NEW WHITELAND TOWN COUNCIL
JANUARY 16, 2007
Town Council President
Member Noonan moves to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Spencer. Vote 3 affirmative. Member Harris abstains.
Fire Engine Financing Update
Fire Chief Hedrick states that he emailed all of the council member’s copies of the quote information he gathered on the financing options. Hedrick has ruled out the prepay option as the leasing company will put the money in escrow and it will earn approximately $10,000.00 in interest while the truck is being built. Hedrick’s proposal includes paying $100,000.00 from the Cum Fire Fund as a down payment when the truck is delivered and accepted. The remaining balance will be financed with a lease to purchase agreement. Hedrick asks that when the final financing documents are ready President Perrin be authorized to execute them.
Attorney Watson recommends any approval be contingent on the town’s financial consultant, Jeff Birk and Attorney Robbins review and approval of all of the documents. Chief Hedrick is recommending First Municipal Leasing Corporation with semi annual payments being made from the Cum Fire Fund over the period of the proposed 12 year term.
Councilman Noonan moves accept the terms of the lease and the contract for the apparatus once both have been reviewed and approved by Jeff Birk and Lee Robbins and authorizing President Perrin to execute those documents. Councilman Harris seconds the motion. Attorney Watson cautions that some lease agreements require public hearings. Chief Hedrick states all legal notices were filed for bid process. Vote 4 affirmative. Chief Hedrick will fax copies to Jeff Birk and Lee Robbins.
Park Director Facemire states that she has
been meeting with the boys who are working on a proposed
Zoning Violation Update
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach reports that Zoning Administrator Tim Guyer served notice on the residence on Parkview that was reportedly housing 5 or more dogs. The resident has until tomorrow, January 17th to be in compliance and have no more than 2 dogs on the property. Mr. Guyer will check the property tomorrow and take whatever measures are necessary. He will file a report with the Plan Commission at their meeting on January 23, 2007.
January 16, 2007
Town Ordinance & Code Revisions
Town Marshal Stephenson asks if the council has completed their review and if the proposed
Revisions can be forwarded to the Attorney for his review and direction as to the procedural steps
necessary to implement the changes? Council directs Stephenson to deliver a disk to Attorney
Robbins office. Stephenson notes he will need to add the current solicitor’s permit verbiage as well
as proposed parade permits language. He will email those additional sections to the council.
There is some discussion on moving forward with the sign. Several organizations and individuals have expressed an interest in contributing. Clerk-Treasurer Alspach suggests that those names be submitted to her office so that a list can be compiled to keep everyone involved in the project.
Bantam Football Program
Councilman Spencer asks about the Bantam Football Program. Spencer asks if the Parks Department will still have this program. Director Facemire states she plans to offer the program but is unsure of what kind of response she will have. The High School Football Coach has notified her that the school will be taking over that program. President Perrin suggests Facemire contact the coach and see if they would be interested in purchasing our equipment or allowing us to continue the program but sell $5.00 season passes to attend the games. Perrin and Councilman Spencer offer to meet with the coaches.
PW Supt. Lasiter states that we received 4 inches of rain over the weekend and experienced no major problems. The modification at Country Gate still needs to be completed and should be in the Spring.
Lasiter wants to address the water that lies
in the front yards of the homes along
Councilman Harris asks if any progress has
been made in squaring up the town’s boundary at
Best Way Newsletter
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach presents copies of
the request she received from
Eagle Scout Project
Chris Summers is not in attendance to present his request.
Councilman Harris asks for extra traffic
enforcement patrol at the stop sign at
Chief Hedrick provides packets to all councilmen containing his 2006 Year End reports.
Hedrick adds that he notified Medtronic’s that if our AEDs are not usable due to the requirement
changes he will not be making the $1,250.00 annual maintenance payments referenced in the 3 year
January 16, 2007
contract signed in 2005.
Chief Hedrick informs the council that both the Rescue 11 and Engine 12 are out of service. Rescue 11 has an oil leak and Engine 12 won’t start.
Dump Truck Purchases
PW Supt. Lasiter presents 3 quotes on two different size dump trucks. Lasiter states that these purchases were approved in his 2007 budget but the total cost of the 2 trucks exceeds the amount budgeted by $7,495.00. Lasiter has funds available in Sanitation to cover the shortfall. Lasiter requests permission to purchase two (2) new trucks; a 2005 F350 Ford with a 9’ dump bed for $26,995.00 and a 2007 F650 Ford XL with a 10’ dump bed for $50,500.00. Lasiter recommends selling the 1988 Ford 350 dump truck and the 1989 Chevrolet C70 dump truck and believes they should sell for around $7,500.00.
Councilman Harris moves to authorize the purchases and is seconded by Councilman Noonan. Vote 4 affirmative. Council directs Clerk-Treasurer Alspach to cut the checks.
Attorney Watson introduces the ordinance setting the rates for trash and recycling for 2008 – 2011. Councilman Harris moves to adopt Ordinance 2047 on first reading. Motion is seconded by Councilman Noonan. Vote 4 affirmative.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Michael and Amy Combs of Tracy Commons are here to ask if anything can be done to increase their water pressure. Mr. Combs states that when he tries to piggyback hoses for sprinklers his water pressure is to low to activate the sprinkler. PW Supt. Lasiter thinks it is probably a line issue at that residence, the pressure should be sufficient in that subdivision.
Being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Maribeth Alspach, Clerk- Treasurer