Remington Town Council Meeting
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Remington Town Hall, 24 South Indiana St.
Susan Sigo, President; James Stewart, Vice
President; Pat Berger; Charles Illingworth; Bob Braaksma.
Mark Jones, John Schuetzenhofer, Kaleb Sanders, Zachary
Lanning, Ryan Byrd, Carol Burns, Vera Kurtz, Jim Ziolkowski, Tim Casey, Beverly
Bushman, Robin Bushman, and Terri Budde.
Minutes of the February 6,
2017 Council Meeting reviewed. James Stewart made a motion to approve the February
6, 2017 minutes. Charles Illingworth seconded the motion. Motion passed
Local business owners were
present to discuss the food supplement being shipped in by rail and unloaded at
the elevator. They report they do not
know what the supplement contains but it is for animals at Fair Oaks Dairy
Farm; that it sticks to everything, has a foul smell, and blows through the
downtown area. Susan Sigo reported the
Town has been in contact with Russ Hammer, manager at the Remington
elevator. Discussion was held as to what
exactly is contained in this supplement.
Susan Sign and James Stewart will schedule a meeting with the manager at
the elevator to try to obtain a timeline of how long these shipments can be
expected and exactly what is contained in this supplement and will report back
to the business owners.
Discussion was held
regarding why a downtown business was allowed to expand and why the hours of
the recycling trailer were set as they were.
Local residents were present
to bring to Council's attention several unkempt properties and abandoned
vehicles within the Town limits. Council
will discuss these issues with the Town Attorney, and will also check to see if
there is an occupancy limit to single family dwellings.
FIRE - No report was given.
WATER - Mark Jones reported a leak
was fixed at the Town Park, the new water treatment plant should start up March
13, 2017; Mark has moved his office to the new water treatment plant; Mark met
with surveyors last Thursday for the new water line to Meadow North. Mark is attempting to get that project shovel
WASTEWATER -. Ryan Byrd reported things
are going well at the Wastewater plant.
Ryan has been performing spring cleaning, and he has discussed some big
upcoming projects with the Town Manager.
STREETS - Zachary Lanning reported he
has replaced twelve of the 120 + stop signs that need to be replaced in the
Town due to current regulations; the bathroom at the Service Building has been
demolished; Zach recently attended class with Ryan Byrd in Lafayette; leaves
and sticks have recently been picked up; the park road is almost completed; and
Zach will be contacting Wiseman Tree Service to inventory dead trees and
POLICE - Town Marshal Shuetzenhofer
presented his written report. A copy of
said report is on file at the Clerk-Treasurer's Office. The Deputy Town Marshal, Kaleb Sanders,
completed pre-basic training and will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
starting June 27, 2017 for sixteen (16) weeks; quotes for updating the current
laptop computers were presented. Council
requested Marshal Shuetzenhofer to obtain prices on refurbishing the two laptop
computers currently in the Marshal's possession. The laptop reburbish/purchase issues was
tabled to the April Council meeting.
to illness, the Town Manager was not present at the meeting. Council did discuss the Town Manager's
completion of CPM classes. Susan Sigo
reported that Town Manager Cripe has requested his One Thousand Dollar
($1,000.00) bonus. Pat Berger moved to
approve the payment of the One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) bonus to Town
Manager Cripe for obtaining his CPM certification. James Stewart seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously upon Town manager
Cripe providing a copy of his certification.
proposal to renew/update the Park Plan was presented and read. The proposal was tabled to the April Council
meeting. The Clerk-Treasurer was
directed to check to see where the funds for the update study would be paid
report was given.
was no old business discussed.
for a newer big dump truck were opened and read as follows: Lindco Equipment Sales in Merrillville
submitted a bid on a 2006 used International Truck with a new equipment package
with a price of $83,988.00. This was the
only quote received. The quote was taken
financing bids for the payment of the big dump truck were opened and read as
Bank of Wolcott - finance for 5 years at 2.25% fixed rate financing 60%
of the purchase price, or $63,000, with annual payments of $13,465.00.
Main Source Bank - finance for 5 years at 2.45% fixed rate financing 100%
of the purchase price financed with an annual payment of $17,650.00.
Lafayette Bank & Trust - finance for 5 years at 3.99% fixed rate.
financing bids were taken under advisement.
Clerk-Treasurer presented the February 2017 financial statements. James Stewart moved to approve the February
financial statement. Pat Berger seconded
the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Terri Budde informed Council that the Clerk Treasurer and the Utilities Manager
would be attending Excel computer classes in Lafayette, Indiana on March 7 and
March 8, 2017.
Stewart moved to approve the claims as presented for March. Pat Berger seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:18 p.m.