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Town Meeting Minutes

After each monthly meeting, the minutes will be recorded and posted in this area by date for all to see...  Please be aware these are the minutes posted before council approval.  Changes can be made to the minutes of a month in the following month.

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday December 9th

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                       present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

The new gas tracker was negative at a value of .01591 which represents a 5% decrease over the previous year.  New Gas Tracker was approved.  The motion to approve was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield. Motion carried.

 

Utility Office:

No report

 

Police Department:  

No report

 

Fire Department:

The Brush truck is back in service.

 

Street Department:

Leaf collection went well as noted by the council.

 

Park:

No report

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Wednesday December 9th

 

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Community Center:

No report

(Work continues on the installation of the new emergency generator for that building.)

 

New Business:

A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield to approve the library’s expenditure of LREF funds to pay for necessary repairs.  Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

Larry Robb made a presentation of the emergency FEMA plan to the board.

Mindy Bourne presented a zoning ordinance modifications.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the changes and Ron Fallowfield seconded.  The motion carried.

A resolution for the year end transfer of funds was presented to the council.  A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield to approve the transfer and Steve Ahrens seconded.  The motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

A nuisance ordinance enforcement was mentioned and will be resolved in the January minute report.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the claims and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

The council thanked  Stan Forzley for his service.

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday December 23rd at the town hall.

 

Count:

15

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Thursday November 12 (Due to Holiday)

Notifications went out to all news agencies that the meeting date was changed due to the observance of Veteran’s day that fell on the second Wednesday of November whicht changed our  normal meeting date to Thursday.

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     absent

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                       present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No report

 

Utility Office:

No report

 

Police Department:  

No report

 

Fire Department:

No report

 

Street Department:

No report

 

Park:

No report

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Thursday November 12 (Due to Holiday)

 

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Community Center:

No report

(Work continues on the installation of the new emergency generator for that building.)

 

New Business:

A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield to help the Town Of New Harmony by renting our equipment to facilitate the processing of sewer waste during their current construction project.  Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

 

Old Business:   

No report

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

The council set the date for the end of leaf pickup to be Friday December 4th.

The council also set the date for the year end council meeting to be held at 4:30 on December 23 rd.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday December 9th at the town hall.

 

Count:

11

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

Wednesday October 14th 2015

Adoption hearing prior to the meeting2016 budget hearing was held.  The budget ordinance 2015-10-14-01 was presented and Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the 2016 budget and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:40 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                       present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No report

 

Utility Office:

No report

 

Police Department:  

 In response to a question, the Town Marshall explained the leash law ordinance.  Also abandoned vehicles were tagged and notices sent out.

 

Fire Department:

The recent open house was declared to be a success.  And the Fire Chief told the council of the new equipment status.

 

Street Department:

At the next meeting, the council will hear recommendations to determine the end date of the leaf pickup program which will be underway soon.

 

Park:

Concern was expressed over the higher than normal electric bill received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Wednesday October 14th 2015

 

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Community Center:

Work continues on the installation of the new emergency generator for that building.

 

New Business:

A presentation was made by Devon Kiesel of the Boy Scouts and the council expressed their appreciation for all the hard work the men had performed.

A resolution to transfer funds 2015-10-14-01 was presented.  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens to approve the resolution and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

A Gas tap ordinance was presented for the council’s consideration.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the ordinance and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

An amendment was presented to the salary ordinance 2015-10-14-03.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the amendment and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

No report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the claims and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

No report

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday November 11th at the town hall.

 

Count:

14

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday September 9th 2015

Prior to the meeting a 2016 budget hearing was held.  The budget was presented and Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the 2016 budget and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:40 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 absent

Bruce Baker                       present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

New Gas Tracker reflecting a 25% decrease was presented for the months of Aug, Sept and Oct. with a GCA factor of 0.04416 per CCF. Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the gas tracker and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried

 

Utility Office:

No report

 

Police Department:  

 No Report

 

Fire Department:

Mike Crawford is once again back in the area and wants to return to the service of the Department.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve Mike Crawford reinstatement and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Wednesday September 9th 2015

 

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Community Center:

Work continues on the installation of the new emergency generator for that building

 

New Business:

A presentation was made by Mark Duggar about the services that could be utilized by the town from the Bradford Supply Company.

The council was also informed that the election board had met and notified the council that there was no need for any elections this year. 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

The council approved the resignation of Ken Gorbett and expressed their concerns that they hated to see him leave the town’s service.  . Steve Ahrens made a motion to accept the resignation and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Steve Ahrens made a motion to adjourn and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday October 14th at the town hall.

 

Count:

11

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday August 12th 2015

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No report

 

Police Department:  

No Report

 

Fire Department:

No Report

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 

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Community Center:

Work continues on the installation of the new emergency generator for that building

 

New Business:

Ordinance presented as 2015-08-08-02 was officially renumbered to 2015-08-12-01 concerning the establishing of salaries for the various officials and employees of the town of Poseyville.  Salary levels remained basically unchanged.  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion passed.

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

The council voiced a ‘thanks’ to the Boy Scouts on their continuing efforts to upgrade and improve both the park and welcome signs.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Steve Ahrens made a motion to adjourn and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday September 9th at the town hall.

 

Count:

10

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday July 8th, 2015

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

 

Police Department:  

No Report

 

Fire Department:

A special thanks voiced to Hirsch’s for their refreshments and ice during the fire department’s work containing the two main street fires.

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday July l8th, 2015

 

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Community Center:

Work continues on the installation of the new emergency generator for that building

 

New Business:

Resolution 2015-07-08-11 for establishing an election board passed.  The motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  Motion carried.

Resolution 2015-07-08-02 regarding the transfer of funds passed.  The motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

The council voiced a ‘thanks’ to Nix for all their work on improving and reducing the noise level at their business.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Steve Ahrens made a motion to adjourn and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday August 8th at the town hall.

 

Count:

11

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday June 10th, 2015

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

A new gas tracker was presented to the council for the June, July and August billing periods.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the tracker and Ron Fallowfield seconded it.  The motion carried.

 

Police Department:  

No Report

 

Fire Department:

No Report

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Wednesday June 10th, 2015

 

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

No Report

 

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

The council voiced a ‘thanks’ to Marshall Disposal for the dumpster provided for the Poseyville Pride month of May.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Steve Ahrens made a motion to adjourn and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday July 8th at the town hall.

 

Count:

7

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

Dennis House resigned his position and the council approved to accept his resignation.  A motion was made Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The council members expressed their feelings that he will be missed and they all wish him the best at his new assignment.  The motion carried.

 

Utility Office:

A reminder was mentioned that the sprinkler credit does not start until June 1st.

 

 

Police Department:  

No report

 

Fire Department:

No report

 

 

Street Department:

No report

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Wednesday May 13th, 2015

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

A motion was made to refuse the request from the Posey County Waste organization for the town’s involvement or financial assistance by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was seconded by Bruce Baker and the motion carried.  A formal response letter will be written explaining the request and the council’s refusal to get involved.

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the claims and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

The council enjoyed the attendance of the Boy Scout organization and Bruce and the other members explained during the course of the meeting the functions and responsibilities of the council members.

The town hall will continue to collect items for the time capsule now until the next board meeting of June 10th.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday June 10th at the town hall.

 

Count:

22

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday April 8th, 2015

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present (arrived after roll call)

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

Julie Mayo researched several EAP (Employee Assistance Program) programs for the town.  Having this plan is a DOT requirement.  When considering the cost of an EAP program as well as the services provided, Ms. Mayo’s recommendation was to go with Deaconess Concern’s program.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve Ms. Mayo selection and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

Ms. Mayo reminded those attending that complaints submitted to the town for consideration must be signed by the party initiating the request for action or otherwise the complaint does not exist.

 

 

Police Department:  

 Certain parking areas in the town present an unsafe conditions when utilized.  It will be taken under advisement to improve the safety of vehicles parking in those areas.

Also under consideration are possible improvements to the licensing and registration of golf carts used in the town.

 

Fire Department:

The SOP’s of the organization were reviewed and updated. Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the new SOP document and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

 

 

Street Department:

It is the recommendation not to put grass clippings into the street that may lead to clogging up the street drains.

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Wednesday April 8th, 2015

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Community Center:

The community center is now ready for the arrival and setup of a new emergency power unit.

 

New Business:

 

Received 3 proposals for the purchase of a new mower.  Based on the recommendation of Mr. Gorbett, the bid to be recommended to the council is that of Nix Equipment and Sales for $6500.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve Mr. Gorbett’s selection and Steven Ahrens seconded the motion.   The motion carried.

Resolution 2015-04-08-01 for the establishment of the Poseyville Pride program for the month of May was presented.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the resolution and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

Items for placing into the new time capsule are to be brought to the town hall between now and the last business day of May 2015

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Steve Ahrens made a motion to adjourn and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday May 13th at the town hall.

 

Count:

12

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday March 11th, 2015

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:  

 No Report

 

Fire Department:

The organization completed its training class with 21 in attendance successfully passing. 

The Fire Department made a presentation to begin to determine the most economical way to phase out the existing 48 fire bottles and acquire new replacements over the next few years.  They will also examine the costs of the longer life aluminum bottles.  The council will get price information on both designs and consider a plan to phase new bottles in over time.

Also the fire department will pursue an agreement of mutual cooperation/aid between our fire department and the department of Wadesville and wanted to make the council aware of their plans.  A motion was made to approve our fire department to continue working on a joint effort with Wadesville.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to provide full payment of the upcoming EMT training.  Steve Ahrens seconded the motion and the motion carried.

 

Street Department:

Council praised the work of the town’s employees for their snow removal work.

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

Wednesday March 11th, 2015

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

Devin Kiesel made a presentation on a project to improve one of the town’s signs.  The project required a portion of the funding to come from the town.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to provide the Eagle Scouts with that patron of the funds required for the amount of $2185.00.  Ron Fallowfield seconded that motion and the motion carried.  Lowes and CSB both made donations to this project as well.

Tom Angermeier made a presentation for ESA.  According to State requirements, a committee must be set up to meet periodically to examine the Well Protection Requirements.

Resolution 2015-03-11-01 Gas Tracker was presented.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the Gas tracker and Ron Fallowfield seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Received 3 proposals for the purchase of a new mower.  The bids were opened and they are to be taken under advisement to insure all 3 are bidding on the same requirements.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to take the bids under advisement Steven Ahrens seconded the motion.   The motion carried

 

Old Business:   

A bid was made to purchase the old town dump truck for $8250.00.  Steve Ahrens made the motion to

approve the sale and Ron Fallowfield seconded it. Motion carried.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

Ron Fallowfield made a presentation that starting this May, a program called Poseyville Pride be put in place to make cleaning improvements to the community during that month each year.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to begin the initial pilot program this year and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Steve Ahrens made a motion to adjourn and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday April 8th at the town hall.

 

Count:

12

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday February 11th, 2015

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                                present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

A hearing was held prior to the meeting to discuss ordinance 2015-02-11-01

This ordinance covers the balance of funds required for the new dump truck purchase

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

 

Police Department:  

 No Report

 

Fire Department:

The organization is still running its training class with approximately 25 attending. 

 

 

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                 

Wednesday February 11th, 2015

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

Ordinance 2015-02-11-01 was discussed. This ordinance covers the balance of funds required for the new dump truck purchase

and Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the expenditure and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion and the motion carried..

A bid was received for the sale of a truck and it will be taken under advisement

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the claims and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

No Report

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Steve Ahrens made a motion to adjourn and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

The next Meeting will be: Wednesday March 11th at the town hall.

 

Count:

8

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                 __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                     Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                                present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

A motion was made by Steve Ahrens to reelect Bruce Baker as council president and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

 

Police Department:  

 No Report

 

Fire Department:

The organization started its training class with approximately 25 attending.  They had also received their grant money for deposit.

 

 

Street Department:

The new dump truck purchased by the town was put into service.

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                 

 

Wednesday January 14th, 2015

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

The Resolution 2015-01-14-01 Resolution to write off bad debts was presented.  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens to approve the measure and it was seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

No Report

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

The next Meeting will be: Wednesday February 11th at the town hall.

 

Count:

12

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                 __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                     Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

 

Monday December 22th, 2014 year end meeting

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 pesent

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

 

Police Department:  

 No Report

 

Fire Department:

No Report

 

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                 

 

Monday December 22th, 2014

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

2014-12-22-01 Resolution to transfer funds was presented.  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens to approve and it was seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

The Posey County Area Planning commission offered another amendment to modify local residential zoning.  The amendment was tabled for consideration after the start of the New Year.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

No Report

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

The next Meeting will be: Wednesday January14th at the town hall.

 

Count:

7

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                 __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                     Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday December 10th, 2014

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     absent

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

New Gas tracker reflecting a decrease presented to the council with a factor of 0.0105 for November, December and January.   Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the new tracker and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

 

Police Department:  

 Pricing information will be gathered to examine the possibility of purchasing body cameras for our officers.

 

 

Fire Department:

Pagers and radios that were ordered are due to arrive next week and immediately be put into service.

In January the fire department will be starting a first responder training class two nights a week for two months.

 

 

 

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday December 10th, 2014

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

A new ordinance addressing the feeding of stray animals was presented by Mr. Bender’s office for council consideration.  The ordinance along with a slight modification was given the number of 2014-12-10-01.  A motion was made to approve the ordinance.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the ordinance and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.  This ordinance will go into effect after proper advertisement/notification to residents in the newspaper.

The Posey County Area Planning commission offered another amendment to modify local residential zoning.  The amendment was tabled for consideration at a later time.

 

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

Pricing will be examined to fix a drainage problem as presented by Ken Gorbett for Mr. Collins.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

The next Meeting will be: Monday December 22th at the town hall.

 

Count:

14

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

Wednesday November 12th, 2014

 

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

The utility personnel requested an updated list of Fire Department active members for year-end clothing allowance by December 5th. 

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:

 The chief requested a new car radio for the town’s squad car.  Funds should be able within the current line items of this year’s budget for the digital radio upgrade.

 

Fire Department:

Election was held to appoint new officers at the fire department.  The results of the internal election appointed Sam Martin as Fire Chief and Jeff Droege as assistant Fire Chief and Jordan Klostermann as second assistant Fire Chief.  The board reviewed the candidates selected.  A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield to approve the selection and the motion was seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion carried.

