Lapel Town Council Meeting
October 19, 2017

In Attendance:  Michael Cates, Lindsay Washmuth, Tony Pearson, Dave Taylor and Dennis Molina.  Absent:  Deb Wainscott and Bill Byer.

7pm meeting was called to order.

Motion made by Taylor to approve the minutes, 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.

Motion made by Cates to approve the resolution for the increase in NSF fees from $20 to $50, 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.

The following bids were received for paving a portion of 300 S.  R&B $62,549, HASCO $78,629 and Baumgartner $69,015.  Motion made by Cates to approve E&B to do the work, 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.  Possible completion date of November 15.

OKRA Representatives discussed the available $500,000 grant for storm, drinking and waste water use, 75/25 match.  The town’s population must be 51% or greater in low to median income housing.

Motion made by Cates to approve the claims, 2nd by Taylor and all were in favor.

Leary Construction submitted a bid of $21,900 to paint the water tower.  Tabled until November meeting.

Motion made by Cates to gift the High School Robotics Club $990.00 from the Town of Lapel South Madison Community Foundation Fund., 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.  SMCF will be writing the check.

 Jennifer Brown (Little League Baseball, Treasurer) Spoke to the Council about the current ball fields and asked if they would consider signing a ground lease agreement for 5 years at the cost of $1.00 giving the League control over the fields.  Cates was in agreement and asked that the League get final approval from the Park Board.

Planning – no update.

Police – John Buffington completed his Academy training.

Utility – Daniel Paull is going to speak to Bridgemaxx about offering internet service to all Town buildings.  They currently pay $100 monthly in tower rental and would be willing to do an even exchange for service to the utillty building.

Motion made by Taylor to approve trick or treat hours on October 31st from 6 – 8:30, 2nd by Cates and all were in favor.

Office – Lee and Bousman will be out of the office on Nobember 2nd for software training.  Molina stated that he would be in the office all day and the Town Hall would remain open.

Old Business – Culy will begin work tomorrow on the leak at 9th and Pendleton Ave.

New Business – Motion made by Taylor to add $2000 to Hobbs yearly salary for code enforcement, 2nd by Cates.  Voting yes:  Taylor, Cates and Washmuth.  Voting no:  Pearson.

Being no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.


Posted at Thursday, October 19, 2017