Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the October 13, 2009 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 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, Jim Snider, David Crane and Jim Moore and attorney Henry L. Antonini present. A motion was made by Jim Hall and seconded by David to accept the minutes of the September meeting and financial report. The motion carried by voice vote.
New Council member, Jim Snider was introduced and welcomed.
Jim Hall commended the Town workers for their efforts on the Washington Street drainage problem. Jim Moore commended the Reserve Deputy Marshals for their efforts, advising that he had received many positive comments.
Janice Russell complained about the condition of the property north of her. Sue will send a letter to the current owner. She was advised to mow all the properties that had already been notified, but not complied with the nuisance ordinance.
There was discussion on the Tierney property. Sue, Henry and Larry will determine the course of action on this issue.
Mike Kelley advised that he has taken care of the trash at First and Washington. He also questioned the procedure on abandoned vehicles. The nuisance ordinance states that vehicles can be tagged and declared abandoned.
Florinda Pruitt, Vermillion County Clerk, asked the Council to consider moving the Towns elections to coincide with a major election (held in even years) in order to cut down on expenses for the Town and also the Clerk's Office. The next scheduled election for the Town is in 2011. She advised making the term of office for that election three years and then return to four year terms.
Sue received an estimate from Reynolds for cleaning and repairs on the wells. The Council advised her to proceed.
Leonard Akers commented that moving the election made sense and asked the Council to consider having all candidates run at large instead of by ward due to the size of the wards.
A motion was made by Jim Moore and seconded by David to pay the Town claims in the amount of $20,392.18, the water department claims in the amount of $8,825.28 and the wastewater claims in the amount of $10,655.31. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m. with a motion by David and seconded by Jim Snider. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer October 13, 2009