 

Street Department:

New leaf collecting hardware is now out for bids.

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday November 12th, 2014

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Community Center:

New Generator for emergency power to the community center has been funded in part by a grant.   Installation of the unit has begun.

 

New Business:

The second December year end meeting will be held on December 22nd at 4:30 at the town hall was selected.

A new landscaping project was offered by Devin Kiesel to be done by the Eagle Scout project around the Poseyville town signs. Planned for completion next spring.  The Board approved the Eagle Scout project.

Resolution 2014-11-12-01 for the transfer of funds was presented to the board.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the transfer and Ron Fallowfield seconded it.  The motion carried.

Old Business:   

Mr. Bender will be asked to look into the stray cat problem.  Bruce Baker is seeking an amendment to the current animal control options (continued).

Mr. Bender is also taken into consideration the possible construction of an ordinance regarding the usage of ATV type vehicles in the town (continued).

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the claims and Ron Fallowfield seconded it.  The motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

INDOT has indicated they will repave Main Street.  The date for the project is not yet set but early indications indicate the summer of 2016.

Old Union Church is waiting until Jan 1st regarding paying rent on the old town hall.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Steve Ahrens seconded it.  The motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday December 10th at the town hall.

 

Count:

15

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday October 8th, 2014

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

Gas bills coming out on the 8th will reflect the new rate

 

Utility Office:

Mr. Baker reminded those attendance that leaf pickup requires that the leaves are to be left for pickup up on the curb and not in the gutters. Leaf pickup has not yet started and the general opinion is that it will end around the 1st of December.

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

The council was presented with three new candidates for the fire department.

A motion was made to approve Kaitlyn Taylor by Ahrens and 2nd by Fallowfield Motion carried.

A motion was made to approve Austin Ahrens by Baker and 2nd by Fallowfield.  Motion carried.

A motion was made to approve John Cox by Fallowfield and 2nd by Ahrens.  Motion carried.

The council approved the purchase of additional pagers for approximately a cost of two thousand dollars.  The motion was made by Ron Fallowfield made a motion and it was seconded by Steve Ahrens and the motion carried.

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday October 8th, 2014

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

Final Discussion and vote on adopted budget ordinance 2014-10-08-01. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the ordinance and Steve Ahrens seconded it.  The motion carried.

Final Discussion and vote on Salary ordinance 2014-10-08-02.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the ordinance and Ron Fallowfield seconded it.  The motion carried.

Final Discussion and vote on Zoning ordinance 2014-10-08-03 was made.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the ordinance and Ron Fallowfield seconded it.  The motion carried.

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded it.  The motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

Mr. Bender will be asked to look into the stray cat problem.  He is also taken into consideration the possible construction of an ordinance regarding the usage of ATV type vehicles in the town.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Steve Ahrens seconded it.  The motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday November 12th at the town hall.

 

Count:

10

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday September 10th, 2014

 

Public Hearing held first to discuss the following items:

Gas Rate Ordinance 2014-09-10-01 as advertised

Additional Appropriation 2014-09-10-02 as advertised

First Reading for the 2015 budget 2014-10-08-01 as advertised for consideration at the October 8th council meeting.

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

A presentation on the new gas tracker was made.   Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the gas tracker.  Steven Ahrens seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Police Department:

The old police car will be taken out of service to perform a factory recall issue.

 

Fire Department:

The fire department will paint portions of the buildings prior to the open house on October 5th.  The Fire Department will exceed the yearly number of runs for all previous years.  The Department have already made over 200 emergency call responses.

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday September 10th, 2014

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Community Center:

No Report

 

New Business:

Final Discussion and vote on Gas Rate ordinance 2014-09-10-01 was made.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the ordinance and Steve Ahrens seconded it.  The motion carried.

Final Discussion and vote on Additional Appropriation 2014-09-10-02 was made.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the ordinance and Ron Fallowfield seconded it.  The motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

A rental agreement between the town hall and the Old Union Church to rent the old town hall out as a clothing bank was presented.  The council voted to approve the agreement. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the agreement and Steve Ahrens seconded it.  The motion carried.  The council signed the rental agreement.

 

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the claims and Ron Fallowfield seconded it.  The motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

No Report

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Steve Ahrens seconded it.  The motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday October 8th at the town hall.

 

Count:

11

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday August 13th, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:

The police reminded the citizens of Poseyville that they will be watching to insure all golf carts in the town are properly registered.  It is up to the citizens, not the department to contact the police department or town hall to register their vehicles.  Special handicap vehicles do not require registration. 

The town Marshall indicated that he wishes to sit down with the council members and attorney to discuss an improved and or a new separate ordinance regarding golf carts, ATV and OTV vehicles and the streets and routes they are to use.

