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					                               TOWN OF MILLTOWN
                                215 W. MAIN STREET
                                    P.O. BOX 127
                             MILLTOWN, INDIANA 47145
                              TOWN BOARD MEETING
                                  October 12, 2009


A Regular Business Meeting of the Milltown Town Council was held on October 12, 2009
at the Milltown Town Hall. Present were:

Board Members:        Curt Hudson, President
                      Jeanie Melton, Vice President
                      Monty Garrett, Council Member

Town Officials:       Jim Pevlor, Town Manager
                      Evanelle Goss, Clerk-Treasurer
                      Ray Saylor, Chief Marshal

The meeting was held pursuant to Notice, a copy of which is filed with these minutes.

Curt Hudson convened the meeting at 7:35 p.m. The Town Clerk-Treasurer recorded
the minutes.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the regular September 14, 2009 meeting were, upon motion made by
Jeanie Melton and seconded by Monty Garrett, approved with all ayes.

Signing of Claims

Claims were reviewed and motion was made by Monty Garrett and seconded by Jeanie
Melton to allow payment of the following claims: S-159-09 to S-189-09 in the amount of
$17,568.39 and CT-391-09 to CT-443-09 in the amount of $62,753.24.

A discussion was held regarding a Town Resolutions:

Curt Hudson read the following update to a Town Resolution for consideration:

Resolution #2009-01: Amend resolution to include the political party affiliation and term
of appointments.

After some discussion on the matter, the following motion was made by Jeanie Melton
and seconded by Monty Garrett, approved with all ayes:

              The Town of Milltown amends Resolution 2009-1 to
              include the following terms and political part affiliations;
              Ron Ferguson (Democrat) and Jack Carr (Republican),
              terms to expire on January 7, 2013 and Robyn Jeffers
              (Republican) and Benny Allen (Democrat), terms to expire
              on January 6, 2014.

A discussion was held concerning Reports from Committees and Boards:
Curt announced that the Park Board has began meeting and will be forwarding future
minutes to the Clerk-Treasurer’s office.

Curt announced that the festival this year was very successful and a follow-up meeting
has been held to review the planning for next year. Mark Woods mentioned that he was
approached by a child regarding a vendor who attempted to sell inappropriate
merchandise to the youngster and a friend.

Bill Byrd updated the Council on recent Harrison County Regional Sewer District
activities. The proposed project to add sewer service up to the North Harrison High
School area has been tabled by the board, but may be revisited again in the near future.

Kathleen Roggenkamp announced that a story regarding local cemeteries will be
published in the next issue of the Clarion newspaper.

Curt announced that the Planning Commission’s Steering Committee will be hosting a
Community Workshop on October 19th at the Milltown Elementary School at 7:00 p.m.
All local residents are encouraged to attend and participate.

Ray Saylor briefed the Council on recent activities for District 10. The District has a
meeting scheduled for October 20th

A discussion was held concerning Town Administrative items:

Chief Ray Saylor presented the Police Report (on file at Clerk-Treasurer’s Office).
Ray updated the Council on monthly activities for the town, which included a total of 39
complaints of stray animals. Ray announced that local drug activity has dramatically
increased in recent months. Ray next requested the Council’s permission to pursue
multiple grants. The first is from the Crawford County United Way agency to be used for
the Milltown Neighborhood Block Watch program for an amount up to $1,000.00. The
second application is from the NRA Foundation in the amount of $2,650.00 for the
purchase of an Eddie the Eagle costume.

After some discussion on the matter, the following motion was made by Jeanie Melton
and seconded by Monty Garrett, approved with all ayes:

              The Town of Milltown approves the request from the
              Milltown Police Department submit grant applications to
              the Crawford County United Way and NRA Foundation.

The animal control issue was discussed in length. Curt announced that he recently had
a conversation with Harrison County Commissioner James Goldman and that
Commissioner Goldman was interested in discussing a possible agreement between the
Town of Milltown and Harrison County regarding animal control on the Harrison County
side of Milltown. Next, Ray announced that a recent state law enacted prohibits golf
carts from being driven on streets, unless a town ordinance is enacted. Finally, Ray
announced that the backpacks discussed during previous meetings have been received
and the Police Department will be working with the elderly housing to complete the
project.

Jim Pevlor presented the Town Manager’s Report (on file at Clerk-Treasurer’s Office).
Jim presented an update on various meetings/projects during the past month: Jetted
several sewer lines around town; pulled and cleaned pumps on Spencer Street; cleaned
the lift station on the Mill Lot; cleaned storm drains; reviewed issues at the Dick
Edwards, Paul Young and Chris Brown properties; cleaned the dump several times.
Contacted the bridge construction company regarding the use of the bulldozer; working
on estimates for road repairs needed on Indiana Avenue. Jim thanked all who assisted
with the festival last month. Next, the location of the town building was discussed.

After some discussion on the matter, the following motion was made by Monty Garrett
and seconded Jeanie Melton, approved with all ayes:

              The Town of Milltown approves the selection of the dump
              as the new location for the town building.

