Minutes for February 4, 2020 - Council Meeting2/4/2020
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February 4, 2020

Council Meeting

Present: Michael Johnson                            Cameron Emond

               Richard Lynn                                    Darwin Miller

               Jacob Ahler                                      Pamela Bennett

               Lori Bussell                                      Chad Reynolds

              Sandy Miller                                     Darrell Orns

              Gayle Rogers                                    Annette Sipkema

              Joe Rogers                                        Heather VanDemark

               Keahi Zussman                               Trent ford

              John Brand                                        Ashley Siegfred

              Jasmine Southard                            Katrina Dye

              Aricka Batley                                    Walt Owens          

 

Opened the Council meeting with the Pledge to the flag.

 

Old Business:

Sandy Miller RWCDC: Water Development fees. Sandy Checked with the surrounding Towns to see what their fees are for tap fees and development fees. They have not up dated their fees in many years.

Council Vice President Cameron Emond: Presented a quote for the 127 W Market St. building. The Council asked to get some more quotes

 

 

 

New Business:

Katrina Dye asked for a donation for the Tri-County PTO. After much discussion

Motion was made by Council Member Darwin Miller. Council Member Richard Lynn Second the motion. Passed 4-0

 

Annette Cobb of White County Area Plan presented an amendment to White County Indiana Zoning Control Ordinance #2020-01. After little Discussion Council Vice President Cameron Emond made a motion to accept the amendment. Council Member Richard Lynn Second Motion carried 4-0

 

Robert Bellucci Common Wealth Engineering: The new Water plant will be going live the week February 10,2020. He also presented Invoices for White County to Pay.

He asked for change order on the temp lines to permanent. There are some spare valves 100,690.00 that are needed for the water plant. The valves should last at least 7-8 years.

Council Vice President Cameron Emond made the motion to accept the proposal to take the lines from temp to permanent. Council Member Richard Lynn Second. Motion carried 4-0

 

Chad Reynolds Wastewater Superintendent: Are going to be fixing a tile on Cherry Lane.

There is a low spot of the corner of Second and School street that is not able to drain properly. They are pumping the water out. There are tile problems with the lot that the water is standing on. Tried to Flush the line but there seems to be a tile collapsed. The tile is under the Funeral home. Chad is going to contact someone to come and camera the line. Chad is going to get an estimate of the camera and the materials to fix the tile.

There is an issue with a sump pump at Kepner apartments. It is flooding the alley and the road around the apartments. Chad is going to get back with us as to what to do about this issue.

 

Marshal James Herre: Asked to order a digital speed sign for the South end of the town. After very little discussion Council Member Richard Lynn made a motion to but the sign. Council Vice President Cameron Emond Second Passed 4-0

 

Kenneth Burns Fire Chief: Gave a report that there are now 71 hydrants and 4 blowoffs in town. Would like to have a couple more installed.

 

 

Lori Bussell Park Superintendent: Spray foam has been done in the Open Building

 

Sandy Miller RWCDC: Year end Reports are done. Trying for a grant for murals in Wolcott. There is a meeting February 7,2020.

 

Pamela Bennett Clerk-Treasurer: Boycemail was presented to the Council. This will save the Town the town $263.50 a month. After much discussion Council Member Darwin Miller made a motion to purchase Boycemail. Council Member Richard Lynn second Motion Passed 4-0

Closing the office on Martin Luther King Day and Columbus Day. After much discussion Council Vice President Cameron Emond made a motion to be closed. Council member Darwin Miller Second Motion carried 3-1

Breanna Wood and Pamela Bennett are going to be going for a lot of training this year. Instead of the office being closed it is proposed that Abby Ewen be hired as a person to cover when needed. After much discussion Council Vice President Cameron Emond Made a motion to hire Abby. Council Member Darwin Miller Second Motion carried 3-1

Resolution 2020-01: Transfers of money from the Water HIFI account to the Water account

Resolution 2020-02: Transfers of money from funds within the same appropriations to settle accounts.

After very little discussion Council Vice President Cameron Emond made the motion to accept the Resolutions. Council Member Darwin Miller Second motion passed 4-0

Read a letter of resignation from Linda Bajzatt as Consultant for the town Clerks Office due to some personal issues. We wish Linda well and she will be missed.

 

Council Member Jerry Lietz: Jerry has contacted the Indiana State Commission of Urban Forestry. Contact person is Carrie Tauscher. There will be a meeting at the Community building to talk about a grant and what we can do about the Ash trees and other trees here in town. The meeting is April 8,2020 at 6:00.

 

Jacob Ahler, Town Attorney: Proposed that we hire Jacob German as the Bond Council Services. After very little discussion Council Vice President Cameron Emond made the motion to hire Jacob German Council Member Darwin Miller Second the motion. Motion passed 4-0

 

Council Vice President Cameron Emond made the motion to adjourn Council Member Darwin Miller second Motion passed 4-0

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