 

Fire Department:

Chris Neaveill has resigned as fire chief.  The deputy fire chief will assume the duties of the fire chief until the next election held by the fire department members.  A motion was made to accept the resignation of Chris Neaveill by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion carried.  The council voiced their appreciation for all the time and effort given to the fire department by Chris’s service in the past.

Sam Martin will be added to the department’s checking account.

The fire department will have a raffle of a new television at their open house on October 5th.

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

 

Park:

The furnishings of the Park are being examined and upgrades are being planned.  The light is being repaired in the center of the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday August 13th, 2014

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Community Center:

Had new appliances installed.

 

New Business:

The convenience fee for the use of a credit/debit card has been suspended. A motion was made to eliminate the fee by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  Motion carried.

MS. Bourne presented an amendment to the council for their consideration to the zoning ordinance.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the changes and Steve Ahrens seconded it.  Motion carried.

                The first reading of the gas rate ordinance 2014-09-10-01 was made by Bruce Baker.  A public hearing and a second reading will occur prior to the Sept meeting.  A vote will be made during the normal Sept. meeting

                A resolution to transfer funds (2014-08-13-01) was presented and a motion was made by Steve Ahrens to approve the transfer.  Ron Fallowfield seconded it and the motion carried.

Old Business:   

A rental agreement between the town hall and the Old Union Church to rent the old town hall out as a clothing bank was presented.  The monthly rent proposed was two hundred dollars for a term running month to month.  Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the agreement and Ron Fallowfield seconded it.  The motion carried.

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

A sink hole on Cale Street was addressed and a date will be set at a later point in time to make the repair.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was approved to adjourn.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday September 10th at the town hall.

 

Count:

15

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday July 9th, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     absent

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

According to Ms. Julie Mayo, we received a refund from our insurance provider Anthem due to the Affordable Care Act because our insurance carrier did not pay out 80% in claims of what was paid in a portion of those funds were rebated.  The town refund was approximately $917.00

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

The Fire Department Deputy Chief made a presentation to the council.   The first item was a grant from the state for the council to sign off on to replace truck radios with digital/analog equipment.  A motion was made to approve the grant agreement.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the grant agreement and Bruce Baker seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  The next item was the application of Bo Cox to become a member of the fire department.   Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve Mr. Cox becoming a member of the Fire Department.  Bruce Baked seconded the motion and the motion carried.  The last issue covered by the deputy was to inform the council to get chevrons on the back of the fire engines in order to improve visual recognition on the Interstate as well as at other locations.   

 

Street Department:

Purchase of a new trailer for the town mowing operations was brought up for approximately $2,550 with trade in of existing trailer.  This piece of equipment can be used for more than just the mowing services provided by the town.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the purchase of this new trailer.  Bruce Baker seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

 

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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Community Center:

No Report

 

 

New Business:

Bruce Baker gave an update to what happened regarding the resurfacing of Main Street.  The council president along with several members of the business community in the town are requesting to get our Main Street surface returned back to the way it was before the recent resurfacing work.  The council will continue to discuss this at higher State levels.

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the claims and Bruce Baker seconded. Motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

The council gave a presentation to the boy scouts in attendance as to the workings of local government and the role the council has in making decisions for the town of Poseyville.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Bruce Baker.  The motion was approved to adjourn.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday August 13th at the town hall.

 

Count:

17

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

A Public Data base accessible by the Fire Department for emergency services was offered to our department for informational purposes.  Access requires certain security measures by our department to insure the information usage is not abused.  A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens for department’s usage in accordance with those security requirements.  The motion was approved.

 

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

 

 

Park:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

Community Center:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday June 11th, 2014

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New Business:

A new gas tracker was assigned ordinance number 2014-06-11-01 reflected an approximate reduction of seven percent.  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was approved

 

Old Business:   

No Report

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved.

 

Misc. Business:

The council gave a presentation regarding Mount Vernons  Time to Shine  program.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved to adjourn.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday July 9th at the town hall.

 

Count:

9

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday May 14th, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                                present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

A.      Fire Dept. received a grant to reimburse the cost of equipment purchased.  It was decided by that organization to replace/upgrade 4 radio units that will now have the ability to send/receive in both analog

and digital. 

B.      A new candidate for the fire department was considered for membership.  The application for Mr. Stephen Newman was examined and voted on.

  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  Motion Carried.

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

Community Center:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday May 14th, 2014

 

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New Business:

No Report

 

Old Business:   

The old town hall may become a rental property.  Not yet finalized.

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved.

 

Misc. Business:

Mr. Dennis Wingo shared his ideas on the current utility billing system in order to improve on the existing set of procedures.  While no immediate action was taken by the council,

 the council did indicate that they would consider his proposal and its options and take them under advisement.

 

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was approved to adjourn.

 The next Meeting will be: Wednesday June 11th at the town hall.

 

Count:

12

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                 __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                     Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday April 9th, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:

After the examination of ordinances regarding ATV/ORV from other towns, our Marshall, Doug Saltzman will meet with Ron Fallowfield to draft an ordinance for the council’s consideration regarding the usage of such vehicles.

