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 of Allegiance to the Flag. In attendance were: Cathi Murray, George Adey, Vicki Kuzio, Sandra Hall and Alan Murray. Dan Fries was absent.
Vicki made a motion to accept October’s minutes, George seconded the motion and the motion was voted and passed 3-0.
Sandra read Ordinance No. 2010-12-8 An Ordinance Establishing Asset Cost Before Being Inventoried into Capital Assets Account Group. This was just the first reading.
Sandra asked that the November meeting be on the 8th instead of the 1st since she will be unavailable on the 1st.
Building and Zoning Administrator
Issued 2 permits. Council will have Alan send a letter to Mr. Dobkins asking that he attend another meeting to update the Council on improvements to his property.
Leaf pickup is progressing well.
Our Lawyer Mr. Chuck Parkinson was here to explain what happened to our judgment against the Nespo property. The end is that we missed the 3year dead line for filing on the surplus funds from the sale of this property. However, our judgment has been moved to the seconded Nespo property, in the event that it should sell.
Mr. Bob Gerometta and Jessica Vargas were here from Gerometta & Kinel Architects, Inc. They have been hired by the Town Council to do the drawings for a new Town Hall.
Bob explained the different phases. And they will be helping us with the different steps that we will need to take in this project. K&S will be doing a soil sample for this project. George made a motion to have Alan talk to Dole about surveying the Town Property where the new Town Hall will be, Vicki seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0. Vicki made a motion to allow Sandra to pay up to $3,000.00 for the Soil Sampling, George seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0.
Our lawyers will also help with the different advertisements that will need to be made during this project.
George wanted to publicly that the Porter County Sheriff’s Department for the Officer who patrolled our streets during Trick-or-Treat. He interacted with the kids handing out treats and showing the kids his squad car. This made our Trick-or-Treat day very special this year!
Vicki made a motion to pay the claims and George seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0.
As there was no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.