Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the April 11, 2006 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 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, David Crane and Norma Snedeker and attorney Henry Antonini were present.
The minutes of the March meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Norma and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Neighbors of the properties on Jackson reported that they are greatly improved, but still some trash there. Jim advised that John wants to send a strongly worded letter to the property owners before issuing citations.
Teresa advised that she has been in contact with Mayer Acoustics concerning the town hall. They are to send 2 estimates on different options, but none have been received as of yet.
A 4-way hanging stop sign has been placed at 4`h and Washington. Sue is talking with the City of Clinton about trimming some of the evergreens on the eastside.
Larry has called Mosquitoes and More of Reelsville about spraying this summer. They have not responded. Larry Beard advised that his son-in-law would soon be certified to spray and could possibly help the town.
Bill Weber advised he was not informed of the Fire Depts. Chicken BBQ and that he had rented the hall. It was decided to work around the rental. The ParkeVermillion Humane Soc. plan to use the park for a plant sale May 20.
Questions were raised about an organized league using the ballpark for practice. Henry advised that they should provide the town with an insurance form showing the town as an additional insured.
Larry Beard questioned the scope of the H, W and C. retainer agreement. Larry advised it was for consultation only. He also asked about the WWTP sludge problem. A solution has been found and we are awaiting approval from USDA/RD for grant money to be used for this project.
Neil Costello advised of a 6-year-old falling from the big slide at the park. The council advised they had inspected the slide and would be removing it. Neil advised that the Fire Dept had applied for a grant through FEMA for $56,000 for new turn out gear. There is a 5% match. He also is checking into upgrading the electrical service to the Firehouse.
Neil Costello is researching other products to be used on the drainage project. He would like the Council to consider adopting a more pro-active burning ordinance, using IDEM guidelines and simple wording of what can and can't be burned and when. Neil will submit a sample ordinance. A question was asked about moving the firehouse to the north end of town by the wellfield. Jim advised that it had been considered, but not seriously.
Leonard Akers questioned how town employees purchased gasoline. He suggested log books be kept in each vehicle.
A motion was made by Norma and seconded by Tonya to pay the Town claims in the amount of $17,910.89, the wastewater claims of $10,413.60 and the Water department claims in the amount of $10,065.21. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. with a motion by David and seconded by Jim. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer April 11, 2006