Jim proposed to the Council that the town approach Crawford County Solid Waste
regarding a new site adjacent to the new town building. Finally, Jim asked the Council to
set the 2009 Halloween hours.

After some discussion on the matter, the following motion was made by Monty Garrett
and seconded Jeanie Melton, approved with all ayes:

              The Town of Milltown approves setting the published 2009
              Halloween hours at between 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Evanelle Goss, Clerk-Treasurer, presented an overview of funds received into various
funds for the month of September.

       Vicki Bean Building Permit (Gen Fund)                         $     4.00
       Lucas Oil (Police Donation Fund)                              $ 3,500.00
       Travelers/John Eiler – Crash Report (PD Cont. Ed. Fund)       $     5.00
       Verne Boddy Gun Permit (PD Cont. Ed. Fund)                    $    50.00
       Josh Bolin Gun Permit (PD Cont. Ed. Fund)                     $    10.00
       Harrison County (CEDIT Fund)                                  $ 925.83
       Harrison County (General Fund - CAGIT)                        $ 1,713.50
       Crawford County (CEDIT Fund)                                  $ 1,431.08
       Crawford County (General Fund – CAGIT)                        $ 762.00
       Rick Olsen Business Permit (General Fund)                     $     4.00
       EMC Insurance Co. (Building Insurance – General Fund)         $72,058.66
       Business Permit (General Fund)                                $ 2,332.05
       Crawford County (C-VET – General Fund)                        $    14.55
       Crawford County (Cemetery)                                    $      .45
       EMC Insurance Co. (Building Contents – General Fund)          $20,146.28

Evanelle read the proposed 2010 budget for the official second reading. After some
discussion on the matter, the following motion was made by Monty Garrett and
seconded by Jeanie Melton, approved with all ayes:

              The Town of Milltown approves the proposed 2010 budget
              as read by Clerk-Treasurer Evanelle Goss.

Next, Evanelle requested the Council review two proposals she received for a
computerized accounting system. It was decided to take no action on the request until
the Council makes a more detailed review.
A discussion was held concerning old business items:

The War Memorial project was discussed. No recent progress has been made on the
project, but Bill Byrd will work with Joseph Chang and the Milltown American Legion to
determine a project plan.

A discussion was held concerning new business items:

Theresa Criss-Hartwig, a Commonwealth Engineers representative, spoke to the
Council regarding multiple proposed projects. The first was related to combining a
Transportation Enhancement (TE) Grant the town currently holds with a Safe Routes to
School Grant. Jim Pevlor advised the council that during a recent meeting with Brian
Malone, a representative of INDOT, that it was discussed that the proposed project
could use the TE Grant for sidewalks from Maxine’s Market to the existing elevated
sidewalk on Popular Street and along First Street, but only if INDOT clarifies the width of
the sidewalk. The Safe Routes to School Grant could be used for the remaining project.
The next proposal was related to funds being made available by the state for dam and
levee improvements in the amount of $25 million and waterway debris removal in the
amount of $15 million. Both funding programs have been announced as first come, first
serve with the money being available until the funds are depleted. Also, any required
match will be at the discretion of OCRA for each specific project. Theresa suggested
that the town to apply for both grants (waterway debris removal and dam and levee
improvements).

A discussion was held concerning public comments:

Paul and Freda Young approached the Council regarding a water issue they are
experiencing in the driveway of their property. No action was taken on the request, but
Monty and Jim will visit the property and look at the ditch across from the Young
property.

Kathleen Roggenkamp complained to the Council about properties located in the
Millersburg, Church Street and Indiana Avenue areas. She would like letters sent to
these property owners. The Masonic Lodge will be hosting a grand opening event in the
near future and one of the properties mentioned is in the same area and Kathleen wants
the property to be cleaned up. Kathleen will also be attending an upcoming Crawford
County Commissioners meeting regarding the curved bridge and the need to keep the
drainage cleaned.

Mark Woods, representing the Concerned Citizens of Crawford County, presented the
Council with two ordinances to be reviewed. Mark told the Council that the ordinances
could be used to assist the group’s effort to stop the proposed biomass plant from being
constructed near Milltown. The Council agreed to forward the documents to the Town
Attorney for review. No action was taken on the request, but will be reviewed again
during the November meeting.

Robyn Carman thanked everyone who assisted and participated with last month’s town
festival. Robyn also advised the Council that since the cats have been removed from
the downtown area there has been a rodent issue at the Mini Mart. Mark Woods, owner
of the Blue Rive Café, agreed that the issue is now much worst than in the past. There
was a lengthy discussion on the matter. Jeanie thanked Robyn for her undertaking of
the animal control issue and conveyed her admiration for her efforts on the matter.
Upon motion made by Curt Hudson and seconded by Monty Garrett, the meeting was
declared adjourned at 9:47 p.m.



APPROVED:                                    ATTEST:



Curt Hudson, President                       Evanelle Goss, Clerk-Treasurer



Jeanie Melton, Vice President



Monty Garrett, Council Member

				
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