The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met in regular session at 7:30 PM, Monday, December 10, 2001 at the Town Hall. Jerry Pittsford called the meeting to order and led the prayer. David Sorokoty led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Jerry asked for roll call of Council Members. Members present were Jerry Pittsford, President; David Sorokoty, Vice President; Michael Cornman, David Drake and Geraldine McIntyre. Also present were Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer and Mike Spencer, Town Attorney.
Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting of November 26, 2001
Mike Cornman made a motion to accept the minutes of the November 26, 2001 meeting. David Sorokoty seconded. Motion carried.
Amendment to Agenda to include Ordinance 01-32
Mike Cornman made the motion to amend the agenda by adding Ordinance 01-32 Insight Agreement. David Drake seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinances on First Reading
Ordinance 01-29 to amend Ordinance 01-27 concerning the vacating of public way at 412 Paul Street (allowing Mr. Rademacher to consolidate all of his property on to one deed)
Mike Cornman read by title. Mike made the motion to approve Ordinance 01-29 be submitted for first reading. Geraldine McIntyre seconded motion. Motion carried.
Mike Cornman made the motion to adopt Ordinance 01-29 the same day as it was introduced. David Drake seconded. Motion carried.
Mike Cornman made the motion to adopt Ordinance 01-29. David Drake seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinance 01-30 Salary Ordinance for 2002
Ordinance 01-30 David Sorokoty read by title concerning the fixing of salaries for Budget year 2002. Jerry Pittsford requested this Ordinance be changed making the pay cycle for Police 27 days.
Ordinance 01-31 to amend Ordinance 01-23 concerning annexation on Ratliff Road of the Zion Nazarene Church property (correcting the legal description)
Ordinance 01-31 David Drake read by title.
Mike Cornman made the motion to approve Ordinance 01-31 be submitted for first reading. David Sorokoty seconded. Motion carried.
Mike Cornman made motion to adopt Ordinance 01-31 the same day as it was introduced. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Motion carried.
Mike Cornman made motion to adopt Ordinance 01-31. David Drake seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinance 01-32 Insight Agreement
Jerry Pittsford read by title Ordinance 01-32 introducing the Insight Agreement. Mike Spencer reviewed and made changes to the agreement including an address
change for Insight and other minor changes. The Agreement would be for ten years.
Resolutions 19-01 Transfer of Funds
Geraldine McIntyre read Resolution 19-01. Sandy Hash explained the reasons for the transfers. David Drake made the motion to adopt Resolution 19-01. David Sorokoty seconded. Motion carried. Mike Cornman abstained.
Ordinances on Second Reading None
Darlyne Sowder, president of the Park and Recreation Board explained that three of the Park Board members were present at the formal presentation of the Well Site Woodland Park. She said that the Park and Recreation Board voted to accept the plan presented by the Eppley Institute graduate students. The Park Board and the graduate students recommend the Council accept the proposed park plan. David Sorokoty made the motion to accept the presentation as the preliminary plan for the Well Site as the proposed Woodland Park for the Town of Ellettsville. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. David Sorokoty announced that the Council and Clerk sent a letter of thanks to the students and professor for a job well done. Motion carried.
Annual Maintenance Agreement for Komputrol Software Systems
Sandy Hash explained this agreement is for telephone support and program updates. The cost is $3,150. Geraldine McIntyre made a motion to approve the annual agreement. David Sorokoty seconded. Motion carried.
Disaster Recovery Plan with Komputrol
Sandy Hash explained this would be for emergency backup in the circumstance that Ellettsville’s computer systems would fail. It also puts us in compliance with State Board of Accounts. The cost of this plan is $450 annually.
Action to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers
Geraldine McIntyre moved to approve the accounts payable vouchers. Mike Cornman seconded. Motion carried.
Mike Spencer – explained the Insight Agreement, section 17. David Sorokoty said this particular section Mike Spencer is referencing means that we will not be able to broadcast live, so David said he will speak with Mike White at BCAT.
Ron McGlocklin – Asked to amend Resolution 19-01 to include P221 of $4,600 to P232 of $4,600. He explained the reason for amending the resolution was light bars need replaced. David Drake made a motion to accept Ron’s request to amend Resolution 19-01 and Mike Cornman seconded. Motion carried.
Ron informed the Council that all of the Officers went to Bloomington City Hall today for classes on domestic violence. Also they all will be attending a class on Haz-mat and Blood-borne Pathogens at the Library tomorrow night.
Mike Cornman made the motion to approve the amended Resolution 19-01. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Motion carried.
Mike Farmer – announced that the City of Bloomington is increasing their water rate from 1.05 to 1.23 per 1000 gallons. It is a 17% increase to wholesale customers this includes the Town of Ellettsville that will go into effect in March 2002. Mike Cornman clarified saying the increase will be water only not sewer and it will not affect or increase sewer rate.
Rick Coppock – spoke on the Ellettsville Heritage Trail. He presented an option to move the south sidewalk on the newly constructed Main Street section of Highway
46 from the eastside split to the Bridge on Main Street. He suggested asking INDOT to put an 8-foot wide asphalt walkway along the old railroad bed instead of the concrete sidewalk along the highway and to add a pedestrian crossing on the bridge. In the area of the stage there would be a resting area with a water fountain and landscaping beautification. It will not reduce the levy along the creek.
Geraldine McIntyre – presented a letter from Cinergy requesting someone from the Council to attend an informative luncheon at the Bloomington Convention Center from 12:00 - 1:30 p. m. on December 14th, 2001. Geraldine can’t attend. Mike Cornman will attend and David Sorokoty may also attend.
She also presented a letter she had received from Gib Fisher requesting a NO PARKING sign be posted on the east side of Sale Street across from the Nutmeg House tea room. Jerry suggested sending a letter to the Nutmeg House suggesting they contact the church requesting more adequate parking by utilizing the Baptist Church Parking lot.
Jerry Pittsford – mentioned he and Geraldine had attended a meeting for Crane Economic Development Organization concerning employment and purchases from local suppliers. He said Crane is essential to the economic health of Monroe County.
Privilege of the Floor
Greg Hudson – had three concerns he mentioned that he wanted to inform the public of. The first was concerning water contamination from Lake Monroe and that there is a sewer plant in Brown County (Salt Creek) and that it is inadequate and the water is connected with Lake Monroe and our water we drink may be contaminated, secondly he was concerned about a Machine Shop that Jim East used to run out of the old Community Center on Vine Street. Mr. East would collect 6-8 foot tall capacitors and poked holes in them and let the PCB’s run on to the ground. Lastly Greg mentioned that Officer Alvie Bohall took his jeep illegally from his driveway last year without papers. Jerry suggested Greg file a report about his jeep at the Police Department.
David Sorokoty made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Geraldine seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned at 9:15PM.
Jerry Pittsford, President David Sorokoty, Vice President
Mike Cornman David Drake
Geraldine McIntyre Sandra C. Hash