AGENDA 12/4/19 and 11/20/19 minutes

Town Council Agenda for: December 4. 2019

Call to order, welcome and Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll call.

Approval of meeting minutes for: November 20th, 2019


Approval of claims and payroll vouchers.


Public Comments:

(This time is allotted for public input and questions.  Please limit comments to 3-5 minutes each.)


Old Business:

  1. Salary Ordinance

New Business:

  1. Water Plant Update

Department Reports:

Town Supervisor Jeremy Hart

Waste Water Treatment Plant-Bob Gray

Town Marshal Mike Engle

Park Superintendent Rick Krider

Town Attorney Ron Felger


Council Reports:

Mark Pepple:                        Bruce Johnson:                    Nathan Van Horn:


Clerk/Treasurer Report:  Madalyn Sade-Bartl


Meeting Minutes – November 20, 2019


The Churubusco Town Council met on November 20, 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 resident: Pat Liggett; David Pearson, Main Street Committe; Nicole Minier, Churubusco News; Dustin Papenbrock, Deputy Marshal 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 October 29, 2019 meeting minutes:

Mr. Johnson made a motion to accept the minutes from October 29, 2019. Mr. Van Horn seconded and the motion carried 3-0.


Approval of November 6, 2019 meeting minutes:

Mr. Johnson made a motion to accept the minutes from November 6, 2019. Mr. Van Horn seconded and the motion carried 2-0 with President Pepple abstaining.


Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:

Claims Vouchers dated for November 20, 2019 in the amount of $107,678.03 were presented and approved.


Public Comment:

David Pearson, Main Street Committee, asked the Council if the Façade Grant program will be continued next year and if so, what dollar amount is going to be allocated. President Pepple stated he is in favor of moving forward with it next year and would like to keep the same allocation of money as last year. Mr. Pearson stated he will be the incoming President of Main St. next year and is looking into changing the verbiage of the grant. Mr. Van Horn will set up a meeting with Mr. Pearson so the Town and Main St. can work together. Mr. Pearson stated Main St. appreciates the continued support from the Town for 2020.


Old Business:

There was no old business.


New Business:

  1. Façade Grant – 46 Graphics: President Pepple stated he would like to table the request until the next meeting after Mr. Van Horn meets with Main St. All Council members were in agreement.


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 not present.


Michael Engle, Town Marshal:

Marshal Engle was present and reported himself and Deputy Marshal Papenbrock held an interview with Angie Taylor for the crossing guard position and believes she is going to work out. President Pepple stated he would like to have a conversation after school lets out for next year regarding the crossing guard position. Marshal Engle asked if he had the Council’s blessing to hire Angie and the Council gave their blessing. Marshal Engle stated Angie will not be able to start until Ms. Sade-Bartl returns to get all of the paperwork signed.


Deputy Marshal Papenbrock stated he has been working on the Standard Operating Procedures for new weapons and other housecleaning items and will come to the Council with them. Mr. Johnson asked Deputy Marshal Papenbrock about the new officer posting. Deputy Marshal Papenbrock stated they have not posted the position yet and will get together with Ms. Sade-Bartl next week when she returns.    



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 tried to meet with Franklin Electric but he believes there may have been a communication issue and will reach out to them again. President Pepple also reported he has an RSD meeting tomorrow and will bring the information back to the board.


Bruce Johnson:

Mr. Johnson did not have anything 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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