Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the October 13th, 2015 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday October 13th 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, Phyllis Lambert and Jim Moore and attorney
Henry Antonini were present. A motion was made by Tonya Smith and seconded by Jim Moore
to accept the minutes of the September meeting and financial report. The motion carried by
Larry Natalie ask attorney Henry Antonini if he had found out anything new about the
town hall rental agreement, Henry ask if Milisa had spoken to Dave Marietta with Forrest
Sherer insurance, she had and stated that Dave was being firm on the language of the rental
agreement which she knew Henry was not comfortable with, she had ask Dave to contact Henry
directly which had not been done by the meeting, so Henry said he would contact Dave
Marietta himself and have the rental agreement ready by the November meeting.
Sue Crossley spoke about the volunteers from Eli Lilly painting the park equipment
and what a good job they did, it was mentioned that a thank you should be but in the Clintonian
for all the work they had done for the town park.
Leonard Akers ask about what he thought was an ordinance or resolution number that
he had questioned in a previous meeting, Milisa had checked with Teresa Baker about this and
she said it was a mobile home permit number.
Steve Lucas and wife still had some complaints about the house and property on north
9th St. (Washington St.) the property is next door to their home. Larry Natalie stated he had
went by but did not go around the property, he said that Jim Moore and himself would go look
at the property and home. Steve also mentioned that the neighbors had trash and other items on
their back porch now they have a burn pile in their back yard , and that some of the trash and
other items are overflowing onto their property. Larry said he had spoken to the town marshal
about this and suggested that the Lucas’s do the same.
Sue had a complaint about a home on 3rd and Gilbert, Doug Waters property, that the
back lot needs mowed and she mentioned that the trailer on 1st St. is almost tore down. Jim
Moore said he had spoken to the owners and they was going to clean everything up.
Mary Kay Frazier said she had got a complaint about the burnt house on Cherry St.
Larry Jenkins property , she ask if the town could do anything to move the owner along about
getting the house tore down.
Under New Business, Craig Kelsheimer ask about load limits on gravel roads in
Fairview, he stated that there is a semi that drives down 3rd St. and turns onto Park St. and that
the truck is tearing up the road, he also ask about a house south of Shaw’s he said it was more
of a shed, he wanted to know if that was livable, Sue said the property had water and sewer and
they must have that to be a livable dwelling. Craig also mentioned some vandalism has been
going on around the Park St. area, mailboxes are getting knocked over and damaged, Larry
suggested that Craig speak to the town marshal about this.,
Larry Beard ask about the sewer line at Professional Glass, he stated that it had been
exposed for several weeks, Leonard Akers said he had spoken to the business about this, they
told him they are getting it taken care of, Larry Beard said with it being on town property, open
and exposed if someone would get hurt the town could be held liable, Mike Kelley said he had
also spoken to the Blackburn’s about the line and they said it’s because the line freezes in the
winter and they want to have it taken care of before this winter.
Leonard asked about the trick or treat hours for Fairview, if the town was going to have
one night or two nights as the towns ordinance says, after much discussion it was decided to
have the trick or treat hours on one night, Saturday Oct.31st , from 6 to 9pm
Sue advised the board that the towns water will be shut off Wednesday Oct 14th for an
unplanned repair to replace a valve, Craig Kelsheimer was upset with how the notice action was
done for the shut down, he stated that not everyone gets the newspaper, Sue said that notice was
in the paper and also on channel 2 and 10’s news. Sue also said there will be a boil order for
several days after the shut down and repair.
Mary Kay asked again about the house on Cherry St. if anything could be done and
Larry Beard said it is getting taken care of.
Neil Costello spoke about the renovation of the firehouse and what work is going to be
done, he also summited a letter to the board explaining everything that is going to be done and
affected. He said one of the biggest problems right now is the electrical issues and the lighting
in the firehouse. Larry mentioned that the town should have some say in who does the work and
Neil said they will get 3 quotes and let the board know who has summited them. Larry ask
Henry if the board needs to take any action on this request now, Henry said no since they are
not going to alter the building and are investigating costs right now, the dept. will move
forward with the quotes.
Leonard asked what LRS stood for on the monthly totals sheet and Milisa explained
that it stands for Local Roads & Streets fund.
Milisa read Ordinance 2015-6 for Appropriations & Tax Rates to adopt the 2016
budget, Phyllis Lambert made the motion to except the 2016 budget and Tonya Smith seconded
it, motion carried by voice vote
A motion was made by Tonya Smith and seconded by Jim Hall to pay the town claims
in the amount of $29,214.98, the water department claims in the amount of $62,207.52 and the
wastewater claims in the amount of $10,231.81. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. with a motion by Tonya Smith and seconded
by Phyllis Lambert. The motion carried by voice vote
Attested to by:
Milisa Carty, Clerk-Treasurer
October 13th, 2015
Geneal Fund $32,374.96
MVH Fund $25,215.02
L & S Fund $31,661.50
CCD Fund $29,334.53
CCI Fund $27,964.28
Cum Fire Fund $54,439.92
Flag Fund $576.88
Riverboat Wagering $30,498.42
Police Ed. Fund $946.25
Park Grant Fund .00
Excess Levy Fund .00
Balance as of
Oct. 31st, 2015 $253,680.18