Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the February 12, 2002 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Roll call was taken with council members Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith, David Crane and Norma Snedeker and Attorney Henry J. Antonini present.
The minutes of the January meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Norma and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Brad Hay, Hannum, Wagle & Cline advised that the lift stations have been started up. Lon Gardner presented an approved pay request from B & T Excavating and a change order asking for 1) a completion time extension of 110 days with collection complete by March 15, 2002 and final completion by May 31, 2002, and 2) an additional $825.00 for storm sewer replacement on Plum St and an additional $1,499.75 for cold pack used for temporary pavement repair in high traffic areas. The change order was approved with a motion by David and second by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Chuck Strobel, plant operator advised he has inventoried the lab equipment, set up a maintenance program and is ready to start. Hook-ups will begin March 15 and homeowners will have 90 days to be on line.
It was mentioned that excavating companies need to be licensed, bonded and insured. They can get the specs from the town and a construction meeting will likely be set up for those contractors.
Pat Callahan, CPA and rate consultant, discussed the pros and cons in withdrawing from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. He also advised the procedure for withdrawing and answered questions concerning the same. Pat advised that Water and wastewater deposits are not under IURC jurisdiction and can be set by the council through an ordinance. Henry will look into drafting an ordinance raising the deposit fees.
D & G Lawn Service advised that they would mow the park and around the community building for the same rate as last year. It was not determined if their services would be needed this year, so the matter was tabled until the next meeting.
Teresa explained that the construction budget had allotted $27,500 for attorney fees, but due to the scope of the project and additional work for easements the actual fee was higher. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Norma to allow Teresa to write a letter to the USDA/RD requesting the legal services account be raised to pay the additional fees. The motion carried by voice vote.
Phil Bennett from the fire department advised they had no changes they wished to make to the contract for this year. Henry will draft a contract with the only changes being the dates. The firemen will be putting
up two "No Parking" signs on the east end of the fire department on 3rd St., with a small sign saying "vehicles will be towed at owners expense".
The street department will check for any street signs damaged during construction and notify the contractor.
The Police Log was turned in for January.
A motion was made by Norma and seconded by Tonya to pay the Town claims in the amount of $9,068.26, the wastewater claims of $27,064.86 and the Water Department claims in the amount of $9,899.57. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m. with a motion by Norma and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer
February 12, 2002