Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the August 11th, 2020 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday August 11th, 2020 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 July meeting and financial report. The motion carried by voice vote.
Larry opened the meeting by announcing that he was going to open it up to the floor before going to old business.
Mike Harper questioned why residents could not take their debris to Mike Kelley’s to burn Larry explained that residents can only burn on their property and this is due to state laws and the law says that you cannot have items brought onto your property and burned and that the town has not authorized that area as the towns burning property and until the law is changed there is really nothing the board can do,
Mike Kelley ask if the town would look into an alternative for disposal of debris and Henry suggested that Mike Kelley contact IDEM and apply for a burn permit, it was questioned why the towns burn pile had not been burned Jim Hall explained the town has to check with IDEM to get permission to burn since you can only do that at certain times.
Mike Kelley asked if the police cars were purchased thru a grant, Larry said no they were bought with the public safety funds.
Susan VanDeventer and Melissa Marchino presented plans to the board for a lot on Towne St. they hope to but a modular on the lot, Larry pointed out the towns set backs
Some residents had questions about the golf cart ordinance they wanted to know what if anything had been decided. Larry explained that the town already has an ordinance in place for this and that he had requested the other board members to write down their concerns and requests for possible changes to the ordinance, after some discussion the residents said they would be in favor of the rules and regulations to be allowed to use their carts on the towns streets.
Larry spoke about the paving of Davis St. that was requested at the last meeting, he said he got an estimate from Bi-State Asphalt in the amount of $9,500.00, Larry ask the board to think this over before making a decision.
Resolution 2020-2 Transfer of Funds was read in full and again by title only Jim Hall made the motion to allow with Tonya Cox seconding the motion, motion carried by voice vote.
Curtis spoke briefly about what his plans are for his department to move forward such as the purchase of bullet proof vests, laptop computers and stop sticks all at no cost to the town, he said they will be purchased thru donations and various grants he has applied for. Curtis mentioned that currently his deputies are using their own items and equipment.
A motion was made by Tonya Cox and seconded by Larry Wilson to pay the towns claims in the amount of $27,619.47 the water department claims in the amount of $15,507.11 and the wastewater claims in the amount of $6,081.73 with bond payment of $26,506.25. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm with a motion by Tonya Cox and seconded by Jim Moore, The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Milisa Carty, Clerk/Treasurer
August 11th, 2020
General Fund $44,892.92
MVH Fund $8,114.74
MVH Restricted $46,582.89
LR & S Fund $38,766.66
CCD Fund $21,998.24
CCI Fund $32,008.33
Cum Fire Fund $75,980.94
Flag Fund $568.58
Riverboat Wagering $5,470.03
Rainy Day Fund $39,437.34
Police Ed. Fund $3,496.13
Certified Shares $40,584.00
Public Safety $43,174.68
Balance as of
August 31th, 2020 $405,638.25