WALKERTON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 21, 2006
EXECUTIVE SESSION 6:00 P.M.
EXECUTIVE SESSION 6:45 P.M.
A meeting of the Walkerton Town Council was held on Monday August 21, 2006, at
the Walkerton Town Hall, 510 Roosevelt Rd., Walkerton, Indiana.
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M.
by President Gene Reese. Tom Fox offered the opening prayer and President Gene
Reese led the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. ROLL CALL: A silent roll call was taken by the Clerk-Treasurer:
Council President Gene Reese present
Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell present
Council Member Walt Heil present
Council Member Karol Jackson present
Council Member Lee Morton present
Town Attorney Fred Jones present
Clerk-Treasurer Penny Perry present
The Clerk Treasurer noted there were 9 other people present.
3. MINUTES: There being no additions or corrections, Council President Gene Reese
declared the Minutes of August 7, 2006 approved as presented.
4. CITIZENS INPUT: None
5. CORRESPONDENCE: None
6. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:
A. AMBULANCE: Working on Budget
B. CODE ENFORCMENT: Code Enforcement Officer Tom Fox reviewed his
report: 1. there are some properties that have been condemned (with other issues that
need to be resolved) and 2. there are several properties in town that are not taking
care of their lawns.
C. ELECTRIC/WATER: Superintendent Kent Van Dyne reported the Fluoride
Pump that needs replacing will be $866.00. Superintendent Kent Van Dyne will put
an article in the paper informing the citizens it will be about 6 weeks before the Brine
Pump (which softens the water) will be fixed. Council President Gene Reese asked
Superintendent Kent Van Dyne about rental monies paying for some of his dues.
Superintendent Kent Van Dyne explained he needed it especially for the water dues.
Council Member Karol Jackson made a motion to apply the Tower Rental back in the
Utilities. Council Member Walt Heil seconded the motion. The motion passed with a
vote of 4 – 1.
D. EXECUTIVE TEAM: Superintendent Jeff Zehner reported the Team had not
met this last month. Hopefully they will have a report for next meeting.
E. STREET/WASTEWATER: Superintendent Jeff Zehner reviewed his report:
Asphalt Restoration, Wastewater Permit Violations, Treatment Plant Equipment
Repairs, Sidewalk Program, Paving Program and IDEM Compliance Plan.
Superintendent Jeff Zehner also reported John McGovern resigned from the Plan
Commission, so they will be looking for a replacement. Superintendent Jeff Zehner
will bring their recommendations to a meeting in the near future.
F. FIRE: Fire Chief Kenny Eggleston was not able to attend. Council Member
Karol Jackson made the motion to allow the Fire Department to have their annual
Smoker at the Fire House on October 14th. Council Member Walt Heil seconded the
motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0.
G. PARKS: Superintendent Brittnie Whitaker reviewed her report and then asked if
there were any questions. No questions.
H. POLICE DEPT: Police Chief Bob Hockett asked if there were any questions
concerning his report. No questions. 1. Police Chief Bob Hockett asked to hire
another part time dispatcher, Cassidy Burkholder. Council Member Karol Jackson
made the motion to hire Cassidy Burkholder as part time dispatcher. Council Vice
President Glenn Jerrell seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0.
2. Police Chief Bob Hockett the showed the Town Council a Certificate resented to
the Walkerton Police Department from Austin Clark. The Certificate read:
AMERICAN FLAG CERTIFICATE
TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETINGS:
THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACCOMPANYING
THIS CERTIFICATE HAS PROUDLY FLOWN OVER SYVERSON
BASE, HEADQUARTERS OF THE
COMBINED JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS TASK FORCE – ARABIAN
PENINSULA IN BALAD, IRAQ ON
21 APRIL 2006
THE WALKERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
IN SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
Police Chief Bob Hockett said it will be displayed in the entrance of the Police
Department in the near future. A Thank You will be sent to mother and son for
their thoughtfulness to the Walkerton Police Department.
I. FINANCIAL: Clerk-Treasurer Penny Perry asked if the Town Council had any
questions. Council President Gene Reese asked about the Riverboat monies. Clerk-
Treasurer Penny Perry stated the check in the amount of around $14,309 should be
received in August.
J. WAEDC: Director Steve Heim reviewed his report with the Town Council.
K. COMPUTER SERVICES: Computer Analyst Craig DeMyer reviewed his
report, explaining ASAP Software has entered into an agreement with the state of
Indiana. Computer Analyst Craig DeMyer said he should have the new pricing for
2007 by the next meeting. The Computer Service Maintenance Agreement was
approved earlier and signed on August 21, 2006.
8. REVIEW PROJECTS IN PROGRESS:
A. 1110 OHIO STREET: Town Attorney Fred Jones reported he had received the
Quit Claim Deed for 1110 Ohio St. and sent it to Clerk Treasurer Penny Perry to file
with the county. Clerk Treasurer Penny Perry reported it had been filed. This property
will need to be demolished.
B. UTILITY RATES: Postponed till 9/5.
C. CYBERLINK: Council Member Lee Morton said he will contact Rudy
D. AMBULANCE CLEARING HOUSE: Town Attorney Fred Jones said he did
not have an Ordinance ready at this time. He will try to have it for the next meeting.
E. TREES IN MEMORY OF: Council Member Karol Jackson made a motion to
start an Annuity of $1000.00 for Kirsten Clark, set up so she can get it when she turns
18 years of age. Council Member Lee Morton seconded the motion. The motion
passed with a vote of 5 – 0. Keep Trees in Memory of on Projects in Progress.
9. CLAIMS: All claims were approved on a motion by Council Member Karol
Jackson and seconded by Council Member Lee Morton. Motion carried with a 5-0
10. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Council President Gene Reese
declared the meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.
Council President Gene Reese
Penny Perry, Clerk-Treasurer