Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the September 9, 2003 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. The Pledge to the Flag was recited. Roll call was taken with council members James Hall, Larry Natalie, Tonya Smith and David Crane and Attorney Henry J. Antonini present. Absent was council member Norma Snedeker.
The minutes of the August meetings and financial report were approved with a motion by Tonya and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Jim to accept the 2004 Budget as presented. The motion carried by voice vote.
Robert Adamovich questioned the status of his drainage problem. Larry read a letter from Hannum, Wagle and Cline advising that there was no recall of any structures being disturbed in that area. Mr. Adamovich disagreed. Larry will contact Eric Smith to review the design plans for that area. Henry advised to also check the drywell in the area.
Tom Lambert advised the french drain by his residence has not been replaced/repaired since the sewer project. Larry will check into.
Roberta Luce questioned the meter readings on her bills. Since she has only one meter servicing two buildings, the water usage is split in half and billed separately. The billing program however puts the same meter reading on both bills.
Tom Gosnell asked if an IURC meeting had been set. No one from the Town has heard.
Jim Ferguson commented that there were improvements made to the water system during the sewer project due to line breakage.
Leonard Akers advised that the Flag Fund has a balance of $1420.53.
Clinton Township Water Representative, Sonny Carey requested permission to hot tap Fairview Park's main water line near the Corner Stop and install 2 valves to allow either water department to access the other's water in case of an emergency. The two lines come within four to five feet of each other. Mr. Carey also advised there would be no cost to the Town for this tap. A motion was made by Jim and seconded by David to allow the tap. The motion carried by voice vote.
Dean Strohm representing the Citizens Society for Fire Protection addressed the Council giving a history of the organization including the raising of $187,158 used for a new fire truck, radio dispatch upgrade and a thermal imaging camera. The group however will be disbanded and Mr. Strohm, according to the group's by-laws, presented a money order for $16,000 for the Cumulative Fire Fund. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Jim to use the RiverBoat Wagering Tax Fund for street repair. The motion carried by voice vote. Teresa will prepare an additional appropriation to be acted on at the next meeting.
Larry has received one quote for pavement and will seek one more quote. A question was raised concerning who is responsible for the old Town Hall as the roof leaks. The minutes will be checked to determine that.
Leonard Akers advised that the Vermillion County Community Foundation mini grants should be coming available soon.
The Police Log was turned in for September. A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by David to pay the Town claims in the amount of $7,723.42, the wastewater claims of $6,820.27 and the Water department claims in the amount of $8,628.72. The motion carried by voice vote The meeting adjourned at 8:10 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 9, 2003