 

Fire Department:

No Report

 

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

Community Center:

The area where the dumpster sat has been concreted.  The dumpster will be moved back after the concrete cures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday April 9th, 2014

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New Business:

No Report

 

Old Business:   

The old town hall may become a rental property.  Not yet finalized.

 

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved.

 

Misc. Business:

Mr. Anthony Shell made a presentation to the council regarding repairs to a water pressure problem at his residence.  After considering all the information about the problem and in conjunction with expertise offered by Mr. Gorbett, the council entertained a motion to pay one half of the needed upgrade at the Shell’s residence.  A motion was made to approve paying fifty percent of the costs made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved.  The claim is hereby attached to these minutes.

 

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was approved to adjourn.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday May 14th at the town hall.

 

Count:

13

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday March 12th, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the minutes and Steve Ahrens seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

The sprinkler credit for this year was mentioned and the council indicated it would again be offered as per the standing Ordinance.

The latest gas tracker report was presented to the council.  Gas Tracker is reflecting a 19% increase.  A motion was made for the approval of the new rate by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield

 New water rates are in effect this month and they will be reflected on the April 8th billing.

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

The organization indicated that their plans for a chili supper have been postponed to October to be added to the yearly open house.

The council approved 2100 dollars for 2 sets ‘turn out’ gear.  Funds are available in this year’s budget.  A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved.

 

 

Street Department:

The street department was praised for their ability to keep the streets clear during the recent snow and ice storms.

 

Park:

Work continued on tree removal and trimming...

 

Community Center:

The area where the dumpster sits is being concreted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday March 12th, 2014

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New Business:

The council was then presented with bids for a new dump truck.  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was approved.

The council is considering a new ordinance regarding the usage of an ATV/ORV in and around Poseyville.

 

Old Business:   

The old town hall may become a rental property for a clothing bank.  This will be continued in the following weeks.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was approved.

 

Misc. Business:

The council gave a presentation regarding how the town government is set up for Boy Scouts in attendance.

A concern regarding the parking of a commercial truck on a side street was mentioned.  The town marshal will look into the situation.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, a motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved to adjourn.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday April 9th at the town hall.

 

Count:

19

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

SPECIAL RATE HEARING

On Wednesday February 12th, 2014The proposed ordinance rate increases were read to the entire audience after being publically advertised as per statues.  This hearing was held to cover both the proposed water rate increase ordinance,2014-02-12-01 and the sewer rate increase ordinance 2014-02-12-02.  Both ordinances were read and then the floor was opened to questions with Mr. Pat Callahan CPA being available to answer any and all questions raised.   The hearing was then closed and the normal council business was then addressed.

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday February 12th, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

 

Utility Office:

The utility office completed setting up credit/debit card processing.  This service includes a convenience fee payable by the users of such service.  Also the utility office successfully processed its first boil order incident in February.

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

The organization had an incident with one of the trucks incurring minor damage.  A chili supper is planned to take place in March and the department is still looking for additional members.

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

Community Center:

No Report

 

Town Council Meeting                  

 

Wednesday February 12th , 2014

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New Business:

The council was presented with the Ordinance for the water rate increase 2014-02-12-01.  A motion was made for the approval of the new rate by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was approved.

The council was then presented with the Ordinance for the sewer rate increase 2014-02-12-02.  A motion was made for the approval of the new rate by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved.

The council then considered a motion to upgrade our Keystone software package using a program called Key Fund.  A motion to purchase the package was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved.

The council then examined a proposal to renew our Postage meter lease. A motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion was approved.

 

Old Business:   

Sale of old town hall will be considered again this year.  Item carried forward.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion was approved.

 

Misc. Business:

Mr. Bender will revisit our concerns with the rail road property.

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, the motion was made by Steve Ahrens made to adjourn and seconded by Ron Fallowfield to adjourn. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday March 12th at the town hall.

 

Count:

12

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

Wednesday January 8th , 2014

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                                present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

A motion was made to elect Bruce Baker as council president for this year (2014).  The motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  Motion carried.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

 

Utility Office:

The utility office is proceeding with setting up credit/debit card processing.  This should be completed either in January or February of this year.

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

The fire department presented the board with three applications for membership.

The applicants were Robert Hicks, Jason Kolley and Johnathan Cook.  A motion to approve the candidates was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  Motion carried.

The fire department is also looking for grants for radio equipment.

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

Community Center:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday January 8th, 2014                                                                                                                     Page 2

                                                                                                                               

 

New Business:

The council set a public hearing date for a proposed utility rate increase to be before the February Council meeting to be held on February 12th at 4:30pm.  The last time rate increases occurred was in 2008 for water and 2005 for sewage.  No gas increase is being considered at this time.  The council was make a determination based on the rate proposals made by Mr. Pat Callahan CPA.  A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield to have a public hearing on the proposed rate changes prior to the February meeting. 

