Meeting Minutes 11-07-2022

November 7, 2022
7:30 PM Council Meeting

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call Jody Roberts, Samantha Newell, Marlaina Kloepfer (excused), Heidi Sentivan, Christine Gradel, Ken Torres-Zickler, Sue Hunt, Mayor Gamal Sherif, Solicitor Carl Ewald , Administrator Jen Mickle.

Approval of Agenda
Add MRFC October report to Public Safety
Add Resolution 2022-10 ACT 57 of 2022- Request for Waiver of Additional Charges: Real Estate Taxes under Finance SN/HS unanimous approval


Public Comment: none

Tax Collector: attached

Mayor’s Report:
Public Engagement
Reflecting on acts of civic love and the cultivation of an ethic of love
The Mayor suggested a need to find ways to make it easier for some residents who have other commitments to engage
Mental Health
The Mayor suggested a $500/person stipend to support Council and the Mayor

Approval of Minutes from 10.17.2022 meeting CG/KTZ unanimous approval

Trash & Recycling:
Yard Waste Update
Sue reported more than 80 homes participated
Delco Mulch will process Christmas trees on Jan 6
Rabbit Recycling

Aiming for a paper newsletter to be distributed before Thanksgiving

Parks & Property: DCNR Grant Update
HS reported that this grant was submitted – expecting results in early 2023

Pumpkin grow and glow about 15 participants. Awards for best decorated pumpkins were handed out.
Tree Lighting – Monday Dec 5; Council Meeting on Tuesday Dec 6
Block Captains still need for 100 & 200 of Sylvan Ave and all 3 blocks of Rutledge

Public Safety:
MRFC October report to Public Safety- attached

Resolution implementing Act 57, per PA requirements SN/HS – unanimous
Disbursements 10.17.22-11.7.22
The Mayor requested clarification on the police billing. It is billed quarterly and we are in the first year of a new contract.
SN/CG unanimous approval
Bills Lists
2023 Draft Budget Review and Discussion: Reviewed draft with preliminary changes for 2023

Streets: none

Sewers: none

Building: Catania October Report

Planning: none

Personnel: none

Borough Commissions:
Shade Tree: Fall Tree Planting on 11/19 – 4 trees
Planning Commission

Public Comment: none

Old Business/New Business:
CG asked about markings on streets – Aqua markings
JM mentioned that Morton Ave is scheduled for repaving this fall.

SN/HS at 8:52 unanimous approval