Roll Call: Members present were Patrick Stoffers, President; William Evans, Vice President; Lisa Creech, Phillip Rogers and Dennis Williamson. Also present were Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer and Mike Spencer, Attorney.
Approval of the minutes
Creech motioned to approve the minutes of the Regular meeting and Executive
Action to Pay Accounts Payable Vouchers
Lisa Creech made a motion to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers. William Evans seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinances on Second
Ordinance 05-06 adopting a Capital Asset Policy
Sandra Hash mentioned this is a guideline to bring the Town into compliance with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Patrick Stoffers spoke with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) and they have no capitalization guidelines. He recommended we strike line #3 in Ordinance 05-06 stating “The Utilities of the Town of Ellettsville, Indiana shall follow the capitalization guidelines of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission” and also the reference to this on page 3 of 14 of the index. William Evans made a motion to strike those sections in Ordinance 05-06 adopting a Capital Asset Policy. Lisa Creech seconded. Motion carried.
Lisa Creech made a motion to adopt Ordinance 05-06 adopting a Capital Asset Policy as amended. William Evans and Phillip Rogers seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinance 05-07 making the Personnel
Policy retroactive to
Hash explained the Council passed a new personnel policy
Ordinance 05-08 to amend Ordinance 04-25 the Salary Ordinance for 2005
Sandra Hash mentioned this ordinance will add the salary of the new Code Enforcement Officer position under both the Planning and Police Department. Lisa Creech made a motion to adopt Ordinance 05-08 to amend Ordinance 04-25 the Salary Ordinance for 2005. William Evans seconded. Motion carried.
Capacity Certification for Muirfield Subdivision Phase III, Acme Development Corporation represented by Smith Neubecker & Associates, Inc.
Tyler Doades of Smith Neubecker requested sewer certification for eight single family residences as part of Phase III in Muirfield Subdivision. Patrick Stoffers asked Mike Farmer, Ellettsville Utilities, if this was okay. Patrick said, “Indicate Mr. Farmer gave thumbs up”. Lisa Creech made a motion to allow the Capacity Certification for Muirfield Subdivision Phase III, Acme Development Corporation represented by Smith Neubecker & Associates, Inc. Williams Evans seconded. Motion carried.
Service Agreement with Hoosier Disposal – Street Department
Jim Ragle, Street Department, explained a service agreement with Hoosier Disposal for the trash removal. This agreement is for $82.68 a month which Sandra Hash added was an increase of $12.00 a month. Patrick Stoffers asked that we table this item. Lisa Creech made a motion that we table this service agreement with Hoosier Disposal until the next meeting. William Evans seconded. Motion carried.
Solid Waste Management District, was
asked to discuss and implement the Adopt-A-Road Program into the Town of
Privilege of the Floor – Non Agenda Items
Ed Bitner wants to fence in his yard on
Ed Bitner brought up the “Jake Braking” through Ellettsville and has anything ever been done about that? William stated he thinks Frank is working on that at the present time. Patrick mentioned they are looking at the ordinance in Jasper about the air compression braking.
Bitner questioned the field across the street from his house. Who is responsible for maintaining the Peters’
property? Lisa answered it is the owners
responsibility. Ed will be talking to
Frank about the high grass. Also does
the Town of
Ron McGlocklin, Town Marshal, wanted the Council to know Jim Ragle and his crew finished the retention pond at the Police Department. He wants to commend them on an excellent job putting that in and coming in under budget. The contractor bid $37,000 and the Street Department completed it for $12,000.
Ron, Captain Jay Humphrey and Mike Cornman met with the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Assistant Superintendent, James Rubish, to revise their Crisis Prevention Plan. When the plan is typed out, it will be distributed to all the schools and one will be on file at the Town Hall Clerk’s office.
Frank Nierzwicki was asked to talk about the noise issue in the downtown area. He will follow up on this with a written report to the Council in two weeks. He is looking into the sound decibel level, not just a certain type of brake, which can be enforced. Lisa asked about the weight limits for roads in residential neighborhoods. She feels the weight limit should be incorporated with the noise. Frank and the Assistant Code Enforcement Officer are planning a program to establish a route system to patrol. They are collecting data and building a data base with all the code violations for more consistent enforcement. Lisa then asked if the patrol time will include evenings and not just business hours. There are violations at night that are not there during the day. Frank said the schedule will be varied.
Frank announced an upcoming BZA meeting on Wednesday, May 4th regarding sign issues. There will be a Plan Commission meeting May 5th at He will be following through with enforcement items and giving progress reports at every meeting. Lisa mentioned the code changes on parking. Frank has started working on this issue and will set up a meeting next week and Tuesday evening works well.
asked Frank about the MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization). Frank said he has the initial draft of the
work program which is an annual document the MPO puts together. This year the Town of
Lisa Creech continued to read the letter and noticed the Sale Street Utility work infrastructure was listed as being outdated and needs to be replaced. William Evans answered the projects with the utilities are in the early planning stages.
Sandra Hash told Frank she has not received any quarterly distributions from the Monroe County Building Department. Frank said he would check on it.
William Evans asked Frank about a BZA meeting he was asked to attend. Frank mentioned it is May 4th and they will be discussing the signs going back up. Frank has been researching the ordinances and past Council minutes to make sure the signs are to code.
Dennis Williamson just wants to make sure the
Lisa Creech mentioned receiving a phone call from Mr. Peden. Representative Peggy Welch also contacted Mr. Peden requesting he get a committee together for the Fall Festival and having a meeting soon.
William Evans stated the flag on top of the water tower needs to be replaced. He then asked if Mr. Neidigh has done any more with the Police Station. Ron answered some of it is done. They have received the template for the brass plaque and they are waiting on Rogers Group to stain the exterior blocks again. Painters should be there this week. The locking system for the front door is still not installed. Ron then mentioned that everything should be done before the open house May 14th.
brought up the rumors about the Ellettsville License Branch moving to the east
William, Patrick and Becky Wines, Utilities Office Manager, attended a
Utilities Seminar in
Lisa Creech made a motion to adjourn. William Evans seconded. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at