Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the February 8th, 2022 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday February 8th, 2022 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 Cox, Larry Wilson, Jim Moore and Attorney
Henry Antonini all present. A motion was made by Jim Hall and seconded by Tonya Cox to
accept the minutes of the January meeting and financial report. The motion carried by voice
A motion was made by Jim Hall and seconded by Tonya Cox to table the old business
of Loran Plunkett’s boarding kennel since she was not in attendance, motion carried by voice
Jim Hall mentioned the trash on Rail Road St. has been cleaned up, Jim said he had
spoken to the residents about it.
Larry spoke about the recent snow removal and as to why the streets was not as clear as
usual, he explained the truck and plow went down due to an electrical problem, the towns
employees was able to get the plow on the smaller utility truck to finish plowing what they
could. Jim Moore said they did a good job with what they had to work with. Larry also
mentioned the town’s new backhoe had been delivered.
Mike Ray gave a quick report for the town marshal, he stated there had been a lot of
dog complaints and that he had went on seven of them, he explained that two of the reserve
deputies was unable to put in many hours over the past month due to work schedules and
Covid, he said for the month there was two school patrols, one Clinton assist, one title check,
one foot patrol and eight traffic stops. Larry asked about the new cell phone if it was working
since there had been an issue with it, Mike said it was working, there was some discussion
about putting the cell number on the water bills and possibly on the patrol cars, Henry asked if
the phone was monitored 24 hours a day, Mike said no it’s not but there is a message that states
if there is an emergency to hang up and dial 911, Henry said the town needs to be careful how
they post the cell number since the cell number is used more for office use than emergency use,
Larry asked Mike to look into getting the number forwarded to Curtis if no one is able to
Leonard Akers mentioned a grant thru DNR for pictures of old historic government
buildings, he said the old town hall was one of the oldest buildings in Vermillion County and
this might be something the town would want to look into.
Fire chief Chad Moore said Engine 55 would be in the shop next week for a small
water leak and it would be down for about a week, Mike Ray also mentioned his patrol car
would be getting new tires the same week.
Leonard spoke about Rail Road St., he said he had requested a map of the town from
the auditor’s office and it looks like Rail Road St. is a town street and not railroad right of way.
A motion was made by Jim Hall and seconded by Tonya Cox to pay the towns claims
in the amount of $10,709.56, the water department claims in the amount of $13,236.95, the
wastewater claims in the amount of $300,548.47, and storm water in the amount of $35,768.33
The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm with a motion by Tonya Cox and seconded by
Jim Moore, the motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Milisa Carty, Clerk/Treasurer
February 8th, 2022