Mr. Brandgard: Plainfield Town Council meeting for Monday March 12, 2012 is now in session.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mr. Brandgard: I would like to ask everyone to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Brandgard: We have a few items on the consent agenda this evening.
1. Approval of minutes of the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting of February 27, 2012.
2. Approval of the Amendment to the INDOT/LPA agreement dated February 24, 2012 which increases the Federal Funding from $780,000.00 to $974,645.00 for the CR600S/CR700E new roundabout intersection per the Transportation Director's report dated March 9, 2012.
3. Approval of February 2012 monthly reports for Town Engineer, IT, Planning and Zoning, Plainfield Fire Territory, Utility Billing, Department of Public Works, and Plainfield Police Department.
4. Approval of Plainfield Fire Chief's and Transportation Director's reports dated March 9, 2012 and approval Town Engineer's report dated March 10, 2012 and HR Director's report dated March 12, 2012.
5. Approval to award a contract for tree clearing at the intersection of CR 600 South and CR 700 East to Williams Tree Company LLC in the amount of $28,000, per the Town Engineer's report dated March 10, 2012.
6. Approval to request quotations for tree clearing at the Talon Stream mitigation site and for the Town Engineer to award the quote to the lowest responsive, responsible company prior to the March 26th Town Council meeting, per the Town Engineer's report dated March 10, 2012.
7. Approval to donate a one (1) year family membership to the Summer Reading Club Adult Grand Prize per the request of the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library.
Mr. Brandgard: Are there any additions or corrections to the consent agenda.
Mr. Kirchoff: I was just checking I wanted to make sure that the appointment for the new Fire Chief is not on the consent agenda, is that correct?
Mr. Carlucci: For the Assistant Fire Chief?
Mr. Kirchoff: Assistant Fire Chief.
Mr. Carlucci: No it is not on the consent agenda.
Mr. Kirchoff: Ok thank you. I would move we approve as read.
Ms. Whicker: Second.
Mr. Brandgard: We have a motion is second to approve the consent agenda as read. If there is no further discussion roll call vote please.
Mr. Bennett: Mr. McPhail is absent tonight.
Mr. Gaddie- yes
Ms. Whicker- yes
Mr. Kirchoff- yes
Mr. Brandgard- yes
Plainfield Town Council consent agenda for March 12, 2012 is adopted.
Mr. Brandgard: Thank you. Also please let the record show that Council member McPhail is not in attendance this evening. I took the pleasure of the Council, I would like to move a presentation to the Town ahead of the bid openings since it would be a fairly quick presentation I believe from the Chamber.
Mr. DuBois: I think everybody knows me; I'm Brad DuBois Executive Director of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce. We had our annual auction a few weeks ago, I know most of you were in attendance and we had a good time, it was great. We certainly raised quite a few funds, the Town had some banners for the Super Bowl in February, they had 14 of them and 12 of them which we saved to the very end of our auction and auctioned off and it is my pleasure to give the Town the money that we rose which is $3,075.00 from 12 banners.
Mr. Brandgard: Very good, thank you, excellent job, this money goes to the Miracle Field.
Mr. DuBois: Your welcome and that was Mr. Carlucci's idea all the way.
Mr. Brandgard: So now we will resume the agenda.
BID OPENING: Plainfield Fire Territory Aerial Ladder Truck
Mr. Brandgard: We have a bid opening tonight for the Plainfield Fire Territory Aerial Ladder Truck; I believe we have proof of publication.
Mr. Daniel: Yes we do.
Mr. Brandgard: The first bid is submitted by Global Emergency.
Mr. Daniel: This is Pierce Manufacturing Inc and the agent is Global Emergency Products, their bid is in proper form.
Mr. Brandgard: The total amount of the bid submitted by Global Emergency Products, Pierce Imperial Platform is $991,800.00.
Second bid is submitted by Donley Safety.
Mr. Daniel: Donley Safety bid is in proper form.
Mr. Brandgard: The total amount of the bid submitted by Donley Safety for KME Fire Aerial Platform Ladder is $932,911.00.
Third bid is submitted by Ferrara Fire Apparatus Incorporated.
Mr. Brandgard: The total amount of the bid submitted by Ferrara is $877,245.00 again that is $877,245.00. Fourth bid is submitted by Fire Services Inc.
Mr. Daniel: Fire Service bid is in proper form.
Mr. Brandgard: Thank you, the total amount of the bid submitted by Fire Service Inc is $940,336.89 again that is $940,336.89. That was the last bid, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a bid, and ask a committee made up of myself, Chief Russell, and Brett Anderson to review the bids and come back at the next meeting with a possible recommendation, thank you.
BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR
Mr. Brandgard: We will move to business from the floor, any business from the floor this evening? With none coming forward, we will go to Town Manager's report.
TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
Mr. Carlucci: Just a quick report, I realized that the Town Council Members have been in dated with department head annual reports for 2011, I will wait until the next meeting and we will have the Council approve all of them at that meeting and that will give everybody enough time to sort through them.
Mr. Brandgard: That is appreciated.
Mr. Carlucci: That is all I have, thank you.
Mr. Brandgard: We will go to Staff reports, Chief Russell.
Mr. Russell: I had quite an extensive report this time and I wanted to make sure, I know we need to discuss the Assistant Chief's appointment, something that you guys need to talk about, and I wanted to make sure that there wasn't anything else that you guys had any question about.
Mr. Carlucci: Ron is going to do that report on the Assistant Fire Chief.
Mr. Kirchoff: The only other question I have is we have discussed for a number of weeks or months about an outside agency to come in and review the department, where are we on that?
Mr. Carlucci: I think the staff is ready to go and if the Council wants to take action to authorize it to go forward with an agreement we will do that.
Mr. Russell: Mr. Bennett and I have been discussing how we are going to fund it.
Mr. Brandgard: Do we have consent to move forward, thank you. Chief Mitny, Clay anything from Parks and Recreation?
Mr. Chafin: I didn't have a report this week because I was out of town the end of last week.
Mr. Brandgard: Where did you go this time?
Mr. Chafin: Barcelona, very fun trip. I did want to tell you very briefly, if you saw a lot of activity down at the Rec Center on Saturday, we had the annual Spring Fling 5K, 15K, 12 run event. It was such a beautiful day we had over 300 participants this year, so the feedback that we got was the trail system and the way we did the run which went down and went through Hummel Park and around and a little bit on the back side of Crystal Bay and back up and around the Rec Center, it was probably the best organized event for a run and the best route since we have had the event. This was the first of one of the thirteen or fourteen trail runs we are going to have this summer.
Ms. Whicker: The next one is the Triathlons?
Mr. Chafin: No, the 20th, there is Trot the Trail coming up. Also our partnership with IU Health West is going really good, they are going to be looking at over the next 30 to 60 days, I'm really looking at room 120 to make a proposal to renovate that and make that useable space for them. They had a staff change so that has kind of slowed their progress on that but they should be getting with us within the next 30 to 60 days. That is all I have.
Mr. Brandgard: Very good.
Mr. Carlucci: I was at the Rec Center Sunday, they had a lot of people training for the mini marathon, but they also had the doctors there from IU Health that talked to them. I don't know if Clay has anymore information on it.
Mr. Chafin: On our Mini marathon training program which is every Sunday, each Sunday we have a guest speaker that talks on a different topic and IU Health has sent either doctors, therapists, or rehab therapists or some type of specialist on a number of those days to give a presentation to those runners, so that was probably the gentleman here yesterday, I don't know what the specific topic was, but that is the reason they were there.
Mr. Brandgard: That's good, thank you. Bill do you have anything from the IT world? Lois do you have anything from Billing? Joe, Planning and Zoning?
Mr. James: Good evening, just want to see if you were ok with the clear channel advertisement agreement that was in my report? This was a revised agreement instead of giving us three months; they are going to give us nine days throughout the year.
Mr. Kirchoff: Are you comfortable with it?
Mr. James: Yes.
Mr. Daniel: On the 60 days if they would like to have in advance I assume that is scheduling purposes?
Mr. James: That is correct.
Mr. Daniel: We give it 60 days in advance and we sort of guaranteed that time after that, and then they will have to work it in, is that the way they are treating this?
