WALKERTON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING JULY 17, 2006 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING 6:00 P.M. WAEDC Executive Director, Steve Heim brought to the Town Council a new Consulting Agreement. The Town Council asked to have the time in Article 4 be changed to 6 months, before signing. ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING 6:00 P.M. CONGRATULATIONS !! STEVE CARTER FOR BECOMING A PRINCIPAL IN THE FIRM OF H.J. UMBAUGH & ASSOCIATES. Steve Carter from Umbaugh introduced Eric Walsh as the new person to work on Town of Walkerton Utility reports. Steve Carter then explained the 2 phases proposed for Electric and Wastewater rates. The Town Council asked Steve Carter to prepare another proposal over 4 years and Town Attorney Fred Jones to prepare ordinances. REGULAR MEETING A meeting of the Walkerton Town Council was held on Monday July 17, 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. Pastor Vicky Blough (from St John’s Lutheran Church in North Liberty) offered the opening prayer and President Gene Reese led the Pledge of Allegiance. 2. ROLL CALL: Roll call was taken by the Clerk-Treasurer: Council President Gene Reese Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell Council Member Walt Heil Council Member Karol Jackson Council Member Lee Morton Town Attorney Fred Jones Clerk-Treasurer Penny Perry present present present present present present present
The Clerk Treasurer noted there were 8 other people present. 3. MINUTES: Council President Gene Reese declared the Minutes of June 19, 2006 approved as presented. 4. CORRESPONDENCE
A. HUMMER MOTORCADE: The Town Council received a letter from John Camblin, Gerry Brown and William Thompson from AM General thanking the Town of Walkerton for all their support with the Hummer Homecoming Motorcade. B. THANK YOU: The Town Council received this note: Thank you for your support during this difficult time with the loss of my father. The flowers were beautiful. Sincerely Brittnie Whitaker 5. OLD BUSINESS: A. PARK BOND: Park Board President Jeff Fansler informed the Town Council what was discussed concerning the Park Grant. The Town Council decided the have an administrative meeting before the budget meeting on August 9th, to find out what all our options are concerning the Park Bond/Grant, from Umbaugh. B. TOWER LEASE: There has not been any response from Cyberlink. C. 1110 OHIO ST.: Town Attorney Fred Jones said he had contacted Sarah Williams, she said she would send a copy of the Trust Document. He has not received it at this time. D. INVESTMENT POLICY: Council Member Lee Morton presented a Town of Walkerton Investment Policy to the Town Council at a previous meeting. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell made a motion to approve the Town of Walkerton Investment Policy. Council Member Lee Morton seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. Council Member Lee Morton will rewrite to accommodate council signatures. 6. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS: A. AMBULANCE: No Report B. CODE ENFORCMENT: There were no questions. Code Enforcment Officer Tom Fox offered some advice about taxes to the Town Council. C. ELECTRIC/WATER: Superintendent Kent Van Dyne pointed out: 1. Pole attachment agreement is finally starting to take shape. At this point all pole attachments need to be counted, by Sprint/Embarq and someone from the Town. Other topics were tree trimming, Brine Pump repair/replace, raw water flow chart repair, water plant building maintenance, consumer confidence report, water tower lease agreement and the town wide garage sale scheduled for July 29th. D. EXECUTIVE TEAM: No report. E. STREET/WASTEWATER: On Superintendent Jeff Zehner’s report there is a request to close Stephen’s street from Fulmer street to the end. Council Member Walt Heil made a motion to close Stephens St on August 26th from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M. for a Tractor Pull. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. Council The Council Member Lee Morton made a motion to send a thank you to Al Alsop for donating 75 truck loads of dirt. Council Member Karol Jackson seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. F. FIRE: The Walkerton firefighters would like to Thank Masonite for the use of the house on their property, for training.
G. PARKS: Park Board President Jeff Fansler reported there was a very good turn out for the Sesquicentennial Celebration. Council President Gene Reese asked for a list of all who helped to make the celebration possible, so a Thank You can be sent. It might be a good idea if memorabilia could be presented to the Historical Society. H. POLICE DEPT: Police Chief Bob Hockett asked if there were any questions concerning his report. No one had questions. I. FINANCIAL: Clerk-Treasurer Penny Perry pointed out the breakdown of funds paying the Health Insurance Premiums. The Town Council decided to purchase the Anco Copier, rather than lease it. Council President Gene Reese made the motion to purchase the machine out of the Interest Earned Fund. Council Member Karol Jackson seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. J. WAEDC: Executive Director Steve Heim reviewed his report, IMMC Building, Ball State, MACOG & Major Moves, Job Retention Project, Statewide Trails Summit, SR 23 & US 6 intersections, Expansion, IMPA Seminar and MACOG Policy Board. Executive Director Steve Heim informed the Town Council our taxes are based on 1999 assessed values and explained the theory behind trending. Council Member Lee Morton made the motion to approve the Consulting Agreement with WAEDC for the period July 1, 2006 thru June 30, 2009. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. K. COMPUTER SERVICES: Computer Analyst Craig DeMyer reported all the things he has done concerning the server and individual desktops. Computer Analyst Craig DeMyer thanked Bill Graham for moving so fast in getting the Town set up with Network Solutions. Computer Analyst Craig DeMyer also explained the use of the Web Mail. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell made a motion to approve the Computer Maintenance Services Contract as corrected. Council Member Walt Heil seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. 7. NEW BUSINESS: A. BUDGET MEETINGS: The Town Council decided to have the Budget Meetings on August 9th at 4:00 P.M. (From 4 to 5 will be an administrative meeting about park projects and how we want to proceed) and August 10th at 5:00 P.M. Clerk-Treasurer Penny Perry will schedule each department and notify everyone to what time they are scheduled. B. BEREAVEMENT DONATION: Town Attorney Fred Jones asked if the Town Council changes or suggestions concerning the proposed Resolution Adopting Bereavement Donation Policy for Town of Walkerton. Council Member Lee Morton made a motion to approve the presented Resolution. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. Town Attorney Fred Jones said he will rewrite the Resolution changing the date to July 17, 2006. 8. REVIEW PROJECTS IN PROGRESS: A. WALNUT CROSSING: Council President Gene Reese, Council Member Lee Morton, and Executive Director Steve Heim will meet with Bob Stevens on July 26, 2006. Report at next meeting.
B. TREES IN MEMORY OF: The Town Council will discuss at the next meeting. C. CYBERLINK: Tower Lease Contract – next meeting. 9. CLAIMS: All claims were approved on a motion by Council Member Karol Jackson and seconded by Council Member Walt Heil. Motion carried with a 5-0 vote. 10. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Council President Gene Reese declared the meeting adjourned at 9:16 P.M. ______________________________ Council President Gene Reese ATTEST: _______________________________ Penny Perry, Clerk-Treasurer