June 11, 2001




The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met in regular session at 7:30 PM, Monday, June 11, 2001. Members present were Jerry Pittsford, President; Geraldine McIntyre, and David Drake.  Jerry Pittsford called the meeting to order. Geraldine McIntyre led the Pledge of Allegiance. Jerry Pittsford gave the prayer. 




Land purchased for new fire station


Jerry Pittsford reported the land purchase was closed on June 1, 2001.  The annexation process will start in July for the property.


Government Center land purchase


Jerry Pittsford formed a committee including the Ellettsville Main Street Committee, the Fall Festival Committee and several members of the town to investigate how the proposed land purchase would be used.  This is the land identified by the Government Land Search Committee to purchase.  This research would include the type of building, how it would be arranged, the desired features, and the usability by the Fall Festival.  The group will meet about 6 times by the end of August.   Jerry Pittsford, Sandra Hash, and Geraldine McIntyre will serve on the committee.




2002 Budget Schedule


July 19, 2001, 6:30 PM at Town Hall - Meet with each supervisor individually for         45 minutes to go over proposed budget. 


July 30, 2001, 6:30 PM at Town Hall - Round table with all supervisors to discuss       budget


  August 15, 2001    First publication


  August 22, 2001    Second publication


August 27, 2001   7:00 PM at Town Hall - The pre-adoption public hearing of the 2002 budget will be 30 minutes before the regular council meeting.


September 10, 2001 7:00 PM at Town Hall - The final adoption of the 2002   budget will be 30 minutes before the regular council meeting.


Geraldine McIntyre made a motion to amend the agenda adding Forest View PUD     and the Edgewood High School Band Car Wash.  David Drake seconded, motion carried.


 Forest View PUD


 Rick Coppock represented Forest View located at the end of Lake View Drive.  The structures all exist.  The PUD is for a variance of the side set back requirement enabling the current rental units to be sold as condominiums with private ownership and a neighborhood association to be formed for the project.   The Plan Commission approved the PUD on June 7, 2001.


David Drake moved to approve the amendment to the final plat for the PUD for Forest View.  Geraldine McIntyre seconded, motion carried. 



Edgewood High School Band car wash


The Band requested permission to use the fire hydrant at the Elementary School for a car wash on June 16, 2001.  Mike Farmer gave his approval and Jim Davis agreed to furnish the reducing valve for the hydrant.  Geraldine McIntyre moved to allow the Edgewood Band car wash to take place on June 16th, 2001.  David Drake seconded, motion carried.




Geraldine McIntyre made a motion to approve the minutes and the accounts payable vouchers.  David Drake seconded the motion, motion carried.



Council reports


Geraldine McIntyre reported for Ivy Tech, as their representative, their interest in purchasing the Columbia building as part of the College.   She also stated a large number of Ivy Tech graduates remain in the surround communities to work, unlike Indiana University.


Geraldine attended an Indiana Association of City and Towns budget workshop along with Sandra Hash and Lynn Weiss.  Upcoming changes are the ability for local governments to create a Rainey Day fund, city and towns will be able to join the state health insurance plans, and the audit cost will increase from $30 to $45 per day for auditing. 


Jerry Pittsford reported on his meeting with Frank Neirzwicki from the City of Bloomington Planning who also coordinates the Metropolitan Transport Organization.  Mr. Neirzwicki believes the new census figures will put us in their study area.  The next census would put us under the authority of the Metropolitan Transport Organization.  He requests a representative from Ellettsville Council to be on the technical committee of the organization and someone from the community to sit on the advisory board.   This would include all types of transportation, walking, biking, horse riding and motor vehicles.  It is a federally directed program and Jerry is unsure if we are required to participate.


Jerry also announced a meeting on Friday, June 15, 2001 at the Ellettsville branch of the Monroe County Library with Ed Tang from the Indiana Department of Transportation to discuss the proposed changes reducing the lane size on the one-way pair through town to provide tree plots between the sidewalk and street.  He encouraged the Council members to attend.





Tom Wedemeyer questioned the ability of a developer to put modular homes in the subdivision at the corner of State Road 46 and Deer Park drive with out approval of the Town Council.


Sandra Hash summarized the details of the proposed subdivision on above questioned property.


Rick Coppock responded with an overview of the approval process.









Geraldine McIntyre moved to adjourn.  David Drake seconded, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:22 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