MINUTES OF THE RUTLEDGE BOROUGH COUNCIL
June 15, 2020 Work Session
212 Unity Terrace
Rutledge, PA 19070
Meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance recited at 7:34 pm.
Roll Call, Present: Heidi Sentivan, Jody Roberts, Marlaina Kloepfer, Samantha Newell, Christine Gradel, Ken Torres-Zickler, Lindsay Reed, Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Administrator Barbarann Keffer, Solicitor Christine Reuther.
Public Comment: none
Mayor’s Report: KC read the police report. Chief Stufflet said the district courts are partially open. Since we entered the “yellow phase”, traffic has been increasing and therefore, enforcement will start to increase as well.
KC congratulated the MRFC on the 10th anniversary of their merger. He thanked the SPD and the MRFC for their assistance with the Rutledge graduation parade. There will be a parade for the 8th grade SHMS students tomorrow that will come through town.
KC read the borough’s first “Juneteenth Proclamation”. He asked folks to say a “Hail Mary” for his mom.
KC discussed how Triangle Park will reopen in phases. The softball will reopen tomorrow with restrictions of 25 or less people at practices and following all of the governor’s orders for limiting close interaction. The playground will remain closed at this point and the basketball hoops will remain down.
CR advised KC to write an order to open the field.
Minutes: motion to approve the minutes of the June 1, 2020 meeting; HS/SN, motion approved unanimously.
Communications/Activities: The 4th of July Flyer will be going out shortly. KTZ asked if he could add a couple of items to the flyer.
Parks: The park construction is due to begin shortly. Waiting on final schedule. It is estimated that it should take about 3 days weather permitting. There may be some equipment parked overnight on the street. HS to coordinate with Swarthmore Police. The playground area will remain closed until the construction is complete.
Finance: motion to pass the June 2-15 bills list; HS/JR, motion passed unanimously
Streets: The road work on Waverly Terrace is under review with PennDOT. The repaving will hopefully be in the next month.
Personnel: Bill Thomas is filling in for Joe Maginnis. The borough should look for another backup maintenance person.
Public Comment: Harleigh Chwastyk, 200 Rutledge Ave, commented about the condition of the infield and the park reopening. Jennifer Fleming, 131 Linden, expressed concerns about parking if weddings are encouraged.
Old/New Business: The Middle School Parade starts at 2 pm tomorrow and could get through Rutledge around 3 pm.
Motion to adjourn, HS/KTZ; motion passed unanimously.