Mr. James: Yes, thank you.
Ms. Whicker: In the past, have we coordinated this with holidays or pike time, with the opening of the Leisure River?
Mr. James: I think they have used it for opening day of the Splash Island, this year I think they want to use it for the Leisure River opening.
Ms. Whicker: That would be in the next couple of weeks really to get the 60 days in for the opening.
Mr. James: That is correct; I've been exchanging emails with Clay and Tony to make sure that we get it to them in time.
Ms. Whicker: Ok, thank you.
Mr. Brandgard: Jason anything from Public Works?
Mr. J. Castetter: First of all, I have noticed in my monthly report when we talked about the street sign replacement program, I didn't mention when that was starting, so just to give you an idea, that is on the north east part of Town around Allpoints and working their way this way. Also quickly, if you recall last year we briefly talked about the shingles on the salt, you may recall that. Since that time we found out there is a class action law suit on the shingles and we have done all of the proper paperwork, samples that we had to take, (inaudible away from mic). Like I said, we sent in the samples and we got a settlement from the company, I believe it was $5,200.00. At this time to keep the shingles from continuing to fall apart and cause damage to the plywood deck that is underneath, I would like to request of the council an authorization for additional appropriations out of the MVH Fund in order to make these repairs and get that shingle replaced as soon as possible. This was taken late last year, of course it was after the ice storm that we had last year. The conditions of the shingles after last weeks hail storm it looks a little worse.
Ms. Whicker: That is removing those and not just placing over it right?
Mr. J. Castetter: That is removal of the existing shingles.
Mr. Brandgard: Do we know what the price is?
Mr. J. Castetter: I have received quotes last year, so they are 6 months old, probably have to go out for new ones, but between the two quotes between 60 and 80 thousand dollars.
Mr. Gaddie: How old are they?
Mr. J. Castetter: The shingles were 25 year life and we got 10 years out of them. So that is why they accepted this class action law suit, unfortunately we only got $5200.00.
Mr. Kirchoff: Who is the manufacturer?
Mr. J. Castetter: I believe in Wes' report, I believe he gave the funds.
Mr. Bennett: I did, Mr. President and members of the Council, if you decide to move forward with this I would suggest that you approve an additional appropriation for not to exceed $85,000.00 and if you want to proceed, I would suggest allowing Jason to proceed and then I will bring the paperwork that is required at the next Council meeting.
Ms. Whicker: Now at one time you had mentioned depending on the rest of the weather this winter, your capability of storing the salt that you haven't used, where are we at on that?
Mr. J. Castetter: Currently I have started ordering the salt, ordering 200 tons at a time, and hoping it will come in on a weekly basis and I am going to keep shoveling it in there until I can't get it in there anymore. The goal is to get, we have to take at least 80% of 2400 ton, so the goal is to try to get in the existing salt. I've had a couple people offer areas that has some dry storage, we may have to haul in an auger system just as the State does they auger it in even higher than what I can push in with a backhoe or a frontend loader, but that is an option that we have.
Ms. Whicker: You don't think we will need to use it one more time?
Mr. J. Castetter: No, I think we are done, I hope we are done.
Mr. Brandgard: I think this is probably the first time I remember we have had an issue of having too much salt.
Mr. J. Castetter: It is a good problem. It is not like it was a couple of years ago, and hopefully that drives the salt prices down for next year or the year after, I'm sure the salt yards are full as well. Northeast really hasn't experienced winter that is all I have.
Mr. Brandgard: We need a motion to approve the additional appropriation.
Mr. Bennett: We can bring that to the next Council meeting
Mr. Brandgard: We have consent. Tim do you have anything from Engineering?
