Minutes- 2/15/17

Meeting Minutes –February 15, 2017

The Churubusco Town Council met on February 15, 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 Liggett and Pat Stanford; Jenna Rosswurm, Turtle Days Association; Nicole Minier, Churubusco News; Town Supervisor, Jeremy Hart; Wastewater Superintendent, Bob Gray; 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 February 1, 2017 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 February 15, 2017 in the amount of $150,443.56 were approved.

Public Comment:
Pat Liggett brought up concerns with the alley behind the post office. The Council informed her it was private property and nothing could be done but complain to the property owners.

Old Business:
1. SRO Contract
President Pepple asked Mr. Johnson and Marshal Engle if they had reviewed the SRO contract. Both had and neither had issues with the document as presented. President Pepple made a motion to accept the contract. Mr. Johnson seconded and the motion carried 2-0.

New Business:
1. Turtle Days contract
Jenna Rosswurm brought Council a contract renewal. The presented contract was the same as the previous year’s contract, only it stipulated it would be a 2-year agreement instead of one. It would again waive a set user fee but stipulated Turtle Days complete a project at the Park. President Pepple had heard concerns from other Council members concerning a lack of a set user fee but felt Turtle Days had shown good faith with their past contract and the completion of their project during the previous year. Mr. Johnson made a motion to accept the presented contract. President Pepple seconded and the motion carried 2-0.

Department Reports:
Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor:
Mr. Hart stated the Plan Commission met, but did not have a quorum so no business was conducted. He also stated he had been approached by Parkview about possible running underground conduit along Mulberry but was still researching that possibility.

Bob Gray, Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
Mr. Gray stated all was well at the Treatment Plant and reports were in.

Michael Engle, Town Marshal:
Marshal Engle reported he had picked up the new car on Monday and it was being outfitted at Copsgear.

Rick Krider, Park Supervisor:
Mr. Krider was not present.

Ron Felger, Town Attorney:
Mr. Felger was not present.

Council Reports:
President Frank Kessler:
President Kessler was not present.

Bruce Johnson:
Mr. Johnson had nothing to report.

Mark Pepple:
Mr. Pepple had nothing to report.

Madalyn Sade-Bartl:
Ms. Sade-Bartl stated she had submitted 2016 ordinances to the publishing company and they were going through everything.

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

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