Meeting called to order by Deborah Shumate, Council
President, on Monday June 13,2022 at 6:30pm. Council members present were Deb Shumate
and Mark Marsee. All Present joined in giving the pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes of May were presented. There being no correction
to said minutes, Deb Shumate made motion to approve, Mark Marsee seconded. All ayes.
After review of the claims presented, motion to accept and pay claims made by Mark,
seconded by Debbie. All Ayes. Motion carried
Report: Same presented by Doug Price.
Report: Same presented by Phillip Wilson, Town Marshal.
Board Report: Submitted. Joyce Call resigned from Park Board, but stated
she would be available to help out if needed. The board needs two additional members.
State statute requires they must reside within city limits. Deb Shumate makes motion
to appoint Tonya Marsee to Park Board, Mark Marsee seconds. All ayes.
Attorney Fledderman presented TRECS program. This program will recover funds from
taxes to pay delinquent utility bills. A resolution will need to be passed. Motion
to appoint Debra Fugate Hackman as designee for program and approve memorandum of
understanding agreement made by Mark Marsee, seconded by Debbie Shumate.
Ordinance 90, presented to Council. Mark made motion
to approve, Debbie seconded. Second reading 7/11/22.
Romeo the pig was the first topic of business. After much discussion, Debbie stated
we are working to find a solution. Debbie stated that the situation will be looked
into and will be tabled until the July meeting.
4th of July parade was presented to Council.
Parade will be Monday 7/7/22.
Tom Beard would like to put a playground on his property
for the day care and a sign on Main St. for drop off and pick up. Playground would
be up to the property owners discretion and if they purchase the sign, Doug would
help with installation.
from the public:
Miles Morris presented to Council his concern of the
culvert under Heller's Trail. His property stays wet and the road is falling apart.
Doug explained that this was a known issue and that a contractor had been hired
to start the job.
The old Chris Volz farm was discussed with the Council,
Rita Ester stating that it is in need of clean up. Weeds and trees are growing out
of control. They also have a burn pile that blows smoke in their direction. This
would be a county issue and she was instructed to contact the Ripley County Sheriff
Dept if it happens again.
Public Hearing for Water System Improvement: Jill Curry
and Hannah Garnett gave a report on cost and work to be done. Numerous citizens
gave support of the project. Rod Johnson represented the Milan Volunteer Fire Dept.
He stated that the lack of water pressure has caused major issues when fighting
Miles Morris stated he has very hard water. He was
informed we purchase water from Hoosier Hills.
Rod Johnson questioned the rate increase.
Milton Teer stated that pressure readings are causing
a loss of businesses. Mark moves to adjourn meeting and Debbie Seconds. Meeting
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