Shade Tree Commission: LR to be liaison with CG as backup
Multi-municipality EAC: CG to be liaison

Minutes: December 16th Work Session minutes approved with date change KTZ/CG passed unanimously
Finance: Bills List-JR/KTZ passed unanimously
Fee Schedule Resolution 2020-1 SN/JR passed unanimously
Personnel: approve Anthony Aloi as back-up Highway Person- HS/CG passed unanimously
Parks: 2019 DCNR Grant Update: Borough just received notification that the grant approved for up to $25300 in funding to repave the pervious Basketball court and install a new merry-go-round. This is in addition to the 2018 DCNR Grant work.
New Park Working Group seeking members for the Master Plan

Tax Collector Report:
On Feb 28th delinquent taxes will be turned over to the county
After 2020 the county will no longer print Borough or school tax bills. Borough will need to find an alternate source for printing the tax bills for 2021.
Public Comment
OLD BUSINESS: KTZ thanked everyone for the help with luminaries and thanked the Fire Company for letting us use the building and for Santa.
NEW BUSINESS: Computer Work estimate will be discussed at work session.
ADJOURNMENT: 818pm HS/SN unanimous

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