The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 10, 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 present.
The minutes of the July meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Tonya and seconded by Norma. The motion carried by voice vote.
Henry advised that according to our present ordinance, we could file a complaint against the Blackmore property to get it cleaned up. He also advised that we needed to pass a separate ordinance dealing with weeds and rank vegetation to incorporate the Indiana Code wording. A complaint was also received about the Beatrice Dickens property. Larry advised to mow it and send a bill.
Estimates for replacement of the water office door were read. After some discussion a motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Norma to go with the low estimate submitted by Ed Vrzina for $475.00. The motion carried by voice vote.
Henry presented and explained the lease agreement for the ball field. The lease will run from 7/20/04 to 7/20/05. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by David to accept the lease. The motion carried by voice vote.
A budget meeting was set for August 31, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the town hall.
Mary Kay advised that County Clerk, Martha Padish, assessed the handicap accessibility for voting. She advised that either handicap door handles or a buzzer needed to be installed for the double doors. Henry was told there would be federal funds available to make the needed changes. Mary Kay will talk with Martha Padish to find out. It was the Council's opinion that if federal funds were available to install the handicap door handles, if not then to install a buzzer.
Gene Marietta asked about the water problem at 6th and Lincoln Streets. Larry advised that IACT has been in contact with IDEM on our behalf trying to figure out what our course of action should be. The contractor, according to IDEM should have done an engineering study along with filing a proposal of how they would handle water flow before and after the project. Jerry Spurr presented pictures taken after a 1/2 inch rainfall. It was also advised that the electric lines were pushed into the road and our still there and exposed. The road shoulders have also not been repaired from being caved in from heavy equipment. Larry advised to send a letter to Brad Emmert requesting his presence at the next Council meeting to address these problems.
Henry advised that the Council cannot restrict the size of lots, but, if they had zoning, could limit the number of dwellings place on a lot.
Neil Costello advised that the fire department received a $144,000 grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security to replace the old tanker truck. They plan on getting a truck with a larger tank. He also advised that the new rescue truck should be in service by October 1.
A motion was made by Norma and seconded by Tonya to pay the Town claims in the amount of $7,026.06, the wastewater claims of $6,373.06 and the Water department claims in the amount of $6,405.07. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. with a motion by David and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote. Attested to by Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer August 10, 2004
Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the August 31, 2004 Meeting
The Town Council held the Budget Pre-Adoption Meeting on August 31, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Roll call was taken with council members Jim Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith and Norma Snedeker present.
The 2005 budget was reviewed and discussed. There was no one present for public comment. A motion was made by Norma and seconded by Tonya to pre-adopt the 2005 budget as presented. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m. with a motion by Tonya and seconded by Jim. The motion carried.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer August 31, 2004
Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the August 31, 2004 Executive Meeting
The Town Council held an executive meeting on August 31, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the town hall. Roll call was taken with council members Jim Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith and Norma Snedeker present.
The Council discussed personnel that they have jurisdiction over.
The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. with a motion by Norma and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.