minutes 3/2/16

Meeting Minutes- March 2, 2016


The Churubusco Town Council met on March 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Members present were President Frank Kessler, Council Members Mark Pepple and Bruce Johnson, and Clerk- Treasurer, Madalyn Sade-Bartl. Also in attendance were area residents Pat Stanford, Pat Liggett, Holli Seabury, and Nicole Kirkpatrick; Nick Rupert, Post & Mail; Waste Water Superintendant, Bob Gray; Town Marshal, Mike Engle; and Park Superintendant, Rick Krider.


Council President Kessler called the meeting to order, welcomed visitors and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called by the Clerk-Treasurer.  All members were present.


Public Hearing: Ordinance 2016-04: President Kessler called the public hearing on proposed Ordinance 2016-04 to order and asked for any public comments. Hearing none, he closed the public hearing.


Approval of February 17, 2016 meeting minutes:

Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes for the meeting of February 17, 2016. Mr. Johnson seconded and the motion carried 3-0.


Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:

Claims Vouchers dated for March 2, 2016 in the amount of $96,650.68 were approved.


Public Comment:

Nicole Kirkpatrick from the Turtle Days Association stated that the organization was spearheading a Park cleanup day on April 2nd. She wanted to make the Council aware and she had been in contact with Mr. Krider concerning the project. The Council was happy to hear of the event.


Old Business:

  1. Ordinance 2016-04: An Ordinance Amending Sewer Rates: Ordinance 2016-04 had been introduced at the previous meeting. The Council had no discussion concerning the proposal. Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve the ordinance as presented and Mr. Pepple seconded. The motion carried 3-0.


New Business:

  1. HVAC Bids: Ms. Bartl presented four bids for a new HVAC system for the Scout Building. She explained the difference of each bid and explained she had tried to secure another bid from FlowTech, but they never turned it in. Mr. Pepple asked MR. Krider what his overall plan for the building was and Mr. Krider explained the history of the present system as well as some of the projects he hoped to have done in the future. Mr. Pepple made a motion to accept the bid from Eek’s Refrigeration in the amount of $11,550, +/- $500. Mr. Johnson seconded and the motion carried 3-0.


Department Reports:

Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor

 Mr. Hart was not present but left the attached report.


Bob Gray, Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Mr. Gray reported everything was running smoothly. He stated the Raw Pump and control would be complete by the end of the month.


Michael Engle, Town Marshal:

Marshal Engle stated he had ordered the security cameras for the Government Center and was waiting for them to be installed.



Rick Krider, Park Supervisor:

Mr. Krider gave an update of quotes he had obtained for the Diamond 1 and Splash Pad restrooms. President Kessler stated the Council would look them over.


Ron Felger, Town Attorney:

Mr. Felger was not present.


Council Reports:

President Frank Kessler:

Mr. Kessler he had been working with Ms. Bartl on the Stellar letter of interest.


Bruce Johnson:

Mr. Johnson had nothing to report.


Mark Pepple:

Mr. Pepple had nothing to report.


Madalyn Sade-Bartl:

Ms. Sade-Bartl reported she had been busy with Stellar and the due date was the 11th. She was also going to work on getting the RFP out for the tree grant in the next couple of weeks as well get sidewalk estimates ready and out by the end of the month. She had also submitted the annual report.



Having no other business and after all proper papers were signed, President Kessler adjourned the regular meeting.




Council President, Frank Kessler



Council Member, Bruce Johnson



Council Member, Mark Pepple





Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer

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