Roll Call: Members
Supervisors Present: Jim Davis, Jim Ragle, Gary Darland, Mike Farmer, Jeff Farmer and Frank Nierzwicki were present.
Approval of the minutes
Swafford asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of
Action to Pay Accounts Payable Vouchers
David Drake made a motion that we approve the Accounts Payable Vouchers. Phillip Smith seconded. Motion carried.
Proclamation to proclaim March as American Red Cross Month
Dianna Bastin read the Proclamation in its entirety stating The Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross has served the Citizens of Ellettsville with compassion and integrity since inception in 1917 therefore, The Ellettsville Town Council do hereby proclaim the month of March 2008 as American Red Cross Month.
Dan Swafford asked for a motion to proclaim American Red Cross month of March. Dianna Bastin made the motion. David Drake seconded. Motion carried.
Resolution 03-08 Transfer of Funds
Sandra Hash explained Wal-Mart donated $3,000 to the Ellettsville Police Department in October of 2006 to assist in purchasing a Canine. No Canine was purchased. An exercise room is being equipped to help the officers maintain their physical fitness and Wal-Mart has instructed, in writing, the grant be used by the Police Department for training, education or equipment. The following transfers are hereby authorized:
From: Fund 9 K-9 Fund $3,000.00
To: Fund 12 Law Enforcement Continuing Education $3,000.00
Brian Mobley made the motion for Resolution 03-08. Phillip Smith seconded. Roll call vote: Dan Swafford – yes; Dianna Bastin – yes; David Drake – yes; Brian Mobley – yes; Phillip Smith – yes. Motion carried 5-0.
Brian Mobley stated he has seen the equipment room and it is coming along very nicely. Gary Darland announced there will be a formal press announcement in the next few days.
Frank Nierzwicki, Director of Planning Services introduced a group of
children who came to speak on behalf of the
Morran brought students with her to the meeting; they are “the eyes of
learners”. They are some of the best and
brightest in our community. The children
in attendance are past, present and future 5th grade students. Ms. Morran would like the children to watch
the Council and see what it means to work and build for the community. Ms. Morran presented the Council with a study,
conducted in 2001 by
week. The outdoor lab offers any XL class a
curriculum combining outdoor education with regular standards. The children held a map while Ms. Morran
pointed out parts of the
We asked that you pass a resolution designating the Wishing Well site as a local nature preserve. It is not large enough to be a State preserve.
Morran received information from an
· James Dillinger – 6th grader at EJHS helped build the prairie in 5th grade and also adopted a tree. Working outdoors has helped in math and literature. He gave examples.
Ms. Morran gave some closing quotes for the Council to think about while they thought about the nature preserve. This will connect us to the future.
Gary Darland, Town Marshal stated there has been a “plague” of
larcenies to vehicles from August 2007 until January of 2008. The Police Department did everything a Law
Enforcement Agency could do with no avail.
Some arrests were finally made and
Steve Bartlett thanked Marshal Darland, the Town Council and the citizens of Ellettsville for the award. He thanked all the officers in the department because without their help and assistance in this he might not have gotten this done. Mr. Bartlett accepted the award for the whole department.
Jim Davis, Ellettsville Fire Department requested a 1970 Ford Econoline van be declared surplus. He gave a brief history of the van. It runs well but it is no longer needed. Jim has sold surplus on e-bay in the past with success and plans to do the same with the van. Mike
Spencer stated this will need to be in writing. A resolution will be prepared for the next meeting.
Dianna Bastin, Utilities Liaison explained during the last meeting there was a concern about billing practices and Mike Farmer was not present. He will now answer those questions.
Dianna Bastin stated if anyone has a question about their water bills, call the Utilities’ Office and they will explain.
Dan Swafford thanked the children for attending the meeting this evening.
Dianna Bastin made a motion to adjourn. David Drake seconded. Motion carried. Dan Swafford adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m.