The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. The Pledge to the Flag was recited. Roll call was taken with council members James Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith, David Crane and Norma Snedeker and our attorney Henry Antonini were present. Due to President Natalie being late, Tonya Smith conducted the meeting.
The minutes of the March meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Norma and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Funding for the old town hall roof could come from the CCI fund. A motion was made by David and seconded by Norma to go with the lowest estimate given by Weaver and to use CCI funds. The motion carried by voice vote.
It was advised that the sanitation officer, Larry Beard had been contacted and a date would be set to inspect the designated properties. The council requested a nuisance ordinance letter be sent to Zucca's on Lincoln St.
Robert Adamovich questioned the status of the drainage problem on Ninth Street. Larry advised that the contractor had contacted him to meet, but the meeting had not taken place yet. Mr. Adamovich presented the Council with additional pictures of the property.
Transfer Resolution #2004-1 was read and a motion was made by Norma and seconded by Jim to pass the resolution. The motion carried by voice vote.
Steve O'Dell representing John Malone asked about connecting 5 houses on 6th Street to the sewer. He would like to run an 8" line along Sixth Street having all 5 homes tie into that line and then connect that 8" line to the main on Lincoln. Larry will contact Eric Smith for professional opinion on the sewer situation and also about the best way to get water to the houses. Bob & Kathy Baird were against these homes hooking to the water on 6th, as it is only a 2" line and already supports several homes.
Yvonne Layton, 253 N. Plum St., requested that the ditch in front of her residence be cleaned. The street department will see to it.
Teresa advised that the CCD budget had been cut $2,363.00 and asked the council where to cut it from. A motion was made by Norma and seconded by David to cut the drainage by said amount. The motion carried by voice vote.
Neil Costello advised that the new rescue truck would cost approximately $46,000. He also asked the Council to approve the application for a Ford Fleet number, which would allow special discount for the Town. A motion was made by Jim and seconded by David to allow the application. The motion carried by voice vote.
Leonard Akers passed out copies of a proposed resolution opposing the transportation of VX by-product through Fairview Park. After discussion Resolution #2004-2 was read and a motion to accept was made by Norma and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote with Jim Hall abstaining due to a conflict of interest.
Jim Moore advised that the Chicken BBQ is set for April 24.
Sue will check with Pat Callahan about allowing a sprinkler rate this summer.
Larry Natalie read a letter of resignation from Deputy Marshal Rick Baker, effective March 31, 2004.
It was discussed to draft a letter requesting the railroad to install crossing arms at the Fourth Street crossing.
A motion was made by Norma and seconded by Larry to pay the Town claims in the amount of $9,429.73, the wastewater claims of $7,595.73 and the Water department claims in the amount of $8,330.59. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. with a motion by David and seconded by Jim. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer April 13, 2004