Remington Town Council, September 6, 201610/10/2016

Date:   September 6, 2016

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Place:  Remington Town Hall, 24 South Indiana St.

Members Present

Susan Sigo, President; Jim Stewart; Charles Illingworth; Pat Berger; Bob Braaksma.

Others Present

Mark Jones, Luke Neidlinger, Mike Martin, Jonathan Cripe, Jacob Taulman, Terri Budde, Nick Fiala, Sara DeYoung.

Susan Sigo opened the meeting with Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes of the August 1, 2016 Council Meeting, and August 8, 2016 Council Meeting discussed. Jim Stewart made motion to approve minutes. Charles Illingworth second his motion. Motion carried.



Jonathan Cripe reported on behalf of Ryan Byrd the following:

            The trailer park has a problem with the lift station and the sewer meter is not working properly.  We may need to purchase a new meter at a cost of approximately $4,000.00.


Mark Jones reported the following:

1)      The yearly water testing has been completed and our water is good.

2)      Work is continuing on the construction site and is on schedule.  The 12-inch inserta-valve has been installed.

3)      Luke Neidlinger is assisting Mark with reading water meters.

4)      Mark helped Mike Babcock repair a water line break at the soccer field at the new town park.

5)      The splash pad is going well.

6)      Mark has been okay'd to take the WT3 test based on his past work experience and will soon start classes. 

7)      We've received a recommendation to get the west water tower inspected from a company who does not perform the work.  Mark has received a quote from Tank Industry Consultants to inspect and report on the west water tower.  The quote is in the sum of $3,720.00.  Pat Berger moved to accept the quote to have the west water tower inspected and report findings.  Bob Braaksma seconded the motion.  Motion passed unanimously.  The quote was executed by Council President Susan Sigo.  Mark further suggested that the paint be tested for lead.



Luke Neidlinger reported the following:

1)      The Town has mosquito fogged 3 or 4 times this past month.

2)      Luke has helped Ryan Byrd clean the drying beds at the waste water plant.

3)      Luke and Zach Lanning have cleaned the shop and pole barn, and are still working on cleaning the pole barn.

4)      Luke and Zach Lanning have mowed the north dump, the south dump, and the retention pond at Solae/DuPont.

5)      Luke will continue to help Mark Jones in reading water meters.

6)      There is a hole located behind the Senior Center which Luke thinks is a possible sink hole.  He will add extra dirt and watch it hoping we won't have to dig it up if not needed.



Mike Martin presented the fire report to the council. A copy of this report is on file in the Clerk-Treasurer's office. Mike stated that they have had a fairly busy month with lots of activity continuing on I-65 due to the on-going road construction.  The department had their annual hose test and all hoses passed.  Mike is still waiting to hear on painting the fire station doors.

(Due to there being a fire meeting, Mark Jones, Luke Neidlinger, and Mike Martin leave the Town Council meeting.)


Jonathan Cripe reported that John Schutzenhofer had made dealing with an arrest/in custody and was unable to be present at the meeting.  John Schutzenhofer will drop off a report.


Jonathan Cripe presented the following:

1)      Jonathan reported that there was not enough interest in the Leadership Class through Purdue University so the class will not be offered at this time.

2)      Zach Lanning has requested to go to school to learn about the waste water plant.  There is a class starting in Cicero, Indiana Wednesday October 5, 2016, through November 16, 2016, with the cost being Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00).  Pat Berger moves to allow Zach Lanning to attend the waste water class in Cicero, Indiana.  Jim Stewart seconded the motion.  Motion passed unanimously.

3)      The contractor for the storm tile project was given notice to proceed last Friday and should be getting started on that project soon.  The project is to be completed this fall.

4)      Jonathan has received a quote for a server to be installed in Town Hall to allow the Utility Manager's computer, the Town Manager's computer, and the Clerk Treasurer's computer to communicate.  The quote is from CompTech 21 for a total of $5,502.62.  Jim Stewart moves to approve the purchase and installation of a server in Town Hall.  Bob Braaksma seconded the motion.  Motion passed unanimously.

5)      The park road contractor will have the new park road installed late October so as not to interfere with fall soccer at the park.

6)      The splash pad will be closed for the remainder of the year on Sunday, September 11, 2016. 

7)      The security system at the splash pad is working well.  There was an incident this past weekend and John Schuetzenhofer requested to review footage from the camera.  They were able to find the incident and send the video clip to John Schuetzenhofer.  Jonathan informed the Board the security system holds about three (3) weeks of backup at a time.

8)      Halloween trick-or-treat was set for October 29, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

9)      Main Street will have a concession stand at the baseball tourney taking place this weekend at the park baseball field.

10) Jonathan requested that a representative be present at this meeting regarding the installation of a GIS box and was informed the company is working with the County Council to locate the box on a bridge in the country.

11) Several members of Town Hall and the Park Board will travel on September 15, 2016, to the DNR in Indianapolis for information regarding the Land Conservation Grant.

12) Jonathan presented a quote from Superior Sales & Service for the purchase of a Toro Z Master 5000 mower for MVH, trading in the old John Deere mower.  The original purchase price is $12,458.96, and the Town will receive $3,500.00 for the trade-in of the John Deere mower, leaving a balance of $8,958.96 to be paid for the new mower.  The new mower will come with a 5 year, 1,200 hour warranty, and if the mower needs repair, Super Sales & Service will provide the Town with a loaner.  Jim Stewart moved to purchase the Toro Z Master 5000 mower from Superior Sales & Service for a net cost of $8,958.96.  Charlie Illingworth seconded the motion.  Motion passed unanimously. 


Attorney Jacob Taulman informed the board the easement has been completed and is ready to be recorded.


There were no citizen comments.


The Remington Depot was discussed.  The railroad is to be sending Jonathan Cripe information later this week regarding the purchase of the depot.


Jim Stewart and Mark Jones will be torch bearers when the bicentennial torch passes through Jasper County on October 11, 2016.


Clerk-Treasurer, Terri Budde, presented July's Financial Statement. Jim Stewart made motion to approve the financial statement, with Charlie Illingworth seconding the motion. Motion carried.

Terri Budde presented Resolution 2016-09-06 Transfer of Funds. James Steewart made motion to accept Resolution 2016-09-06 Transfer of Funds. Bob Braaksma seconded his motion. Motion passed unanimously.

 Claims were approved for payment on a motion by Pat Berger with Jim Stewart seconding the motion. Motion passed unanimously.


Sara DeYoung from RWCDC was present and informed the Council that the medical clinic in Wolcott, Indiana has seen 80 patients from its opening in June through August 1, 2016, with 21% of those patients being 65 years or older.

Sarah DeYoung reported on going to a Main Street Exchange in Frankfort, Indiana and viewing a project that involved youth artwork where the youth decide on the artwork to be placed in a section of town.  She reported that this type of a project gets the youth involved and educates the youth on local government.

There being no further business to discuss, Pat Berger moved to adjourn the meeting.  The motion to adjourn was seconded by Jim Stewart.  The motion passed unanimously.

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