Remington Town Council Meeting
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Remington Town Hall, 24 South Indiana St.
Susan Sigo, President; Jim Stewart; Charles
Illingworth; Bob Braaksma.
Ryan Byrd, Mark Jones, Zach Lanning, Mike Martin,
John Schuetzenhofer, Christina Heath, Kevin Kelly, Sara DeYoung, Jacob Ahler,
Carolyn Ahler, Elain Hall, Barb Lawson, Jacob Taulman, Jonathan Cripe, Terri
Susan Sigo opened the meeting
with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes of the September 6,
2016 Council Meeting, and September 12, 2016 Council Meeting discussed. Jim
Stewart made motion to approve minutes. Bob Braaksma second his motion. Motion
Kevin Kelly emailed the annual report.
He also reminded us of the Bicentennial Torch Relay on October 11,
2016. The torch should arrive at 12:30
at the Jasper County Courthouse. Jim
Stewart and Mark Jones will be torch bearers.
RWCDC - Sara
DeYoung reported that she has made contact with Ron Tillett of Treasure Keepers
and is checking into use of that space.
Sara will be distributing a newsletter this week. You may go to smalltownoasis.org to obtain
JASPER COUNTY SOIL & WATER DISTRICT- Carolyn Ahler requested approval to paint one storm
drain in the Town of Remington.
Elizabeth Weaver is the artist who will do the painting, it will be done
at no cost to the Town, and it is hopeful that this can be accomplished yet
this year. She requests the Town
pressure wash, soap and water scrub the storm drain before the painting, and to
rope off around the storm drain after the painting so the paint can dry. The Town selected the storm drain located
between the water tower and the town library.
Jonathan Cripe will notify the library that the storm drain will be
Byrd reported the following:
1. He is working on the old
Bilac (phonetic spelling) to make sure it's running and is getting calls for a
price to fix it;
2. Checked the sewer line at
the park and had to fix it.
3. The new alarm system at the
lift station is in.
4. Ryan requested approval to
purchase a new laptop. Ryan stated his
is a 2009 and he currently does all of this reporting online. The Council directed Ryan to submit a quote
for the purpose of a new laptop.
Jones reported the following:
1) Work is continuing on the water
treatment plant. The roof is on,
painting and electrical is being completed, and the driveway has been
2) Mark has 4 more weeks of
class and then will immediately take his test in November.
3) Mark will be flushing
hydrants this month, but no date has been set.
4) The splash pad was
Lanning reported the following:
1) The new mower has been
purchased and it is saving 1 ½ days of mowing each week.
2) The Street Department has
rearranged the north and south dumps, split them into 2 sections, and ordered
3) The big red dump truck has
been repaired and returned to the Town.
4) Mosquito fogging has been
completed for this year.
5) Construction on the park
road will start next week.
6) One-half of the storm drains
have been cleaned.
7) The railroad area has been
cleaned from Ohio Street to Illinois Street.
8) The Street Department is
cleaning sidewalks and stop sign areas which should be finished this week.
following quotes were presented during the Streets report:
1. Crack & Seal Repair -
Pavement Solutions was the only bid received at a cost of $10,000.25 for 15,375
square yards which is approximately a 20 - 25 block area. Jim Stewart moved to approve the bid for
crack & seal repair with Pavement Solutions. Bob Braaksma seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
2. Street Paving - Three quotes
a. Milestone $50,800.00
b. Town & Country/DeMotte
c. Extreme Contractors/Reynolds
Jim Stewart moved to approve and award the street
paving bid to Extreme Contractors.
Charlie Illingworth seconded the motion.
Motion passed unanimously.
3. Tree Quote - The only quote
received was from Wiseman Tree Service for a cost of $3,850.00 to remove 3
stumps, 7 trees, and all debris. Jim
Stewart moved to approve the bid and award it to Wiseman Tree Service. Charles Illingworth seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
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 normal
month with eight (8) runs, 75% of them being on the interstate. Last month the fire department had hydrant
training. Painting was started at the
fire station today. There will be an
Open House at the new Fire Station on October 12, 2016, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
and a presentation made at the school on October 11, 2016, in observance of
Fire Prevention Week.
presented the police report to the Council.
