The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met in regular session at 7:30 PM, Monday, August 12, 2002 at the Town Hall. David Sorokoty called the meeting to order and David Sorokoty led in prayer. Mike Cornman led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
David Sorokoty asked for roll call of the Council Members. Members present were David Sorokoty, President; David Drake, Vice-President; Mike Cornman and Geraldine McIntyre. Also present was Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer and Mike Spencer, Town Attorney.
Supervisors Present Jim Davis, Jim Ragle, Mike Farmer, Jeff Farmer. Jay Humphrey stood in for Ron McGlocklin.
Approval of Minutes of the meetings on July 17, July 22, July 29 and August 5, 2002
Mike Cornman moved to approve the minutes. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Motion carried.
Action to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers
Geraldine McIntyre moved to approve the accounts payable vouchers. Mike Cornman seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinances on First Reading None
Ordinances on Second Reading
Ordinance 02-13 adopting Chapter 610 concerning use of safety equipment at the Ellettsville Skate Park
David Drake read Ordinance 02-13 by title. Geraldine McIntyre moved Ordinance 02-13 be adopted. David Drake seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinance 02-16 to amend Chapters 441, 442 and 443 of the Ellettsville Town Code designating speed limits, through/stop streets and No Parking Areas
Geraldine McIntyre read Ordinance 02-16 by title. Mike Cornman summarized that this ordinance was for Deer Run Subdivision and Green Briar Knolls Subdivision. David Drake made a motion that Ordinance 02-16 be adopted. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Motion carried.
Old Business None
Indiana Department of Transportation requests permission to use the Town Parking lot as a temporary turn around
Rick Coppock said INDOT would be closing the intersection of Main Street and Sale Street for construction. Barricades will be staggered on Sale Street south of Town Hall so that traffic will still be able to conduct business. They will put asphalt wedge on the curb of Sale Street in order to use the parking lot as a turn around. This will start in the next 2-3 weeks and will last approximately 2-3 weeks. David Drake made a motion to allow the Indiana Department of Transportation to use the town parking lot on Sale Street as a temporary turn around. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Mike Cornman wanted to remind everyone to keep the State Road 46 Improvement Committee informed. Darlyne Sowder said that both the co-chairs of
that committee were at the last INDOT meeting and were informed that INDOT would be asking for Town Council permission to use the parking lot. Motion carried.
Agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and the Monroe County Public Library concerning local access television programming
David Sorokoty said it was just a renewal of the existing contract. This contract is for 1 year and the last contract was only for half a year. This is to keep the Town Council meetings on BCATS TV. Mike Cornman made a motion to approve the agreement between the Town and Monroe County Public Library. David Drake seconded. David Drake said he was amazed at how many people tell him they watch it on TV. Motion carried.
Conflict of Interest disclosure statement from Kevin Patton
Jay Humphrey stated that Kevin would be doing some work installing the light bars on the new police cars. He would be doing it at his residence on his own personal time. He would be paid for the work and the money will come from police funds. Geraldine McIntyre moved for approval of the Conflict of Interest disclosure. David Drake seconded. Motion carried. Mike Cornman abstained.
Request for medical leave of absence from Donya Medley
Donya Medley is requesting to be on medical leave and is also requesting the Town pay her medical insurance while she is on leave. She anticipates her leave to be approximately six months or less. David Drake moved to approve a medical leave of absence not to exceed six months for Donya Medley and also for the Town to continue to pay her insurance premiums during the leave of absence. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Motion carried. Mike Cornman abstained.
Jim Davis stated that while Donya is on medical leave, she does not have enough sick time saved. Several of the firemen and some of the ladies in the utility office would like to donate some of their sick time that they have accumulated to Donya to cover her while she is on medical leave. They have donated a total of 432 hours and the list was given to the Council. Jim anticipates that she will be back to work before all of the hours are used up. Geraldine McIntyre moved to allow the employees to transfer some of their sick leave time to Donya Medley’s sick leave time in order to cover her while she is on medical leave. David Sorokoty said this is a nice gesture and Jim explained that it has happened in the past and the employees are trying to take care of their fellow employees. David Drake seconded. Motion carried. Mike Cornman abstained.
Sandra Hash asked for clarification about the insurance being paid just as it always has been. Donya will still have her typical 20% deducted from her paycheck and the Town will pay their standard 80%. The council agreed that this is the way it should be handled.
Ellettsville Park and Recreation Board appointment – Jeff Frownfelter
David Sorokoty appointed Jeff Frownfelter to the Ellettsville Park & Recreation Board to fill the one seat that is open. David wanted to commend Jeff for the job he will do.
Privilege of the Floor None
Mike Farmer requests permission to fill a couple vacancies in the Utility Department. Both are temporary full-time laborer positions. They will be utilized for water main extensions and relocations on the Highway 46 project. David Sorokoty asked if the jobs were posted. Mike Farmer said they were posted and advertised in the newspapers and that they followed proper procedures. Mike Cornman asked whom he was going to hire. Mike Farmer said if they accept, it would be a couple local people who have both worked in the utility field. Scott Pate and Roger Drake both have Class A CDL’s and the utilities department has some experience with them. Mike Cornman moved to approve the Ellettsville Utilities to hire Scott Pate and Roger Drake as temporary full-time employees. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Motion carried.
Mike Farmer said that they are moving on to the Highway and will be moving on to Dewey Drive in a couple of weeks. In order to do this, they need a piece of equipment for construction, specifically on the Highway. They are looking to lease, rent or purchase a skid loader. They found a rental with a purchase option that is favorable to the Town. He wants permission to enter into an agreement that says there is a purchase price attached to the skid loader of $29,090. It will only be rented at this time for 12 months. This rental is included in the 46 contract and the Town will be reimbursed for the monthly rental amount. At the end of twelve months, we will have the option to send the equipment back or purchase it as a balloon payment. Geraldine McIntyre moved to allow the Ellettsville Utilities Department to enter into an agreement for the rental of a skid loader with the option to purchase at the end of a twelve-month period. David Drake seconded. Motion carried.
Mike Farmer also wanted to remind everyone that they started on the Highway and are in the Poplar Drive and 46 area and will be heading across Edgewood Drive, hopefully they will be past there before school starts next week and will be moving into the downtown area. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Utilities Department. Also, they will be starting on Dewey Drive upgrading a 4” water main to an 8” water main where there have been water quality problems. They will be going from Park Street all the way to Third Street.
David Sorokoty asked for a motion to adjourn. Geraldine McIntyre moved for adjournment. Mike Cornman seconded. Meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p. m.
David Sorokoty, President David Drake, Vice President
Mike Cornman Geraldine McIntyre
Sandra C. Hash, Clerk-Treasurer