July 23, 2001



The Supervisors met in a work session prior to the regular Council Meeting from 6:30 p. m. to 7:15 p. m.   The main topics discussed were hiring procedures and requiring cell phone calls to be logged. 


The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met in regular session at 7:30 PM, Monday, July 23, 2001.  Jerry Pittsford called the meeting to order.  Jerry Pittsford led in prayer.  David Drake led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Jerry entertained the motion to amend tonight’s Agenda.  Geraldine motioned to amend the agenda and Mike seconded it.  Motion is seconded as to amend the Agenda as we currently have in front of us, which is the addition of an Ordinance 01-19 and revision of the date of the minutes from the regular meeting, the revision of adding two minutes instead of one set of minutes for approval.  Motion carried 5-0.



Jerry asked for roll call of Council Members.  Members present were Jerry Pittsford, President; David Sorokoty, Vice President; Geraldine McIntyre, Mike Cornman and David Drake. 



Approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 9th and July 19th, 2001


Jerry asked for approval of the minutes for July 9th and July 19th, 2001which was a special meeting.  David Drake made a motion to approve the minutes for July 9th 2001 and July 19th, 2001 and Geraldine McIntyre seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.       


First reading of the following Ordinances amending Town Code


Ordinance 01-18 to amend 725-30 Town Code concerning sewer rates was introduced. 


Ordinance 01-19 creating a separate fund for skate park donations.  Mike motioned that 01-19 be submitted for first reading, David Drake seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  Mike motioned Ordinance 01-19 be adopted on the same day it was introduced, David Drake seconded motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  Mike made motion that 01-19 be adopted, David Drake seconded.  Motion carried 5-0


Resolution 08-01 Transfer of Funds for the Parks Department, Motor Vehicle Highway  Department, Local Roads and Streets and Police Department


David Sorokoty read, Resolution 08-01 Transfer of funds.  Whereas, it has been determined that more money is needed than is currently available in certain funds and appropriations:  Therefore, be it resolved that the following transfers or temporary loans are hereby authorized:


   From:  Parks-116 Part-Time Laborer                                    $ 4,000.00

   To:  Parks-231 Park and Recreation Materials                      $ 4,000.00


   From:  MVH-118 Longevity                                             $ 500.00

   To:  MVH-114 Street Part-Time                                             $ 500.00


   From:  LRS-361 Roads and Alleyways                                 $ 3,200.00

   To:  LRS-441 Equipment                                                 $ 3,200.00


   From:  Police-244 Miscellaneous                                       $ 165.00

   To:  Police-246 Computer Maintenance                             $ 165.00


   Dated this 23rd day July, 2001.


Mike motioned to approve Resolution 08-01 and Geraldine seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0. 



Ordinances on Second Reading


Ordinance 01-13 to add section 200-41 to the Ellettsville Town Code concerning mileage allowance and Ordinance 01-14 to amend section 255-46 of the Ellettsville Town Code concerning mileage allowance.  Jerry read Ordinance 01-13 and amended it to read chapter 200 and replace the word speedometer to read odometer.  Geraldine motioned to amend Ordinance 01-13 and David Drake seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.  David Drake made the motion that Ordinance 01-13 be adopted as amended.  Mike seconded it.  Motion carried.  Jerry read Ordinance 01-14.  Mike made the motion to amend Ordinance 01-14 section 1a from speedometer to odometer and section 1b striking out in the first sentence - Board.  David Drake seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.  David Drake made the motion that Ordinance 01-14 be adopted as amended, Geraldine seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.




Monroe County Fall Festival requested to partner with the Town for Build Indiana Funds – Joe Peden.  Mr. Peden said they applied for Build Indiana Funds with the idea they would purchase property to host the Festival on and to share the property with the Town during the off-season.   He said the rules have changed for applying for a not for profit organization such as theirs it requires an endorsement from a government entity.  Mr. Peden, therefore, requested the Town sponsor their group in their application for Build Indiana Funds.  Representative Peggy Welch has sent out letters in reference to this request to the Council Members already.  Mr. Peden stated the Monroe County Fall Festival Association has already purchased some vacant lots (Bonnie Maxwell’s lots and garage) to be used for the Fall Festival location and hoped the Town would help in these purchases.  Mike Cornman recommended we have the non-profit information for the M.C. F. F. A. on file.  Mike also made the motion to sponsor the Build Indiana Fund grant application for the Monroe County Fall Festival Association and David Drake seconded. Mike Spencer requested additional information on their not for profit status and Mr. Peden said he would try to obtain that from Mr. Endwright.  Motion carried 5-0.  Chuck Webber also requested a copy of the information and what is needed to complete the application.  He is meeting with Mr. Endwright about this on August 2nd. 


Action to Pay Accounts Payable Vouchers


Geraldine motioned to pay accounts payable vouchers and David Drake seconded motion.  Motion carried 5-0.




Jim Ragle, Street Commissioner – requested permission to hire an employee after the interview process and review with the liaison.  Geraldine made the motion to approve Jim hiring a full time employee along with his liaison.  David Drake seconded it.  Motion carried 5-0.


Ron McGlocklin, Town Marshall – requested permission to send Tony Bowlen, one of his officers for training to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for Breathalyzer Tech School so that all of the full time officers would be certified Technicians.  It is a two-day school.  David Drake made the motion to approve training Officer Bowlen, Geraldine seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.  


Mike Spencer, Attorney - there has been no response from the opposing council so the Michigan case is set to go to trail on August 6th, 2001.  


Darlyne Sowder, Parks Board President – announced the skate park opened Friday, July 20th. 




Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer – Indiana Testing is offering a two-hour supervisors training for commercial driver’s license INDOT’s requirements in Indianapolis on July 31st and Sandy and Lynn will be attending this program.  David Drake made a motion to approve Sandy and Lynn traveling to Indy for this program.  Geraldine seconded.   Jim Ragle may also attend.  Motion carried 5-0.


Mike Cornman, Council Member – thanks to Darlyne Sowder and the Parks Board for their efforts in getting the skateboard park moving forward.  Also mentioned how the new lanes on Hwy. 46 between Wickes and Smith Pike are complete and look nice. 


Jerry Pittsford, Council President – Kevin Farris resigned from the Ellettsville Plan Commission and I would like to appoint Don Calvert to replace Kevin on the Plan Commission, he is a resident of Springs Valley and a schoolteacher at Edgewood Jr. High School.







Geraldine McIntyre moved to adjourn; David Drake seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:03 PM.




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Jerry Pittsford, President                                     David Sorokoty, Vice President




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Mike Cornman                                             David Drake




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Geraldine McIntyre                                             Sandra C. Hash