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					WALKERTON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2006 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING 6:00 P.M. TheExecutive Team discussed Health Insurance REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M. A meeting of the Walkerton Town Council was held on November 6, 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 by President Gene Reese. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell 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 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 2 other people present. 3. MINUTES: Council President Gene Reese declared the Minutes of October 16, 2006 approved as corrected. 4. CORRESPONDENCE: A. THANK-YOU NOTE:The Town Council received a Thank You Card saying, The 2006 Annual Smoker was a “Huge Success!” Your donation was much appreciated! Sincerely, Walkerton Volunteer Fire Department. 5. CITIZENS INPUT: A. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 1.President Phil Buckmaster announced (next year) the Town of Walkerton’s day at the Cove (Silver Hawks) will be June 2, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. The Town of Walkerton had the highest percentage of attendance of any Town. 2. The Chamber is looking for three (3) members, if there is anyone interested contact Phil Buckmaster at 586-3100. 3. The Walkerton Chamber of Commerce is putting together “Welcome to our Community” gift bags for new residents to our area. If anyone has something they would like to donate whether it be magnets, pens, pencils, rulers or even a coupon of some kind. Contact Peni Fansler at Corner Cup Café 586-3010.

B. PLAN COMMISSION: 1. Phil Buckmaster reported he would like the Town Council to appoint Kirk Rice to the Plan Commission because of his status as an employee(this could be a lifetime appointment as long as he stays an employee). Council Member Karol Jackson made the motion to appoint Kirk Rice to the Plan Commission. Council Member Walt Heil seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. 2. Phil Buckmaster asked the Town Council to compensate him (or whoever) the Building Permits (inspecting and signing) at a rate of $25.00 each not to exceed what is in their budget. Council Member Walt Heil made the motion to pay $25.00 per application from October 16th thru December 31st, 2006, not to exceed $1347.00 (budgeted amount) Council Member Karol Jackson seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. The occupancy permit should go along with the building permit. Council President Gene Reese asked Phil Buckmaster to check what they do in other communities and bring back to the first meeting in December. 5. OLD BUSINESS: A. ORDINANCE 2006-8: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 4 OF WALKERTON TOWN CODE: Town Attorney Fred Jones pointed out some corrections he made since the first reading. Council Member Lee Morton made the motion to approve Ordinance 2006-8 as amended. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. Council Member Walt Heil made the motion to suspend the rules and go ahead with 3rd reading of Ordinance 2006-8. Council Member Karol Jackson seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell made the motion to approve Ordinance 2006-8. Council Member Walt Heil seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. B. EMPLOYEE MEETINGS: Schedule 5th Tuesday of the Month alternating 8:00 A.M. one time, then 3:00 P.M. the next time. The Executive Team will schedule the meetings, then let the Town Council know when. 6. NEW BUSINESS: A. TURKEYS AND HAMS: Council Member Karol Jackson made a motion to give all employees a turkey or ham at Kenny & Carl’s for Thanksgiving, taking the expense out of the Riverboat Fund. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. B. SALARIED TIME OFF: Council Member Karol Jackson made the motion to approve the amended Salaried Time Off for the Personnel Policy. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0. C. WATER SOFTENER: Superintendent Kent Van Dyne explained to the Town Council the possible problems and the repairs could range anywhere from $25,000.00 to $50,000.00 depending on what is found. Council Member Walt Heil made the motion to repair the Water Softening System, taking the expense out of the Water Utility Depreciation Fund. Council Vice President Glenn Jerrell seconded the motion. Town Attorney Fred Jones informed Superintendent Kent Van Dyne he would need to get more than one bid. The motion passed with a vote of 5 – 0.

7. REVIEW PROJECTS IN PROGRESS: A. CYBERLINK: Rudy Yakym would like to meet with the Town Council the 1st Meeting in December. B. WALNUT CROSSING: Town Attorney Fred Jones sent a letter to Bob Stevens and then had phone conversation. Town Attorney Fred Jones explained Mr. Stevens is under the impression that bill was forgiven. Mr. Stevens is responsible for all utilities. C. PLAN COMMISSION: Members needed. D. INDIAN TRAILS: Council President Gene Reese will try to get in touch with Randy Williams. 8. CLAIMS: All claims were approved on a motion by Council Member Lee Morton and seconded by Council Member Karol Jackson. The motion carried with a 5-0 vote. 9. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, President Gene Reese declared the meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M. ______________________________ Council President Gene Reese ATTEST: _______________________________ Penny Perry, Clerk-Treasurer


				
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