October 22, 2012

 

 

 

 

The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met for a Regular Meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012, at the Fire Department Training and Conference Room.  Scott Oldham called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  David Drake led the Pledge of Allegiance followed with a prayer by Phillip Smith. 

 

Roll Call:  Members present were Scott Oldham, President; Dan Swafford, Vice President; Dianna Bastin, David Drake and Phillip Smith. Sandra Hash, Clerk Treasurer, Darla Brown, Town Attorney, and Rick Coppock, Bynum Fanyo and Associates, Town Engineer, were also present.

 

Supervisors Present were:  Jim Davis, Jim Ragle, Tony Bowlen, Connie Griffin, Mike Farmer and Jeff Farmer.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Scott Oldham entertained a motion for the approval of the minutes for the regular meeting on October 8, 2012.  David Drake so moved.  Dianna Bastin seconded.  Motion carried.

 

Accounts Payable Vouchers

 

Scott Oldham entertained a motion for action to pay Accounts Payable Vouchers.  Phillip Smith so moved.  David Drake seconded.  Motion carried.

 

Old Business

 

First Assembly of God for Erosion and Bank Stabilization

 

Connie Griffin, Director of Planning, reported the site is in compliance with 70% vegetative cover.  This was determined from her inspection of the property on October 19, 2012.  In addition, she inspected the site during a rainfall and nothing was leaving the site or tracked on to the highway.

 

New Business

 

Agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and Darla Brown for Legal Services

 

Darla Brown, Town Attorney, explained this is a proposed contract for legal services from October 22, 2012 to October 21, 2013.  The fee remains the same as it has since she started serving as the Town Attorney. 

 

David Drake made a motion to approve the agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and Darla Brown for legal services.  Dianna Bastin seconded.  Roll Call Vote:  Scott Oldham – yes; Dan Swafford – yes; Dianna Bastin – yes; David Drake – yes; and Phillip Smith – yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and Darla Brown for Legal Services for Plan Commission

 

Darla Brown, Town Attorney, explained she had previously submitted a copy of the agreement to the Town Council during budget hearings.  It’s similar to her agreement with the Town Council.  This is a $5,000 annual retainer to attend the meetings.

 

David Drake made a motion to approve the agreement between the Town of Ellettsville and Darla Brown for legal services for the Plan Commission.  Phillip Smith seconded.  Roll Call Vote:  Scott Oldham – yes; Dan Swafford – yes; Dianna Bastin – no; David Drake – yes; and Phillip Smith – yes.  Motion carried 4-1.

 

Council Comments

 

Phillip Smith commented Hilly Hundred went over fairly well. 

 

Dan Swafford reminded everyone this is bulky item weekend at Monroe County Fairgrounds from October 26 – 27, 2012.  

 

Privilege of the Floor

 

Sandra Hash reminded everyone that the next Town Council meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, due to the Veterans Day holiday.

 

Adjournment

 

Phillip Smith made a motion to adjourn.  Dan Swafford seconded.  Motion carried.  Dan Swafford adjourned the meeting at 7:06 p.m.