Roll Call: Members present were Dennis Williamson, President; Dan Swafford, Vice-President; Dianna Bastin, Ted Robertson and Phillip Rogers. Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer; Mike Spencer, Attorney and Rick Coppock, Town Engineer were also present.
Supervisors Present: Jim Davis, Jim Ragle, Jay Humphrey, Mike Farmer and Frank Nierzwicki were present.
Approval of the minutes
Bastin made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting
Action to Pay Accounts Payable Vouchers
Dan Swafford made a motion to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers. Dianna Bastin seconded. Motion carried.
Appointment of the
Ted Robertson announced the Town Council’s decision for Gary Darland as the appointment of the Ellettsville Town Marshal. Ted Robertson made the motion. Dan Swafford seconded. Roll call vote: Dennis Williamson – yes; Dan Swafford – yes; Dianna Bastin – yes; Ted Robertson – yes; Phillip Rogers – yes. Motion carried 5-0.
Council congratulated Gary Darland. Gary
Darland thanked the Council for the surprising vote this evening and he will do
his best. He wants the “suburb” of
Public Hearing Ellettsville Comprehensive Plan/Thoroughfare Update
Frank Nierzwicki, Director of Planning Services announced tonight is the public hearing for the Comprehensive Plan/Thoroughfare Plan. This plan started in February with input from work groups, open meetings and recommendation from the Plan Commission.
Todd Royer, resident on
Resolution 08-07 concerning the adoption
of the Comprehensive Plan update including the Thoroughfare Plan for the Town
Frank Nierzwicki presented the resolution to adopt the Thoroughfare Plan with the Comprehensive Plan. It was recommended for approval by the Plan Commission. Sandra Hash read Resolution 08-07 in its entirety.
Bastin made a motion we adopt Resolution 08-07 concerning the adoption of the
Comprehensive Plan update including the Thoroughfare Plan for the Town of
Resolution 09-07 Temporary loan
Sandra Hash read the resolution in its entity. The Ellettsville
$2,601.20 Loaned from: Ellettsville Building Corporation Construction Fund (Police)
Loaned to: Ellettsville Building Corporation Sinking Fund (Police)
$40,448.66 Loaned from: Ellettsville Building Corporation Construction Fund (Police)
Loaned to: Ellettsville Building Corporation Sinking Fund (Fire)
$43, 049.86 Total of All Temporary Loans
bond payments for the Police and Fire Stations were due the 15th of
January and July. Normal tax
distributions are received by December 31 and June 30th. With the delay in tax bills this year, there
are no provisions for making a late payment to a bond. There is unspent money in the Police bond
that we will utilize on a temporary basis.
When the tax distributions are received, Sandra will pay the money back
into the Police Bond Fund.
Dianna Bastin made a motion that we adopt Resolution 09-07 temporary loan. Phillip Rogers seconded. Motion carried.
Proposal to place an FM antenna on the McNeely Street water tower by WFHB, Bloomington Community Radio
Jay Humphrey, Ellettsville Police welcomed Mr. Darland aboard. Dennis Williamson thanked and appreciated Jay for working with him and all his help during the last month.
Frank Nierzwicki announced he will be taking vacation starting Thursday June 28 and will be back in the office Friday July 6.
Dennis Williamson asked Jim Davis about a letter regarding Squad 8. Jim Davis will bring the information to the Council during the next meeting.
Dennis Williamson complimented the Street Department on the
Art Hayes, resident commented about an article in The Journal stating Kenny’s Tavern wants to trade the Town parking lot for the old tavern. He feels the building needs to be condemned and outlined some of the problems. He brought up the paving of Kenny’s parking lot. Some items he talked about were: the original parking lot being gravel, the green boxes not belonging to the Town and where the water lines are located.
Dianna reiterated to Art Hayes that Mike Farmer explained the whole situation and invited him to the parking lot to answer any other questions. Art Hayes wants to know how many square feet were torn up to do the work.
Art Hayes asked if the utility companies (Duke, PSI) helped with the cost of the parking lot. Mike explained Cinergy, with the help of Vi Simpson, and the INDOT supervisors in charge made the whole project work. The project was not based on that parking lot or the corner. There were eight transformers installed and the project depended on securing the easements. There were time constraints with INDOT and Duke Energy. The easements were given on a verbal basis. Weekly meetings were conducted with INDOT, all utilities and property owners; when something needed to be done the government project moved forward. Mike invited Art Hayes out so he can explain and point out all the utilities that are running under the parking lot.
Frank Nierzwicki was contacted by State Representative Peggy Welch this
week concerning a complaint made to Elmo Gonzales in
Dianna Bastin thanked Mike Farmer for helping her understand the parking lot. She welcomed Mr. Darland aboard. Ellettsville fireworks will be July 3rd.
Dennis Williamson thanked Dianna and her flag task force Mike Farmer, Jim Ragle and Sandra Hash. Mike Farmer stated Brian Miller was the front man and did a good job. The flags were up by Memorial Day and Flag Day. Our Town Hall finally has flags. Dennis welcomed Gary and his wife aboard. He thanked everyone who applied.
Dianna Bastin made a motion we adjourn. Phillip Rogers seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned the meeting at