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Minutes: March 6, 2023


Remington Town Council Meeting


Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Remington Depot/16 E. North Railroad Street/Remington, Indiana 47977


Members Present


Susan Flickner; President, Dana Pampel; Vice President, Robert Braaksma, Alan Schambach


Others Present


Mike Martin, Mark Jones, Dale Budde, Joshua Longest, Zach Lanning, Mike Alter, Kathleen Gross, Jeff Beyer, Bill Recupido, Rebecca Goddard, Jonathan Cripe and Terri Budde.


The meeting was opened at 6:30 p.m. by Council President Flickner with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.


Minutes of the February 6, 2023 Council meeting reviewed. Robert Braaksma made a motion to approve the minutes. Alan Schambach seconded the motion. Motion to approve the minutes passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.


CITIZEN COMMENTS

  • A citizen requested approval to drive an ATV on town roads. Discussion heard. Council declined the request to allow ATVs to be driven on town roads.

  • A citizen requested Council get name plates listing the ward they represent.

  • A citizen brought up the issue of graffiti being painted on the Sunset Inn. Town Manager Cripe will have the owner remove the graffiti.

  • A citizen inquired about the auction of the grain elevator and what could become of the property. Council informed all present that whoever purchases the grain elevator will have to follow the zoning ordinance.


DEPARTMENT REPORTS:


FIRE: Mike Martin reported:

  • The monthly fire report was presented to Council. A copy of said report is on file in the Office of Clerk-Treasurer.

  • Department physicals are in progress

  • Town Manager Cripe to check with Rein Borntreger regarding the Fire Department sign that was damaged in a storm last year.

  • Council Member Braaksma thanked the Fire Department and Police Department for the care extended to a family member in a recent accident.


UTILITIES: Joshua Longest reported:

  • Spear Corporation did annual maintenance on the chlorine pumps/room. We installed 2 new chlorine pumps that have a 2 year warranty.

  • IDEM released new lead and copper rules. The Town must now identify all water lines by October 2024. Joshua is suggesting using a vac truck.


Mark Jones reported:

  • 1.6 million gallons of waste was ran through the wastewater plant with the recent heavy rains.

  • Snow White will be coming to clean the lift station. Mark intends to put them on a yearly rotation.

  • There's a large pump that's not pumping well. Mark hopes the cleaning by Snow White will fix this situation.

  • Jon Borgers from Wessler Engineering informed Mark we need to rewire the controls regarding the telemetry at the lift station that was installed in 2004.

  • The digester pump, which was installed in 1988, is very degraded and needs replacing.

  • We are waiting on a date for the scale system and the water booster station and generator repair.


STREETS/PARK: - Dale Budde reported:

  • He is working keeping sticks picked up.

  • The island in the parking area was removed and leveled recently.

  • The fence at one of the ball fields was redone to make it safer.


POLICE:

No report given.


TOWN MANAGER Jonathan Cripe


  • The KFC building has been sold. We will have a Mexican restaurant opening this spring.

  • The Legion is requesting to organize Town-wide garage sales June 9, 10, 2023 and hold their annual fish fry on June 9, 2023.

  • The spec house has been sold. Redevelopment Board will be meeting in two weeks to deed another lot to Saylor Construction. The foundation should be poured in April.

  • Jasper-Newton Foundation will hold a Ball State Community Development Course which Town Manager Cripe will attend.

  • Indiana Finance Authority will hold a meeting April 26 which Town Manager Cripe will attend.

  • All IHCDA paperwork has been sent in regarding obtaining funds to help people with their utility payments.

  • An internal billing audit has been completed.

  • Every five years a water tower should be inspected. Town Manager Cripe presented a quote from Tank Industry Consultants to inspect the west water tower in the sum of Five Thousand Five Hundred Forty-five Dollars ($5,545.00). No discussion heard. Vice President Pampel moved to approve the quote to inspect the west water tower from Tank Industry Consultants in the sum of Five Thousand Five Hundred Forty-five Dollars ($5,545.00). Council Member Schambach seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.

  • The information regarding extending sewer lines has been received and Town Manager Cripe will be working on obtaining sewer easements.

