Fairview Park, Indiana
Town Council Meeting Minutes for July 12, 2005
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 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 Norms Snedeker and our attorney Henry Antonini present.
The minutes of the June meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Nonna and seconded by Tonya. The motion carried by voice vote.
Larry answered some questions posed at the last meeting concerning the sewer rate increase. He advised that it would not be cost efficient to refinance the bond at this time. He also introduced Eric Smith of Hannum, Wagle and Cline to present a synopsis of his check of the plant operation. Eric went over several points/suggestions where he thought operating costs could be reduced and the plant run more efficiently. Larry advised that according to rate consultant, Pat Callahan, it was a possibility to phase in the rate increase over the next year. It was decided that Eric, Pat and Larry would meet and review all data.
A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by Norma to continue the discussion on Rate Ordinance 2005-3 until the next meeting to allow time for further study. The motion carried by voice vote.
Henry advised the Council that they had a legal obligation spelled out in Indiana Code to ran and maintain any town utilities in an efficient and profitable manner.
A motion was made by Tonya and seconded by David to introduce Nuisance Ordinance #2005-4 for review and editing. The motion carried by voice vote.
Larry advised that Rockville is unable to help on mosquito spraying, but suggested Montezuma. No contact has been made with Montezuma yet.
IACT requested additional money to hire a consultant group for exploring other financing options besides property tax. Letters explaining this were passed out to the council for their review, before a decision is made.
Marshal Newman will take care of complaints of parking at 4th and Lincoln and yield/stop signs at 3rd and Fulton. Rick Royal will check a camper at 3m & Fulton for sewer hookup.
Jim Moore requested the town look at a tree north of the firehouse that needs to be removed. He also advised that all trucks are now in service and the roster is at 18.
A complaint was received of a hole on S W comer of 4th & Fulton and a resident requested the meter hole be raised at 728 2nd St. Sue will take care of.
A motion was made by Jim and seconded by Norma to pay the Town claims in the amount of $9,156.91, the wastewater claims of $11,707.61 and the Water department claims in the amount of $24,370.52. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. with a motion by Tonya and seconded by David. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasure July 12, 2005