NEW WHITELAND TOWN COUNCIL

MARCH 6, 2007

MEETING MINUTES

 

Town Council Vice President Terry Spencer opened the meeting at 7:03 p.m. with the pledge to the American flag. Council members present were Joe Noonan, Scott Alspach, Don Harris and Terry Spencer.   Also present were Clerk-Treasurer Maribeth Alspach along with Department Heads Ed Stephenson, Mary Facemire, Jim Lasiter and Office Manager Cindy Yates.  Councilman Perrin, Attorney Robbins and Fire Chief Hedrick were absent.  Councilman Harris offered the opening prayer. 

 

MINUTES

Member Noonan moves to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.  Motion seconded by Councilman Alspach.  Vote 3 affirmative.  Member Harris abstains.

 

OLD BUSINESS

MPO Funding Request

PW Supt. Lasiter presents copies of the request.  New Whiteland’s requested contribution is $2,112.00 for budget year 2007.  Lasiter explains this is the 3rd year that the MPO has requested pro-rata contributions from municipalities and we have never participated.  Lasiter recommends sending a $3,000 donation this year and again in 2008 to get us current.  With the possibility of an East / West corridor, New Whiteland may have a project that qualifies and it might increase our chances of getting funding if we have made our contributions.  Councilman Harris moves to approve the contributions as requested by Supt. Lasiter.  Motion is seconded by Councilman Alspach. Vote 4 affirmative.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Pleasant Ridge Proposed Subdivision

Vice President Spencer presents a copy of a map for the proposed new subdivision that Westport Homes has submitted.  There will be a Technical review meeting on March 13th at 6:00 p.m.  The proposed subdivision has 116 lots on 52 acres (2.1 homes / acre).  Housing prices will be from $150,000 to $250,000. 

 

LEGISLATIVE

Resolution 2007-03

Clerk-Treasurer Alspach presents the resolution establishing Emergency Weather Closing policy.  There is some discussion on adding language that would allow the Town Marshal to determine if it was necessary for New Whiteland to close every time the County closed due to a weather related emergency.  New Whiteland municipal offices will adhere to the Johnson County Government closing schedule as it relates to weather emergencies. Councilman Alspach moves to adopt Resolution 2007-03.  Motion is seconded by Councilman Noonan.  Vote 4 affirmative.

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

None.  Being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

____________________________

Maribeth Alspach, Clerk- Treasurer

 

 

 

Approved: _____________________________  

                 John Perrin, President