July 23, 2007

 

 

 

The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met in regular session on Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Fire Department Training and Conference Room.  Dan Swafford called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Phillip Rogers led the Pledge of Allegiance and Sandra Hash led in prayer. 

 

Roll Call:  Members present were Dan Swafford, President; Dianna Bastin and Phillip Rogers.  Sandra Hash, Clerk Treasurer; Mike Spencer, Attorney and Rick Coppock Town Engineer were also present.  Ted Robertson was on vacation.

 

Supervisors Present:    Jim Davis, Jim Ragle, Gary Darland, Mike Farmer and Frank Nierzwicki were present.  

 

Phillip Rogers made a motion to nominate Dianna Bastin as Vice-President of the Ellettsville Town Council.  Dan Swafford seconded.  Motion carried.

 

Approval of the minutes

 

Dianna Bastin made a motion we approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting of July 9, 2007.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Motion carried.

 

Action to Pay Accounts Payable Vouchers

 

Dianna Bastin made a motion/action to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers.  Phillip Rogers seconded.   Motion carried.

 

Resolutions

 

Resolution 11-07 Transfer of Funds

 

Sandra Hash read the resolution in its entirety.  It has been determined that more money is needed than is currently available in certain funds and appropriations.  The following transfers are herby authorized:

From:

1-4-341

Fleet Insurance

 

 

 $     2,500.00

To:

1-4-107

Marshal and Deputies

 

 $     2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From:

1-4-231

Vehicle Maintenance

 

 $     2,500.00

To:

1-4-107

Marshal and Deputies

 

 $     2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From:

1-4-353

Electric

 

 

 

 $     2,300.00

To:

1-4-107

Marshal and Deputies

 

 $     2,300.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dianna Bastin made a motion to pass Resolution 11-07 Transfer of Funds.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Motion carried.

 

New Business

 

Renewal of the Agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and Bloomington Hospital’s Ambulance Services

 

Jim Davis, Ellettsville Fire Department presented an agreement between the Town and Bloomington Hospital’s Ambulance Services.  The only change was the dollar amount in the contract.  He explained Ellettsville provides back-up ambulance service.  The ambulances are provided by Bloomington Hospital along with all the training, insurances and supplies.  Ellettsville provides the manpower, when available.  The town is not obligated to respond if busy with our own calls.  If approved, the Hospital shall pay the Town the annual sum of $42,705.  Dianna questioned “Medic 220” being listed and not “Medic 218”.  Jim Davis clarified “Medic 218” will be added. 

 

Dianna Bastin made a motion that we approve the Renewal of the Agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and Bloomington Hospital’s Ambulance Services.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Motion carried

 

Renewal of the Agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and Monroe County Library to telecast meetings of the Ellettsville Town Council

 

Sandra Hash stated this agreement has been in effect for several years with Monroe County Public Library Community Access Television to televise the Town Council meetings.  It is a standard agreement to partially fund the operational expenses of CATS for the year 2008. the Town will pay fifty percent of the franchise fee received from Insight in the calendar year 2006. 

 

Dianna Bastin made a motion for the renewal of the Agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and Monroe County Public Library to telecast meetings of the Ellettsville Town Council.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Motion carried. 

 

Supervisor’s Comments

 

Frank Nierzwicki, Director of Planning Services presented an agreement with the MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) of Bloomington.  He explained this is an agreement we have once a year; it was late last year and signed in the early part of 2007.  This is a contract for the Town to receive $6,400 for traffic counting and infrastructure management.  The Town will get paid hours at an 80/20 match.  The money is already in the budget; this agreement will bring money back to the Town of Ellettsville.  After a review of the agreement, Dan Swafford asked for a motion.

 

Dianna Bastin made a motion we accept the agreement for services between the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Town of Ellettsville.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Motion carried.

 

Frank Nierzwicki, representing the Redevelopment Commission, requested permission from the Town Council to conduct fundraising for the Redevelopment office.  Indiana Code states the Redevelopment Commission can assist in office and other equipment purchases for office space.  Dan Swafford asked what kind of fundraising will be done.  Frank gave some examples; help with financial and technical studies for the area and office equipment and furnishings for the office.  The proposed 2008 budget for Redevelopment is $22,000.  There was no comment from the Council and Dan Swafford said “do it”.

 

Gary Darland thanked everyone for their cooperation and Mike Spencer for supplying requested documents.  He presented a “Citation of Merit” to Eric Chaudion.  Gary read the citation in its entirety.  Eric Chaudion was awarded for his outstanding performance while on duty and service to citizens of the Town of Ellettsville.  Eric responded quickly to a call involving a possible infant drowning.  His rapid arrival and first-aid assistance helped stabilize the baby.  Eric cleared intersections to the Bloomington Hospital and helped to speed the ambulance arrival.  The child survived and was transported to Riley Hospital.

 

Gary Darland presented Officer Anthony Bowlen with an Ellettsville Police Department “Citation of Merit” for outstanding performance in the Town of Ellettsville.  Officer Bowlen prevented a possible suicide attempt from a 15 year old girl.  Officer Bowlen’s composed conduct and non-intimidating conversation and demeanor with the trouble youth brought a life threatening situation under control without injury to her or others. 

 

Gary Darland presented the officers’ wives with flowers and thanked them. 

 

Dan Swafford expressed appreciation for the recognition Gary Darland made to the Police Officers.  He thanked and appreciates all the Police Officers.

 

Public Comment

 

Sandra Hash received a fax from the “Citizens Action Coalition” stating they will be canvassing in Ellettsville from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. starting July 24 through the end of September.  They did not list their cause this year but they will be knocking on doors.   The canvassing consists of petitioning, fundraising and distributing information concerning economic and social issues.  The CAC is a statewide, not-for-profit citizens lobby registered with the Secretary of State.

 

Adjournment

 

Dianna Bastin made a motion to adjourn.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Motion carried. Dan Swafford adjourned the meeting at 7:46 p.m.