Meeting called to order by Paul Hildebrand, council
President, on Monday October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm. All Present joined in giving the
pledge of Allegiance. Robert Branigan Absent from meeting.
Minutes of September 8, 2014 were read. There being
a correction to said minutes, they were approved.
After review of the utility bills presented, motion to accept and pay claims made
by Paul Hildebrand, seconded by Melissa Baker. Motion carried. After review of
the town bills presented, motion to accept and pay claims made by Paul Hildebrand,
seconded by Melissa Baker. Motion Carried. Paul motions to pay the regional revenue
claims, seconded by Baker.
Report: Same presented by John Ingram, Town Manager.
Report: Same presented by Gary Skaggs, Town Marshall.
Board Report: Yatzie not in attendance
from the public:
Allen Hoffman spoke to board concerning a growing cat
problem in Milan. He states has been trapping cats and has caught at least 7 in
the last week. He believes this problem needs to be addressed and would like the
board to look into possible solutions. Paul states he is going to contact Osgood
to see how they are handling the problem. Larry Eaton, Town attorney is also going
to look and see what the town can legally do about the problem.
Allen asks the town board to look into paving Franklin
Street and working on the sidewalks. Allen states he understands it is a dead end
road but he believes it has not been worked on for several years. Paul explains
that they also do the water and wastewater lines under the road at the same time
so that the infrastructure is improved and the town doesn’t have to rip up the new
roads to fix lines. Pauls states money is a factor because a project like this
could easily run $20,000.
Allen also speaks of the Clerk-Treasurer Salary. He
states he is unsure why the town is compensating so well. The board explains that
once a salary is established for the clerk-treasurer there is not any way to lower
the salary. Larry Eaton states you are not paying per hour but for the job to be
Janet Haase speaks about her tenant’s water bill. She
doesn’t feel she should be responsible for the town’s negligence. Paul states this
was to be discussed and the board feels that they cannot hold the landlord responsible
for bills that are extremely past due. Melissa adds that the board is working on
a form to help keep the landlords in the loop on past due water bills.
Fishing tourney scheduled for October was cancelled
due to water levels being too low.
The Business that was looking into the lot on mill
road is now unsure if they will still be building in town.
Sandy Sieber would like to ask the board if they could
add a crosswalk to 101 and mill road near the high school. She states she sees
children trying to cross there quite frequently. The board states they have looked
into it in the past but the state highway dept told them there was not enough traffic
to warrant a cross walk.
Larry Eaton states we need to make a deal for the grant
money. He states that we should offer them 5% of all regional revenue sharing money
coming in to go towards the dam project. He also states we need to ensure there
is no personal liability going forward.
Paul moves to approve Eatons proposal. Melissa Seconds,
Alward has sent a letter stating that he has fixed
the building. Larry is set to call the building inspector.
701 Wood St is prepared for sale. Larry states the
town should move the junk. He states if we leave the junk then the appraisal is
still good however if the town leaves it they will need to do a new appraisal.
Paul moves to have it appraised and Melissa seconds.
Write-offs to be tabled until next month.
Milan Volunteer Fire Dept asks the town for 10,000
for a new truck. The fire dept states it is a ladder truck from Greensburg Fire.
The dept states it would help with aerial attack on some of the taller buildings
in town. They have brought Greensburg’s resolution for review.
Paul moves to approve resolution, Melissa Seconds.
Paul states there is a truck fund in regional revenue
sharing where the money is to be taken from.
Halloween is set for October 31, from 5-7pm.
Paul moves to approve monthly adjustments, Melissa
seconds. All Ayes.
Paul moves to adjourn meeting, Melissa Seconds. Meeting