- On 3/16/2023
- In Town
LAPEL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 16, 2023
In attendance in person: Chad Blake, Brian Robertson, Jason Kleinbub, Lindsay Washmuth, Paula Lee, and Evan McMullen, Town Attorney. In attendance via face time Noah Bozell.
7pm meeting called to order and roll call taken.
Floor was opened for Public Comment:
Jason Hight 225 W 14th Street came before the Council to discuss the damage done to his property on August 31, 2022 when Atlas Construction hit a water line that was located on his property. Not only was there damage to the yard but also his asphalt and there is still piping and equipment on his property. Rob Belucci from Commonwealth Engineers gave Mr. Hight his card and told him he would be at his property tomorrow to discuss the issue and get some photos.
7:05pm regular meeting suspended and a Public Hearing was opened for Resolution 5-2023 Additional Appropriation $35000.00 from Cascadden Fund to the Park Fund. Being no questions from the Council or the public, hearing was closed at 7:06pm.
Motion to approve Resolution 5-2023 made by Kleinbub, 2nd by Blake and all were in favor.
7:07pm regular meeting suspended and a Public Hearing was opened for Resolution 6-2023 Additional Appropriation $45100.00 from LIT Public Safety to 1101002451 Police Machinery & Equipment. Being no questions from the Council or the public, hearing was closed at 7:08pm.
Motion to approve Resolution 6-2023 made by Robertson, 2nd by Blake and all were in favor.
Motion to approve January 19 minutes made by Blake, 2nd by Washmuth, voting Yes, Blake, Washmuth, Bozell and Kleinbub, Robertson abstained as he was absent.
Motion to approve February 19 minutes made by Robertson, 2nd by Blake, voting Yes, Roberson, Blake and Bozell, abstaining Kleinbub and Washmuth as they were absent.
Motion to approve the claims as presented made by Washmuth, 2nd by Blake, voting Yes, Washmuth, Blake, Bozell and Kleinbub, Robertson abstained.
Motion to approve Thieneman Pay Application #13 in the amount of $100,550.55 made by Kleinbub, 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.
Motion to approve Ordinance 1-2023 as presented made by Bozell, 2nd by Washmuth voting Yes, Robertson, Kleinbub, Washmuth and Bozell, voting No Blake.
Motion to waive 2nd and 3rd reading of Ordinance 1-2023 made by Washmuth, 2nd by Robertson and all were in favor.
Discussion was held on the vacant position of Utility Director/Supervisor, suggestion to create/amend the position to Working Supervisor. Bozell to contact HR for direction.
Police Update: New Tahoe has arrived and the upfit has been ordered. 2017 Explorer was sold to Orestes Police Department for $12,500.00 proceeds to return to 1101002451 Police Machinery and Equipment Fund. The newly installed Flock Camera was able to assist in the capture of a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run accident.
Park Update: Park Board has been approached by an individual that would like to have a Farmer’s Market at Central Park in September and October. Asking to have street shut down and electricity provided to vendors. Discussion was held on involving the Lapel Community Association and possible liability more research needs done before moving forward.
Discussion was held on the removal of the gravel at Central Park and the installation of sod.
Leigh Murphy has reached the end of her term on the Park Board but would like to continue to serve.
Motion to appoint Leigh Murphy for a 4 year term to the Park Board made by Blake, 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.
Planning Update: Matt Wood presented the Council with Resolution 7-2023 Planning Commission Certification of Action on Future Land Use Map, a Resolution to change the Future Land Use map from Agricultural to General Commercial as shown by an attached map.
The Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the Council to proceed with Resolution 7-2023.
Motion to approve Resolution 7-2023 made by Robertson, 2nd by Kleinbub and all were in favor.
Utility Update: Discussion was held on the obstruction of a gas meter at 316 W 10th Street. Memorial Day weekend 2022 316 W 10th Street was in the process of installing a fence which they had no permit for and hit a gas line, 811 had not been called and no utilities were marked. USDI had to be called in to handle the repair. 316 W 10th Street has their gas meter located under their deck which was also built without a permit. Documentation to be given to McMullen for processing.
Motion to approve purchase of DR3900 Laboratory VIS Spectrophotometer with RFID Technology for the water department at a cost of $6459.00 made by Blake, 2nd by Robertson and all were in favor.
Office Update: Annual Keystone Software contract in the amount of $11935.00 requires approval for payment.
Motion to approve Keystone Annual Software maintenance contract made by Blake, 2nd by Washmuth and all were in favor.
Being no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.Back