Roll Call: Members
present were Patrick Stoffers, President; William Evans, Vice President; Lisa
Creech, Phillip Rogers and
Supervisors Present: Jim Davis, Ron McGlocklin, Jim Ragle, Mike Farmer and Jeff Farmer were present. Frank Nierzwicki was also present.
Approval of the minutes
Creech made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting of
Action to Pay Accounts Payable Vouchers
Lisa Creech made a motion to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers. William Evans seconded. Motion carried.
Resolution 18-06 to adopt a written Fiscal Plan for the Early Childhood Center, Lifeway Baptist Church and Chapel Hill Wilderness Area Annexation to be known as the Near West Side State Road 46 Annexation Area
Frank Nierzwicki, Director of Planning Services presented the Fiscal
Plan of the area. This was brought
before the Plan Commission’s last meeting.
The Chapel Hill Wilderness Area is 245 acres located north of State Road
Creech made a motion to adopt Resolution 18-06 to adopt a written Fiscal Plan
Resolution 19-06 concerning Crossing
Dr. Thomas Eddington, Superintendent of the Richland Bean–Blossom Schools
stated the RBB School Board has begun the process of finding and paying a
crossing guard for the end of the Junior and High School dismissal times. The intersection of
Ordinances on First
Ordinance 06-19 to amend 152.263 of the
Frank Nierzwicki explained in a prior amendment to the code; a section was inadvertently removed regarding sign permits. This ordinance will reinstate that section.
Ordinance 06-20 to annex the
Frank Nierzwicki announced this is a 271 acre tract on the west side of Ellettsville. The northern part of the tract is 245 acres and has requested to be zoned Agricultural. There are ongoing farming operations. The two tracts to the south (the school and church) are requesting C-3 zoning. These have been brought to the Plan Commission and recommended for approval.
Edington missed the
Jim Davis, Ellettsville Fire Department requested several weeks ago the Council declare certain items surplus property. One of the items was a 1989 Chevrolet car. It was advertised but no bids were received. Someone was interested in it but forgot. The person came back and Jim wasn’t sure if the process had to start all over again so he contacted Mike Spencer for his opinion. Mike Spencer wrote back stating it was okay. The car is valued at less than $1,000. He would like the Council to sell this vehicle. The purchaser is Smitty, who is requesting it for $400.
Lisa Creech made a motion that we let Chief Davis sell the 1989 Chevy for $400 to Smitty’s Upholstery. William Evans seconded. Motion carried.
Sandra Hash announced she and Amber will be attending training in
Dennis Williamson is the Fire Department Liaison and he announced all
evaluations have been completed for this year.
He also reminded everyone to vote on November 7th. Patrick announced you can vote this Saturday
and next Saturday downtown at the
Lisa Creech announced she voted early because she will be missing the next meeting due to job training. She should be here the rest of the year.
William Evans stated October 14th there was a Bulk Day for the Solid Waste District. Ellettsville collected 19.9 tons of garbage not including metal. He thanked Jim Ragle for coming down.
Robert S. Johnson candidate for Richland Township Trustee introduced himself and reminded everyone to come out and vote November 7th. It would be a great honor to serve the Township residents, if elected. He announced if anyone needs a ride to the polls to call and he will make arrangements to get them there.
Art Hayes stated he asked about the liability with the speed
bumps in the Meadowlands. He asked if
the Town has informed the Hospital about the speed bumps. He has corresponded with Karen Sherfick and
sent her the document where she signed the waiver to reduce the set back on
There is supposed
to be 6 feet between the sidewalks and curb with a strip of grass. Regarding the width of the street; he measured
the street being 24 feet including 2 feet curbs so the street would only be 20
feet wide. He reviewed the plats that
stated “the residents will pay for the sidewalks”. The plat was plainly changed to show one
section moved probably due to moving
· He thinks the speed limit should be 30 mph. He looked at his neighborhood ordinance stating the speed limit should be 35 mph.
· Brought up the meetings held in the past regarding putting in a gate versus speed bumps. Speed bumps are not good for school buses.
He gave Mike
Spencer a copy of the Road Access for Disabled Americans; 88 Title 2 State and
Local Government Justice Regulations #28 CFR Part 35 and read part of it. He also stated a section of the Indiana Code
says the sidewalks and roads should meet the
· He thinks all things should have been looked at first and it is time to take the speed bumps out.
Don Lewis, Township Trustee provided a list of things he has helped with over the past 15 years including helping the Fire Department get two new trucks and other equipment. He spoke about various other things they have done without raising the taxes. It is election time and he hopes to continue the cooperation he has had with the Town since it has worked out for the betterment of both.
Stoffers suggested everyone take
advantage of their right to vote. He
reiterated voting can be done downtown at the
Lisa Creech made a motion to adjourn. William Evans seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned