Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the March 14th, 2023 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday March 14th, 2023 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 Tonya Cox and seconded by Larry Wilson to accept the minutes of the February meeting and financial report. The motion carried by voice vote.
Angie Riggen was unable to attend the meeting no update was given for the pickle ball courts.
The board held a discussion on looking into the town’s ordinance on allowing certain farm animals in the town’s limits, namely chickens and rabbits that was requested at the last meeting in February. There were no residents present at this meeting for this matter but the board did discuss it. Tonya Cox said she did not have a problem with allowing certain animals but said she felt the ordinance does need to be rewritten, several board members agreed the ordinance is a little confusing, Larry explained the wording in the ordinance and how it is to be read, Jim Hall suggested to allow 4-H animals, Jim Moore, Larry Wilson an Larry Natalie were all opposed to changing the ordinance. Curtis requested if chickens are allowed in town to put a
limit on the amount of them and that they must be kept in a cage or coop, he said he did not want to get complaints on them and having his department chase them around town. After some discussion the board agreed to keep the ordinance in place as it was written.
Curtis and Mike Ray spoke about the property on Lincoln St., Curtis wanted to know if the town was going to move forward with cleaning it up and putting a possible lien on the property or what the plans were, after some discussion on this Henry said he would look into it as it could be going up on a tax sale in the future,
Tonya said she has had complaints on the Oak’s property, Curtis said he would speak to the property owner after the meeting, Larry said he has spoken to them and they did a little clean up just not enough. Larry asked about the property on Davis St. and Curtis said it is getting cleaned up.
Larry mentioned a large pot hole on the south side of Fourth St. at the edge of the road, he said he had already spoken to Sue about it and she said that it’s difficult to get any patch material right now Curtis said he would try to mark the area till it can get fixed.
Jim Moore asked Larry about the pickle ball courts, Larry said the last time he had spoken to Angie she was $5,600.00 from goal for the project.
Jim Moore also asked about the electric speed limit signs, Curtis said the company that does the radar for their vehicles also does the electric signs and he has information coming.
Leonard Akers suggested that it could be about time to start thinking about funding for a new fire truck for the town.
Larry Wilson asked about the emergency sirens and if they can be heard all over town, all the board members said they have been able to hear them in their areas when used. He also mentioned the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be coming to the county in June.
A motion was made by Tonya Cox and seconded by Jim Moore to pay the towns claims in the amount of $15,020.22, the water department claims in the amount of $19,525.56, the wastewater claims in the amount of $12,459.81, and storm water in the amount of $2,346.34. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:35pm with a motion by Tonya Cox and seconded by Jim Hall, the motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Milisa Carty, Clerk/Treasurer
March 14th 2023
General Fund $74,997.77
MVH Fund $8,330.93
MVH Restricted $109,796.87
LR & S Fund $55,124.18
ceo Fund $14,973.07
CCI Fund $32,310.94
Cum Fire Fund $86,685.44
Flag Fund $494.38
Rainy Day Fund $48,633.41
Police Ed. Fund $2,852.19
Public Safety $77,041.77 + 50,000.00=127,041.77
ARP Funds $206,864.26
Opioid Distribution $3,509.28
Opioid Unrestricted $1,503.96
Balance as of
March 31th, 2023 $776,687.60