This is a report of the regular meeting of the Rossville Town Council on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rossville Town Hall.
On call of the roll: David Severt, Jack Fingerle, and Bill Croto.
Also present were Chad Colby, Travis Harris, Jesse Mann, Adrian Tedder, Gregg Jackson, Andrea Longenecker, Skyler Miller, Alicia Montgomery, and Sam Schiery.
Dave Severt called the meeting to order and minutes from the previous meeting were approved as presented.
Skyler Miller and Andrea Longenecker appeared before the Council to discuss the possibility of placing Tiny Libraries at the Town Park, the Rossville Library, and Flour Mill Bakery. They are Rossville High School seniors working in cooperation with the Art Department, AG Department and High School Library. The theory is to take a book/leave a book. The books placed in the tiny library are for all ages. After discussion, Jack Fingerle made a motion to approve the placement of a Tiny Library in the Town Park, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Adrian Tedder, Tailored Construction, appeared before the Council to discuss removing and replacing the current canopy over Dan The Man’s front entrance with a new all-weather canopy. After discussion, Jack Fingerle made a motion to give a favorable recommendation to proceed with the replacement of the canopy over Dan The Man’s front entrance, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Gregg Jackson, Milner Community Health Care, appeared before the Council to discuss the construction of additional assisted living units on the campus. After discussion, Jack Fingerle made a motion to charge for three (3) water and wastewater tap fees, three (3) water and wastewater capacity fees, and $543.17 for materials for the fourth (4th) unit for what is currently under construction plus three (3) water and wastewater tap fees for the four (4) future units and $543.17 for materials for the 4th future unit. Three (3) water and wastewater capacity fees will be charged when the future four (4) units are constructed and occupied. The Town will provide the meters for the four (4) future units when constructed. Bill Croto seconded the motion and passed by Council.
Alicia Montgomery appeared before the Town Council to ask for relief on the wastewater portion of her current bill due to a toilet left running while she was in the hospital. Jack Fingerle made a motion to reduce the current wastewater portion of the bill in the amount of $87.70 on a one time basis, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Jesse Mann, Friendly Market and Mann Brothers Holdings, appeared before the Council to discuss renovating the old Regions Bank building on S. Plank St. into a convenience store/gas station. The store hours would be from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There will be no alcohol sales at this location. He gave current locations they currently own and operate if the Council wanted to do a site visit. There was concerns expressed pertaining to the traffic congestion, lighting, buffer yard, entrance/exit on the alley, and turning radius of fuel trucks. Bill Croto made a motion to send a letter of support to the Clinton County Area Plan with the contingency that the lighting grid does not exceed property lines and there is no entrance/exit to alley along the north side of the property to the property line, seconded by Jack Fingerle, and passed by Council.
Sam Schiery appeared before the Council expressing concerns of the sewage/drainage issues occurring at 57 W. Merrill St. Chad Colby stated that he would video the line for a possible blockage. He suggested that a check valve could be installed in the home.
Ordinance 2017-08, an ordinance regulating consumer fireworks, was presented to Council for the second and third readings. Jack Fingerle made a motion to suspend the rules and approve Ordinance 2017-08 on second and third readings, seconded by
Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Ordinance 2017-09, an ordinance amending the Trash and Garbage Collection Ordinance, was presented to Council for review. Jack Fingerle made a motion of approve Ordinance 2017-09 on first reading, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Ordinance 2017-10, an ordinance restricting residential parking, was presented to Council for review. Jack Fingerle made a motion to approve Ordinance 2017-10 on first reading, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
A proposal was presented to Council in light of the recent power outage on October 4th causing the Town Hall to close. The proposal from M.P. Baker would supply at a cost of $4,920, a 12KV Briggs & Stratton Fortress Generator with block heater, 100 amp transfer switch, battery warmer and battery, pad for generator, and diagnostic light. After discussion and consideration, Bill Croto made a motion to accept the proposal from M.P. Baker in the amount of $4,920.00, seconded by Dave Severt, and passed by Council. Jack Fingerle abstained from the vote.
Town Council signed their annual certification nepotism policies involving direct line of supervision and contracts.
Jack Fingerle made a motion to transfer $42,639.75 to the Community Crossings Matching Grant Fund as the Town’s match portion, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Voucher Register was approved and signed.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned to the Executive Session held following this meeting.
The next Town Council meeting will be Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Rossville Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.