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August 1, 2023 - Council Meeting

August 1,2023

6:00 p.m.

Town Hall

101 W North St.


Present: Bob Thomas, Michael Johnson, Rex Pearson, Darwin Miller, Jerry Lietz, Cameron Emond, Pam Bennett, Pat Powell, Janet Gross, Marilyn Maxwell, Michelle Earney, Betty Hoster, Steve Young, JR Northcutt,

Sandy Miller, Larry Klink, Janelle Hofstetter, Mark Bauchman, Jacob Ahler, Judy Thomas, and Kenny Burns



Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag



Open Council Meeting:


Approve minutes or memoranda: June 5 and June 18,2023 Council Member Darwin Miller made the motion to approve the minutes. Council Member Rex Pearson seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0



1. Department Heads reports:


Robert Thomas: Water/Street-Worked on the water plant and found that there was an error in the back

Wash. Bob is going to flush the lines again and backwash 2-3 more times. He is ordering signs for Homer

Ln.


Marshal Baer: Town Marshal-No Report


Lori Bussell: Park Board-No Report


Steve Young Sr: Ambulance Director-The last week of Oct there will be a free CPR class offered.


Kenneth Burns: Volunteer Fire Department-No Report


Sandy Miller: RWCDC- Helping with getting a logo and correspondence material for The Wolcott Main St.


Janell Hofstetter: KIRPC- No Report


Michael J Johnson: WCEDC-No Report


Jerry Lietz: Area Plan Committee- No Report


Michelle Earney: Summer Festival Committee- No Report


Marilyn Maxwell: Main St Committee- Chicken Noodle Dinner Sept 30,2023 at Wolcott Café


Jacob Ahler: Town Attorney- Presented TIF procedures and what to expect. Presented the TIF Resolution

2023-08-02. Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to approve the Resolution. Council

Member Darwin Miller seconded the motion. Motion Carried 4-0


Pamela Bennett: Clerk-Treasurer- The wastewater grant has been closed. Asked the council to close the wastewater checking account. Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to close the account. Council Member Darwin Miller seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0

With the closing of the checking account the funds need to be transferred. Pam presented resolution 2023-08-3 to transfer the funds to the wastewater checking account. Council Member Michael Johnson made a motion to

Approve the resolution. Council Member Rex Pearson seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0


Old Business:


Matt Parsley: NIPSCO Tree trimming has been delayed and a new date has not been set.


Ken Smith: The sidewalk on Burke has a gas line on a portion of where the new sidewalk would be put. It was talked about going further down on Burke to the North. Council member Darwin Miller made the motion to change the location of the sidewalk. Council Vice President Jerry Lietz seconded the motion. Motion carried

4-0


Annex in INARNI and Dollar General: Town Attorney Jacob Ahler gave a lot of information on what we need to do to annex. Next step is to appoint a committee.



New Business:


Additional Appropriation Resolution 2023-8-15 Council Member Michael Johnson made a motion to approve the Resolution. Council Member Darwin Miller seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0




Resident’s comments:


Janelle Hofstetter: Janelle called Baker-Tilly to see if we could transfer funds. We can, but there has to money to transfer. Asked if we have made an appointment with the Commissioners. We are working on the presentation.


Resident Mark Bachman: Asked about the issue with the water. Water Superintendent Bob Thomas said that the company has been here. He needs to back wash 2-3 more times and flush the lines.



Resident Larry Klink: Concerned about cars parking behind the café in from of some mailboxes. He wants to know if we will put up a no parking sign.


Adjourn

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