NEW WHITELAND TOWN COUNCIL

May 1, 2007

MEETING MINUTES

 

Town Council President John Perrin opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. with the pledge to the American flag. Council members present were Joe Noonan, Scott Alspach, and John Perrin.   Also present were Clerk-Treasurer Maribeth Alspach along with Department Heads Mary Facemire, Jim Lasiter, Ed Stephenson and Office Manager Cindy Yates.  Attorney Lee Robbins, Councilmen Don Harris, Terry Spencer and Fire Chief Brian Hedrick were absent.  Councilman Noonan offered the opening prayer. 

 

MINUTES

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

 

HARDSHIPS / ADJUSTMENTS

Council authorizes a $78.08 sewer adjustment for service at 501 Hollybrook.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Debt Service Reserve Account

Clerk-Treasurer Alspach presents a letter from Financial Consultant Jeff Birk and asks the council to authorize the transfer of $208,000.00 from the Sanitation Utility Operating Account into their Debt Service Reserve Account.  Councilman Noonan moves to approve the transfer and is seconded by Councilman Alspach.  Vote 3 affirmative. 

 

Baseball Parade

Councilman Alspach thanks Marshal Stephenson and the New Whiteland Police Department for their assistance during the recent parade.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Police Officer & Firemen Pension Fund

Marshal Stephenson was asked by Councilman Harris to investigate getting our police officers into this pension plan.  Stephenson has obtained information from Bargersville as requested.  Council directs Stephenson to forward this information to Attorney Robbins for review.  We need to know the cost of moving to this program.  President Perrin notes that our employees are covered by both PERF and an individual annuity to provide for their retirement needs.

 

LEGISLATIVE

Ordinance 2050

This item was tabled until the next meeting due to Attorney Robbins’ absence.

 

Ordinance 2052

Clerk-Treasurer Alspach presents the Ordinance to allow the General Fund to borrow $100,000.00 from the Sewer Fund until we receive our tax distribution.  Councilman Noonan moves to adopt Ordinance 2052 on first reading.  Councilman Alspach seconds the motion. Vote 3 affirmative.

 

Utility Transfers

Clerk-Treasurer Alspach presents a memo to transfer funds in both the Water and Sewer Utilities.  Council approves both transfers.

 

Special Meeting

The council will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4th, 2007 to consider Ordinance 2052 on final reading.  The General Fund will be in the red following the update of tonight’s docket and we need to move money as quickly as possible.  The ordinance cannot be passed twice tonight because we are short two council members.  Council directs Clerk-Treasurer Alspach to notify the newspaper and the missing councilmen.

 

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 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

____________________________

Maribeth Alspach, Clerk- Treasurer

 

 

Approved: _____________________________  

                 John Perrin, President