Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the September 10, 2002 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Roll call was taken with council members James Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith, Norma Snedeker and David Crane and Attorney Henry J. Antonini present.
The minutes of the August meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Tonya and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Larry advised that B & T would be in town either September 19th & 20th or September 23rd & 24th to address punch list items. Jim Ferguson requested clean up of weeds around the lift stations.
It was advised that the "Children Playing" signs have been ordered and that Ameritech has the relocation of the box at 4th & Lincoln on their work list.
Leonard Akers asked about the Community Foundation matching grant. He advised that the parade was well received and he had several positive comments.
Dean Ellis questioned the specifics of the Ordinance to opt out of the IURC. He was advised that the ordinance would take effect 60 days after it was passed. A petition of 2% of voters that voted for Secretary of State in the last election would be needed to possibly stop the ordinance from going into effect and to have it placed on the ballot. The deadline for having it placed on the ballot was August 1, therefore if a proper petition is submitted, the referendum would be placed on the fall of 2003 ballot. If a proper petition is submitted, the ordinance would not go into effect and the Town would follow the IURC guidelines for a rate increase.
A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Norma to accept the 2003 budget as presented. The motion carried by voice vote.
Dan Hoke presented a letter for the Council to consider whereby no sewer bill should be charged when water is shut off. He also disagrees with the $1300 tap on fee when replacing a mobile home or rebuilding after a fire. Larry passed out some stats on other Town's policies concerning base rates. Dan requested an answer by the next meeting. A discussion ensued concerning the $1300 hook on fee and an explanation of the base rate.
Henry will check to see if a home is already hooked on and is sold if new owner is required to pay a hook on fee.
Jeff Gosnell advised he had a water leak between the meter and his trailer. The Utility Office advised they would make a one-time adjustment.
Larry advised that the main lift station at 3rd and Railroad Streets has an odor on some days. He has checked into methods to reduce the odor and been advised that a carbon filter put into the vent pipe would last 1-1/2 to 2 years and is reasonable priced. The filters will be ordered within the next week and installed as soon as they are received. An adjustment was made to cycle the pump more often. If the problem persists, other avenues will be pursued.
Chuck advised the vacuum jet truck would get here as soon as possible. Dean Ellis requested the truck also vacuum at tile on north side of Washington at SR 63.
Leonard Akers believes it's the Town's responsibility to rely on self for entertainment and holiday celebration. He requested we get flags and/or banners for street decorations.,
A request was made by a resident that is in violation of the undomesticated animal's ordinance to extend the seven days to abate the ordinance to 30 days. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Norma to approve the extension. The motion carried by voice vote.
The Police Log was turned in for August.
A motion was made by Jim and seconded by Tonya to pay the Town claims in the amount of $7,988.98, the wastewater claims of $8,126.73 and the water department claims in the amount of $5,712.40. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. with a motion by Tonya and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer September 10, 2002