?Greenville Town Council Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    President Talbotte Richardson called the regular monthly meeting to order. Councilpersons present were Bob Wright, Patti Hayes, Hanzel Barclay, and Randal Johnes, along with Clerk Jack Travillian. Also attending the meeting was Water Utility Superintendent Gary Getrost, and other concerned citizens.
    Chaplain Mark Avery opened the meeting with a prayer.
    President Richardson noted the absence of town Attorney Rick Fox due to the passing of his brother. President Richardson expressed the deep sympathy from the town board and the Town of Greenville to Rick Fox and his family.
    The minutes for November were approved as amended. Motion was made by T. Richardson and seconded by R. Johnes (passed 5-0). The minutes for August meeting were approved as amended. Motion was made by R. Johnes and seconded by T. Richardson (passed 5-0). Motion was made by T. Richardson seconded by P. Hayes to accept the 3 page minutes for October. Motion failed (2-3); a roll call vote was called for by President Richardson, Councilman Johnes and Councilman Wright voted nay. Motion was made by T. Richardson and seconded by R. Johnes to accept the 19 page amended minutes for October. Motion passed (3-2); a roll call vote was called for by President Richardson; Councilman Barclay and Councilwoman Hayes voted nay. Council president Richardson, Councilman Johnes and Councilman Wright voted yea.
Ordinances & Resolutions:
2008-W-88 Wages for Greenville Water Utility: Reading of ordinance. Motion was made by Councilman Johnes and seconded by President Richardson to consider the ordinance at this meeting; Motion passed (5-0). Motion was made by R. Johnes, seconded by B. Wright to approve this ordinance; Motion passed (5-0).
2008-W-89 Wages for Water Utility Board: Reading of ordinance. Motion was made by Councilman Johnes and seconded by President Richardson to consider the ordinance at this meeting; Motion passed (5-0). Motion was made by R. Johnes, seconded by B. Wright to approve the ordinance; Motion passed (5-0).
2008-T-90 Wages for Town Council: Reading of ordinance. Motion was made by Councilman Johnes and seconded by President Richardson to consider the ordinance at this meeting. Motion passed (5-0). Motion was made by R. Johnes, seconded by B. Wright to approve the ordinance; Motion passed (5-0).
2008-T-91 Wages for Greenville Town Marshal: Reading of ordinance. Motion was made by Councilman Wright and seconded by Councilman Johnes to consider the ordinance at this meeting; Motion passed (5-0). Motion was made by Councilman Wright, seconded by Councilman Johnes to approve this ordinance; Motion passed (5-0).
2008-T-92 Transfer of Funds: Reading of ordinance. Motion was made by Councilman Johnes and seconded by Councilman Wright to consider the ordinance at this meeting; Motion passed (5-0). Motion was made by R. Johnes, seconded by B. Wright to approve the ordinance; Motion passed (5-0).
2008-T-93 Gun Permits: First reading of ordinance to set the rate for gun permits. Discussion was held about enforcement and suggestions for amendment were made. Second reading will be at next month’s meeting.
Financial: Review/Approval Checks and Expenditures: Clerk Travillian presented the forms for checks written from the utility and the town.
    Contract for Snow Removal: Bids from three companies were read to the council. Discussion was held and the lowest bid submitted by Silling Company was accepted. Motion was made by R. Johnes and Seconded by B. Wright. Motion was passed (5-0). Effective date will begin January 1 and run through the calender year of 2009.
Old Business: Interlocal Agreement: County planner Don Lopp gave an update about January 10, 2009 comprehensive plan presentation for all concerned citizens at the Greenville School. He presented the council with a post card example and noted that several posters will be posted throughout the town. The council was advised that an income survey should be completed as the next step for any funding. Dr. Wadsworth was suggested as a possible source for verification of survey. Lopp stated that the survey could be done by mailing or by going door-to-door. The
estimated cost for the survey is approximately $500 up to $2,000. Mr. Lopp is to verify costs to the council. Councilman Johnes requested that Clerk Travillian to review budget to see where we could obtain the funds needed.
New Business: Councilman Johnes asked for a copy of signed ordinances to file electronically. He noted that this should be followed by putting all recorded minutes into electronic copy.
    Councilman Johnes requested several signs be purchased. A list of 60 different signs was noted, including 6 braking signs, 6 yield signs, 4 stop signs, 20 “10 mile per hour” signs, 20 “No blocking of alley” signs, and 4 new town limits signs.
Citizen of the Year 2008: R. Johnes presented a Resolution for Janet Worrall as the citizen of the year for 2008. She has been instrumental in the petition drive and letter writing campaign opposing the widening of highway 150. This award will be presented to Mrs. Worrall at the next board meeting. Motion made by R. Johnes and seconded by B. Wright. Resolution passed (5-0).
    Councilman Johnes noted that there were some books being researched about the history of the Town of Greenville. He asked if Clerk Travillian had seen any files with history included. Travillian noted that there were several files that had not been reviewed.
Committee Reports:
Special Projects: Councilman Wright requested that Councilwoman Hayes complete a grant application for laptop computers to be used in town police units.
Emergency Services: Councilman Wright gave an update about qualifications for police officers obtained from Indiana State Police Academy.
    Councilman Wright requested purchasing additional equipment for the town marshal department. The police cruiser needs new tires, new flares are required and an additional handheld radio is needed for the additional deputy. Council voted 5-0 to grant the purchases. Wright also presented the council with a list of equipment needs. Clerk Travillian noted that there was additional money in the Floyd County Riverboat Fund and suggested that he be given list to be given to the Floyd County Council for consideration.
Marshal’s Report: Marshal Burkhart noted that the entire police department completed firearms training last month. The department received a donation of 2 sets of Stop Sticks, each vehicle received one set. Burkhart noted that the department needs new policies regarding the use of Taser and Stop Sticks. Deputy Moore will work on the policy. The department is trying to get training in Physical Tactics. Burkhart gave his monthly report about arrests, stops, tickets, and warnings.
Election of Officers for 2009: Nomination of Talbotte Richardson for President was made by R. Johnes and seconded by B. Wright. Nomination of Patti Hayes was made by H. Barclay and seconded by T. Richardson. Nomination of Hanzel Barclay was made by P. Hayes and seconded by R. Johnes. Nominations were closed and paper ballots distributed. Tabulation of ballots were as follows: Richardson 3 votes, Hayes 1 vote, and Barclay 1 vote. Richardson will be president for 2009. Richardson stated that the committee chairs will remain the same as this year with no changes.
    No further business coming before the Council the meeting was adjourned.
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