Minutes of the May 7, 2019 - Council Meeting5/7/2019
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TOWN OF WOLCOTT COUNCIL MEETING

 

The Council of the Town of Wolcott met Tuesday, May 7 2019 immediately following the Public Hearing for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project in the Community Room of the Wolcott Town Hall for its regular stated meeting.

 

Council President Michael J. Johnson opened the Public Hearing by asking all present to join in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Council Members Present 

Council President Michael J. Johnson, Council Members Fred A. Young, Patrick M. Powell and Stephen B. Schemerhorn. 

 

Council Members Absent  

Council Members Richard A. Lynn 

 

In attendance were: Clerk-Treasurer Linda S. Bajzatt and Wastewater & Stormwater Supt. Chad W. Reynolds, Wolcott Town Marshal James M. Herre. Also present were: White County Commissioners John Heimlich, President; White County Economic Development Executive Director Randy Mitchell, Vince Sommers and Sarah Prizo of Commonwealth Engineers, Inc., White County Area Plan Executive Director Joe Rogers, K-IRPC Executive Wolcott representative to White County Economic Development Karen Evans, Renee Anker, Dawn Blissett, Darwin Miller, John Ward, Camren Emond, TJ Merida, James Merida, Marilynn Leech, Kasey Coleman,  and Olivia Miller.

 

Council President Michael J. Johnson opened the floor to the audience for questions or comments. Business owner Renee Anker requested street closures for the Wolcott Main Street event, Mellow on the Market, on August 24, 2019. Streets include West Market from Range Street west to Third Street; North Second Street from north of the railroad tracks to Johnson Street. Council Member Fred A. Young moved to approve street closures for the Wolcott Main Street event, Mellow on the Market, on August 24, 2019. Streets include West Market from Range Street west to Third Street; North Second Street from north of the railroad tracks to Johnson StreetCouncil Member Patrick M. Powell seconded the motion; and the motion passed 3-0.

 

Renee Anker stated that Wolcott Main Street Committee has set a goal of purchasing a community message board for the town and will be investigating means of funding its purchase. She stated that, at this time, the Committee still has not chosen a location. George Blisssett stated that some folks will help build up the monument for it if needed.  White County Area Plan Executive Director Joe Rogers reminded all that the proper permits will be needed before installation.

 

White County Area Plan Executive Director Joe Rogers informed the Council of the intentions of the Wolcott Community Public Library to request a zoning change from R-2 (Single & Two-Family Residential District) to B-4 (General Business Dense Development District). Mr. Rogers stated the proposed rezone is for the purpose of the adjoining library expansionThe White County Building & Planning public meeting to hear the rezone request is May 13, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the White County Government Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Monticello, Indiana. Council President Michael J. Johnson asked if there were any objections to library?s rezoning request; no objections were heard.  Mr. Rogers stated the final decision will be made on the date and place stated above.

 

Mr. Rogers presented the following ordinance for consideration of the Wolcott Town Council: Ordinance No. WC 2019-03, Amendment to the White County Indiana Zoning Control Ordinance. He stated that this amendment is perfectly in-line with the White County 2017 Comprehensive Plan, which has major target factors which impact the quality of life of White County citizens and their communities. Mr. Rogers added that this amendment requires not only a pre-operational odor control plan, but it also sets standards for regular monitoring of a site?s odor generation levels. Council President Michael J. Johnson read the ordinance to Council in its entirety; Council Member Fred A. Young moved to adopt Ordinance No. WC 2019-03, Amendment to the White County Indiana Zoning Control Ordinance as read; Patrick M. Powell

seconded the motion; and the motion passed 3-0.

 

 

Minutes/Memoranda

 

Council Member Fred A. Young moved to approve the following minutes and/or memoranda:

         April 2, 2019 Council Meeting

         April 11, 2019 Special Session

Council Vice President Stephen B. Schemerhorn seconded the motion, and the motion passed 3-0.

 

Departmental Reports

 

Wolcott Wastewater & Stormwater Supt. Chad W. Reynolds stated the men repaired a water leak on Anderson Street; filled pot holes throughout the town street and has been busy with the current wastewater treatment plant and with discussions with Commonwealth Engineers concerning the proposed wastewater treatment plant improvements.

 

Wolcott Town Marshal, James M. Herre stated presented the police department?s monthly report.

 

Clerk-Treasurer Linda S. Bajzatt introduced Breanna M. Wood, Utility Clerk in the Clerk-Treasurer?s Office. Council welcomed Ms. Wood and thanked her for attending the meeting.

 

Clerk-Treasurer Linda S. Bajzatt presented correspondence not requiring action. Mrs. Bajzatt stated that the town hall and garage is in need of maintenance, and that she does not know who?s responsible for the building upkeep. She asked approval to advertise for a ?building maintenance supervisor? who could perform small jobs. Discussion ensued. Council Vice President Stephen B. Schemerhorn moved to advertise for a person who may be interested in being a ?building maintenance supervisor?; Council Member Fred A. Young seconded the motion; and the motion passed.  It was determined whether the person would be paid a small stipend for the year or by the hour.

