Greg Lebold, Council President, opened the scheduled Borough Council Meeting at 7:30 PM, in the Council Meeting Room, 212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge, PA.
After the salute to the flag, the following Council members answered roll call: Greg Lebold, Kurt Morrison, Thomas Ash, Tom Kopp, Mark King, and Jack Borsch.
Not present: Diane McGaughey
Also present: Mayor Scott Shields, G. Guy Smith, Esq.
MOTION by Jack Borsch, Second by Kurt Morrison, to approve the minutes as submitted for the Council Meeting of March 5, 2007, Work Session of March 26, 2007 and Planning Commission Meeting March 26, 2007. MOTION approved unanimously.
Public Comment: None
Tax Collector’s Report: Leonard Michael reported that $168,566.92 was collected in March 2007. The discount period has ended.
Treasurer’s Report – Gennifer Guiliano distributed the Cash Flow report for the month of March, 2007.
Code Enforcement/Building Inspector Reports – Harry Mirra read his report for the month of March, 2007:
7 Building Permits Active
1 Home Inspection
14 Correction Notices Issued for snow and ice removal
Mr. Mirra reminded residents to cut their grass and trees that have branches hanging over the sidewalk.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Scott Shields reported that the Police have been writing citations for speeding tickets and stop sign violations. Mayor Shields stated that no citations were issued for this past ice storm- residents not shoveling. Mayor Shields requested that parents watch their children since spring is here and they will be outdoors later. Mark Kind reported that kids went on a resident’s porch and tore off the mailbox.
Ordinance/ Trash – MOTION by Mark King, Second by Thomas Ash, to approve Resolution 2007-04-01, a Resolution that establishes fees for permits and licenses in the Borough. MOTION approved unanimously.
Building – Nothing to report
Sewer– Jack Borsch reported that the Borough went out for bids for sewer work. The metering program is progressing. Mr. Borsch asked residents to make sure their sump pumps and downspouts are not connected to the sanitary sewer lines. This is illegal and the Borough will be charged.
Recreation – Kurt Morrison thanked the 17 volunteers who helped clean the Triangle Park. They did a great job. Mr. Morrison is investigating wood chips for the playground. Mr. Morrison congratulated the Strath Haven Girls Ice Hockey team for winning the county championship.
Public Safety – Tom Kopp read the Rutledge Fire Company’s March 2007 Report. There were: 10 fire calls with time in service of 10 hours and 57 minutes, and 4 drills with time in service of 9 hours and 20 minutes. There was one local alarm in the unit block of Sylvan Ave.
Chief MacCrone reminded residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks.
The Fire Co. is updating its invalid/special needs residents list. Please call 610-543-7920 if you have special needs. Invalid stickers are available.
Finance – Nothing to report.
Highway – Thomas Ash reminded residents to bundle their yard waste for trash collection.
Solicitor – Nothing to report.
Old Business: Mark King reported that the Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan was discussed at the Planning Committee Meeting, and it was concluded that Rutledge needs to adopt the plan.
MOTION by Mark King, Second by Jack Borsch, to have a Public Meeting on May 7, 2007, at 7:30 PM for residents to ask questions and provide input on the draft of the Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Mark King, Second by Jack Borsch, to authorize the Secretary to advertise the Public Meeting for the Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan twice. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Mark King, Second by Jack Borsch, to direct the Council President and Secretary to provide a copy of the Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan to Morton Borough for review, and letters to Swarthmore Borough, Ridley and Springfield Twps., and the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District for their review and allow 45 days for responses and comments. MOTION approved unanimously.
Kurt Morrison reported that a grant was received for the Stormwater Management Project at the Triangle Park, and it is in the planning stages. MOTION by Kurt Morrison, Second by Mark King, to authorize the Borough Engineer to prepare a design for the Triangle Park Stormwater Management Project, using the information provided from the topographic survey and soil testing, which will provide guidance using accepted best practices to accomplish the desired effect of storm water management and beautification of the Triangle Park, and will be used for bidding the project. MOTION approved unanimously.
New Business: None
Public Comment: None
Bills for April 02, 2007:
MOTION by Thomas Ash, Second by Mark King, to approve payment of the bills for the month from the General Fund in the amount of $9,120.40. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Thomas Ash, Second by Tom Kopp, to approve payment of the bills for the month from the Gas Fund in the amount of $1,672.36. MOTION approved unanimously.
MOTION by Thomas Ash, Second by Jack Borsch, to approve payment of the bills for the month from the Sewer Fund in the amount of $18,128.35. MOTION approved unanimously.
Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM.