Fairview Park Town Council
Meeting Minutes for April 10, 2018
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday April 10th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. The Pledge to the Flag was recited. Roll call was taken with council members Jim Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith, Larry Wilson, Jim Moore and Attorney Henry Antonini was all present. A motion was made by Tonya Smith and seconded by Jim Moore to accept the corrected minutes from February and the March minutes and financial report. The motion carried by voice vote.
The Town Marshal update, Curtis spoke about one of the cars having some issues, he got the job done for $50.00 and submitted the bill to the clerk/treasurer, He also spoke about a theft we had in town and the tire swing from the park is missing, he has an inventory list made up for his department with descriptions and serial numbers for their equipment. Curtis mentioned his department also has been doing some school patrols. Mike Kelley ask about the abandoned cars and Curtis said his department will be out on foot looking for such things soon, and he said his department will start doing some fund raising which will go towards the match money for the grant for the new police car.
The board had a brief discussion on pool filling Sue explained how it has been done in past years, so for this year the board decided to allow the filling to be done as it has been in the past with a meter hooked up to a garden hose for measurement .
Eric Smith with HWC Engineering presented a letter to the board with a time line for the Storm Water project. Advertisement for bids will be April 23rd and May 1st 2018 a pre-bid meeting will be on May 3rd at 10:00 am and the bids will be received and opened on May 17th, and the approximate starting date will be sometime in June. Tonya ask about the holding pond and the overflow with the flooding we have had recently she also mentioned she had took several pictures of the problem, a resident Tonya Russell who lives on Plum St. expressed concern over the flooding in her backyard, Eric said he will look into the problems and he would also like to get with INDOT to have them look at a few of the flooding problems.
Andy Johnson questioned the $5.00 storm water fee for his properties up on Geneva, he is not in the towns limits and is not hooked up to the sewer system, Larry said the town needs to check with Pat Callahan about this and the ordinance may need to be amended.
Mike Kelley mentioned the LED lights for the town and Leonard reminded the board about the acoustic problem in the hall.
Jim Hall ask about the sale of the surplus properties, Larry said the paper work needs to be but together for it by the next meeting and a decision will need to be made on how they will be sold.
Neil Costello submitted a month by month break down of how his department had spent their funds in 2017, he explained why some of the spending was done and why the figures show a depletion of funds which is due to not having any fundraisers for the department, Neil said the fire department will look into having some kind of fundraiser this year and his department will keep their spending under control. Neil also submitted a rough draft of the contract with the town for the board members to look over, he also mentioned the department is seeking $33,000.00 from the county’s public safety tax with help from the Helt Township trustee since the department has an agreement with them also.
Leonard Akers ask if there would be any problems with a possible farmers market to be held in the towns park this summer, the board said they saw no problem with it being there.
A motion was made by Tonya Smith and seconded by Larry Wilson to pay the towns claims in the amount of $9,573.68 the water department claims in the amount of $11,194.28 and the wastewater claims in the amount of $8,436.74. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm with a motion by Tonya Smith and seconded by Jim Hall. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Milisa Carty, Clerk-Treasurer
April 10th, 2018
General Fund $14,622.36
MVH Fund $36,452.94
LR & S Fund $18,343.71
CCD Fund $24,590.31
CCI Fund $33,236.11
Cum Fire Fund $64.782.98
Flag Fund $571.85
Riverboat Wagering $46.919.23
Rainy Day Fund $37.075.23
Police Ed. Fund $2.408.13
Certified Shares $4,701.00
Public Safety $8.217.00
Balance as of
April 30th, 2018 $291,920.85