MINUTES OF RUTLEDGE BOROUGH COUNCIL
JULY 30, 2018
212 Unity Terrace
Rutledge, PA 19070
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was recited and the meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm
Present: Heidi Sentivan, Jody Roberts, Ken Torres-Zickler, Marie Govannicci, Lindsey Reed, Christine Gradel, Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Christine Reuther, Barbarann Keffer
TRASH & RECYCLING: a representative from our vendor B&L will possibly present at the next meeting
COMMUNICATIONS: the Committee will meet next Thursday, August 9, 7:30 pm. The next newsletter will be out after the Borough Yard Sale (September 8). The website host was paid for the next three years.
PARKS: Resolution 2018-17 (Community Conservation Partnerships Project) was signed and sealed. The infield of the softball park needs to be worked on to get it ready for fall ball. The checks to the Shade Tree Commission and the Girls Club have been distributed.
ACTIVITIES: The 4th of July Committee met to wrap up the event. Oktoberfest Committee will meet tomorrow, July 31 at 7 pm. More donations have come in to the Activities Committee, bring the total to close to $3000.
PUBLIC SAFETY: The Morton-Rutledge Fire Department will hold its horseshoe tournament on September 15.
FINANCE: CDBG application for codification was not approved. Reuther is working with Newell on updating the ordiances and if needed will prepare the grant application for next year which is due in January. The Finance Committee will be meeting with Keffer and Seal soon.
STREETS: Resolution 2018-8 for the Pothole Assistance for Taxpayers (PAT) was passed unanimously (MG/HS).
SEWERS: It is affirmed that Catania Engineering remains the Engineer of Record for Rutledge Borough, after being appointed in 2016. Let the minutes show that Catania Engineering is the engineer of record for Rutledge Borough. HS made a motion to ratify; MG seconded. Motion carried.
BUILDING: HS thanked Jenn Mickle for finding and transporting the chandelier which will replace the disco ball in the upper hall. The Committee is in the process of budgeting and getting quotes for painting the upper hall, floor repair and finishing, and electrical work. $20,000 was budgeted for the renovations in the 2017 budget.
MAYOR’ REPORT: Results from the vehicle counters on the 100 & 200 blocks of Linwood show that the traffic is heavier but that 80% of the vehicles are travelling between 16-35 MPH.
At this time, the Mayor allowed a resident to speak about the traffic on Linwood Avenue. Dan Peterson, 38 Linden Ave, asked Council to consider looking into placing a speedbump (or hump) on the unit block of Linwood. There was much discussion on PennDOT regulations, whether traffic would just shift to Preseident Avenue, other traffic-calming measures, etc. Council will continue to review options and next steps with the Borough engineer.
OLD BUSINESS: Discussion about possible discounts for charitable organizations that want to rent the hall. CR cautioned against a formal general policy for liability reasons. The discussion will continue in at the committee level.
NEW BUSINESS: Three quotes for the Borough Hall sewer line work came in; Council decided to go with Hosbach which was the only bidder to offer a two-tier bid: one price for repair/one for replacement.
ADJOURNMENT: MG/HS, 8:17pm.