Town of Milan Monthly Meeting Minutes, July 13, 2020

Meeting called to order by Deborah Shumate, Council President, on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. All town council members were present. All Present joined in giving the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes of June, 2020, were presented. There being no additions, corrections, or deletions to said minutes, they were approved. Mark Marsee made motion and Drew Olman seconded.

Claims/Financials/Payroll: After review, motion to accept and pay claims made by Drew Olman, seconded by Mark Marsee. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Town Manager's report: Same presented by John Ingram, Town Manager.

Town Marshal's Report: Same presented by Officer Phillip Wilson.

Milan park Board Report: Same presented by Theresa John.

Concerns/Comments from the public:

Walt Ruggles represented the Sons of the American Legion and the Lions Club stating they were upset by some posts on Facebook. They would like an apology from the Town concerning these post about the lack of Fireworks. The Council offered an apology and will make sure to post on our web site an apology for the public to see.

Sally Gosmeyer asked if it is possible to get caught up on the mowing at the park by hiring an outside company. She also, asked if we could pick the stuff that has been laying around for weeks. She would like to address the fact that the Police Dept needs cleaning up and wondered why our Town was the only Dept not represented in the paper. John explained to her that there were many reasons they are a little behind on things. One employee has been off and it has been raining a lot. Also, there is an area that has been seeded with wild flowers. Officer Wilson explained to her that there was not enough notice given to be included in the paper.

Deb Shumate asked Officer Wilson at this time how the marking on the police vehicles was coming along. He responded it was being done on Thursday.

Sally Gosmeyer wanted everyone to know that there will be a meeting in August concerning the upcoming Christmas festivities.

Angie Woessner asked the Council if they would install "no outlet" signs at the end of their street. John informed her that they were already ordered and should be in soon.

Sally expressed that the "Thrifty Gypsie" store was doing very well and hoped that others would follow.

The Blue Olive restaurant is scheduled to re-open on Sunday.

Old Business:

Solicitation request for "Dollars for Scholars" was approved and fees waived by a motion from Mark and a second from Drew. This is with the stipulation that there is not another shut down by the state.

Restrooms at the Park can reopen as soon as hand sanitizing has been updated.

Ordinance 7-13-2020-1 (writing off bad debt) was presented to Council as a first reading. Drew made motion to approve 1st reading and Mark seconded. All ayes.

New Business:

Hourly mowing rate done by the town was adjusted to $150.00/hr per person by a motion from Mark and a second by Drew. All ayes.

2021 Budget was given to Council to look over. No further action was necessary.

Miscellaneous Business:

John asked Council to consider getting new vehicles for both Doug and Derek. Council asked him to get quotes.

Drew made motion to adjourn and Mark seconded. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.