Meeting Minutes –January 4, 2017
The Churubusco Town Council met on January 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Members present were President Mark Pepple, Council Member Bruce Johnson, and Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl. Also in attendance were area residents Pat Stanford and Pat Liggett; Rachel Rosfeld, Post & Mail; Wastewater Superintendent, Bob Gray; Park Superintendent, Rick Krider; and Town Marshal, Mike Engle.
President Mark Pepple called the meeting to order, welcomed visitors and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called by the Clerk. Frank Kessler was absent. All other members were present.
Approval of December 21, 2016 meeting minutes:
Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Pepple seconded and the motion carried 2-0.
Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:
Claims Vouchers dated for January 4, 2017 in the amount of $43,312.26 were approved.
There were no public comments.
There was no old business.
1. Ordinance 2017-01: Dog Barking Ordinance:
Mr. Johnson made a motion to introduce Ordinance 2017-01 with changes. Mr. Pepple seconded the motion and the ordinance was introduced with a public hearing to be held at the Council’s next regular meeting.
2. Resolution 2017-02: Transfer of Appropriations:
Ms. Bartl explained that an appropriation transfer resolution was done annually to balance out any appropriations which had a shortfall from the previous year. Mr. Pepple made a motion to approve Resolution 2017-02. Mr. Johnson seconded and the motion carried 2-0.
3. Resolution 2017-03: Transfer of Funds:
Ms. Bartl presented to the Council her suggestions for transfers from the utility operating funds to the utility improvement funds. Mr. transfers. Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2017-03. Mr. Pepple seconded and the motion carried 2-0.
4. Resolution 2017-04: Cancellation of Warrants:
Ms. Bartl presented to the Council a list of outstanding warrants that were dated for 2014. Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve the cancellation of the listed warrants. Mr. Pepple seconded and the motion carried 2-0.
Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor:
Mr. Hart was not present, but left a report.
Bob Gray, Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
Mr. Gray stated all was well at the Treatment Plant.
Michael Engle, Town Marshal:
Marshal Engle had nothing to report.
Rick Krider, Park Supervisor:
Mr. Krider reported the Park had been busy during the holiday season. Mr. Johnson inquired on the status of the Splash Pad restrooms. Krider stated they would be working on them in the upcoming weeks and the building needed a new roof.
Ron Felger, Town Attorney:
Mr. Felger was not present.
President Frank Kessler:
President Kessler was not present.
Mr. Johnson was pleased to see many people had set their recycling cans out for the new pickup day.
Mr. Pepple stated he would be attending an EMA Advisory Board meeting where they would be conducting interviews.
Ms. Sade-Bartl stated she was busy getting the year closed and that her ICE student had started.
Having no other business and after all proper papers were signed, President Pepple adjourned the regular meeting.
Council President, Mark Pepple
Council Member, Bruce Johnson
Council Member, Frank Kessler
Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer