Town Council of Fairview Park
Meeting Minutes for April 9, 2019
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday April 9th, 2019 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 Cox, Larry Wilson, Jim Moore and Attorney Henry Antonini all present. A motion was made by Tonya Cox and seconded by Larry Wilson to accept the minutes of the March meeting and financial report. The motion carried by voice vote.
Dan Whallon gave the marshal update he said most of the properties that have been in question have been cleaned up. The trailer on Lincoln St. may start getting citations since they are not cooperating and they have spoken to the owners of the dogs that have been causing problems on Lincoln St. also they have not been able to get anyone to answer the door at the tiny house but the property has been cleaned up somewhat, it was requested that the Water Department do a follow up. Dan mentioned that the department is still having car issues.
Next there was a brief discussion about missing traffic and street signs throughout the town. Sue said she has been checking prices on the signs and Hall Signs has the lowest prices on traffic signs and she said the missing street signs will have to come from Newman Signs.
Ordinance 2019-3 Ordinance Defining Stop Intersections and Penalty for Violation in the Town of Fairview Park, this ordinance is for making the intersection of Third and Lincoln Streets a four-way stop, the ordinance was read in full and again by title only. There was a brief discussion about the need for this ordinance and Larry explained it was for speeding and safety on Lincoln St. Tonya Cox made the motion to allow Ordinance 2019-3, Larry Wilson seconded the motion, motion carried by voice vote.
Ordinance 2019-4 To Provide a Program for Protecting the Public Water System from Contamination Due to Backflow of Contaminants Through the Water Service Connection Into the Public Water System was read in full and again by title only, Jim Hall made the motion to allow Ordinance 2019-4, Jim Moore seconded the motion, motion carried by voice vote.
Resident Patrick Kent had requested to temporarily have water utilities hooked up to a camper trailer on his property while he is building a house there, the board asked for a time line for the construction and Mr. Kent said he is doing all the work himself so he was unsure how long it would take. Larry explained the board had a special meeting to discuss this and with the towns ordinance on mobile trailers he said the board does not feel comfortable to allow a recreational trailer to be hooked up to the utilities. Henry stated Mr. Kent could get water for construction purposes but not for the recreational vehicle on the property, after some discussion the board agreed to allow the water to be used for the construction only.
Gary Hampke who lives on south Lincoln St. said there are several homes in the area using the same dumpster and the trash is overflowing from it, Larry requested that the town marshal speak to the property owners about this and to contact Wallace Bros. about the dumpster.
Susan Vandevender ask about the property that the town has for sale on Jackson St. Henry said it was advertised once and not sold so it would have to be re-advertised with a request for sealed bids, Tonya Cox made the motion to re-advertise the surplus property on Jackson St. for sealed bids with a minimum bid of $4000.00, Jim Moore seconded the motion, motion carried by voice vote.
Larry had a request for the board to approve a contract with HWC Engineering to prepare an asset management plan for the town that is needed to pursue the Community Crossings Grants, he said it is not a guarantee that the town will get the grant but it does look very favorable for us. Ron Shepard gave the board a little more information about the grant and what can be done with the funding if the town is accepted. Tonya Cox made the motion to sign the contract with HWC Engineering, Jim Hall seconded the motion, motion carried by voice vote.
Neil Costello spoke briefly about the fire department and a upcoming project that is a joint venture with the townships and Clinton City to distribute smoke detectors to residents in the area he said approximately 200 of them will be given away, also he mentioned that the Insurance Service Office will be here on April 17th to check out the department, this company rates the departments on various items, and he explained what they will be looking for, Neil also said that there is a fire hydrant on Plum St. that is used only for flushing but it looks like a real fire hydrant, he asked if it could be repositioned or painted so it won’t be mistaken for one of their hydrants.
John Sanquenetti had a proposal from Kelley’s Cleaning Service for $681.50 to clean all the floors in the town hall, Tonya Cox made the motion to accept the proposal, Jim Moore seconded the motion, motion carried by voice vote.
A motion was made by Tonya Cox and seconded by Jim Moore to pay the towns claims in the amount of $10,550.95 the water department claims in the amount of $15,837.38 and the wastewater claims in the amount of $7,372.98. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm with a motion by Jim Moore and seconded by Tonya Cox. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Milisa Carty, Clerk/Treasurer
April 9th, 2018