Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the July 9, 2002 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 6.30 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Roll call was taken with council members James Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith, David Crane and Norma Snedeker and Attorney Henry J. Antonini present.
The minutes of the June meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Norma and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Eric Smith, Hannum, Waglc & Cline advised that all the paving would be complete by Friday. A punch list has been compiled and given to the contractor Next week H, W & C will perform another walk through. Eric advised that no retainage would be paid until the punch list is satisfactorily completed. Eric presented 2 change orders for Division B (treatment plant): 1) extension of plant water service, add hydrant, drain in sludge building, meter and backflow preventer. 2) Relocate and install culvert at plant entrance. A motion was made by Norma and seconded by David to accept the change orders. The motion carried by voice vote. Eric presented an approved pay request for Bowen Engineering. Leonard Akers asked again about the blacktop pad, Eric advised it is in the minutes and he will speak with Doug Bowen on the matter. He also advised that all punch list items would be addressed.
Brian Berrisford can't keep dirt on sides of the ditch where the lateral was put. The dry well in front of Stateler's on Plum is silted in. These will be added to the punch list.
Gary Cox asked about the drainage in front of his house. He was advised that would be a drainage project of its own.
Mike Kelley showed pictures of rain washing rock down 2nd street from Washington Street. He also asked about independent contractors damaging the newly paved roads. The town is monitoring this and keeping a list. Leonard Akers advised that Ron Shepard with White Construction said they would make the repairs if done with recent blacktop and bill the contractor if town gives them authority. Mike also questioned setting a load limit for the streets. Eric will check INDOT for specifications and get back with us.
Brian Berrisford advised his wife drove through binder tracking it onto their concrete drive and into the garage. Eric will have contractor drop off solvent.
Pat Callahan advised to use 3900 gallons of water as an average when calculating summer rates for people with no water usage in Jan., Feb. and March.
Eric will check on a price for chip and seal on Parke due to the terrible dust problem. Mike Kelley thanked Eric for coming to the meetings. Complaints were received about speeding vehicles on Lincoln and not stopping on 5th street.
Chuck Strobel has inspected 503 laterals, with 113 permits still to be inspected. The plant is handling approximately 50,000 gallons of sewage daily. Mick Mack has 2 apartments buildings and requested a 1" meter for each building. Larry will check to see if that would be sufficient flow.
Pat Callahan answered questions about opting out of the IURC, advising that the IURC was a cumbersome process to evaluate rates and supported the withdrawal.
Leonard Akers will check with the Chamber of Commerce on available grants for signage in small towns. He also advised of a Parade in the works for August 24 to celebrate the Town's centennial. It was requested that permission be given to paint red, white and blue stripe in the center of 9th/Washington from Pike to 1St street, with materials being donated by a local businessman. A motion was made by Jim and seconded by Norma to allow the request. The motion carried with one member opposed. Leonard also asked about painting a flag at the intersection of 4th and Washington. After discussion it was decided to table the decision.
Dean Ellis requested that the house at 104 S. Washington be removed from the sewer billing as it is only used for storage and has no water meter. A motion was made by David and seconded by Norma to allow the request. The motion carried by voice vote.
Jim will check the need for a cover on a dry well at 1st & Washington. Ordinance #2002-3 AN ORDINACE SETTING HYDRANT RENTAL was read once in its entirety and twice by title. A motion was made by Norma and seconded by Tonya to accept. The motion carried by voice vote. Ordinance #2002-4 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SALARY ORDINANCE 2001-9 was read once in its entirety and twice by title. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Jim to accept. The motion carried by voice vote.
Ordinance #2002-5 AN ORDINANCE REMOVING THE TOWN OF FAIRVIEW PARK, INDIANA, MUNICIPALLY-OWNED WATER UTILITY FROM THE JURISDITION OF THE INDIANA UTILITY REGULATORY COMMISSION FOR THE APPROVAL OF RATES AND CHARGES AND OF THE ISSUANCE OF STOCKS, BONDS, NOTS OR OTHER EVIDDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS PUSUANT TO I.C. 8-1-5-3-9.1 was read once in its entirety and once by title.
Chuck Strobel requested permission to purchase lab supplies and equipment costing approximately $2,000 to $3,000. A motion was made by Norma and seconded by Tonya to allow. The motion carried by voice vote. Chuck will get costs for fencing to prevent 4 wheelers from going down the hill by the treatment plant. He also requested that the property be posted no trespassing.
The Police Log was turned in for June.
After discussion a motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Norma to not pay Bowen engineering the claim for retainage until the blacktop issue was settled. The motion carried by voice vote.
A motion was made by Norma and seconded by David to pay the Town claims in the amount of $19,842.53, the wastewater claims of $12,727.13 and the Water Department claims in the amount of $8,451.63. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. with a motion by Norma and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer
July 9, 2002