 

Robert Bellucci of Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. reported that work on both water plant and distribution system is progressing.

 

 Mr. Bellucci presented the following pay requests for the Waterworks Construction Project - PPA #4:

1)      TGB Unlimited, Inc. ? PPA No.3 - $227,788.16 Contractor; $11,988.85 Retainage

Council Member Patrick M. Powell moved to approve payment to TGB Unlimited, Inc. ? PPA No. 4 - $227,788.16 Contractor; $11,988.85 Retainage Council Member Fred A. Young seconded the motion; and the motion passed 3-0.

 

2)      Reynolds Unlimited, Inc. ? PPA No PPA No. 3 - $281,330.00 Contractor; $14,066.50 Retainage; Council Member Fred A. Young moved to approve payment to Reynolds Unlimited, Inc. ? PPA No. 3 - $281,330.00 Contractor; $14,066.50 Retainage; Council Member Patrick M. Powell seconded the motion; and the motion passed 3-0.

 

3)      Commonwealth Engineers, Inc

         Inv. #43851 - $11,250.00 Construction Inv. #43397 - $7500.00 Construction

         Inv. #43852 - $12,680.29 Professional Fees ? Designer/Reimbursable mileage

         Inv. #43853 - $1,063.05 ? Financial/Legal Assistance/Reimbursable Expenses

Council Member Fred A. Young moved to approve payment to Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. for the following:

         Inv. #43851 - $11,250.00 Construction Inv. #43397 - $7500.00 Construction

         Inv. #43852 - $12,680.29 Professional Fees ? Designer/Reimbursable mileage

         Inv. #43853 - $1,063.05 ? Financial/Legal Assistance/Reimbursable Expenses

Council Member Patrick M. Powell seconded the motion; and the motion passed 3-0.

 

Old Business

 

Robert Bellucci of Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. stated that the monthly construction meeting was held last month and work is moving along on schedule. Mr. Bellucci presented a Change Order B-1 for $3,006.00 for exploration digging; said change order cost is covered in the contingencies. Council Member Patrick M. Powell moved to approve the Change Order as read at a cost of $3,006.00; Council Member Fred A. Young seconded the motion; and the motion passed 3-0.

 

Mr. Bellucci stated that NIPSCO has changed it process to acquire utility easements; therefore, more paperwork is required and time. In order to abide by their required standards, Commonwealth will have to survey for the easement procurement. The cost for the total professional service is $7,706.89 out of Land Survey appropriation. Mr. Bellucci stated that there is no cost to the town as the Easement Procurement will have a net zero impact in the contingencies. Council Member Fred A. Young move to approve the required survey and professional services to obtain an easement on the Kyburz property for NIPSCO electrical utility; Council Member Patrick M. Powell seconded the motion; and the motion passed 3-0.

 

Mr. Bellucci reported on the progress of applications to different agencies and necessary contracts with other agencies. The Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project is progresses.

 

 

 

 

 

Resident Darwin Miller asked if the Council will hold a town-wide clean-up later this summer. Discussion ocurred.  Council President Michael J. Johnson  stated that with the construction work being done throughout the town and the wastewater plant being used as a mobilization site, perhaps the Council can reconsider the town-wide clean-up for the Fall.  He reminded the audience that residents can put one large item out with their trash each week.

 

 

 

 

There being no other business, the accounts payable register was approved and signed for the following amounts:

 

Accounts Payable

 

General Fund

$40,027.42

Motor Vehicle Highway Fund (MVH)

3,245.78

Park & Recreation

2,275.81

Cumulative Capital Improvements

225.36

CCD

4,912.00

Water Operating Fund

Water Meter Deposit Fund

35,582.25

150.00

Wastewater Operating Fund

30,981.48

Stormwater

28.00

Ambulance

Waterworks Construction Fund

705.04

148,983.96

Payroll

14,550.36

Payroll Federal W/H

2,511.48

Payroll FICA/Medicare W/H

3,004.38

Payroll State/County W/H

1,887.79

Payroll Perf W/H

845.58

Payroll PERF Corp Share

2,607.57

Payroll Health Savings Account

230.00

Payroll Medical

1,744.06

Payroll Liberty Nat?l

 

253.92

GRAND TOTAL

$294,752.24   

 

Payroll Docket

     Payroll Ending 03/04/2019

 

$ 10,811.92

Payroll Docket

     Payroll Ending 03/18/2019

 

$ 10,046.93

Utility Adjustments

$-1,677.71

 

 Council Member Patrick M. Powell moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Council Member Fred A. Young; and the motion passed 3-0.

 

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