- On 7/21/2022
- In Town
LAPEL TOWN COUNCIL
JULY 21, 2022
In attendance: Teresa Retherford, Chad Blake, Jason Kleinbub, Attorney Jeff Graham, Attorney Evan McMullen and Paula Lee. In attendance by phone Dennis Molina. Noah Bozell and Lindsay Washmuth were absent.
7pm meeting called to order.
Floor was opened for public comment: Ken DeLaBastide told the Council that the car show held during Village Fair had over 70 participants and raised $1000.00 for the food pantry. Being no further public comment the floor was closed.
Retherford suspended the regular meeting and opened a Public Hearing for the Additional Appropriation Resolution 11-2022 $8500.00 ARPA funds for the expense of the new air conditioner unit at Town Hall. There were no questions or comments from the public nor from the Council. Retherford closed the Public Hearing and reopened regular Council meeting.
Motion to approve Resolution 11-22 made by Blake, 2nd by Kleinbub and all were in favor.
Motion to approve April 29, May 25 and June 1 meeting minutes made by Retherford, 2nd by Kleinbub and all were in favor. Graham to do a Memo of Executive sessions for May 20 and May 25.
Motion to approve claims as presented made by Blake, 2nd by Kleinbub and all were in favor.
Motion to approve Thieneman Pay Application in the amount of $241,814.90 and Atlas Pay Application in the amount of $185,099.07 made by Blake, 2nd by Retherford and all were in favor. Gary Shuck, 227 E 9th Street, asked how long State Road 13 would be closed due to water project Riley Duffy from Commonwealth stated the road would be closed until September.
Blake spoke on the changes/updates to the Salary Ordinance and gave the first reading, Ordinance will be discussed and read at the July July 29 Special Meeting to be advertised by Graham. Kleinbub would like to meet with the employees and discuss the upcoming changes. Blake is also going to revisit the employee handbook and make the necessary changes.
Blake discussed the LIT requests from surrounding Fire Territories/Townships, the Lapel Town Council as a voting member of the Tax Council can approve or deny the following requests:
Lafayette Township $94,550.00
Adams/Markleville Fire Territory $169,280.46
Total requested from Madison County $264,230.46
As a voting member of the Tax Council a motion to approve LIT fund requests made by Blake, 2nd by Retherford and all were in favor.
Chief Naselroad presented information on Flock cameras for the Town 2 cameras for 2 years cost would be $10700.00 as well as a demo from Sam Hank Flock Safety, these cameras are the latest in license plate reader technology. Naselroad also presented information on the WEX fuel cards for fuel for the department. Motion to approve police department using WEX fuel cards to obtain fuel for their vehicles made by Retherford, 2nd by Blake and all were in favor.
Naselroad also presented information from Axon Enterprises on new Tasers for the officers, Axon offered 2 proposals 2021 Taser 7 Basic Bundle $19334.85 and 2021 Taser 7 Certification Bundle $23998.80. Motion to approve purchase of 2021 Taser 7 Certification Bundle at a cost of $23998.80 made by Kleinbub, 2nd by Retherford and all were in favor. ARPA funds will be used for the purchase of the Tasers, Additional Appropriation Public Hearing will be held at August meeting.
Blake informed the Council that the Police F150 truck on order for 2023 has an up fit quote of $800.00. Vehicle quote stays the same, total financed thru Crossroads Bank $56577.17 with an annual payment of $12607.89. Motion to approve purchase of Ford F150 at a cost of $56577.17 made by Blake, 2nd by Retherford, voting yes Blake and Retherford, voting no Kleinbub. Graham advised Council this was not a majority vote and would need to be re voted at the upcoming Special Meeting.
Teague Scherer and Joe Hormell have received their on call gas training and are eligible for a 50 cent pay increase. Motion to approve pay increase of 50 cents per hour for Teague Scherer and Joe Hormell retro to June 27 2022 made by Retherford, 2nd by Kleinbub and all were in favor.
Collection/Write Off Accounts:
1011 11 CONRAD $1141.39
1320 07 HEDRICK $136.64
3155 03 MCDOLE $77.95
8045 05 MUNCY $236.47
8205 07 SMITH $2422.94
9001 02 EDMISON $147.08
10002 00 HAMILTON $49.91
10460 04 INHOLT $365.35
Motion to approve writing off and sending the listed accounts to collections made by Retherford, 2nd by Blake and all were in favor.
Lee presented a sewer rate increase proposal for Council to review and discuss at the August meeting.
Regal Computers, Daniel Paull presented a website refresh proposal to Council, Council to discuss at August meeting. Being no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.Back