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October 17, 2023 - Council Meeting

Town of Wolcott Council Minutes

October 17,2023

6:00 p.m.

Town Hall

101 W North St.


Present: Cameron Emond, Rex Pearson, Michael Johnson, Betty Hoster, Ken Smith, Jared Baer, Mark Bachman, Sandra Gloss, George Matthew, LeRoy Simon, Robin Foley, Judy Thomas, Janet Gross, Bob Thomas, Breanna Plantenga, Jeff Province, Tom Bennett, Larry Klink, Pam Bennett, Janell Hofstetter, and Kenny Burns.


Absent: Darwin Miller and Jerry Lietz


Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag



Open Council Meeting:


Approve minutes or memoranda: October 3, 2023. Council Member Michael Johnson made the motion to approve the minutes. Council Member Rex Pearson seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0



Approve the Financials: September 2023 Council Member Rex Pearson made the motion to approve the financials. Council Member Michael Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0


1. Department Heads reports:

Robert Thomas: Water/Street-Catch basin has been fixed. Engineer Ken Smith talked to Bob about the brown water in the town. He suggested that they try. Ken has applied for a permit to add Ortho and Poly phosphate. Signs are ordered for the compost bin waiting for them to send a spec to be approved.


Marshal Baer: Town Marshal- Received a $9000.00 for DUI, School bus and Seat belt safety program.


Lori Bussell: Park Board-No Report


Steve Young Sr: Ambulance Director-Waiting to get a date for the CPR class.


Kenneth Burns: Volunteer Fire Department-No Report


Sandy Miller: RWCDC-No report

Janell Hofstetter: KIRPC-No Report


Michael J Johnson: WCEDC- Talked about going to the commissioners meeting to ask for help with the

Lost revenue and the water being in the red. Their suggestion was to call KIRPC and see about a grant


Jerry Lietz: Area Plan Committee-No Report


Michelle Earney: Summer Festival Committee- No Report

Marilyn Maxwell: Main St Committee- Janell Hofstetter gave the report on behalf of Main St. Halloween

At the town hall and a Holiday Bazaar.


Jacob Ahler: Town Attorney- no report


Pamela Bennett: Clerk-Treasurer- in the middle of an audit.


Old Business:

Ken Smith-update. There is a list of projects that need to be attended to. Ken said that they have until October 30 to finish the projects.


Chicken Ordinance: Second reading




New Business:


Cameron Emond: Randy Stasser has offered to do an economical study for the town. WCED has offered to pay for the project. This will let us know how the downtown project will affect the taxes and water rates. Janelle

Hofstetter asked if this was only going to benefit the town. Council President Cameron Emond let her know that it would benefit Brian as well.

Council Member Rex Pearson made the motion to accept the offer of the Economical Study. Council member Michael Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0



Resident comments:


Mark Bachman: Asked when the sidewalks would be finished. The trenches and clean up have not been completed. Council President reiterated that Town and Country have until October 30 to finish up the project.


Adjourn

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