A copy of this report is on file in the Clerk-Treasurer's Office. John reported the need for a new flag at the
service building. John will provide the
rope and Mark Jones will thread the flag.
He reported that the gutters are plugged and the generator currently is
not working. Mark Jones will look at the
presented 2 quotes for the purchase of speed radar signs - a radar sign on a
trailer at a cost of $5,195.00 with the trailer plus $600 for software and $750
for shipping; and a portable sign that can be mounted to street signs at a cost
of $2,900 for the sign, $300 for the software.
Jim Stewart moved to purchase 2 portable signs, software, and the
shipping out of the Rainy Day fund. Bob
Braaksma seconded the motion. Motion
Cripe presented the following:
1) Quotes for the purchase of a
new park truck were opened and read as follows:
DeFouw Chevrolet quoted a 2016 Silverado Model No. CC15703 at a cost of
$22,374.96; Hubbard GM quoted a 2017 Silverado 2WD regular cab at a cost of
$21,585.63; and Mann Chevrolet/Delphi quoted a 2017 Chevrolet Model No. CC15703
regular pick-up at a cost of $21,996.00.
The quotes were tabled so that they could be modified to correct the
size of the truck bed.
2) Jonathan will be attending
the IACT conference October 4 - 6 in French Lick, Indiana.
3) Jonathan will be at class
the day of the torch run and will not be in attendance.
4) The Historical Society is to
look at the old barn in the next few weeks.
Jacob Taulman informed the board it had been a quiet month. Jacob reporting drafting a resolution for the
Clerk-Treasurer which will be addressed later in these minutes.
were no citizen comments.
presented a Pavement Assessment Management Plan which would need to be
completed before we could apply for any INDOT grants. This plan will prioritize what streets get
repaved, and we can apply for grants once this plan is completed. The quote is for $8,600.00 from Wessler
Engineering. Charles Illingworth moved
to approve Wessler Engineering completing a Pavement Assessment Management Plan
for the Town of Remington at a cost of $8,600.00. Jim Stewart seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Jim Stewart and Mark Jones
will be torch bearers when the bicentennial torch passes through Jasper County
on October 11, 2016.
hearing was held on the 2017 budget. No
additions, corrections, or changes were made to the budget. The Adoption Hearing is set for October 24,
2016, at 6:00 p.m.
Terri Budde, presented July's Bank Reconciliation and Financial Statement and
August's Bank Reconciliation and Financial Statement that are now being completed
through Keystone's Fund Program. Bob
Braaksma made motion to approve the financial statements, with Jim Stewart
seconding the motion. Motion carried.
Susie Sigo signed July and August Bank Reconciliation and Financial
Budde requested to retain Char's Accounting to train/assist with reconciliation
of bank accounts, year-end reports, W-2s and W-9s on an as-needed basis. Jim Stewart moved to approve the request to
retain Char's Accounting to train/assist with reconciliation of bank accounts,
year-end reports, W-2s and W-9s on an as needed basis. Charles Illingworth seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Budde presented Resolution 2016-10-03 to combine trash, water and waste water
into 1 bank account and establishing a sanitation fund. Bob Braaksma moved to approve Resolution
2016-10-03. Jim Stewart seconded the
motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Budde presented Resolution 2016-10-03A transferring funds from CEDIT to General
to pay outstanding hydrant fees. James
Steewart made motion to accept Resolution 2016-10-03A Transfer of Funds
transferring $42,833.20 from CEDIT to General for payment of outstanding
hydrant fees. Bob Braaksma seconded the
motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Braaksma moved to transfer $2,000.00 from CEDIT Splash Pad to Park Electric to
reimburse for expenses incurred by the Park for the splash pad. Charles Illingworth seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Stewart moved to transfer $8,958.96 from Rainy Day SEA to Rainy Day Capital
Outlay for the payment of the MVH mower.
Charles Illingworth seconded the motion.
Motion passed unanimously.
Braaksma moved to transfer $5,607.99 from Rainy Day SEA to Rainy Day Capital
Outlay for payment of the server for Town Hall. Jim Stewart seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Stewart moved to transfer $3,275.93 from Public Safety 120 FD to Public Safety
340 FD for payment of the balance of annual insurance to Fox Insurance. Bob Braaksma seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
were approved for payment on a motion by Bob Braaksma with Jim Stewart seconding
the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.