The motion was seconded by Steve Ahrens and the motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

Sale of old town hall will be considered again this year.  Item carried forward.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

A motion was made to reappoint Bruce Baker to Economic Development for Posey County.  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion carried.

A motion was made to reappoint Ron Fallowfield to the Area Plan Commission was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Bruce Baker.  Motion carried.

A motion was made to reappoint Ron Cook to the Zoning Board by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion carried.

 

 

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, the motion was made by Ron Fallowfield made to adjourn and seconded by Steve Ahrens to adjourn. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday February 12th at the town hall right after rate hearing at 4:30 pm.

 

Count:

11

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                 __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                     Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Thursday December 26th

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

No Report

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

Community Center:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

 

Thursday December 26th, 2013                                                                                                                    Page 2

                                                                                                                               

 

New Business:

Appropriation transfer resolution 2013-12-26-01 was voted on.  A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  Motion carried. 

The council was informed about the upcoming problems that Wadesville and Blairsville are facing regarding their sewer district operations and state required improvements.  The council would be receptive to possibly offer assistance to those towns provided that assistance could be done without any financial burden being placed on the town’s local residents.

Old Business:   

Sale of old town hall will be considered once again next year.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens.  The motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, the motion was made by Steve Ahrens made to adjourn and seconded by Ron Fallowfield to adjourn. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday January 8th at the town hall at 4:30 pm.

 

Count:

8

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

Wednesday December 11th

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                 present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

Mr. Pat Callahan CPA made a presentation regarding rate studies for Water, Sewer & Gas proposed rate changes for the town of Poseyville.  The council will now take these rates under consideration and announce their findings at a future meeting.  If any changes are considered regarding the rate studies will be addressed and put forth in a future public hearing early next year.

 

Utility Office:

Leaf Collection has ended.

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

The Fire Department requested to replace the tires on the back of both engines.  A motion was made to approve the tire purchase by Ron Fallowfield and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion.  Motion was carried.  The Fire Department also requested the purchase of a new chop saw.  A motion was made to buy a new chop saw by Ron Fallowfield and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion.  Motion was carried. 

 

Street Department:

No Report

 

Park:

No Report

 

Community Center:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                  

 

Wednesday December 11th, 2013                                                                                                                               Page 2

                                                                                                                               

 

New Business:

Appropriation transfer resolution 2013-12-11-02 was voted on.  A motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  Motion carried. 

Salary Ordinance 2013-12-11-01 was presented.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the ordinance and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Dan Rininger from SBCglobal made a presentation to what engineering services they offer for the Town of Poseyville.

A presentation was also made regarding credit card processing as a new offering to the residents of the town of Poseyville and the surrounding water, sewer and gas customers.  A motion was made to begin this service next year.  The motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield. Motion carried.

A motion was made to approve the trade in and replacement of the lawn mower. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the mower replacement and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion. The motion carried.

 

Old Business:   

Sale of old town hall will be considered once again next year.

Library Director plans a presentation to the Council in January.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield.  The motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, the motion was made by Ron Fallowfield made to adjourn and seconded by Steve Ahrens to adjourn. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Thursday December 26th at the town hall at 4:30 pm.

 

Count:

13

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                        __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                      Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday November 13th

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens                     present

Ron Fallowfield                                present

Bruce Baker                        present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield to approve a $6000.00 fund appropriation from EDIT funds.  Steve Ahrens seconded the motion and the motion carried.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

Water Tower project now complete

 

Utility Office:

No Report

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

A new candidate for the Poseyville Fire Department, Duane Szubinski, with both experience in fire and medical service, was nominated for membership.  A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield to approve his nomination and the motion was seconded by Steve Ahrens.  Motion carried.

 

Street Department:

Leaf Collection is now underway. 

Modifications to Christmas Decorations are also underway for use with our new town street lights.

 

Park:

No Report

 

Community Center:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting                 

 

Wednesday November 13th, 2013                                                                                                                              Page 2

                                                                                                                               

 

New Business:

Mr. Pat Callahan CPA is in the process of performing new rate studies for the December meeting.

Appropriation resolution 2013-11-13-01 was voted on.  Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the resolution and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Old Business:   

No bids received for the purchase of the 20 South Cale building.  Further action will be considered after the first of the  year.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims by Ron Fallowfield and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, the motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield to adjourn. Motion carried.  The next Meeting will be: Wednesday December 11th at the town hall at 4:30 pm.

 

Count:

11

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________                                 __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                                                     Bruce C. Baker, Council President

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday October 9th

A motion was made by Ron Fallowfield & seconded by Steve Ahrens to pass 2014 Budget assigned

Ordinance number 2013-10-09-01 and the motion carried.

