Minutes 2/20/19

Meeting Minutes- February 20, 2019


The Churubusco Town Council met for the regular meeting on February 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Members present were Council Members Mark Pepple, Bruce Johnson, and Nathan Van Horn; and Clerk- Treasurer, Madalyn Sade-Bartl. Also in attendance were area residents Pat Liggett, Bernice Love, Curtis Stucker; Nicole Minier, Churubusco News; Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor and Marshal Mike Engle.


President Pepple 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 February 6, 2019 meeting minutes:

Mr. Johnson made a motion to accept the minutes from February 6, 2019. Mr. Van Horn seconded, and the motion carried 3-0.


Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:

Claims Vouchers dated for February 20, 2019 in the amount of $160,176.45 were presented and approved.


Public Comment:

Curtis Stucker approached the Council to complain about the parking situation on Mulberry Street. With the new curbing, he had lost the ability to park in front of his house. President Pepple stated he would meet with Mr. Hart and go over and look at the situation and try to find a solution to Mr. Stucker’s problem.


Old Business:

There was no new business.


New Business:

  1. 1.       Humane Shelter Contract: Ms. Bartl presented an updated Humane Shelter contract. Ms. Bartl stated she was unable to locate the old contract as her file was corrupted and President Pepple said there has been miscommunication between himself and Ms. Bartl about contacting Humane Shelter representatives. Pepple stated he did have some questions about whether other communities were receiving the same increase. The Council tabled the contract until further information was gathered.


  1. 2.       Park Pavilion: Mr. Hart stated Mr. Krider had been obtaining quotes for the construction of a new park pavilion. The location was still in question, but it needed to be close to the Scout Building and Diamond 1 without impeding the view to the playground. Ms. Bartl stated the new pavilion would have ADA accessible restrooms that could either replace or be in addition to the non-ADA restrooms located at Diamond 1. Mr. Hart stated Krider should have the quotes at the next meeting.


Mr. Johnson asked about what was happening with the old playground equipment. Ms. Bartl stated that Rodger Hettinger was going to pull the equipment as soon as the weather permitted.


Department Reports:

Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor

Mr. Hart stated they had found an old sewer and unaccounted taps on Windsor. They were going to add a manhole and 90 feet of new storm and sewer lines. This should be a significant reduction in infiltration.


Bob Gray, Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Mr. Gray was not present, but Mr. Hart stated the plant was running well. He also said Zach was called in at 3 a.m. on Sunday to fix the Clingerman lift.

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 Mark Pepple:

President Pepple reported he attended the Regional Sewer District meeting. He wanted the Council to hold a special meeting to discuss whether or not the Town was going to enter into a contract with the RSD.


Bruce Johnson:

Mr. Johnson stated he had missed the last solid waste meeting.


Nathan Van Horn:

Mr. Van Horn stated he met with Lana and answered his questions..


Madalyn Sade-Bartl:

Ms. Sade-Bartl presented the attached report.


Having no other business and after all proper papers were signed, President Pepple adjourned the meeting.




Council President, Mark Pepple



Council Member, Bruce Johnson




Council Member, Nathan Van Horn













Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer

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