The regular meeting of the Town of Pines Town Council was called to order at 6:30 p.m. Cathi Murray led us in the Pledge to the Flag.Inattendance were:Cathi Murray, George Adey, Vicki Kuzio, Alan Murray, Sandra Hall and Daniel Fries. George made a motion to accept the July minutes and Vicki seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0.
Clerk-Treasurer Sandra reported the funds received.
Building and Zoning Administrator Council asked Mr. Dobkins to start removing the small stuff that is cluttering his yard.As long as improvements are being made they will continue to work with Mr. Dobkins. As far as the Nespo property sale, we are waiting for the Auditors office on a decision.
Street Department Brush will be picked up.The wood chipper has been broke down.Able will deliver a dumpster to Railroad Ave in 2 weeks. Council asked Dan Fries to pick up the brush and garbage pile on 520. There is a tree that is in the Alley between Maple and Hickory that needs to be removed, if it is the Town’s then Dan is to get it removed. Dan suggested we look into changing our park rental policy.Council will look into this at the September 1, 2010 meeting. The Council will look into our Refuse Removal Contract Next month.
New Business None
Old Business None
Public Comments Debra Lloyd wants someone to address the problem of someone changing how the addresses are in the Town of Pines .Her deliveries have been going to Michigan City and other places.Debra asked what the Non-Emergency Number is for the Sheriff’s
Department. (219)477-3000.Debra wants the Council to look into properties to be re-assessed in the Town because to the contamination to see how much our values have went down.Cathi stated that individuals have to request this.
Jan Nona would like the Council to write a resolution in favor of declaring “Fly Ash” hazardous.Jan wants the Council to get involved with the seepage problem at Yard 520 and the problem with kids on ATV’s riding on the Yard 520. There will be an EPA meeting on September 16, 2010, that Jan would like residents of the Town and the Town Council to attend, regarding our problem with the water.
Michael Watkins informed the Council of possible changes in store for the Town regarding Fire Protection and advised the Council to seek the advise of our Town Attorney.Sandra will send the contract to Chuck Lukmann for review.
George made a motion to pay the Claims, Vicki seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0.
As there was no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.