NEW WHITELAND TOWN COUNCIL

AUGUST 1, 2007

2008 PRELIMINARY BUDGET HEARING

MEETING MINUTES

 

Town Council President John Perrin opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Council members present were Scott Alspach, Joe Noonan, Don Harris and Terry Spencer.   Also present were Clerk-Treasurer Maribeth Alspach along with Department Heads Mary Facemire and Brian Hedrick

 

Parks Department

Parks Director Facemire presents her 2008 budget.  There is some discussion about the lack of programs or activities that are sponsored or directed by the Parks Department.  The Clark-Pleasant School Corporation has taken over most of the programs.  Director Facemire states that she does not have any programs now or scheduled for the fall.  She offered a Fall Softball League and Flag Football but did not have enough participants to make the programs viable.  The council decides that due to budget constraints and lack of programs they will no longer be able to fund a Park Director’s position.  Council advises Director Facemire that she will be employed until August 31, 2007.  They will be flexible with her hours if she has interviews she needs to attend.  They thank her for her service and reiterate that this is not a reflection on her only the sad reality of the change in ownership of the programs.  Council determines that any monies available for the Parks Budget be used to purchase playground equipment.

 

Fire Department

Council authorizes a $1,500 pay increase for the Fire Chief. Paid Stand-by is reduced by $6,720 with the understanding that if the budget is approved by the State weekend paid stand-by could start during the last half of 2008.  200’s – 249 – Other Supplies is reduced by $2,000 and 250 – EMS Supplies is reduced by $500.

Total reduction - $8,115.

 

 

Being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

____________________________

Maribeth Alspach, Clerk- Treasurer

 

 

Approved: _____________________________  

                 John Perrin, President