 

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.

Roll Call indicated:

Steve Ahrens present

Ron Fallowfield present

Bruce Baker present

A quorum was accomplished.

 

Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.

 

UTILITY:

No Report

 

Utility Office:

Residents might see a drop in water pressure during the next 10-14 days as maintenance on the water tower is taking place during this time.

 

Police Department:

No Report

 

Fire Department:

Open House went well and donation letters were mailed. The council made a motion to recommend

the hours for a safe Trick & Treat to be 4 to 8 pm on October 31st.

The motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens. The motion carried.

 

Street Department:

Leaf season is approaching. The council wished to remind residents not to put the leaves in the street for

pickup and not to have sticks mixed in with the leaves. Residents do have the option of taking their leaves

 to the waste site but residents are also reminded NOTto burn them.

 

Park:

No Report

 

Community Center:

No Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting

Wednesday October 9th, 2013 Page 2

 

New Business:

An Amendment to the animal control Ordinance 2013-10-09-02 is intended to make it offense (fine) for pet owners

who allow their animals to defacate on other people’s property.

Motion made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield. Motion carried.

Resolution 2013-10-09-01 for the transfer of funds was discussed. The motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and

seconded by Steve Ahrens. Motion carried.

A resident of Cynthiana, Pastor William Rasch was nominated to the Wabash Port Authority Board.

Motion made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield to approve Rasch to the board. Motion carried.

New Wave Communications asked the council approval to upgrade our education facilities with new fiber optic cable runs.

 A motion was made to approve their work contingent on Mr. Gorbett’s approval of the cable run locations.

 The motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield. Motion carried.

An additional appropriation will be considered prior to the November 13th council meeting for use of EDIT funds.

 

Old Business:

Mr. Bender advised the council on how to sell the old town hall property at 20 S. Cale. Mr. Bender will publish a bid notice

in the following week regarding the sale of the property. Bids will be taken and considered at the next meeting.

 

Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims by Ron Fallowfield and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion. The motion carried.

 

Misc. Business:

 

Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, the motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield to adjourn.

Motion carried. The next Meeting will be: Wednesday November 13th at the town hall at 4:30 pm.

 

Count:

10

Respectfully Submitted,

___________________________                    __________________________

Stan Forzley, Clerk Treasurer                 Bruce C. Baker, Council President

 

POSEYVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


Wednesday September 11th

The first of two budget hearings took place prior to the meeting. No discussion or comments from the floor at this time.

The meeting was called to order by Council President, Bruce C. Baker at 4:30 pm.


Roll Call indicated:


Steve Ahrens present


Ron Fallowfield present


Bruce Baker present

A quorum was accomplished.


 


Minutes:

Steve Ahrens made a motion to approve the minutes and Ron Fallowfield seconded. Motion carried.



UTILITY:

No Report


 


Utility Office:

New Gas Tracker was presented. The new factor will be 0.01133 per hundred cubit feet. It is applicable to the consumption months of August, September and October. It represents a 1% decrease. Ron Fallowfield made a motion to approve the gas tracker and it was seconded by Steve Ahrens. The motion carried.



Police Department:

No Report



Fire Department:

Open House was stated and slated to be held on October 6thstarting at 3 pm.


 


Street Department:

No Report


 


Park:

No Report



Community Center:

No Report


Town Council Meeting



September 11, 2013 Page 2

New Business:

Ordinance no. 2013-09-11-01 (Transfer Of Funds) was approved. Water Depreciation funds (25,000) were suggested to be transferred to the Gas operating. Motion made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield. Motion carried.


Ordinance no. 2013-09-11-02 (Repayment from Gas operating to Water depreciation) based on a 19 month repayment schedule was approved. The motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens. Motion carried.


Ordinance no. 2013-09-11-03 (Additional Appropriation 40,000 from EDIT funds & 25,000 Casino funds to capital outlays had been advertised and now approved. The motion was made by Ron Fallowfield and seconded by Steve Ahrens. Motion carried.


Old Business:

Mr. Bender advised the council on how to sell the old town hall property at 20 S. Cale. The state procedure defined in Indiana Code: 36-01-11-05. Mr. Bender and Mr. Baker will proceed with the assessment and notifications in order to follow this procedure. A motion was made that the town council under IC 36-01-11-05 D3 will proceed with the sale rather than using IC 36-01-11-04 for the sale of the property. Motion was made by Steve Ahrens and seconded by Ron Fallowfield. Motion carried.


 


Claims:

A motion was made to approve the claims by Ron Fallowfield and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion. The motion carried.


 


Misc. Business:


Adjournment:

Being no further business to conduct, Ron Fallowfield made a motion to adjourn and Steve Ahrens seconded the motion and the motion carried. Next Meeting will be: Wednesday OCTOBER 9th at the town hall at 4:30 pm.


 


Count: 11



Respectfully Submitted,



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