Town of Fairview Park
Minutes of the May 10, 2005 Meeting
The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 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, Tonya Smith, David Crane and Norma Snedeker and our attorney Henry Antonini present.
The minutes of the April meeting and financial report were approved with a motion by Norma and seconded by Jim. The motion carried by voice vote.
Henry provided a sample nuisance ordinance for the Council to review.
No word was received on mosquito spraying due Larry's absence.
Teresa advised that she met with Bill Chaney from Cinergy and that after clarifying some details and looking over the project, it was ascertained that the cost of moving the poles would be possibly $3,000 or higher and that SBC would also need to be contacted due to their equipment being on the pole. Leonard suggested contacting Rick Berger with Cinergy in Terre Haute to see if he would be able to do anything to reduce the cost.
Ordinance #2005-3 Amendment to Ordinance #2000-5 Rate Ordinance, was read in its entirety. It was explained that after Pat Callahan CPA reviewed the sewer accounts there is not enough revenue to meet expenses and obligations and that he recommended an approximate 17% increase in rates. A public hearing will be held on June 14, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall for public comment.
Commissioner Harry Crossley offered to sell EOC's old vehicle, a 2001 Ford Crown Vic for $8,000 to the Town. After some discussion a motion was made by Jim and seconded by David to purchase the vehicle. The motion carried by voice vote.
Leonard Akers complained about the bright lights from the new business located across the tracks in the Clinton Industrial Park. It was advised that since the business was located in Clinton to speak with the Clinton Police Department first.
Reserve Deputy Newman advised that a letter had been sent to CSX asking them to discontinue blocking the 4th Street crossing. No response has been received. John advised that so far one ticket had been issued.
The Council advised that there would be no sprinkler rates this year for sewer.
Teresa advised that the State had cut MVH budget by $3,426.
A motion was made by Norma and seconded by David to pay the Town claims in the amount of $10,337.47, the wastewater claims of $6,512.87 and the Water department claims in the amount of $6,760.98. The motion carried by voice vote.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m. with a motion by David and seconded by Norma. The motion carried by voice vote.
Attested to by:
Teresa Baker, Clerk-Treasurer May 10, 2005