October 1, 2018


October 1, 2018 Council Meeting
212 Unity Terrace
Rutledge, PA 19070

Meeting was called to order and Pledge of Allegiance recited at 7:04 pm.

Roll Call, present: Council President Heidi Sentivan, Vice-President Jody Roberts, Marie Govannicci Ken Torres-Zickler, Samantha Newell, Christine Zabel, Lindsay Reed, Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Solicitor Christine Reuther, Administrator Barbarann Keffer

Public Comment: Jack Borsch asked if the paving of Swarthmore Avenue was done because it was not paved completely. Aqua PA will be questioned first to determine which entity has responsibility to repave.

Minutes: September 24 minutes approved unanimously (JR/KT-Z)

Trash & Recycling: Solicitor CR met with the DCSWA (Delco Solid Waste Authority) to discuss that the agency survey haulers in an effort to assist municipalities in their search for the best curbside recycling haulers. On a related note, municipalities can save $5/ton in tipping fees if the trash trucks go directly to the Chester facility.

Communications: The hand-delivery of the newsletter to residents along with the letter detailing the Small Waters & Sewer Grant ($424,972) was completed this past weekend.

Jen Mickle will start a Hall Rental FB page. The completion of the switch to RCN for phone service will take place 10/22/18.

Catching up with the minutes to post on the website is still a work in progress.

Parks & Activities: Swarthmore Borough will assist with the installation of the bench at Triangle Park; the three trash cans will be replaced by two larger trashcans.

Oktoberfest tickets are still available; there will be coordination meeting for the event for the next two Wednesdays.

Community service people have completed about half of the landscaping work around the park sign.

Public Safety: SPD Chief’s report was read by Mayor Cunningham.

MRFC is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser in Rutledge Borough Hall, 4-8 pm, on Saturday, 10/20.

Finance: Bills List (disbursements) approved unanimously. (SN/LR)

Streets: The large pothole on Swarthmore Avenue is still there.

Sewers: Phase I & II still need to be closed out; the Borough is awaiting the state reimbursement. Phase III will be put out to bid soon.

Building: Jen Mickles coordinating the painting and the electrical work with the goal of completion before the Oktoberfest event. There was discussion about the possibility of purchasing round table for upstairs; Council would like the actual costs of running the Hall Rentals to be reflected in budget statements so that it’s clear how much it costs to run the hall rentals.

Mayor: Thanked the SPD for the extra work they did during the Route 420 construction period; Mayor’s Report was read aloud and is in the Council binder.

No Public Comment

Tax Collector: No report.

Old Business: Motion to change the numbering of Resolution 2018-18 to Resolution 2018-8, to keep resolutions in a chronological order. Motion passed unanimously (HS/SN). Motion to affirm BK as Treasurer/Secretary which was voted on 9.24.18.

New Business: There was some discussion of the need for a Right To Know (RTK) ordinance; the RTK policy is on the website.

Motion to Adjourn, 8:07 pm (HS/SN)

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