The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. The Pledge to the Flag was recited. Roll call was taken with council members Larry Natalie, David Crane and Norma Snedeker present, council members Jim Hall and Tonya Smith and our attorney Henry Antonini absent.
The minutes of the June meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Norma and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
The trash on the Blackmore property on Jackson was discussed, with our attorney absent no action was taken, however it was advised that IC numbers had been given to our attorney concerning this problem. He advised he would look over and we might need to draft a new nuisance ordinance. Complaints were also received about burning on this property. The parties involved were advised to contact the Marshal and the Fire Department in the future.
Estimates for replacement of the water office door and the town hall doors were read. After some discussion a motion was made by Norma and seconded by David to get estimates on the water office door only and to have a locksmith look at the town hall doors. The motion carried by voice vote.
A request was received to have use of the ball field for a league. Our attorney will look over the paperwork and have the league sign a lease and provide proof of insurance. A motion was made by David and seconded by Norma to allow the league to use the field for 1 year provided they comply with all points of the lease. The motion carried by voice vote.
Teresa advised that the MVH budget for 2004 had been cut by $24,189.00. She will talk with the Local Government Finance Office concerning an additional appropriation. She also advised that the Town would receive $9,433.39 in Riverboat Wagering Revenue Sharing this year.
Complaints were received about mosquitoes. It was suggested that the town hire someone to spray for them, since our employees are not certified. The council will look into the matter.
Gene Marietta gave the Council pictures of standing water at 6th and Lincoln Streets. He suggested the Town adopt a minimum lot size. We will check with our attorney and Larry will check on the standing water.
Sue advised that the Town would pick up limbs immediately after a storm, if they are placed at the side of the road.
Elmo Hills requested information on his sewer hook up at 9th and Pike. He was advised to contact Eric Smith of Hannum, Wagle and Cline. He also had questions about set back and was referred to Ann at the Zoning Office.
Neil Costello advised that the new rescue truck is here, but won't be in service for one to two months. He advised that Clinton Rescue should be certified within the next few weeks and that would cut down tremendously on Fairview's rescue runs.
Sue advised that both water tanks have been checked and will have a report at the next meeting. A motion was made by David and seconded by Norma to pay the Town claims in the amount of $51,054.25, the wastewater claims of $8,637.84 and the Water department claims in the amount of $29,248.84. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m. with a motion by Norma and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer . July 20, 2004