MINUTES OF THE RUTLEDGE BOROUGH COUNCIL
July 8, 2019 Council Meeting
212 Unity Terrace
Rutledge, PA 19070
Meeting was called to order and Pledge of Allegiance recited at 7:32 pm.
Roll Call, Present: Heidi Sentivan, Jody Roberts, Marie Govannicci, Samantha Newell, Christine Gradel, Ken Torres-Zickler, Lindsay Reed (excused absence), Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Administrator Barbarann Keffer, Solicitor Christine Reuther.
Public Comment: none
Minutes: motion to pass June 10 (SN/JR) and June 24, 2019 (JR/SN) minutes. Both motions` passed unanimously.
Public Safety: CG read the MRFC report and had some questions about specifics in it. Fire Marshall Tom Alesi is willing to continue on as Fire Marshall. It was requested that we have a cell phone number to be able to reach him in an emergency.
Finance: A resolution will be written up to allow for: the following PLGIT accounts: street repair reserve and the general account will be closed and the funds transferred to the the PLGIT reserve account.
A motion was made to approve the Bills List including the transfer of $125,000 from the TD account to the Trumark account: HS/SN. Motion passed unanimously.
Tax Collector: TH reported that there is no change in the Tax Collector Report from June; HS asked if there was an optimum time to close the TD Tax Collector account and transfer the account to Trumark. It was decided that this should be completed before December, when deliquent taxes are often received.
Sewer: The manholes are still being lined; Catania should notify the borough when the project is completed.
Streets: SN reported that the bids for 2019 street resurfacing came in very high. There was some discussion as to whether to do any street resurfacing this year. It was decided to not proceed with the bid and look into smaller scale repair instead.
Building: There was discussion on increasing the rates to rent the upper and lower halls, to change the cancellation time frame from 30 to 60 days for a refund of the deposit, the discount for Rutledge residents and the date any changes would start.
A motion was made (MG/SN) to increase the rental price for the Lower Hall by $50 to $425, to increase the rental price for the Upper Hall by $75 to $650, to increase the security deposit to $150 and to increase the discount to Rutledge residents to $100. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor’s Report: KC reported that the 4th of July celebration was one of the best and he publicly thanked Joe Senior for picking up the barricades and all of the neighbors who stepped up and helped.
Public Comment: Jean Lenke is moving from the borough and invited everyone to the farewell party and offered to donate the leaf shredder to the Shade Tree Commission if someone from the borough would pick it up.
Old Business: There was a discussion on how to move forward with the conditional use ordinance and the type of outreach Chambers Memorial needs to do with its neighbors.
JM updated council on the Curb My Clutter.
New Business: none
Motion to adjourn, 8:13 pm. (MG/KT)