Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the November 10th, 2015 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday November 10th 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 Smith, and Jim Moore, attorney Henry Antonini were present .Phyllis Lambert was absent. A motion was made by Tonya Smith and seconded by Jim Moore to accept the minutes of the October meeting and financial report. The motion carried by voice vote.
Larry Natalie ask attorney Henry Antonini about the town hall rental. Henry said he spoke to Forrest Sherer insurance, they still say that the renter of the hall must have homeowners insurance to cover any accidents that might occur, however Henry also checked and found out that not all homeowners insurance will cover the renter. Henry said an event policy could cost any where from $500.00 to $700.00 per person, per event. The other option is to go back to our underwriters to see what other coverage we can get, Henry said renting the hall for $50.00 does open us up for liability issues. Larry said our only option would be to go back to our underwriters and check on how much more liability insurance would be for the town. John Sanquenetti stated that back in March or April of this year it was voted to increase the rental rate of the hall from $50.00 to $75.00, he wanted to know if that needed to be added into the agreement, Larry ask Milisa to call Dave Marietta to check on the cost of additional liability insurance for the town.
Neil Costello spoke on the fire dept. renovation, he said they are still in the process of getting quotes on the jobs and it could run into next year.
Leonard Akers spoke briefly about the rental liability he suggested that the town check with other insurance carriers for a better rate. Leonard ask about the towns Christmas wreath, since it did not get put up last year had a new one been purchased yet or if anything had been done, after some discussion Milisa said she would look into getting one for the town with the board’s approval.
Under new business , Larry Natalie said he had two requests, one to look into the monthly fee for the base rate for the sewer. Jim Moore made the motion to table that till the November meeting Tonya Smith seconded the motion, voice approved.
Next up ordinance 2015-9 it is an amendment to ordinance 2000-5 regarding charges imposed for connection to the town’s sewer line. As of Nov. 30th 2015 the previous rate of charge will be reduced to $50.00 to all new construction built or erected on properties within the boundaries of Fairview Park. Along with this new charge is a penalty charge of $2000.00 imposed for covering lines and connections to the town’s sewer prior to the town’s official inspection. Mike Kelley asked about the penalty rate of $2000.00, Larry said it is a flat rate of $2000.00. Larry asked Henry since there was a change in the ordinance if it had to be published before it was passed, Henry said he would check and let him know if was ten days or forty-eight hours prior to adopting the ordinance.
The second ordinance is 2015-7 an ordinance amending ordinance 2014-8, defining stop intersection and penalty for violation in the town of Fairview Park, Amended section 1 (A) (2) streets running north and south, Plum/Third north and Plum/Third south. No action was taken on either of these ordinances till next meeting.
Larry asked about the lighting issues at the towns park , Sue spoke briefly about the vandalism to the electrical boxes there, she said Jim Shull took care of what he could, but she had not spoken to him in a couple of days. Larry asked Curtis what the police side was doing about this problem, Curtis said they have been doing extra patrols and mostly running off juveniles after hours and they are running the names of the teenagers so there is a record of it.
Larry asked if the towns new dusk to dawn lights had been damaged, Sue said they had not been. Leonard suggested that maybe a camera that is motion detected be installed in the park to catch the vandals in action.
Neil Costello asked about the light on the duke energy pole by the old town hall, he said it is not working properly, he wanted to know if it belonged to the town or duke energy,
It was discussed about checking the town for other lights that was not working and notifying duke energy about then
Tonya Smith spoke briefly about how nice the park does look now.
A motion was made by Tonya Smith and seconded by Jim Hall to pay the town claims in the amount of $20,876.51, the water department claims in the amount of $22,665.62 and the wastewater claims in the amount of $6,039.02. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. with a motion by Tonya Smith and seconded by Jim Hall. The motion carried by voice vote
Attested to by:
Milisa Carty, Clerk-Treasurer
November 10th, 2015