The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 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 our attorney Henry Antonini present.
The minutes of the December meetings and financial report were approved with a motion by Tonya and seconded by Norma. The motion carried by voice vote.
Larry welcomed Henry L. Antonini as our new attorney.
Henry will look over our present nuisance ordinances and check current Indiana Code to possibly draft a new nuisance ordinance that would allow the Town more leverage. As far as trash being buried on property, he advised for a town official to observe the process and then contact IDEM enforcement division.
Jane Tyler advised that nothing had changed on either property on Jackson St.
Teresa advised that she had left messages for Bill Chaney at Cinergy to provide us with a more detailed estimate to move the poles in the middle of the parking lot. The ballpark figure is $1,000.
Leonard Akers commented that the dry well at 6th & Lincoln Streets appears to be working. He also questioned if the Council could pass an ordinance limiting lot size. Leonard reminded the Council that they had voted to start a flag fund and to allocate $300 per year for the fund. An ordinance or resolution has to be drafted and passed establishing the fund. Teresa will try to have that ready for the next meeting.
Larry would like the Council to entertain the possibility of requiring an application process for new construction in Fairview.
Henry presented the Fire Department Contract for 2005. Jim Moore requested that the contract not expire until the end of January to allow time after elections in December to review the contract.
A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by David to accept and renew the Fire Department Contract as amended to expire on January 31, 2006. The motion carried by voice vote.
Jim Moore passed out a list of present members of the fire. department and their 2004 budget. He advised that they were still working on the rescue truck and that a new pumper truck had been ordered from the FEMA grant.
John Newman advised that he is still working on obtaining a grant from homeland security for a new police car.
A motion was made by Norma and seconded by Jim to pay the Town claims in the amount of $6,108.73, the wastewater claims of $3,411.54 and the Water department claims in the amount of $6,520.86. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. with a motion by Jim and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer January 11, 2004