Town of Fairview Park
Minutes for September 13th, 2016
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday September 13th, 2016 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, Jim Moore, all present Phyllis Lambert was absent and attorney Henry Antonini arrived after roll call. A motion was made by Tonya Smith and seconded by Jim Moore to accept the minutes of the August meeting and financial report. The motion carried by voice vote.
Thane Doan had a complaint about the railroad tracks on Forth St., he ask Larry Natalie if he had got ahold of Clinton City about them, Larry said he had not, Thane said the brush on both sides of the tracks needs cut back. Mike Kelley spoke about a railroad truck that he had witnessed going very fast on those tracks, Scott Cox mentioned that CSX will have a lot more traffic on those tracks coming up and he also said there is an 800 number on the signals that can be called for complaints. Larry asked Jim Moore if he could take care of this for the town.
The 2017 Budget was read aloud and there was no questions concerning the budget at this time.
Thane informed the town about a hole between Third & Fourth Streets on Fulton that needs filled in
Thane also ask about starting a neighborhood watch, Mike Strader said he would look into it and get back with the town board next meeting.
Scott Cox ask why all the Clinton City police have been in Fairview lately, Nick Hall explained that there is a federally mandated grant called operation pull-over and the city police and county sheriff’s dept. both received the grant money. When the city or county departments are in Fairview they are working on the grant money not there department money, he also explained the grant money is paying for the gas, maintenance and the officers time.
Thane also ask about an ordinance for solicitation in Fairview, he thinks solicitors should have to pay the town a fee to solicit in Fairview, Joan Doan explained the county has a fee of $1.00 and is good for a year. A question was asked if the town could put signs about no solicitation and Larry ask about the Fire Dept., church’s girl and boy scouts, he asked where would the town draw the line. After much discussion Larry requested the town board, marshal and attorney look into getting an ordinance together with set hours and rules for soliciting in Fairview.
Joan Doan asked about a curfew in Fairview, Mike Nick and Curtis tried to explain about curfews, they stated that the state and county has a 11:00 p.m. curfew on weeknights and its 1:00 a.m. on the weekends, the target age for these curfews is 14 to 17 years old, Nick also explained that if Fairview put an ordinance in place it would only be good in the Town of Fairview.
Mike Strader introduced Officer Sean Strafford, he is wanting to become a reserve deputy for the town, Larry mentioned that the town marshal has the authority to hire and the town board needs to agree on the new hire. Leonard Akers ask who is on the town’s police force Mike Strader said right now it is himself, Curtis Stoffel and Nick Hall.
Nick Hall ask about the damaged trailer on Jackson St. why another one was put in its place with the towns ordinance on trailers and it was explained that that one was grandfathered in.
A motion was made by Jim Hall and seconded by Tonya Smith to pay the town claims in the amount of $16,099.02 the water department claims in the amount of $10,573.66 and the wastewater claims in the amount of $5,841.15. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 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
September 13th, 2016