MINUTES OF THE RUTLEDGE BOROUGH COUNCIL
June 24, 2019 Council Work Session
212 Unity Terrace
Rutledge, PA 19070
Meeting was called to order and Pledge of Allegiance recited at 7:31 pm.
Roll Call, Present: Heidi Sentivan, Jody Roberts, Marie Govannicci (excused absence), Ken Torres-Zickler, Samantha Newell, Christine Gradel, Lindsay Reed (excused absence), Mayor Kevin Cunningham, Administrator Barbarann Keffer, Solicitor Christine Reuther.
Public Comment: None
Mayor’s Report: KC read the SPD report and discussed the details of the July 4th events in Rutledge.
Minutes: minutes from the June 10 meeting will be voted on in July.
Trash & Recycling: There was a discussion about bringing the Curb Your Clutter program to Rutledge; Swarthmore has already adopted it. There is no cost to the Borough, and the possibility to make a small amount of money on profits from the recycling. The Borough would be required to remind residents a minimum of three times a year, using current communication such as emails, facebook posts or the paper newsletter. Motion to move forward with Curb Your Clutter with the change that the term would initially be a “1-year pilot program” and Section 1.14 of the agreement would be created to specify the reporting of collection data, SN/KTZ. Motion passed unanimously.
A recycling flyer was distributed to residents.
Communications: KTZ thanked Drew, Roxanne and Heidi for putting together the newsletter and distributing it and the notice from the MRFC fundraisers; the next Communications Committee meeting is July 11.
Parks: HS submitted an update to DCNR related to the 2018 park grant. CR and HS are working with the state agency on the purchasing requirements and expect to submit the documents by the end of July to DCNR for approval. The goal is to bid for fall construction.
Activities: The MRFC is holding an “Aunt Mary Pat” fundraiser on June 28 at 7 pm in the upstairs hall to fund jaws-of-life equipment.
Over $1500 in donations have been raised so far from the Activities Fund Drive. The Activities Committee will meet July 1 at 7:30 pm to go over the July 4th celebrations details. All are welcome to attend. The Fourth of July Parade starts at 9:30 am.
“The Princess Bride” will be shown on July 27 at Triangle Park.
Public Safety: The Borough tried to reach out to the Fire Marshall. KC to reach out to see if the current Fire Marshall wants to remain.
Finance: JR reported that the Trumark accounts have been open: one for General Checking and one for the forthcoming DCNR grant. Rutledge is transitioning away from TD Bank.
There was a discussion about increasing the security deposit fee from the current $100 level.
Motion to approve the bills list: HS/SN. Motion passed unanimously.
Streets: SN requested that resident complaints about potholes be emailed to her. The street resurfacing project is going out for bid; Catania Engineering is handling the bid process.
Sewer: HS gave an update on the sewer relining project: the laterals are done and the manholes will be worked on soon.
Building: JM (Jen Mickle) and HS are looking into flooring options for what remains to be done in Borough Hall.
Planning: JR reported that the Planning Committee approved the final draft of the PRP (Pollution Reduction Plan). Catania Engineering sent it to the DEP for approval and expect a response by the end of the summer. The Planning Commission is also looking into holding other public forums to discuss the priorities that have been established for the Comprehensive Plan.
July 15, 7:30 pm, is the next Planning Commission meeting. They are scheduled to discuss the proposed changes to the Borough Ordinances to allow for Conditional Use and allowing the potential use of the Chambers Memorial Church property for daycare.
Old Business: none
Motion to adjourn, 8:14 pm, (HS/JR). Motion passed unanimously.