Mr. Belcher: I have a few things, in my report, and I've gone through this with Robin and Rich, but I want to go through with the full Council on exploring for some more water. I have a very brief power point presentation to help describe this proposed project. Just to give you a rough idea of where our water comes from in Plainfield, the yellow boxes you see there, the upper one on the upper part of that slide is around Swinford and around Anderson and those parks, and you know where the water plants are at, and most of our water comes from that location right now, and down at the southwest, you see the other yellow box, that is land that the Town owns right down near 70 that is near the southwest water plant, about 70% of our water comes from the northern box there and all the wells we have in that area and about 30% comes from the big yellow box at the bottom of the screen there. What we would like to do is to start a program that allows us to look for more water, an additional source, and while we are doing that we want to look at a couple of existing wells that we have and see if we can increase the out put of the wells, at least specifically two wells, one at Franklin and one that is at Anderson Park while we do the other study for more water. This is again blowing up the northern yellow box that we just talked about, the yellow box there being what we already own, almost all of our water comes from, and 70% of our water comes from that location. Last year if you recall when we signed a deal with the Department of Corrections, we acquired what is in the red box there, about 30 acres of land from them and within that box is a water plant that they owned and now is ours, and in August of last year we took ownership of that and a couple of wells already in that location. We also have felt for a long time and this is one of the major value added benefits of that deal with them, is we feel there is more water to be found in that location, and we would like to explore that and this program that is proposed in my report is essentially trying to do that, trying to go to that area as one of the areas to explore for more water. Before I get off of that particular location, another thing that is in this study, is we have also talked about the route out of the back of that facility from a roadway standpoint and we have been working on that, where that roadway goes, it is imperative that we know that and how the well fields will work with that road, so we need to have a certain amount of engineering work done for that roadway at the same time we are doing the well fields study, because when they go in to explore for water it is a progression of tasks that they do in terms of reviewing records and doing test drilling and then actually doing test boring and up to the point that we hopefully find what we hope to find which is a lot of water there. But expansion from a future road is critical for a public well there is certain regulations covering that, so we would like to do them together, coordinate both of those things together, we would come back to you later, this is not a full road design, it is just he idea of getting the alignment and getting some thoughts and options for the Council to consider later, but within the entire price that was in this report and study, that task would be done, so that is how we'd explore the DOC property. The southwest, which you see down here, it is a little tougher to see on this at this size, but the yellow box again, we have already studied that area and we have some wells in that area and as we go to the east, along the creek with our current wells, as we go east we have already found through other exploration that there is really not much depth to the gravel underneath the ground, and that is really what we are looking for is a large depth of gravel and right size gravel to pull water from it. What we would like to do is go sort of north and west along that west fork of White Lick, we already own and you might be able to see, I will point it out, right up here there is a piece of land that was part of Hickory Wood subdivision that the developer donated to the Town years ago when that project was done, we would like to explore that because we already own the property, there is water on it now, but it is surface water, we are obviously going to drill to see if there is water underneath the ground there, and then there is a private land owner that we would have to speak with and see if we could get there permission just across the road from our current water fields and obviously they would control if we have permission to go on there and look for more water, but it is in a floodway area, it is not an area to be developed, it is being farmed, and it is certainly great farmland that we wouldn't disturb that in anyway and we would work with the landowner if they would allow us to do that, but essentially we would like to explore up this west fork in two locations to see if there is additional water in the southwest, because again part of what our goal is here is not just to find additional supply, it is to find additional supply in different places, so we would have redundancy and so we could turn one part of the system off if we need to maintain it and still have plenty of water from another location to serve our customers in the future. I put in my report, it is somewhat amazing we have gone from 5.5 million gallons on a peak day in 2004 to over 7 million almost 8 million gallons per day on a peak day. The peak days are what we have to serve, those are the days when everybody is watering, everybody wants the most water, it is the hardest potential time to do what we need to do, but that is what we are shooting for, we are not in any crisis now, but we don't want to get there, so our request to you is to start that process and move forward to try to find additional sources of water. The program cost for essentially the hydrologist, the engineering coordination, and actually there are two minor capital projects in here, I call them minor but they are really the