October 11, 2010
Roll Call: Members
present were Phillip Smith, President; Scott Oldham, Vice President; Dianna
Approval of Minutes
Smith entertained a motion for the approval of the minutes for the Regular Meeting
on September 27, 2010. Dan Swafford so moved. David Drake seconded. Roll Call Vote: Phillip Smith yes; Scott
Accounts Payable Vouchers
Smith entertained a motion for action to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers. Dianna Bastin so moved. Dan Swafford seconded. Roll Call Vote: Phillip Smith yes; Scott
Ordinances on First
Ordinance 10-16 to amend Section 51,
Appendices: A, B, C and D, to update
rates and charges as approved by the
Sandra Hash advised during the recent audit the State Board of Accounts Auditor stated the Town had passed its rate previous to obtaining IURC approval. The Town has been using the correct amount as received from the IURC but it is not reflected in our Code.
Drake made a motion that Ordinance 10-16 be submitted for first reading. Dan Swafford seconded. Roll Call Vote: Phillip Smith yes; Scott
Bastin moved that Ordinance 10-16 be adopted on the same date that it is
introduced. Scott Oldham seconded. Roll Call Vote: Phillip Smith yes; Scott
Drake made a motion that Ordinance 10-16 be adopted. Dianna Bastin seconded. Roll Call Vote: Phillip Smith yes; Scott
Ordinance 10-17 to Terminate Dormant Funds
Sandra Hash explained during the budget sessions she was asked to terminate one fund and upon review there were other funds which have also been inactive for some time. The funds are as follows: K-9 and Handler Fund, Drug Grant Fund, Skate Park Donation Fund, Disaster Relief Fund, Fire Department Construction Fund and Police Department Construction Fund. Three of the funds have a zero balance. The K-9 and Handler Fund, the Skate Park Donations Fund and the Disaster Relief Fund have a balance. The originating ordinance dictated any balance in the K-9 and Handler Fund and the Disaster Relief Fund would go back to the General Fund and the Skate Park Donation Fund would go to the Parks and Recreation Fund.
Hash asked if Build Indiana money would be used to purchase and demolish the
Swafford made a motion to purchase
Trick or Treat Hours
Sandra Hash provided a portion of previous Council minutes pertaining to Trick or Treat hours. On October 12, 2004, the Council decided to make the Trick or Treat hours permanent so it wouldnt have to be discussed every year. The hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Halloween night. After a brief discussion, there was no change to the Trick of Treat hours.
Smith entertained a motion to terminate Nicole Brown as an employee of
Ellettsville. Dianna Bastin so
moved. David Drake seconded. Roll Call Vote: Phillip Smith yes; Scott
Ms. Griffin requested to hire Denise Jenkins for a part-time assistant based on her availability with the Clerk-Treasurers scheduling. The Planning Department will share Denise Jenkins with the Clerk-Treasurers office for two days a week or 16 hours and perhaps four hours on Friday which would give her a total of 20 hours with the Planning Department. The pay rate would be $12 an hour.
Smith entertained a motion to allow Denise Jenkins to work part-time at the
Planning Department for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Dan Swafford so moved. David Drake seconded. Roll Call Vote: Phillip Smith yes; Scott
Dianna Bastin announced she was wearing a t-shirt from the Ellettsville Fire Department for breast cancer awareness. Ms. Bastin thanked the members of the Ellettsville Fire Department for wearing pink.
Dianna Bastin made a motion to adjourn. Dan Swafford seconded. Motion carried. Phillip Smith adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m.