June 1, 2011 The Town of Pines Town Council held a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. to consider the vacating of an Alley way. George made a motion to vacate the alley at 3175 W Dunes Highway and Vicki seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0.
In attendance were: Cathi Murray, George Adey, Vicki Kuzion, Sandra Hall and the petitioners John and Stephanie Morton.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
June 1, 2011 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. In attendance were: Cathi Murray, George Adey, Vicki Kuzio, Alan Murray and Sandra Hall.
George made a motion to accept May’s meeting Minutes and Vicki seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0.
Cathi passed the gavel to George and then made a motion to change the order of business to put Old Business before the reports. Vicki seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0.
Old Business There was only one bid submitted to be opened and that was from Republic Services (Able Disposal). Their bid was for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014 for the amount of $5,311.35 per month which equals $63,736.20 per year. This is an increase of $4,235.76 per year. George made a motion to accept Republic’s bid and Vicki seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0. Individual families could request an extra roll-a-way trash can for a fee of $3.50 per month billed directly to the customer.
Building and Zoning 2 permits issued this month. Alan will go over drawing of Ardendale culvert to see if it was done according to the drawings. Alan did call FEMA and we had to make some corrections to our Ordinance, and we are still waiting for FEMA to approve the ordinance. Alan had two meetings with Hamsta Builders. The duct work had to be redone, but that is finished. Hamstra did not seal the concrete but they will warranty it as if it had been sealed and we received a credit for this. Alan sent a letter to Melissa Lewis about the clean up of their property on 1523 Maine Street . Roger Bodine, Eunice Lewis (Melissa) and Cliffton all were present at the meeting and they are the children of the deceased owner of this 1523 Maine Street property. They assured the Council that they will be working on cleaning up the property.
Street Department Light on Railroad Ave still out and Nipsco says they are aware of the problem and will work on it. Monkey bars are broken at the Pines Park and Dan will have someone try to fix them again. Garbage on Railroad Ave. still a problem. It has been cleaned up 2x’s so Dan would like to install cameras there to help deter dumping.
Chipper is still down and Dan will be working on it. Culvert on Railroad Ave is caving in close to the railroad tracks. Vicki will work on calling the RR company to see if this is their responsibility or if we need to do any thing special since it is close to the railroad tracks. Railroad Ave – the County graded it and laid down chips. The Council tabled the offer from the County to repair Railroad Ave until we can find out the cost from other contractors. Mulch was delivered and is being spread at both parks.
New Business None
Public Comments Malenaro’s suggested a Neighborhood crime watch program. George will look into it.
Claims George made a motion to pay the claims and 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 7:45 p.m.