Rutledge Borough Council Meeting, October 24, 2011

Diane McGaughey, Council President, opened the scheduled Work Session 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: Diane McGaughey, Tom Kopp, Jack Borsch, Kurt Morrison, David Waltz, Brian Costello and Marlaina Kloepfer

Also present: Mayor Gregory C. Lebold, G. Guy Smith, Esq., Karl Eilinsfeld

Diane McGauhgey asked Mayor Lebold to contact the Police regarding young people roaming the streets after 9:00 PM.

Building: Nothing to report.

Communication: The committee met on 10/10/11 and will distribute a survey on Election Day in an effort to get more people on the email listerve distribution. Discussed having a Borough Facebook page that will be monitored by three administrators.

Ordinance: Brain Costello, Solicitor Guy Smith, and the Zoning Hearing Board met on 10/17/11 to discuss the revisions of Borough ordinances; will develop an action plan/timeline by January 2012.

Property/Borough Building: Faucets in the 1st floor kitchen and 1st floor men’s room were replaced because they leaked. The front door, 1st floor, of the Community Center is rotting and needs to be replaced.

Public Safety: Tom Kopp reported that there is a new ad for the sale of the fire truck for $18,000.00.

Recreation: Nothing to report.

Trash: Jack Borsch read the bids for the trash contract that were opened on 10/17/11:

Trash Contract Bid Opening  Borough of Rutledge
Monday, October 17, 2011 7:30 PM
Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Bid
Name 2 Years 4 Years 5 Years Bond
Trash:$86,000.00 Trash:$172,000.00 Trash:$217,000.00


Suburban Waste Services
Bear, DE Recycling: Recycling: Recycling:
Total:$86,000.00 Total:$172,000.00 Total:$217,000.00
Trash:$75,000.00 Trash:$150,000.00 Trash:$187,500.00 Check


B & L Disposal Services Recycling: Recycling: Recycling:
Louis Bizzari
610-842-2495 Total:$75,000.00 Total:$150,000.00 Total:$187,500.00
Trash:$86,976.00 Trash:$173,952.00 Trash:$221,940.00


J.P. Mascaro Recycling:$68,352.00 Recycling:$136,704.00 Recycling:$174,360.00
Joyce Connolly

267-933-6056 Total:$155,328.00 Total:$310,656.00 Total:$396,300.00
Trash:$79,248.00 Trash:$161,064.00 Trash:$209,163.00


Waste Management
610-626-7500 Recycling:$52,304.00 Recycle:$108,282.00 Recycle:$138,047.00
Total:$131,552.00 Total:$272,346.00 Total:$347,210.00
Trash:$47,436.00 Trash:$48,588.00 Trash: NO BID


Laxton Enterprise
610-358-1288  Steve Recycling:$5,160.00 Recycling:$5,544.00 Recycling:NO BID
Total:$105,192.00 Total:$108,264.00 Total:

Contract to be awarded at the November 7, 2011 Council Meeting.

Sewer: Jack Borsch reported that the sewer lateral at 801 Swarthmore Ave. that connects to Rutledge’s sewer main was rotted and broken and the cause of a sinkhole. Ridley Excavating did the repair work; a portion will be charged to the homeowner.
Catania Engineering completed a new sewer map of the Borough, and will prioritize sewer repairs needed.

Tree Commission: The Committee was going to plant a pine tree for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, but the 4th of July Committee likes the open space in front of the Borough building.

Highway: David Waltz reported that signs were ordered: “Watch Children” and crosswalk.

Finance: Brian Costello reviewed the draft 2012 Budget. Representatives from TD Bank will attend the 11/28/11 Work Session to discuss the proposed loan for road repairs.

Old: Nothing to report.

New: The Delaware County Borough Association is having a Fall Festival on November 4, 2011, at the Towne House in Media, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Tickets are available for Council.

The MMEAC will have a meeting on November 19, 2011, at the Wister Center, Swarthmore College, 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM.

Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:35 PM.

Submitted by: Gennifer Guiliano

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