modernization of the two wells that I spoke about. The one at Franklin Park, it hasn't been utilized for some time, but the shutter screens that are in the bottom of that well and the one at Anderson are essentially no longer in use, they are just eventually clogged, they lose production over time, we would like to change those out, try to change those out. Last year Jason did it, we were successful in another project just like it, and it increased the production substantially from an existing well, so we are investing some of our current assets too, not just looking for new, ultimately we will get two new good existing wells back to higher production and find additional water, but we could then form a contractor to go out and drill wells if we want. I am pretty confident that we are going to find water in that area, I guess I am optimistic about it and hope that we do, and keep ourselves ahead of the curve, and I don't want to mislead you that if we are able to find what we want to find here the next step will be a capital investment on water filtration plants and the other things that we need, an example if Franklin Park turns out to be what we would like, we would probably like to decommission that small plant and bring a line from that plant all the way down to the DOC plant, and if there is water there from that plant over to Anderson, so we would have all of our systems connected together and our operators could bring water from different locations and give them the most flexibility to operate on any peak day that we would see, so there is essentially I think a history of the Town saying that I consider to be ahead of the curve, water waste water, that is where we are at, and what we are asking is for $346,000 is the total program cost of this professional service, is what we are doing here and each step of the way, if we find that there is no water in one location then we don't go further, you don't continue to spend money in an area that you found that you don't want to find, by the same token if we are very lucky on the first test drill, we don't need to do three more, so the cost could be less than that, but we don't know yet, so we have proposed in here, $346,000.00 it is hopefully the maximum that the Council would see if you go forward with this. I think that covers about all of it, road alignment, DOC exploration, the southwest exploration, and taking our existing wells, trying to bring two existing wells up to better standings and back to when they were new basically. With that I would like to answer any questions you might have, and I'd like to get started with this as soon as we can, but whatever time you need to be comfortable with it.
Mr. Brandgard: I think one key piece that you left out; we have the money to do this.
Mr. Belcher: Yes, in the connection fees we have collected from new growth and in the operating fund, it has built cash up that we can pay as we go.
Mr. Kirchoff: The numbers you were giving, 70% is that relatively, currently that is that production, or is that capacity?
Mr. Belcher: That is production.
Mr. Kirchoff: I thought the capacity down south was a little greater than that
Mr. Belcher: Right now the well capacity and the plant capacity is right 2 million gallons per day. We have the ability to expand the southwest plant by 100% to make it 4 million gallons per day if we could find the water to go with that, so chicken or egg, if we find the water then we will come back at some point and we will expand that southwest plant to the next step. Anderson is the same way, we've got Anderson at 4 million gallons, and it can be expanded to 8 million gallons so ideally again if we find the water we think we will find at the DOC property that will probably be the most logical first step for the Town to look at to expand Anderson.
Mr. Kirchoff: That helps, thank you.
Mr. Belcher: A lot of the cost and utilities already paid for in that design of the first project, we have a lot of things done so we won't have that high of a cost on the next expansion.
Mr. Kirchoff: Did you say the gross number is 346?
Mr. Belcher: Yes, $346,000.00.
Mr. Kirchoff: I would move that we authorize the Town Engineer to proceed with water exploration project not to exceed $346,000.00.
Ms. Whicker: Second.
Mr. Brandgard: We have a motion and a second on the floor to approve the Town Engineer's request to start a water exploration study, price of $346,000.00 and that is a not to exceed cost. If there is no further discussion all those in favor signify by aye, opposed, motion carried.
Mr. Belcher: Second item, I've only briefly had a chance to talk to Mel about this but I thought as a topic I will bring it up, and then we can always talk about it later to make a decision. On the landfill project, an option that I have found in the State Codes to deliver a public project we have not used before but it is out there, and it may give us some advantages here, it is called design bill, we essentially have a 100% design completed, after we took the bids and they weren't real successful in getting essentially the experience that we need in the bidder and rejected all bids, some ideas have come up since then about adding a parking lot to that area and hopes of the success of the Leisure River, so there is some logic to maybe to redesigning what we have, so there is a design function that needs to be done, and obviously we still need to build this project, I won't kid you there, it looks like a very complicated process and I am not sure that we can get into it at a certain distance, I might come back to you and say this is not worth it, but in just the basic overview of it so far, it appears to me it might give us some advantages in terms of raising the experience level of a person that will be handing the trash for us, which is critical to me to be done right, and then to give us some flexibility to start soon as we are designing things that we want to add later as parking lots and things like that, so that is as far as I got into it Mel and I don't know if you had a chance to go through it.
