Wednesday, August 19, 2015

RECAP TOWN COUNCIL MEETING –AUGUST 18TH --- by Larry Fillmore


This is a summary of what took place at the Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting.  Under Council Orders, Resolutions, and Ordinances: 

1.   Fireworks Ordinance (Second Reading) – The Council approved the second reading by a vote of 7-0.

2.  Fee Schedule – Fireworks Citation (First Reading) – The Council approved the first reading by a vote of 7-0.

3.  Camera –Fuel Pumps – The Council approved $7,542.55 from Custom Technology Group by a vote of 7-0 for camera’s for Public Works and the Transfer Station.

4.  Disposal of Loader Tires – The Council approved to sell these tires by a vote of 7-0.

5.  Acceptance of Fairbanks Road – The Council tabled this item pending more information.

6.  Bureau of Highway Safety-Buckle up – No excuses Enforcement Grant Award Acceptance – The Council approved the acceptance of $1,700.00 in grant money.

7.  Bureau of Highway Safety – Impaired Driving High Visibility Enforcement Grant Award Acceptance – The Council approved the acceptance of $3,750.00 in grant money.

8.  Tax Acquired Property – Write Off – The Council approved the write-off of $1,782.19 for 1 Whispering Pines by a vote of 7-0.

9.  Personal Property Tax – Write-Off – The Council approved the write-off of $15,818.06 by a vote of 7-0.  More Eldridge leftovers.

10.       School Payroll & Accounts Payable Policy Amendment – This amendment was approved by a vote of 7-0 by the Council.

11.        MEPers IUUAL Funds – The town received a check from the state in the amount of $15,971.07 which the Council approved the acceptance by a vote of 7-0.

12.       Brownfield Phase I – The Council granted approval to apply for the Brownfield Phase I for the Mill Street Mill property by a vote of 7-0.

13.       FAME Contract – The Council authorized the Town Manager to sign the Fifth Addendum to the Regional Economic Development Revolving Loan Program Disbursement and Pledge Agreement.

14.       Time Warner Franchise Fee – There was no decision reached on this issue.

15.       Medical Marijuana Ordinance Discussion – This was tabled by the Council.

16.       School Budget Validation Referendum Timeline & October /November Council Meeting Schedule – There were so many dates discussed I could not keep track.  It was left with contacting the School Department and determining a schedule from there.

17.       Schedule Workshops - This item was discussed and I cannot tell you the final verdict.  Please keep an eye on the town web site under Events.

Under Other Business – The Town Manager announced the receipt of a check from FEMMA in the amount of $25,000.00 plus.  The Finance Director provided the monthly financial report for both Revenue and Expenses.  Also, Department Heads provided the Council with departmental reports.  These will be available soon of the Town Web Site.

The Town Council went into Executive Session and upon returning there was no vote.

Larry Fillmore