Meeting called to order by Robert Branigan, council
member, on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:35 p.m. All Town Council Members were present.
All present joined in giving the Pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes of April 14, 2014 were read. There being no
additions, corrections, or deletions to said minutes, they were approved.
Claims/Financials: After review of the utility bills
presented, motion to accept and pay claims made by Robert Branigan, second by Matt
Huffman. Motion carried. After review of the town bills presented, motion to
accept and pay claims made by Matt Huffman, second by Robert Branigan. Motion carried.
Matt Motions to pay the regional revenue claims, second by Branigan.
Town Manager’s Report: Same presented by John Ingram,
Town Marshall’s Report: Same presented by Gary Skaggs,
Milan Park Board Report: Park Board Absent from meeting.
Concerns/Comments from the public:
Todd Realy spoke to the board regarding a grant that
the Milan School Corporation recently applied for. Realy stated that they are
trying to get funding for a resource officer. They would need the resource officer
to be affiliated with a police department. Milan School is asking the Town of Milan
to provide affiliation. Robert Branigan requested a meeting be set up to discuss
the details before anything was approved. He expressed many questions that would
need to be addressed before the board could approve. Todd Realy stated he would
relay the information and set up a meeting.
Katherine Tall from Ripley County Tourism requested
the Milan Town Hall to be used for the 60th Anniversary celebration on June 21st,
2014. She stated they would have a band outside of the town hall. She requested
that Carr Street be shut down between Catherine and Franklin Streets. She also
stated there will be dinner at the reservation and a parade is possible. Skaggs
requested two week notification if they have a parade. Katherine also wanted to
voice appreciation for the town board and the townspeople for their help with last
year’s event. Matt motioned to allow the requests, second by Branigan. Motion
Sally Gosmeyer inquired about the burnt house next
to whistle stop. She wanted to know when it could be removed. She was informed
that it was still in the insurance process.
Sally also inquired about a possible dollar general
by the UCB. The board stated they had not heard anything about it.
Rita Ester inquired about the sink hole on Ellis Street.
John stated they would not know for certain until they started construction.
Paul opens invoice from Burke Engineering. Paul moves
to pay invoice, second by Branigan. Motion carries.
Paul informs town that Alex has been catching up on
old taxes and the town is back in the right direction. Charlene the consultant
will be down on May 22, 2014 to pick up old records.
Paul presents 2 options from Burke engineering. Alt
1: 1.4mil-2.33mil. Alt 2: 1.74 mil-2.63mil
New Business: Matthew Hountz Is out of training and
eligible for a 1,000 dollar raise to his salary. Matt moves to amend salary ordinance
# 12-19-13-R-1 for second deputy pay from 31,000 to 32,000
Matthew Huffman announces he is moving to Texas. His
resignation letter is effective June 30. He wishes Milan well and says the town
Town Manager John Ingram states that the Trash Contract
expires June 1st and rates will increase on your July bill.
Matt Moves to adjourn meeting, second by Robert Branigan.