October 19, 2020 Work Session


October 19 , 2020

7:30 PM Council Work Session


The remote meeting was was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7.35pm


Roll Call Present: Heidi Sentivan, Jody Roberts, Marlaina Kloepfer, Samantha Newell, Christine Gradel, Ken Torres-Zickler, Lindsay Reed, Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Solicitor Christine Reuther, Administrator Jen Mickle. Chief Ray Stufflet and Jack Breslin from the Morton/Rutledge Fire Company


Public Comment


Tax Collector: 


Mayor’s Report

  • Police Report
  • Chief encouraged people to lock their cars. And to call 911 if there is a problem.
  • Delco is a centralized call center that is prepared to handle both emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • Residents should let the police know if their home video monitoring shows anything suspicious.


Minutes: approval of the minutes of October 5, 2020 council meeting HS/CG unanimous


Trash & Recycling: 



  • Newsletter went out to most of the borough this past weekend. The rest should go out shortly. This included information on the election, upcoming activities and general borough information.


Parks & Property: 

  • Mask/social distance sign was ordered for Triangle park


  • Halloween Pumpkin Carving/Decoration Blaze Event is scheduled for Halloween.
    • Pumpkins can be dropped off starting at 3pm
  • Mayor will have a candy shoot at Borough Hall from 6:30-8:30pm 
  • Flyer is being finalized and will be done 10.20.2020


Public Safety: 

  • Morton Rutledge Fire Company: Jack Breslin presented 2021 Fire Company budget.  
    • Due to covid and fundraising restraints they are proposing a 2021 general fund contributions increase from $9K (2020) to $12K for Rutledge (Morton pays ¾ and Rutledge pays ¼)
    • MRFC is requesting $9000 toward the capital/truck reserve for 2021, the same as last year. They are preparing to purchase a new engine by the end of the year at just over $500K. It will take between 6-9 month for delivery. The older truck would then be sold.



  • Bills list  HS/SN unanimous

Streets:  Replacement signs for faded signs have been ordered and will be replaced once they come in.



  • 2021 rates will be going down approx. $100 per household
    • This is due to reduced flow from Rutledge, partially thanks to the full sewer relining project. We are the only municipality with a reduction in usage within the CDCSA.
    • Sewer relining is now completely paid off.


Building: Heidi and Jen are working on a few changes to the fee schedule.  Will present at an upcoming meeting.



  • Mapping out the outreach for the comprehensive planning
  • PC needs to figure out who our partner will be for our EOC
    • Need to work this out with council
    • The EOP needs to be presented to the County by the end of the year


Personnel: none

Public Comment: none


Old Business/New Business:

  • OLD: Tree at Waverly/Swarthmore Ave
    • STC is getting to move the tree. Roots need to be cut in stages so the tree can be transplanted. It will take 2-3 weeks to happen.
    • In the meantime, Joe to trim the rose bush to help with the sightline at the intersection

  • OLD: Ballot Drop Box Update
    • Was opened up today and will remain open until 8pm on election day.
    • Monitored via cameras by County Park Police 24/7.
    • CR-only the voters themselves can drop off their ballots at boxes or mailboxes. Same as casting their vote on election day.
    • Voters from Delco can use any ballot box in Delco.

  • NEW: Storm & Floodplain Ordinance Preliminary Review
    • Going to Planning Commission for review
    • Reaching out to the National Flood insurance Program
      • Were flagged last year because we are not members and not compliant with our Flood Plain Ordinance
      • This limited residents abilities to get flood insurance
    • Goal is to get it passed by the end of the year.
    • There is grant funding in place to cover half of our costs in passing an updated ordinance.

  • Chambers Memorial is having a blood drive on Oct 28th 8:30AM


Adjournment 8:20pm HS/KTZ unanimous


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