Greentown Town Council Meeting
August 19, 2014 6:30 PM
Members Present: Scott Deyoe, Todd Everling, J. Scott Flick, Joyce Higginbottom, Teresa Duke, Clerk.
Meeting was called to order by Mr. Deyoe.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: The minutes of the previous meeting were presented for additions or corrections. Mr. Deyoe asked for a motion to accept. Motion was made by Mr. Flick. Motion seconded by Mr. Everling. Motion carried.
Approval of Dockets: General Fund total expenses for August 1st – 19th were $27,488.08. Water Co. was $13,180.67 and the Wastewater Utilities totaled $13,286.34. Mr. Deyoe asked for a motion to accept. Motion was made by Mr. Everling. Motion seconded by Mr. Adams. Motion carried.
Items from Attorney: Mr. Peelle prepared an amended contract agreement between the Town of Greentown and Klein Enterprises, LLC. Mr. Peelle also drafted a resolution for adopting the Howard County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Old Business: Police paper report for July was read due to Marshall Bennett’s vacation last meeting. Mr. Deyoe asked for a motion to accept the report. Motion was made by Mr. Everling. Motion seconded by Mr. Flick. Motion carried.
Greg Sheline, Executive Director of Kokomo-Howard County Plan Commission: Mr. Sheline’s office has spent the past year working on the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan has to be updated every 5 to 10 years to receive possible mitigation funds from FEMA. It will take up to 6 months for approval from FEMA once they receive the paper work. Mr. Deyoe stated the Town of Greentown has reviewed the Plan and affirms that the Plan will be updated no less than every ten years. The Town’s resolution reads as follows:
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Council of the Town of Greentown, Howard County, Indiana, adopts the Howard County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, and resolves to execute the action in the Plan.
Mr. Deyoe asked for a motion to accept. Motion was made by Mr. Everling. Motion was seconded by Mrs. Higginbottom. Motion carried.
2015 Budget Discussion: The Town Council approved public hearings on the 2015 Budget to be held on October 7th and 21st. The Town Of Greentown budget worksheet amounts for 2015 are the following: General Fund $209,313, Police Department $186,475, Landfill $164,150, Riverboat $6,000, MVH $197,275, Local Road & Streets $31,050, LEEF $9,600, Rainy Day $4,400, EDIT $9,000, CCI $9,000, and Cumulative Building Fund $1,900.
New Business: Mr. Flick brought attention to the board that the Police Department were having issues with the body cameras not working properly. For the past three weeks, Marshall Bennett has been wearing a new body camera to test for approval. The sound and picture quality is very good compared to the current cameras. Marshall Bennett received a quote for $1,620 that includes two body cameras and battery backup plus software. The Town Council would like to have Three Body cameras. The additional camera would bring the total to $2,415. Mr. Deyoe asked for a motion to accept. Motion was made by Mr. Flick. Motion was seconded by Mr. Everling. Motion carried. Body camera purchase will be funded by the LEEF Fund.
Adjournment: Mr. Deyoe asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Mr. Flick. Motion seconded by Mr. Everling.