minutes- 6/7/17

Meeting Minutes – June 7, 2017


The Churubusco Town Council met on June 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Members present were President Mark Pepple, Council Member Frank Kessler, Council Member Bruce Johnson and Deputy Clerk, Kari Shively. Also in attendance were area residents Pat Liggett, Jean Haynes, and Bob Amber; Nicole Minier, Churubusco News; Rachel Rosfeld, Post & Mail; Park Supervisor, Rick Krider and Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Bob Gray.


Council President Mark Pepple called the meeting to order, welcomed visitors and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called by the Deputy Clerk. Clerk-Treasurer, Madalyn Sade-Bartl was absent.  All other members were present.


Approval of May 17, 2017 meeting minutes:

Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes. Mr. Kessler seconded and the motion carried 3-0.


Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:

Claims Vouchers dated for June 7, 2017 in the amount of $219,618.74 were approved.


Public Comment:

Pat Liggett wanted to thank Rick Krider for painting the speed bumps at the park.


Old Business:

There was no old business.


New Business:


1. Cam’s Cause:

Bob Amber asked the Council’s permission to hold Cam’s Cause back at Park on August 26th. Mr. Amber stated he had already talked with Mr. Krider about the date and using all 3 diamonds. They had only used 2 diamonds in the past and hoped to have enough teams to use the 3rd one this year. Mr. Amber stated they have been able to give out 68 cell control devices since Cam’s Cause has been started 2 years ago. Mr. Amber commended Mr. Krider on getting the diamonds and the park ready. President Pepple, Mr. Kessler, and Mr. Johnson approved the date and use of the Park for Cam’s Cause.


2. EDC Appointment:

Mr. Kessler stated he received an email from Kristi Sturtz. Ms. Sturtz wishes to be replaced on the EDC. Mr. Kessler stated he would like to nominate Rob Marr to take Ms. Sturtz’s place. President Pepple, Mr. Kessler, and Mr. Johnson were all in agreement with nominating Mr. Marr to replace Ms. Sturtz.


3. Ideal Homes Lane Donation:

President Pepple stated he was contacted by Ideal Homes regarding land donation to the Town. Mr. Kessler said the Town has always taken care of the 2 ½ acres of land and it is not an area that can be developed as it is a water retention area. President Pepple asked Mr. Krider if he seen any issues with the land and Mr. Krider stated no. Mr. Krider stated they would be more than happy to take care of the 2 ½ acres. Mr. Kessler made a motion to accept the 2 ½ acre land donation from Ideal Homes. Mr. Johnson seconded and the motion carried 3-0.


Department Reports:

Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor:

Mr. Hart was not present but left a report.


Bob Gray, Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Mr. Gray was present and reported things are back to running normal at the Waste Water Treatment Plant after 9.2” of rain last month.


Michael Engle, Town Marshal:

Marshal Engle was not present.    


Rick Krider, Park Supervisor:

Mr. Krider was present and reported Turtle Days is upon us and he will be meeting with them on Thursday. The skate park and the splash pad will both be closed during Turtle Days. The Turtle Days committee has completed the boardwalk & deck at the wetlands 3 weeks ago and the Town will mulch & stone beside it.  Mr. Krider stated he has been working on getting quotes for a new digital timer at the Scout Building for the basketball and tennis court lights, junction box, and lights for the basketball & tennis courts. To repair all 3 it would be a little over $1,400.00. Mr. Kessler stated there shouldn’t be any problem to get the timer, junction box, and lights fixed as there is money in the budget. Mr. Krider also reported he is working on getting quotes from L A Electric for a light pole that is rotting behind diamond 1. President Pepple told Mr. Krider to work with Jeremy to get the rotting pole taken care of due to it being a safety issue.


Ron Felger, Town Attorney:

Mr. Felger was not present.


Council Reports:

Frank Kessler:

Mr. Kessler did not have anything to report.


Bruce Johnson:

Mr. Johnson reported he attended the final Turtle Days meeting and they are financially on good ground as it has been the best year they have ever had as far as fundraising.


President Mark Pepple:

Mr. Pepple reminded Mr. Kessler and Mr. Johnson he would not be at the next Council meeting.


Madalyn Sade-Bartl:

Ms. Sade-Bartl was not present. Ms. Shively did not have anything to report.


Having no other business and after all proper papers were signed, President Kessler 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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