Minutes- 3/21/18

Meeting Minutes- March 21, 2018


The Churubusco Town Council met on March 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Members present were Council Members Mark Pepple, Frank Kessler, and Bruce Johnson; and Clerk- Treasurer, Madalyn Sade-Bartl. Also, in attendance were area residents Todd Shively; Pat Liggett; Nicole Minear, Churubusco News; Bob Gray, Wastewater Superintendent; and Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor.


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.


Approval of March 7, 2018 meeting minutes:

Mr. Pepple made a motion to approve the minutes for the meeting of March 7, 2018. Mr. Johnson seconded, and the motion carried 3-0.


Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:

Claims Vouchers dated for March 21, 2018 in the amount of $172,996.06 were presented and approved.


Public Comment:

Ms. Bartl read a letter aloud (attached) which was addressed to the Town Council on behalf of Miles Wilson, President of the Churubusco Youth Foundation. Mr. Wilson was concerned about the placement of the new playground CYF had raised funds to construct. He stated in his letter CYF was unable to move forward until the Town decided on the location of the playground. President Kessler addressed his own concerns with the location CYF had proposed and wished to have someone with a construction background address what effect the playground would have on drainage of the proposed area. Mr. Pepple was taken aback by the other issues stated in the letter and wished to set up a meeting with Mr. Wilson to discuss the other points in his letter. Mr. Pepple also stated that if the playground could be placed in the proposed location without any issues, he was in favor of placing it there.


Old Business:

There was no old business.


New Business:

Utility Rate Study- Krohn & Associates: Buzz Krohn from O.W. Krohn & Associates presented his findings to Council on proposed water and sewer rate increases. He explained the study in depth and presented the Council a few different rate increase options. The Council proceeded to ask questions and at the end of Mr. Kohn’s presentation, President Kessler thanked Mr. Kohn and stated the Council would need to consider the information and would table the discussion until a later date.


Department Reports:

Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor

Mr. Hart presented the attached report. He also stated Mr. Krider was readying the Park for spring and had been painting trail signs.


Bob Gray, Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Mr. Gray stated things were getting back to normal after a very wet month and all his reports were in.


Michael Engle, Town Marshal:

Marshal Engle was not present.


Rick Krider, Park Supervisor:

Mr. Krider was not present.


Ron Felger, Town Attorney:

Mr. Felger was not present.


Council Reports:

President Frank Kessler:

Mr. Kessler had nothing to report.


Bruce Johnson:

Mr. Johnson reported the Solid Waste meetings may be moved to every other month instead of monthly.


Mark Pepple:

Mr. Pepple had nothing to report.


Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer:

Ms. Sade-Bartl presented the attached report.


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





Council President, Frank Kessler



Council Member, Bruce Johnson



Council Member, Mark Pepple





Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer

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