Meeting called to order by Noel Houze, councii President,
on Monday April 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm. All Present joined in giving the Pledge of
Minutes of March 13, 2017 were presented. There being
no addition to said minutes, Don Call made a motion to approved as written, with
Melissa Baker seconding. All ayes.
After review, motion to accept and pay claims was made by Melissa Baker, seconded
by Don Call. All ayes. Motion carried.
Town Manager's Report: Same presented by John Ingram,
Town Marshall's Report: Same presented by Phillip Wilson,
Board Report: Same presented by Cis Call.
from the public:
Julie Robinson presented before the Board two request.
One was for a waiver of the Town tap on fee. Don Call made motion to waive with
Melissa Baker seconding. All ayes. The second request was for the Board to consider
a time extension of new tap on fees, so Mrs. Robinson might recoup some of the cost
for construction. She was asking for 15 yrs instead of the normal 10 yrs. Melissa
Baker made a motion to extend the time, with Don Call seconding. All ayes.
A citizen asked if there is a map of the current paving
being done. Noel Houze explained all of the streets that were being paved.
Another question was asked about Kasey's and if it
was still going in. John Ingram said it is still going in, just not sure when they
are going to start.
New Police cruiser-After exact pricing is presented,
the Council made the decision to go with the Dodge Ram truck. Melissa Baker made
the motion with Don Call seconding. Officer Wilson will get the necessary information
for the Council.
Anita Pitts gave a report on the progress of the Christmas
lights. She also offered an invitation to do something environmental for the Town
or the Park as a project for the Lions Club. John and Noel suggested they wait until
after the 2nd week in May, after the school has completed their project.
She also, wanted to know if they would be able to soliciate
the 4 way stop to raise money for the 4th of July fireworks. Council
did not see any reason why they could not do this and welcomed the idea of helping
with the funding.
Election Ordinance-Final reading. Melissa Baker made
motion to pass. Don Call Seconded. All ayes.
Resolution 2017-4-1 for Pike Lumber was presented.
Don Call made a motion to accept with Melissa Baker seconding. All ayes.
Sealed Bids for South Main St project were presented.
Melissa Baker made a motion to accept bid from Holman Excavating. Don Call seconded.
Soliciation request presented for Milan Women Legion.
Request approved with a waiver of fees. Melissa Baker made motion with Don Call
seconding. All ayes.
Letter of support and request for assistance from Ripley
County Emergency Management was presented. Don Call made motion to assist with the
request in the amount of $450.00, with Melissa Baker seconding. All ayes. Letter
for grant signed.
Farm lease was presented to Board for approval. Melissa
Baker made motion to approve with Don Call seconding. All ayes.
Council reviewed summer job applications and will leave
the final decision to Town Manager.
Melissa Baker made motion to have John Ingram make
decision. Don Call seconded. All ayes.
Roselyn Mckittrick voiced her concern for the state
of appearance of the Town. She would like the Town to look nice for when people
come to view the Museum. She stated various problems within the Town that needed
improvement and wondered what could be done about theme Noel Houze discussed the
options the Town has to enforce upkeep. He suggested that she bring to the attention
of the Council the properties needing looked into and they will see what can legally
Randy Ashcraft addressed the Council as to the proposed
subdivision being put in across from his home. Noel Houze informed him the property
was under the supervision of the County and the Town has no power over what is being
proposed and making sure it is cleaned up. Milan Town Council was approached by
the landowner only in the regard of tapping onto the Town's sewer and water.
Don Call makes a motion to adjourn with Melissa Baker
Seconding. Meeting adjourned.