Minutes- March 4, 2020

Meeting Minutes – March 4, 2020


The Churubusco Town Council met on March 4, 2020 at 6:00 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 Pat Liggett; Nicole Minier, Churubusco News; Park Superintendent, Rick Krider; Town Supervisor, Jeremy Hart; and Wastewater Superintendent, Bob Gray.


Council President, Mark Pepple, called the meeting to order, welcomed visitors, and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called by the Clerk. All members were present.


Approval of Meeting Minutes- February 5, 2020 and February 19, 2020:

Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve meeting minutes for February 5, 2020. Mr. Van Horn seconded, and the motion carried 3-0. Mr. Johnson made a motion to approve meeting minutes for February 19, 2020. Mr. Van Horn seconded, and the motion carried 2-0 with President Pepple abstaining.


Approval of Claims and Payroll Vouchers:

Claims Vouchers dated March 4, 2020 in the amount of $424,688.52 were presented and approved.


Public Comment:

There were no public comments.


Old Business:

  1. 1.       Contract for Preliminary Engineering: Ms. Bartl presented DLZ’s contract for preliminary engineering to President Pepple for his signature. The contract had been awarded at the February 19, 2020 meeting of which President Pepple was absent.


New Business:


  1. 1.       Design contract- Home Ave. & S. Mulberry Street: Ms. Bartl presented a contract from DLZ for design work associated with Home Avenue and S. Mulberry Street. She stated that with the quick turnaround required of Community Crossings, it would be best for awarding a construction contract as quickly after CCMG recipients were announced and in order to do that, design work would have to be finished. Ms. Bartl and Mr. Hart stated they would like to continue to work with DLZ on this particular project as they had been the firm which prepared the engineer’s estimate for the grant application and understood what needed to be done. They could get started on the project quickly without too many questions. Mr. Pepple stated he had no issue with awarding the contract to DLZ given their history and their participation with this particular project. Mr. Van Horn agreed and made a motion to hire DLZ for design work pertaining to the Home Avenue/S. Mulberry CCMG project. Mr. Johnson seconded, and the motion carried 3-0.   


Department Reports:

Jeremy Hart, Town Supervisor:

Mr. Hart presented the attached report. President Pepple asked about the rail at Michelle’s and the timeline of when it would be completed. Mr. Hart stated within the next couple of weeks.


Bob Gray, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor

Mr. Gray stated all permits were in. He also reported the snow had not been an issue, but three basins were currently full after 1 ½ inches of rain.


Dustin Papenbrock, Town Marshal:

Marshal Papenbrock was not present, but President Pepple asked Ms. Bartl where he was in the hiring process. She stated she was unsure as she had not heard anything.


Rick Krider, Park Supervisor:

Mr. Krider had nothing to report.


Ron Felger, Town Attorney:

Mr. Felger was not present.


Council Reports:

President Mark Pepple:

President Pepple had nothing to report.


Bruce Johnson:

Mr. Johnson had nothing to report.


Nathan Van Horn:

Mr. Van Horn had nothing to report.


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 regular meeting.





Council President, Mark Pepple



Council Member, Bruce Johnson




Council Member, Nathan Van Horn






Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer

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