May 7, 2007

 

 

 

The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met for a Special Session on Monday, May 7, 2007, at the Fire Department Training and Conference Room.  Dennis Williamson called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Roll Call:  Members present were Dennis Williamson, President; Dan Swafford, Vice-President; Dianna Bastin, Ted Robertson and Phillip Rogers.  Sandra Hash, Clerk Treasurer and Mike Spencer, Attorney was also present. 

 

Resolution 06-07 accepting and implementing the terms of the withdrawal of request for hearing and agreed resolution of disciplinary charges

 

Sandra Hash read the resolution in its entirety.  Dennis Williamson announced the Deputy Salary rate was listed at $45,000 and should have been $42,000.  Mike Spencer requested the phrase “the Marshal serves at the pleasure of the Town” be added to the beginning of the resolution. Dianna Bastin made a motion that we correct the resolution to read “the Marshal serves at the pleasure of the Town Council” and to amend the salary to $42,000 from $45,000.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Motion carried.

 

Sandra Hash read the Withdrawal of Request for Hearing and Agreed Resolution of Disciplinary Charges in its entirety and stated the agreement was signed by Marshal McGlocklin, his attorney Elizabeth Bemis and our attorney Mike Spencer. Dianna Bastin made a motion to approve 06-07 accepting and implementing the terms of withdrawal of request for hearing and agreed resolution of disciplinary charges as amended.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dennis Williamson – yes; Dan Swafford – yes; Dianna Bastin – yes; Ted Robertson – no; Phillip Rogers – yes.  Motion carried 4-1. 

 

Ordinance 07-05 to amend Ordinance 06-25 fixing of salaries for the budget year 2007

 

Sandra Hash read the ordinance in its entirety.  The only change was the range for the Deputy Marshal was broadened to accommodate the adjustment.  Dennis Williamson stated this is the first reading and called for a motion to adopt the ordinance that was just read the same day it was introduced.  Dianna Bastin moved that ordinance number 07-05 be submitted for first reading as read.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Motion carried. 

 

Dianna Bastin moved that ordinance number 07-05 be adopted on the same day in which it was introduced.  Phillip Rogers seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dennis Williamson – yes; Dan Swafford – yes; Dianna Bastin – yes; Ted Robertson – nay; Phillip Rogers – yes.  A unanimous vote is required to adopt an ordinance on the first reading so Dennis Williamson requested the ordinance be placed on the agenda for Monday, May 14 for a second reading.

 

It was asked from the audience if the Council already had their minds made up and when was all this happening.  Why was the community welcomed to attend this meeting but not able to say anything?  Dennis Williamson answered the public comment period will be Monday night at the regular meeting.  Dennis Williamson announced the Council is not required to take public comment. 

 

Adjournment Dan Swafford made a motion we adjourn.  Dianna Bastin seconded.  Motion carried. Dennis Williamson adjourned the meeting at 4:14 p.m.