Brownstown Town Council Minutes
Regular Scheduled Meeting
February 6, 2017
The Brownstown Town Council met on Monday February 6, 2017. Sally Lawson, Town Council President, called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm and led the American Pledge of Allegiance. Council Members Bethany Brewster, Matt Smith, Gregg Goshorn, Clerk Treasurer David Willey, and Town Attorney Rodney Farrow were in attendance.
Matt Smith moved to approve the Minutes of the January 17, 2017 Department Head Meeting, Gregg Goshorn seconded and the Council approved the minutes as presented.
Bethany Brewster moved to approve the Payroll and Claim Vouchers, Matt Smith seconded and the Town Council approved and signed Vendor Claims and Town Payroll.
Brent Siebenthal of Wessler Engineering and Town Attorney Rodney Farrow concurred that Insituform Technologies’ 2017 Sewer Rehabilitation Project Bid was submitted legally, completely, and lowest in dollars. Being low bidder and all required information included and legal, Matt Smith moved to proceed with Notice of Bid Award to Instituform Technologies. Gregg Goshorn seconded and the Council so moved. Brent thanked the Council and will contact Instituform with the award announcement and should have contracts ready to sign at the next Council Meeting.
Bethany Brewster moved to introduced first reading of UTV Code Ordinance 2017-1, Gregg Goshorn seconded and the council moved to proceed. Sally led a discussion of the ordinance content and there were several people in attendance in support of allowing UTV use in Brownstown. Matt Smith moved to approve first reading of Ordinance 2017-1 with the noted spelling and street corrections, Gregg Goshorn seconded and the Town Council so moved.
Bill Watson came to the Council to convey a concern about traffic safety on W Walnut Street at the crosswalk north of the Brownstown Middle School. He stated through traffic does not stop when children are dropped off or picked up. His request was to install colorful school traffic signs to highlight the pedestrian crosswalk. Sally said she would consult with the Street Dept.
In new business, Sally read a note of appreciation received from Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Persinger to the Fairview Cemetery. Next, a sewer adjustment requested by Jimmy Reynolds of 202 S Ewing Street had a malfunctioning water conditioner. Bethany Brewster moved to approve the adjustment, Matt Smith seconded and the Council so moved. Knotts & Tangles 830 Sweet Street had an outside water line leak. Matt Smith moved to accept the adjustment request, Gregg Goshorn seconded and the Council so moved.
Sally Lawson opened the Public Hearing to vacate portions of two alley ways surrounding Sugar, Cross, & Water streets filed by Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Conner Barnette, County Plan Commissioner and Attorney Susan Bevers presented the Council with Certified Letters sent to adjoining land owners. No objections were made by attending land owners. Matt Smith moved to close the Public Hearing, Gregg Goshorn seconded and the Council so moved. Bethany Brewster moved to accept the alley vacates requested, documentation filed, and authorize Attorney Rodney Farrow to prepare the proper ordinance for alley closure, Gregg Goshorn seconded and the Council so moved.
Gregg Goshorn moved to adjourn, Matt Smith seconded and the Town Council adjourned.
On Wednesday February 15, 2017, Town Council held an Executive Session at 4:30 followed by a Special Session @ 5 pm. Tom Hanner’s medical situation was discussed. A letter needs to be drafted siting Tom’s activity be limited to instructions listed by his doctor and ensuing physical therapy sessions. David Willey will draft the letter and have the letter reviewed by Town Attorney Rodney Farrow before Council approval is requested.
Attested: ________________________ Signed: ___________________________
David Willey — Town Clerk/Treasurer Sally Lawson — Council President