NEW WHITELAND TOWN COUNCIL
JUNE 20, 2006
Town Council President
Member Noonan moves to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Alspach. Vote 4 affirmative.
Disconnect Policy / Door Hangers
Public Works Superintendent Lasiter states they delivered 32 door hanger reminders last month allowing 23 people to make their payment and avoid disconnect. Of the 9 that were shut off, 2 of the houses were vacant where the people had moved without telling us or leaving forwarding address information. President Perrin states he has spoken with several employees and the consensus is that the door hanger policy is more cost effective and less time consuming. Supt. Lasiter recommends making this a permanent policy for the reasons President Perrin mentioned as well as because it allows us one more opportunity to provide customer service. Councilman Alspach moves to make the policy to deliver door hanger reminders on disconnect day allowing one (1) additional day for payments before actually disconnecting the service. Full payment must be made before the office opens the next morning to avoid disconnect. Member Noonan seconds the motion. Vote 4 affirmative.
Mr. McAfee of
Property / General Liability Insurance Renewal
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach states that Betty Bush presented a revised renewal after the vehicle corrections were made. The new renewal premium is $39,332.00. Clerk-Treasurer Alspach also prepared a breakdown of the premium by fund for the council. Clerk-Treasurer Alspach asks that the renewal be approved and recommends waiving the terrorist coverage. Councilman Spencer asks if the Police Department disposes of the old pick up truck would the premium go down. Alspach states probably not due to the age of the truck and notes the rates donít usually change unless we add or delete 5 or more vehicles in a policy year. Councilman Spencer moves to accept the renewal with an annual premium of $39,322.00 and waive the terrorist coverage. Motion is seconded by Member Noonan. Vote 4 affirmative.
Utility Bill Extension Requests
The following requests were made and granted:
June 20, 2006
Marilyn White, 542 Delbrook will pay $139.03 on July 3, 2006. Approved.
Mindy Skeen, 1126
Councilman Spencer asks about storm damage
from the recent storm and power outage last weekend. Supt. Lasiter states that lightning hit a
Eagle Scout Projects
Councilman Noonan asks for an update on the Shelter House project. Park Director Facemire states that she has not heard back from any the boys who approached the council with Eagle Scout projects.
Marshal Stephenson asks the council about the new copier lease. He gets a new copier and an additional 500 copies per month while spending $2.00 less per month. Council approves contingent on Attorney Robbins reviewing the contract.
Marshal Stephenson presents council members with copies of the departmentís case/run report and states he will be providing this information on a monthly basis. He also provides copies of the new fireworks law for their review. Stephenson states that he will be on vacation for the next meeting. Officer Glaze will attend the meeting.
Cancellation of Council Meeting
The next regular council meeting would be July 4, 2006. Due to that being a holiday the meeting will be cancelled. Clerk-Treasurer Alspach will run the docket on June 30, 2006 and asks all council members to stop by the office and sign it so that bills can be paid. President Perrin recommends closing the offices on July 3rd along with the 4th of July holiday. Councilman Noonan moves to close the town offices on July 3rd and is seconded by Councilman Alspach. Vote 4 affirmative.
Attorney Robbins states that he does not believe an ordinance is required to change the amount of the meter deposit. The deposit is a form of security and not a rate or a charge. As the Board of Works, the Town Council can adjust the meter deposit amount as necessary. Member Spencer moves to raise the meter deposit to $75.00. After the 2nd disconnect customers would still be required to post a 2nd deposit in the amount of $40.00. Deposits are non-refundable until the account has been closed and final payment has been made. Councilman Noonan seconds the motion. Vote 4 affirmative.
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach reads the ordinance amending the 2006 salary ordinance and explains on final reading. Councilman Alspach moves to adopt Ordinance 2033 on final reading and is seconded by Member Spencer. Vote 4 affirmative.
Attorney Robbins reads and explains the
ordinance changing the zoning map in its entirety. This rezones
June 20, 2006
Commission has sent a favorable recommendation in the form of a resolution to tonightís council. They are recommending the change with the following conditions:
1. Privacy slats in the chain link fencing would be provided and maintained.
Fire Hydrant on the southeast corner of the property near
3. The area designated as outside storage on the drawing that was submitted to the Plan Commission in May will not be enlarged at any point in the future.
The petitioners, Mr. & Mrs. Flick, are in the audience and acknowledge and accept these conditions. Councilman Spencer moves to approve with the aforementioned conditions. Motion is seconded by Councilman Alspach. Vote 4 affirmative.
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach reads the transfer ordinance in its entirety on first reading. Councilman Noonan moves to adopt Ordinance 2032 on first reading and is seconded by Member Spencer. Vote 4 affirmative. This item will be placed on the July 18th agenda.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:37 p.m.
Maribeth Alspach, Clerk- Treasurer