Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the March 10, 2009 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 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, David Crane and Jim Moore and Attorney Henry L. Antonini present. Absent was council member Janet Troglio.
The minutes of the February meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Jim Hall and seconded by Jim Moore. The motion carried by voice vote.
Henry will give Larry a copy of the ordinance requiring bonds being posted before any work can be done within the Town. Sue advised that letters had been sent to Lubovich and Wininger giving them until April 10 to repair 7th Street. She was advised by Lubovich that the street would be repaired by then.
Jim Moore's Conflict of Interest Statement was again presented to the council. A motion was made by Jim Hall and seconded by David to accept the statement. The motion carried by voice vote with Jim Moore abstaining.
Jim Hall advised that he would get new quotes from Lubovich for drainage work at 3rd and Washington Streets and determine what portion of the work could be done by town employees and what portion Lubovich would do. He will also get a quote on fixing a drainage problem on Plum Street.
Larry advised that he had sent a letter to Economic Development and also completed data online concerning 5 different projects that he is attempting to obtain stimulus money for. Larry was told that unless someone steps down from the Economic Development Board there are no vacancies.
Sue will have Henry look at letters she is preparing to place liens on property for unpaid sewer charges and clean up done by town employees.
Leonard asked that paving the unpaved roads be added to the stimulus money requested.
Mary Kay advised that a water customer wanted to put up a fence which would fence in the water meter and to also electrify it. It was decided that the fence could not be put up if it made the water meter inaccessible.
Sue will check prices on remote read water meters.
Mary Kay had a complaint on garbage and trash at the Hensley residence on Towne. The Marshal will check the complaint.
Thane Doan of 312 S. Fulton complained about the David Wright property across the street. He advised that there was trash, junk, weeds and several vehicles. Henry advised that the Marshal needed to get pictures, witness statements and any other evidence to allow him to file a lawsuit in court. It was also suggested to contact IDEM concerning some of the
Ellie Armstrong requested that Parke be paved as it was in bad condition. Larry advised that we would get quotes for paving.
Teresa advised of a meeting held on Monday explaining the income option taxes being considered by the County Council to help make up the shortfall in tax revenue that will occur in the next three years.
After discussion about the IURC and the major costs associated with a rate increase, a motion was made by Jim Moore and seconded by David to proceed with the notifications necessary to opt out of the IURC. The motion carried by voice vote. Henry advised that there are still checks, balances and options available to any customer that does not agree with an increase.
Leonard Akers complained about the Town Marshal speeding on Jackson Street without employing his siren. Larry will speak with the Marshal about the complaint.
Larry advised that he was informed that the Clinton City Police answered over 100 calls in Fairview Park in 2008. He said the Sheriff's Department and the Fairview Marshal also each answered the same amount of calls. He would like to have a full time Marshal. Teresa will check the cost.
It was decided to repair the 1992 Caprice Police car. A motion was made by Jim Hall and seconded by Jim Moore. The motion carried by voice vote.
Bill Weber asked if the firemen were allowed to use the Town Hall for personal use free of charge. The Council decided not to allow it at this time.
A motion was made by Jim Moore and seconded by Jim Hall to adopt the attached utility deposit policy as an accounting policy. The motion carried by voice vote.
An executive meeting will be held on April 14, 2009 after the regular meeting to discuss personnel.
A motion was made by Jim Hall and seconded by Jim Moore to pay the Town claims in the amount of $9,537.64, the water department claims in the amount of $8,825.13 and the wastewater claims in the amount of $6,301.30. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. with a motion by David and seconded by Jim Moore. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer
March 10, 2009