Minutes- April 17, 2019

Meeting Minutes – April 17, 2019


The Churubusco Town Council met on April 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Members present were Council President Mark Pepple, Council Members Bruce Johnson and Nathan Van Horn, and Deputy Clerk, Kari Shively. Also in attendance were area residents: Wayne Yager, and Pat Liggett; Amy Carpenter, Anytime Fitness; Steve Greibel, Churubusco Chamber of Commerce Secretary; Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor; Rick Krider, Park Supervisor; Robert Gray, Waste Water Treatment Plan Supervisor; and Mike Engle, Town Marshal.


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


Approval of March 20, 2019 meeting minutes:

Mr. Johnson made a motion to accept the minutes from March 20, 2019. Mr. Van Horn seconded and the motion carried 3-0.


Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:

Claims Vouchers dated for April 17, 2019 in the amount of $235,053.26 were presented and approved.


Public Comment:

Amy Carpenter informed the Council Anytime Fitness partnered with Turtle Days again this year for the 5k.  Ms. Carpenter presented the Council with the route for the 5k race and informed the Council there will be a 10k as well. The 5k route will be the same as last year with the 10k route being on 205 and Blue Lake Road.


Churubusco Chamber of Commerce Secretary Steve Greibel wanted to check with the Council to see if there is any news on development since the last time he spoke with them. President Pepple stated at this time there is officially nothing going on. Mr. Greibel stated the Chamber Officers are willing to do lunch.  President Pepple stated he will set up a day with Mr. Greibel.


Old Business:

  1. 1.       Ordinance 2019-04: Amending the Text of Chapter 6 of the Zoning:  President Pepple stated the text that is amended is the change in zoning for general business. President Pepple stated it looks exactly what was done with other buildings. Mr. Johnson made a motion to accept the Amended Text of Chapter 6 of the Zoning for General Purpose. Mr. VanHorn seconded and the motion carried 3-0.


New Business:

  1. New Park Pavilion Quotes: Mr. Krider presented the Council with 3 different quotes for the New Park Pavilion. St. James Construction’s quote, without upstairs storage, came in at $46,453 for the Pavilion, outlets, lighting, restrooms, and serving area. SIM Company’s quote, with upstairs storage, came in at $66,000 for Pavilion, outlets, lighting, restrooms, and serving area. Fifth Room, for the pavilion only, came in at $36,456. Mr. Johnson informed the Council Turtle Days would help pay for upping the wattage at the new pavilion. Mr. VanHorn asked Mr. Krider is the upstairs storage would be used. Mr. Krider stated the park is not really short on storage. Mr. Johnson stated the Council knows both St. James and Sim Co. works and the price is the biggest concern. Mr. Johnson made a motion to accept the quote from St. James Construction for $46,453.00. Mr. VanHorn seconded and the motion carried 3-0. 


Department Reports:

Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor:

Mr. Hart presented the Council with a quote from Murray Enterprises for West St. construction. API and Niblock were unable to provide quotes as they could not guarantee the work to be done in time. Murray came in at $50,700.00 for West St. from Charlotte to the end. Option # 2 for Murray was the temporary access coming in at $7,800.00. Mr. Johnson made a motion to accept the bid from Murray for $58,500.00 which includes the temporary drive. Mr. VanHorn seconded and the motion carried 3-0. Mr. Hart reported he will be flushing hydrants next week starting on Monday. Mr. Johnson asked Mr. Hart about the sidewalk to the ice cream shop. President Pepple stated his preference is to hold off as other projects are going on. Mr. Hart stated E&B will start milling around the catch basins once the weather stays 43 and rising.


Bob Gray, Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Mr. Gray stated he is getting rid of all of the water at the plant. Mr. Gray informed the Council there may be a new way to run more through the plant and is getting more information on the process and will present it to the Council.


Michael Engle, Town Marshal:

Marshal Engle presented to the Council different scenarios of which squad car to take out of rotation. President Pepple told Marshal Engle to do what he believes is best for his department for operations.   


Rick Krider, Park Supervisor:

Mr. Krider did not have anything additional to report.


Ron Felger, Town Attorney:

Mr. Felger was not present.


Council Reports:

President Mark Pepple:

President Pepple reported the Regional Sewer District is very open to talking right now and when things get closer, they might be bringing something back to the table. President Pepple reported the time frame has been pushed back to next year to get things right. President Pepple also reported how the Town notified Blue Lake Conservancy of the increase in sewer pricing was not up to code so it will need to be brought back to make sure notification is done legally and correctly.


Bruce Johnson:

Mr. Johnson did not have anything additional to report.


Nathan Van Horn:

Mr. Van Horn did not have anything to report.


Madalyn Sade-Bartl:

Ms. Sade-Bartl was not present.


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






Kari Shively, Deputy Clerk

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