MINUTES OF THE RUTLEDGE BOROUGH COUNCIL
September 9, 2019 Council Meeting
212 Unity Terrace
Rutledge, PA 19070
Meeting was called to order and Pledge of Allegiance recited at 7:32 pm.
Roll Call, Present: Heidi Sentivan, Jody Roberts, Marie Govannicci (absent), Samantha Newell, Christine Gradel, Ken Torres-Zickler, Lindsay Reed, Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Administrator Barbarann Keffer, Solicitor Christine Reuther.
Public Comment: Mary Fifr, 37 Linden Avenue, complained about multiple outside cats; there was a discussion about what legal measures the borough can take to control outside cats.
Tax Collector: Tom Heron read the report aloud (in binder); a resident requested to be exonerated from paying the fees for late taxes. This topic will be decided at the next Finance Committee meeting.
Old Business: Resolution 2019-9, support for Fair District legislation;(JR/KTZ), passed unanimously.
HS temporarily suspended the meeting to hold a hearing on Ordinance 2019-3 which amends the zoning code to allow conditional use permitting a daycare business in a church. James Bramwell, 108 President Avenue, and Mert Hagel, member of Chambers Memorial, both testified in favor of the ordinance. There was a general discussion on how an applicant would go through the process of opening a daycare. HS closed the hearing; the ordinance will be voted on after the Planning Commission meets and makes recommendations. The regular meeting re-opened.
Minutes: motion to pass August 26 workshop meeting minutes with edits (SN/HS); passed unanimously.
Parks: HS reported that there was a special meeting duly advertised, on September 8, 2019, to approve a resolution to approve an application for the Delaware County Parks & Open Space Grant Program; (KTZ/LR), passed unanimously.
Finance: Approval of the bills list (JR/KTZ)
Sewer: HS reported that there was a proposed change order and contract extension which increases the cost to finish the sewer lining project by $22,379. The final total is still being negotiated. It is for an area of pipe that was 8” in diameter rather than the standard 6” diameter. Once this is work is finished, the relining process will be complete.
Building: A one-year extension of the Girl Scout Troop agreement was discussed.
HS discussed the various flooring options for the rental halls.
Planning: The Committee will meet to discuss the conditional use ordinance on September 16.
Mayor’s Report: KC said the Yard Sale went well. He will attend a Mayor’s Conference on October 25 in East Lansdowne.
Public Comment: none
New Business: Brief discussion and vote on Ordinance 2019-4, repeal of the per-capita tax. Roll call vote, in favor: Heidi Sentivan, Jody Roberts, Samantha Newell, Ken Torres-Zickler, Christine Gradel, Lindsey Reed; opposed: none. Motion passes 6-0.
Motion to adjourn, 8:30 pm. (LR/SN).