|This is a report of the regular meeting of the Rossville Town Council on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rossville Town Hall.|
On call of the roll: David Severt, Jack Fingerle, and Bill Croto.
Also present were Travis Harris and Chad Colby.
Dave Severt called the meeting to order and minutes from the previous meeting were approved as presented.
Travis Harris appeared before the Council to discuss numerous complaints lodged by residents during the July 4th holiday concerning fireworks. Complaints ranged from being ignited to close to adjacent homes, trash not cleaned up afterwards, and being set off after 12:00 a.m. Travis presented to Council a proposed ordinance to address regulating consumer fireworks. Council took ordinance under review and directed Bob Shaffer to make amendments and prepare an ordinance. He also stated he would be meeting with Colton Barker concerning his reserve status.
Chad Colby stated the wastewater upgrades are progressing well. Asphalt repairs will be completed pending results from the Community Crossings Matching Grant. He reported Sherlock is an alley going down the hill. There was continued discussion of vacating the alley. Fire hydrants were flushed last week. All street signs that were ordered have been installed. He hopes to order the remaining signs this year if funding is available at an approximate cost of $1600.00. The Community Crossings Matching Grant application is nearly completed. The grant addresses streets from 421 at N. Planks St. to N. Delphi Rd., N. Gaddis St., Cason St. and N. East St. from Cason to N. Delphi Rd. Basketball court stripping should be completed this week pending weather. Pay application from Bowen Engineering was accepted and approved.
There was continued discussion of the recycling program. The Council came to the unanimous decision to begin curbside recycling effective January 1, 2018. Recyclables will be picked up twice a month. Monthly trash pickup will be $11.50 to include the curbside recycling. Bob Shaffer was instructed to amend the current trash ordinance.
Ordinance 2017-06, an ordinance establishing policy and procedure declaring and writing off debt deemed uncollectable or bad debt, was presented to Council. Jack Fingerle made a motion to suspend the rules and approve the Ordinance 2017-06 on all three readings, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
A Keith Gephart requests for admission was discussed.
Jack Fingerle made a motion to pay the 2017 Fire Contract in the amount of $9634.00, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Council was informed effective July 1, 2017 the Town Marshal’s salary can no longer be paid from the MVH Fund. Current salary appropriations were adjusted in both the General and MVH Funds to accommodate this change.
Town Council approved Rossville Bible Fellowship to have inflatables during their family night at the park pending weather.
A yearly software/maintenance agreement was presented from Keystone /Boyce Systems. Jack Fingerle made a motion to approve the agreement, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Pat McIlrath informed Council the ACH batch for utility billing had been accidently initiated for July 10, 2017. First Financial Bank was contacted and a reversing batch was initiated on July 11, 2017 to correct the error. The ACH batch will be initiated on the correct date of July 17, 2017.
Council was informed there could be an increase of 6-10% or more health insurance.
Voucher Register was signed.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned to the Executive Work Session.