  • The partition wall has been installed in the Service Building.

  • The shower tile has been installed in the Service Building and will be grouted tomorrow.

  • Mulhaupt's should start work on the doors and re-keying in April or May.

  • OCRA has approved the Town of Remington performing a new income survey through E P Collaborations at a cost of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00). No discussion heard. Council Member Braaksma moved to approve conducting a new income survey through E P Collaborations at a cost of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00). Council Member Schambach seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.

  • Change orders for the Town Hall renovations were presented: HVAC controls to allow company to remote in, One Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-one Dollars ($1,891.00); Resize canopy columns One Thousand Four Dollars ($1,004.00); EIFS/Stucco alley porch and west window Three Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-seven Dollars ($3,257.00); Floor prep for carpet, leveling uneven areas One Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-seven Dollars ($1,967.00); Fur out and insulate conference room and north wall Six Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-five Dollars ($6,255.00) for a total of Fourteen Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-four Dollars ($14,374.00). No discussion heard. Vice President Pampel moved to approve the change orders for the Town Hall renovation as previously stated in the sum of Fourteen Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-four Dollars ($14,374.00). Council Member Schambach seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.

  • Requested approval to purchase 8 Herman Miller desk chairs, delivered and installed, in the sum of Nine Thousand Eighty-two Dollars Eighty-eight cents ($9,082.88) for the new Town Hall. No discussion heard. Council Member Braaksma moved to approve the purchase of 8 Herman Miller desk chairs at a cost of Nine Thousand Eighty-two Dollars Eighty-eight Cents ($9,082.88). Vice President Pampel seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.

  • Presented an invoice from Best Buy for the purchase of 2 65" smart televisions, One Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-nine Dollars Ninety-eight Cents ($1,799.98); 2 75" smart televisions, Two Thousand Five Hundred Ninety-nine Dollars Ninety-eight Cents ($2,599.98); 1 LG 25.5 cubic foot refrigerator with ice maker, One Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($1,800.00); and 1 GE 2.0 cubic foot microwave, Three Hundred Nine Dollars Ninety-nine Cents ($309.99), totaling Six Thousand Five Hundred Nine Dollars Ninety-five Cents ($6,509.95) to be placed in the new Town Hall building. Council Member Schambach made a motion to approve the purchase of the items previously stated totaling Six Thousand Five Hundred Nine Dollars Ninety-five Cents ($6,509.95). Council Member Braaksma seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.

  • He will be out of the office from March 15, 2023 through March 21, 2023.


TOWN ATTORNEY Rebecca Goddard

  • The small claims case that was filed has been resolved and paid in full.

  • We currently have one nuisance action pending.


NEW BUSINESS

  • Hamstra Builders Pay Application #4 for Town Hall renovations totaling Eighty-seven Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-seven Dollars Fifty Cents ($87,937.50) presented. No discussion heard. Council Member Braaksma moved to approve Pay Application #4 to Hamstra Builders in the amount of Eighty-seven Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-seven Dollars Fifty Cents ($87.937.50). Vice President Pampel seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.


OLD BUSINESS

  • Ordinance 2023-02-06-001, an Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2021-01-04-001 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Remington, Indiana and Providing for Increased Rates for Trash and Refuse Collection presented. Public comments opened. No public comments given. It was noted that passage of this ordinance will increase the sanitation (trash) rates to Sixteen Dollars ($16.00) per month effective April 15, 2023. Vice President Pampel moved to approve Ordinance 2023-02-06-001, an Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2021-01-04-001 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Remington, Indiana and Providing for Increased Rates for Trash and Refuse Collection. Council Member Schambach seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.


CLERK-TREASURER

  • The February 2023 Fund Analysis was presented. Vice President Pampel moved to approve the February 2023 Fund Analysis. Council Member Schambach seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.

  • Clerk-Treasurer Budde and Utility Billing Clerk Miranda Hathaway will be attending the ILMCT Clerk Institute March 18 23, 2023.

  • Council Member Braaksma moved to approve the claims as presented for March. Vice President Pampel seconded the motion. Motion to approve the claims was passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.


There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m.



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