Minutes- 5/2/18

Meeting Minutes- May 2, 2018


The Churubusco Town Council met on May 2, 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 Pat Stanford, Pat Liggett, Janice Engle, Kevin Rothgeb, Nick & Yvonne Bianski, Tim Fensler, and Miles Wilson; Bob Gray, Wastewater Superintendent; and Mike Engle, Town Marshal.


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 April 18, 2018 meeting minutes:

Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes for the meeting of April 18, 2018. Mr. Pepple seconded, and the motion carried 3-0.


Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:

Claims Vouchers dated for May 2, 2018 in the amount of $213,220.19 were presented and approved.


Public Comment:

Nick & Yvonne Bianski sought a status update with the storm tile repair that was causing issues on their property. President Kessler stated the Town had received a report from a structural engineer and the report indicated the house was stable. Mr. Bianski disagreed with that interpretation. Bianski thanked Mr. Pepple for taking the time to look at the issues he had which the engineers did not address. President Kessler reiterated that this would not be an issue that could be fixed within a couple weeks. Mr. Bianski voiced his frustrations about how slow moving the whole process has been and indicated he may seek legal counsel should it take much longer to fix the issue.


Old Business:

Park Playground Discussion: At the last meeting, the Council decided to place Oscar’s Playland in an open area between the Scout Building and the current playground. Miles Wilson, President of the Churubusco Youth Foundation, was present to give an update of which playground had been chosen by the kids at Churubusco Elementary. The winning designer would be providing a site plan with exact measurements and meeting with the Youth Foundation and special needs parents to add some other features to help make it more inclusive. Wilson stated he would update the Council again after receiving the site plan.


Churubusco Chamber Town Hall Follow-Up: Kevin Rothgeb, President of the Churubusco Chamber, wanted to again thank the Council for the Town Hall meeting on March 26th. He wanted to inform the Council that the Chamber had formed a subcommittee to help with addressing the issues presented at the Town Hall. He asked if Mr. Pepple would be interested in serving on that committee, which Mr. Pepple said he would.


New Business:

There was no new business.


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 stated he was staying busy with cleaning and painting.


Michael Engle, Town Marshal:

Marshal Engle had nothing to report.


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 had nothing to report.


Mark Pepple:

Mr. Pepple thanked the P.D. for their professionalism during a recent incident near his house.


Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer:

Ms. Sade-Bartl asked the Council if they had come to a decision concerning whether the trash contract would be bid or if they were going to sign an extension agreement with Serv-All. She explained that the current contract expired on July 31 and it took some time for bid specifications to be prepared, mailed, and then submitted. President Kessler asked the Council if they wanted to decide on the course they should take. Both Mr. Pepple and Mr. Johnson agreed they thought putting it out to bid was a good idea. President Kessler also agreed and a decision to take bids was made by consensus. Ms. Bartl stated she would get the specs done and out before the next meeting.


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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