Common Council Meeting Minutes – December 2, 2019

City Council, News

Mayor Shannon called the Martinsville Common Council to order on Monday, December 2, 2019.  Ben Merida led the Prayer to those in attendance.  Mayor Kohl then led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ATTENDANCE

THOSE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

  • Shannon Kohl, Mayor
  • Terry Buster, District 1
  • Ben Mahan, District 2
  • Mike Lanam, District 3
  • Chip Keller, District 4
  • Phil Deckard II, District 5
  • Kris Fuller, Councilman-at-Large
  • Anne Cowgur, City Attorney
  • Craig DeMott, DPW
  • Terry Anderson, Fire Chief
  • Rodger Wiltermood, Chief of Police
  • Rebecca Tumey, Clerk Treasurer
  • John Richards, Deputy Police Chief

A quorum was declared present.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilman Chip Keller to waive the reading of the minutes of November 18, 2019 and to accept the minutes as written.  Councilman Terry Buster seconded the motion.  The Motion passes 6-0.

MAYORS REPORT

None

ENGINEER’S REPORT

None 

CITY ATTORNEY

None

COMMITTEE REPORT

None

OLD BUSINESS

OUCC Update – Nick Kyle of Barnes and Thornburg, the City’s counsel for the State Revolving Fund Well Project appeared. Kyle distributed a historical summary of the City’s PCE detection in Well #3. As of May 2019, PER (Preliminary Engineering Report) recommends continuing with the charcoal filtration and replacing three wells.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution 2019-591 – Request for Extension to Repay Loans – Clerk-Treasurer Becky Tumey asked the Council to extend two loans made from the General Fund to Sewer Operations.  The total amount due is $500,000.00.  The loans were to have been repaid by December 31, 2019.  Tumey explained the new sewer rates just appeared on the utility bills in November.  Tumey requested the loans be extended to June 30, 2020.  A motion to accept and allow Resolution 2019-591 was made by Councilman Chip Keller.  Councilman Mike Lanam seconded the motion.  The Motion passes 6-0.

Ordinance 2019-1813 / Amendment to 78-137– This is the first reading.  Action will be at a later date.

Ordinance 2019-1814 / Amendment to 78-136– This is the first reading.  Action will be at a later date.

Ordinance 2019-1815 / Prohibit Over-Night Parking in Public Parking Facilities

– This is the first reading.  Action will be at a later date.

CLAIMS

A motion to accept and allow the claims as reported was made by Councilman Terry Buster.  Councilman Phil Deckard II seconded the motion.  The Motion passes 6-0.

MISCELLANEOUS

None

ADJOURN

There being no further business, Councilman Terry Buster made a motion to adjourn.  This was seconded by Councilman Phil Deckard II.  The Motion passes 6-0.