Remington Town Council Meeting
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Place: Remington Town Hall, 24 South Indiana St.
Susan Sigo, Jim Stewart, Charles Illingworth
Mark Jones, Athena Dickinson, Jonathan Cripe, Jacob
Taulman, Ryan Byrd, Luke Neidlinger, Barb Lawson, Sara DeYoung, Braden Clark, Jake
Tapper, Abby Bahler, Kevin Kelly, Joe Nesius, Kendell Culp
Susan Sigo opened the meeting
with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion for minutes on the
Public Hearing (April 4) for the new water rates was made by Jim Stewart.
Charles Illingworth second his motion. Motion carried. Minutes for the Town
Council meeting (April 4) was put in motion by James Stewart, second by Charles
Illingworth. Motion carried.
Bahler with the Festival committee asked the board for their continuous support
on sound, stage and advertising for the Water Town Days Festival. She stated
that this year the total will be $3900 (stage - $2000, sound - $1500 and
advertising - $400). Charles Illingworth made motion to allow the town to
support the festival in the amount of $3900 for stated costs. Jim Stewart
seconding his motion. Motion carried.
Kelly stated that he had a meeting with Advance Auto and they are over 500
employees. He stated that the market for more housing could be reviewed. Not
much vacancy in the area for renting.
Kevin Kelly said that maybe getting with the realtors in the area and
have a housing fair. Sara DeYoung did state that RWCDC help with a housing
DeYoung stated that the clinic looks to be opening the first part of June
(unconfirmed). Anyone could apply for employment with the clinic at the Purdue
Nesius said that he is working on cleaning up his corner lot. He is looking at
having a merial done on his building. He was looking at who he needed to get in
contact with to start that process. Jonathan Cripe said that the Remington Main
Street would be who he would want to contact at told Joe when their next
meeting is. Kevin Kelly stated that he could also contact the Tippecanoe Art
Foundation in Lafayette. Kevin said that the Tippecanoe Art Foundation would
pay for an artist to design a theme also supplies.
Culp asked for help with the recycling trailer in town. He stated that no one
has been working there and have noticed people are throwing their trash in the
trailer. Kendal said that they are looking to hire someone to oversee it when
it is open. This person would need to be there 2-3 hours every Saturday morning
and would get paid $10/hour.
Cripe presented the following:
1) Jonathan presented a
proposal from HWC in regards upgrading the streets for the Depot Park that will
not exceed $2900. With this proposal HWC will complete surveys, identify rights
of way, and trouble shoot any issues with space to complete project. Jim
Stewart made motion to accept proposal with HWC, Charles Illingworth second his
motion. Motion carried.
2) Jonathan had another
proposal from HWC in regards to the Trails. This would be a design contract for
$36,300. Scope base on construction budget of $350,500. If we are awarded the
grant then the contract would need revised. Jim Stewart made motion on
accepting contract with HWC. Charles Illingworth second his motion. Motion
3) Jonathan gave an update on
4) He stated that the shelter
for the Splash Pad is coming along nicely and should be completed by Memorial
Jacob Taulman stated that he was working with Beth Warren with the county
recorder's office on easements.
gave Braden Clark information that he requested at council meeting on protocol
for rezoning the property that Clark's Cutting Edge purchased not long ago.
also stated that he was almost finished with the lease agreement for the Fire
Byrd reported the following:
1) Doing testing out at the
2) Laid gravel around the
3) Still working on the
Jones reported the following:
1) Putting in a tap out at
2) Consumer report is done and
hope to get those sent out soon.
3) Water Treatment Plant has
started and everything looks good.
4) Water loss assessment report
that he does every year the state is asking for more in-depth details. Mark has
done half of the research already and not good enough. Wessler has offered to
help with report and because he has done so much already, to finish this report
it will cost the town $2000-$3000. Jim Stewart made motion to accept Wessler
proposal in helping with detailed report not exceeding $3000. Charles
Illingworth second his motion. Motion carried.
Neidlinger reported the following:
1) Fogger has been recalibrated
and ready for use.
2) Luke is looking at to attend
classes to be licensed to run sprayer.
3) Sticks/yard wastes is going
well with the pickup. Some citizens not knowing about the bags and having
problems. Luke stated that he has mentioned bout the recycling containers they
are allowed to use.
4) Zach and Luke will be doing
some repainting of lines and curbs next week. Luke is very grateful for new
employee Zach Lanning.
5) Jim Stewart asked in regard
to the signs for Maine Street. Luke stated that it is on his list of things to
6) Charles Illingworth stressed
about the potholes on Ohio Street and when they are going to get fixed. Luke
stated that they have been checking those all the time and when the holes are
no longer filled with water they will be able to proceed with filling them.
Schuetzenhofer was unable to attend meeting but gave a copies of the police
report to the council prior to meeting. A copy of this report in on file in the
Clark presented fire report to the council. A copy of this report in on file in
the Clerk-Treasurer's office. Braden stated they have had a slow month. Water
Tower Day Festival coming soon the fire department will be doing the water ball
contest on Friday after the ceremony and pork chop dinner on Saturday.
Dickinson presented Ordinance no 2016-05-04-01. With this ordinance Jonathan
Cripe has changed a couple of things in the Remington Policy and Procedure
Manual. Jonathan stated that he had clarified some language in regard to 10
year anniversary vacation and comp time for park. Jim Stewart made motion to
accept Ordinance 2016-05-04-01 for the new changes. Charles Illingworth second
his motion. Motion carried.
Athena Dickinson presented March's Financial Statement. Jim Stewart made motion
to approve financial statement, with Charles Illingworth seconding his motion.
Dickinson presented transfers that are needed for the month of March.
- Police Department
from 3-320 Postage/Shipping to 3-322 Training and Mileage
- Fire Department
from 2-240 Misc General Supply to 3-351 Water/Sewage
were approved for payment on a motion by Jim Stewart, Charles Illingworth
seconding his motion. Motion carried.
being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.