Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the August 14, 2012 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 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, Phyllis Lambert and Jim Moore and our attorney Henry Antonini were present. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Phyllis to accept the minutes of the July meeting and financial report. The motion carried by voice vote.
Jim Hall advised that Barnhart Home Improvement would start replacing the 4 remaining windows and wrap the other two at the old town hall tomorrow.
Sue advised that she has not received pricing on topping and/or removal of the trees west of the town hall.
Sue requested that the Council look at the property on First and see if they are satisfied with the grass being cut or if they want the trash removed also. She also advised that Kanizer lots have not been mowed yet.
The merry-go-round has been removed from the park due to damage that cannot be repaired. Jim Hall will check into new equipment.
Complaints were voiced on the debris left when the trailer was moved on Third Street. The Marshal will see about the clean up.
Sue advised of the water shortage plan letters she received from the DNR and IDEM. She may need to implement a water conservation plan if the drought continues. The Council suggested sending letters to the high users asking them to conserve water. Larry Beard believes that Clinton is on the same aquifer as Fairview and that they measured the aquifer and found that it has not been affected by the drought.
Don Klinge advised that the Fire Department has received a $1,000 grant for thermal imaging equipment from VCCF. He also informed the Council that the next Chicken BBQ is August 18. He has also talked with an insurance agent to get another quote for the fire departments insurance.
A resident observed that since the burning ban the Town has smelled much better and would like to have a permanent burn ban implemented. The Council will look at the possibility.
The police department will reapply in the fall for car grants.
A motion was made by Jim Moore and seconded by Tonya to pay the Town claims in the amount of $17,463.84, the water department claims in the amount of $10,357.13 and the wastewater claims in the amount of $7,847.81. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m. with a motion by Phyllis and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer August 14, 2012