Lapel Town Council Meeting
November 16, 2017

In attendance:  Michael Cates, Lindsay Washmuth, Dave Taylor, Tony Pearson, Bill Byer and Dennis Molina

7pm meeting called to order.

The current pay scale was discussed for new hires, Council to research and discuss at a later date.

Jason Kleinbub of John Street appeared before the Council to discuss flooding issues, concerned that the problem has been going on for a decade.  He feels CVS and Dr Wright’s office are where the flooding issues begin.  Dr Wright paved the alley and water overflows the drain.  Also there is a willow tree blocking the drain on John Street.  Mr Kleinbub is asking that the willow tree be removed.  Cates asked to have Hobbs and Molina speak to the owner of the willow tree and get a quote from our tree service.  Kleinbub stated he’s willing to pay for the tile and materials to put a drain in his yard asking that the Town do the work to help alleviate the flooding issue.  Kleinbub also asked that the gas station be approached about their retention pond.

Amy Speaks spoke to the Council about Metronet, a new internet service for business owners.  She asked to have surveys filled out by local businesses in the hopes of bringing Metronet to Lapel.

Ryan Stout of Performance Services, a solar energy company spoke to the Council about a possible solar project at Brockway Golf Course.

The Council scheduled an executive session for December 7th at the Town Hall to discuss the 2018 salary ordinance.

Ordinance #2, 2017 to establish the Community Crossing Grant Fund was read motion to approve made by Cates, 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.  Motion to waive 2nd reading of Ordinance #2 and #3 and enact tonight made by Cates, 2nd by Taylor and all were in favor.

Ordinance #4 2017 to establish new monthly gas rate increase was read motion to approve made by Cates, 2nd by Washmuth.  Voting yes were Cates, Washmuth and Taylor, voting no was Pearson.

The Police Department asked to sell the Chevy Colorado to the Utility Department for $5,000 with the money from the sale to be put into Vehicle Replacement.  Motion to approve made by Cates, 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.  Officer Whisler’s Impala needs repaired but the Chief would rather sell it than put more money into it.  Motion to sell the Impala made by Cates, 2nd by Taylor and all were in favor.  Impala to be stripped and sent to auction.

The Park Department has filed for a one year extension with the DNR for work being done at Bulldog Park.

Being no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.


Posted at Thursday, November 16, 2017