July 28, 2014
The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Fire Department Training and Conference Room. Scott Oldham called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Dianna Bastin led the Pledge of Allegiance followed with a prayer by Scott Thomas.
Roll Call: Members present were Scott Oldham, President; Dianna Bastin and Scott Thomas. David Drake and Dan Swafford were absent. Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer, and Rick Coppock, Bynum Fanyo and Associates, Town Engineer were also present.
Supervisors present were: Mike Cornman, Tony Bowlen, Connie Griffin and Mike Farmer. Danny Stalcup and Kip Headdy also attended the meeting to represent the Street Department.
Approval of Minutes
Scott Oldham entertained a motion for approval of the minutes for the Executive Session and regular meeting on July 14, 2014. Dianna Bastin so moved. Scott Thomas seconded. Motion carried.
Accounts Payable Vouchers
Scott Oldham entertained a motion for action to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers. Dianna Bastin so moved. Scott Thomas seconded. Motion carried.
Area 10 Signage, Farmers Market, Off Premise Signage Request – Connie Griffin and a representative from Area 10
Connie Griffin, Director of Planning, explained Area 10 is requesting off premise advertising for their farmers market. Area 10 has filed for a temporary sign permit and is requesting waiver of the fee. Their signs are approximately 2’ x 2’. It does not meet code because the Town does not allow off premise advertising. She recommends approval of Area 10’s request.
Laura Kray, Area 10, explained the signs are directional or state “I love the Ellettsville market.” They feel the signs are important because Area 10 is off the beaten path and difficult for people to find if they’ve never been there. There’s not any permanent signage for the market. The signs will help people who come from the outlying areas.
Dianna Bastin asked if the signs are approved then Area 10 will not have to go before the Board of Zoning Appeals. Ms. Griffin replied that was correct.
Scott Oldham entertained a motion to approve the Area 10 signage for the farmers market off premise signage request. Scott Thomas made a motion to approve the Area 10 signage for the farmers market off premise signage request. Dianna Bastin seconded. Roll call vote: Scott Oldham – yes; Dianna Bastin – yes and Scott Thomas – yes. Motion carried 3-0.
Connie Griffin, Director of Planning, announced on July 21, 2014, the federal permits for Jack’s Defeat Creek were approved by the Department of Natural Resources for five locations. Mr. Oldham asked if there is a time frame to get this completed. Ms. Griffin replied she didn’t have that information but thinks it is a year. Ms. Bastin asked if this is for dredging the creek. Mr. Oldham replied it is.
Town Marshal Tony Bowlen requested to hire a part-time officer, Jared Myers, to fill one of the school resource officer positions at Richland Bean-Blossom School Corporation. Mr. Myers previously worked at the Owen County Sheriff’s Department and did similar work for Owen County schools.
Scott Oldham entertained a motion to hire Jared Myers for the part-time position. Scott Thomas made a motion to hire Jared Myers for the part-time position. Scott Oldham seconded. Roll call vote: Scott Oldham – yes; Dianna Bastin – yes and Scott Thomas – yes. Motion carried 3-0.
Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer, administered the oath of office to Deputy Marshal Jared Myers.
Scott Oldham entertained a motion to adjourn. Dianna Bastin made a motion to adjourn. Scott Thomas seconded. Scott Oldham adjourned the meeting at 6:41 p.m.