May 24, 1999




The Ellettsville, Indiana, Town Council met in regular session at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 24, 1999.Members present were Michael Cornman, President, Geraldine McIntyre, Vice President, Donald Ashley, Gina Hawkins and Patrick Stoffers. Mr. Cornman called the meeting to order.Donald Ashley gave the prayer, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.




There was a meeting of the supervisors at 6:30 p.m.




Mike Cornman opened the following bids.

For the 1987 Ford-

Randy Toloday††††††††††††††††† $†† 595.00


For the 1991 Caprice

Andrew B. Cradick†††††††††† $1,000.00

Mark Klock†††††††††††††††††††††† $1,025.00

Bryon Haulk†††††††††††††††††††† $1,125.00


Mike Cornman said is there a motion to award the bid for the 1987 Ford to Randy Toloday.Donald Ashley so moved.Geraldine McIntyre seconded.Motion passed 5-0.


Mike Cornman said he recommend to the Council we approve the bid for the 1991 Caprice, $1,125 to Bryon Haulk.Geraldine McIntyre so moved.Gina Hawkins seconded.Motion passed 5-0.


There were no bids on the other car.






Darlene informed the Council that she is here on behalf of the Ellettsville Exchange Club.The Council previously approved a Quarters for Kids roadblock for April 23rd and they were unable to have it that day.They are requesting a new date of June 11th with a rain date of June 18 from 2 and 6 p.m.


Mike Cornman recommend to the Council we approve the Ellettsville Exchange Club have a road block, Quarters for Kids fund drive June 11th with a rain date of June 18th.Donald Ashley so moved.Geraldine McIntyre seconded.Motion passed 5-0.




Mike Farmer presented a jacket to Dick Grubb for 5 years of service with the Ellettsville Utility Department.Mike Farmer said that Dick is their service man, meter reader and all time good employee.




Mike Cornman said is there a motion to approve the minutes and claims.Gina Hawkins so moved.Geraldine McIntyre seconded.Motion passed 5-0.












Ranee passed out a tentative schedule to the Council.Missy said they are requesting to have the road closed from the RBB store on Vine all the way down to Matthews and with the 4 alleys to be block off also.That is for July 2nd for a street dance that is going to be held.The Police Department was granted a grant for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs for Youth awareness.The Police Department is putting this onThey are going to be having a band and DJ following that.The band and DJ will be set up in the back parking lot of the library.Ranee said the alleys are by the log cabin and behind the Journal.They went over the schedule with the Council


Mike Cornman recommended to the Council that we approve the street closing of West Vine Street from Sales to Matthews on July 2nd starting at 5 oíclock.Geraldine McIntyre so moved.Gina Hawkins seconded.Motion passed 5-0.



†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† INFILTRATION-MIKE FARMER:










Gina informed the Council that this is a self-help program, it is not like a grant.Indiana Department of Commerce to preserve and revitalize downtown areas.It would create a structure, vision, and action plan of revitalization.Study the downtown and see how many vacant buildings there are and who owns them.It is a comprehensive plan to try to keep the heart of the town alive.Gina said she is with Ellettsville Area Economic Development Corporation.One of their task forces is Quality of Life and she is the chairperson of that.Their main task is development of Flatwoods Park and the second one is the streets being planned for downtown Ellettsville or the area.That is why she got involved in to looking into the Main Street program.If we join this as an affiliate member you can stay in that indefinitely.Someone has to attend a workshop once a year and turn in a report.Bloomington is at the highest level, which means they are supposed to help smaller towns just getting started.There is no cost to it and there is an application, which is attached.You would be forming a task force either from the town or through EADC and involve Chamber of Commerce, Fall Festival people, business people and what she sees is a broader range of people getting involved.It is like long term, in 5 years she doesnít see anything happening immediately, It is a lot of studying and learning.You get r resources from the state of telephone assistance, workshops, a lot of learning effort of what we can do.What is our downtown and what do we want it to look like 5 years from now after the highway is done.What she is asking from the town is the Town Council President needs to sign the application.They are just presenting this tonight.

The second level is you try to get a plan and actually hire a downtown manager for small towns it is not like totally managing the town it is just a revitalization manager, that doesnít have to come for several years.Actually if you get to the higher level you actually have to be accepted into the program.If we could start out learn and see what we have got.She discussed more with the Council

Mike Cornman wants this put on the agenda for the next meeting for consideration.




Mike Cornman said bring up approval for overtime for Jim Ragle, for May 17, 1999.Mike Cornman recommended to the Council we approve overtime for the Street


Commission in the amount of 2 hours.Geraldine McIntyre so moved.Gina Hawkins seconded.Motion passed 5-0.


Mike Farmer said a week ago his brother was involved in an incident and they need some medical attention.They called the ambulance service who also sent out the fire department.He really appreciated the other day when they showed up, it is a good feeling to know you have help coming when you have a well trained, well organized and well equipped support system in a town like this whether it by fire or police or ambulance.It sure is nice when you need them.You take it for granted day in and day out until you personally need them.When that happens it is a good feeling and he just wants to thank them.


Jeff Farmer said he thinks that he is really the one who should thank them.He rode from Gosport to Highway 46 with him and he was never happier to get in an ambulance in his life.He does appreciate what the firemen did for him.


Mike said he wants to thank him for him and his brother.His brother needed and he couldnít give it to him.When he saw they ambulance and the blue trucks coming around the corner it looked like the Calvary to him and he is so thankful.


Jeff said he knows one thing to add.Those people donít make enough money, our fireman and our policemen.He has been watching the State Police thing and it is not just the State Police, it is our local police.He got to counting how much he made and what they make for saving his life and somehow they are on the wrong end of this.Our local police and fire, anybody who wears a uniform in this country donít make enough money.That includes soldiers, firemen, policemen, we have a lot of excess money in this state and it needs to go to the people who serve the public.





Mike Cornman asked is there a motion to adjourn.Geraldine McIntyre so moved.Donald Ashley seconded.Motion passed 5-0.