NEW WHITELAND TOWN COUNCIL
MARCH 20, 2007
Town Council President
Member Noonan moves to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Harris. Vote 3 affirmative. Member Perrin abstains.
Fire Engine Update
Chief Hedrick states the engine has been ordered. The final financial documents are being prepared. Closing has been scheduled for March 29, 2007.
Surplus Dump Trucks
Public Works Supt.
Eagle Scout Project – Shelter House
Billy Pennington reports that he has spent
the last year gathering material and financial donations and is prepared to
begin construction of the Shelter House.
He notes that he was not able to get the concrete for the slab
foundation donated and has revised the plan to allow for a dirt floor. Because of this revision he has added a
guttering system to the building. Pennington
would like to begin work in 2 weeks.
Councilman Perrin asks how long he thinks the project will take. Pennington hopes to complete it in one
weekend. He intends to come back and
pour sections of the concrete floor as the concrete becomes available. PW Supt. Lasiter may have the funds available
in his budget to cover the cost of the concrete. If not he could do it in 2008. Lasiter asks that Pennington submit a full
set of construction drawings to the Zoning Administrator to review and
approve. Pennington states he did that a
year ago but the approval has expired.
He will resubmit. Lasiter asks
the council to waive the permit fees.
Council approves – building will need to be inspected. Council directs Pennington to file plans and
building permit application. Pennington
is also to meet with
Councilman Alspach asks that the ordinance for solicitor permits be revised to require anyone going door to door to be issued identification from the New Whiteland Police Department. Currently certain groups are exempted but Alspach thinks they should have something to show residents that verify they have given their information to the Police Department. Recently representatives of the Citizen’s Action Coalition were in town but because they weren’t required to pay a fee for the permit they didn’t have a license or anything that let the residents know they had complied with our ordinance. Attorney Robbins will prepare an amendment.
Marshal Stephenson states that Officer Chris Speer passed his physical today and will begin his academy training next week. Stephenson adds that he will be on vacation the next council meeting and Sgt. Glaze will attend the meeting in his place.
March 20, 2007
Chief Hedrick states that he has been asked to supply a vehicle for the Instructor’s Conference. They will be sending an engine to the conference. They have been given a full conference pass for any of
their fire personnel that want to attend. The conference dates are April 16 – 20. Hedrick has scheduled an extra person on paid stand by for those days to be sure we have adequate coverage.
PW Supt. Lasiter states that sections of
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach reads the ordinance declaring certain equipment surplus in its entirety on first reading. Councilman Harris moves to adopt Ordinance 2048. Motion is seconded by Councilman Noonan. Vote 4 affirmative.
Councilman Alspach moves to suspend the rules and consider this ordinance on final reading. Motion is seconded by Councilman Noonan. Vote 4 affirmative.
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach reads the surplus equipment ordinance in title only on final reading. Councilman Noonan moves to adopt Ordinance 2048 on final reading. Motion is seconded by Councilman Harris. Vote 4 affirmative.
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach reads the transfer ordinance in its entirety on first reading. Councilman Harris moves to adopt Ordinance 2049. Motion is seconded by Councilman Alspach. Vote 4 affirmative.
Councilman Harris moves to suspend the rules and consider this ordinance on final reading. Motion is seconded by Councilman Noonan. Vote 4 affirmative.
Clerk-Treasurer Alspach reads the transfer ordinance in title only on final reading. Councilman Noonan moves to adopt Ordinance 2049 on final reading. Motion is seconded by Councilman Alspach. Vote 4 affirmative.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Maribeth Alspach, Clerk- Treasurer