Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the January 14, 2003 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Roll call was taken with council members James Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith and David Crane and Attorney Henry J. Antonini present.
The minutes of the December meetings and financial report were approved with a motion by Tonya and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Larry Natalie advised that all the renters on the Dean Ellis property have agreed to pay the sewer rates beginning with the Feb.. l, 2003 billing. The property is up for sale and Mr. Ellis would like the Town to consider buying it.
A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by David to retain all the present positions/appointments for the Town and Utilities Department. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attorney Antonini presented the Fire Department contract with the date being the only change made. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Jim to accept the contract. The motion carried by voice vote.
After the council reviewed the contract presented by Chuck Strobel Environmental Services to operate the Wastewater Treatment, a motion was made by Tonya and seconded by David to accept the contract. The motion carried by voice vote.
A list of funds to be encumbered was read to the Council and a motion was made by Jim and seconded by Tonya to approve the request. The motion carried by voice vote.
Larry advised that the Council is moving forward to IURC for a rate increase approval.
Ed Kanizer requested permission to move the water meter closer to his building at the golf course. After discussion it was decided that Ed would be responsible for all the expenses incurred with the Town employees doing the work at the main and inspecting Ed's work and that Ed is to maintain the line. A motion was made by David and seconded by Tonya to approve. The motion carried by voice vote.
Ed Kanizer also requested permission to put in a 2" hydrant instead of the blow off hydrant presently in place. He also advised that he could hook up a 2" meter for metering. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by David to table the matter for further investigation.
Doug Curry advised that the Fire Dept had been approached by the Vermillion County Emergency Operations Center about locating a VX siren in Fairview Park. The EOC would be responsible for all costs and installation. The siren would be tested every Wednesday at noon. After discussion a motion was made by Jim and seconded by Tonya to have Rick check into the matter for a clearer understanding and to go ahead with permission for installation if he sees fit. The motion carried by voice vote.
Chuck Strobel advised the daily flow at the WWTP is 69,000 gallons, approximately 46% of design capacity and that the facility is working great.
The Police Log was turned in for December.
A motion was made by Jim and seconded by Tonya to pay the Town claims in the amount of $7,120.99, the wastewater claims of $4,944.63 and the water department claims in the amount of $7,923.04. The motion carried by voice vote.
The Utility requested permission from the Council to write off noncollectible debt in the amount of $289.20 (water) and $850.00 (sewer) and that deposits totaling $922.11 be returned to the general fund. The request was approved.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. with a motion by Tonya and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer
January 14, 2003