Mr. Daniel: A little, we have looked into and the statute, in fact Jim Scwartz and I talked about it today and we are preparing a memorandum because as you know there is a procedure involved in there, there is no question in my mind for the right project that really does represent an opportunity to take advantage of a situation where you have a unique situation and it gets you in a position where you can literally score bids based upon multiple factors and it gets away from just being a cured price and low bid situation, so when the bids come in you set up a scoring process so you can score those and it really does give you some flexibility as far as picking the high score type bid that really is believed under that system to be the best solution on working on that project rather than just the low bid. I think there is a possibility after if the Council decides to use this, and we do go through it I think it is probably one of those things after you do it once then it will become easier the next time, all we have to do is set it up and move forward, this may well be the right first project because it is such a unique project, but then if it works out well, Council may take a look at this more often and use this.
Mr. Belcher: It could be the first or the last, It did seem to have some advantages, and again one of them being time, knowing that we have some design changes we would like to make but yet we would like to get started and get things going, just like tonight, I appreciate the approval of going forward with the clearing part, that is going to be a basic quote, but there are also some down sides, Maybe Mel's memo will point those out to us, but if you are willing to allow us to look into that, I would like to get your consent to look that way and we wouldn't advertise until we got your permission, but I think that is the first step a request for qualification and we go through a whole process, it is just a method I wanted to report to you that we are doing something, we think we found maybe a way to deliver public project that would help us on this.
Mr. Kirchoff: Still a much needed project.
Mr. Brandgard: Do we have consent to move forward?
Mr. Belcher: The last thing is I brought some hardware home the other night for the Town. Rich and I went to the ACEC American Council of Engineering Companies Indiana, at an awards banquet and the US 40 Streetscape project got an award, there were many levels of awards, I think this was the State finalist award, but in my mind any word is a good word, and this was a great project and our engineering company essentially was given some accommodation for that and I would do the same. Maybe this is the first of many awards for this project. The other projects are in this booklet you can look at.
Mr. Brandgard: Thank you. Sorry I wasn't here to attend that, it is always a fun event. Thank you for bringing that back and sharing. Don, do you have anything from Transportation?
Mr. McGillem: Just to update on my report on Stafford Road, I got a call from the contractor this afternoon and they indicated possibly tomorrow afternoon they would get Stafford Road clear for the pavement marking group to come in before they open it up, and I would say if not tomorrow afternoon, I'm sure it will be Wednesday.
Mr. Brandgard: I would have to say that having going by that everyday a couple of times, the bridge deck and encroaches, the surface really looks good.
Mr. McGillem: They completed it which I didn't realize they were going to do; sand blasted the deck and retreated the seals of the deck on the bridge. They have done a pretty good job from what I can see the times that I have gone by and with the weather they have moved fairly quickly on the project.
Mr. Brandgard: And if they do get it open tomorrow that is almost a week early, kudos to them. Ron, do you have anything from HR?
Mr. Lydick: I understand that you received in Chief Russell's report a recommendation for Assistant Chief for the Plainfield Fire Territory, you received some of the qualifications of the person that has been recommended and so on behalf of Chief Russell I would like to recommend that Brent Anderson be appointed the new Assistant Fire Chief for the Plainfield Fire Territory beginning on April 19, 2012 at the rate of $58,000.00 per year. I also want to recommend at the end of the calendar year we will take a look at the progress that he has made over the learning of the job that at that point and time his salary be increased to $60,000.00 plus any cost of living raises, or incentive bonuses
Mr. Kirchoff: I couldn't find the flashpoint study Ron. How does this compare?
Mr. Lydick: I studied and analyzed the flashpoint data that they have given us and the last time they updated figures was in 2010, then they updated figures for 2011 and 2012, so the median salary for the Assistant Fire Chief is $63,790.00, and so he got 58,000.00 salary would be about .9 comp ratio, then if we give Assistant Chief Anderson the additional revenue or income to $60,000.00 then that would raise his comp ratio to .94. I guess I was wrong on the date, it is supposed to be April 2, 2012 for this to take place.
Mr. Brandgard: I will take a motion to approve the recommendation.
Mr. Kirchoff: So move.
Ms. Whicker: Second.
Mr. Brandgard: We have a motion and a second to approve the appointment of Brent Anderson to the Assistant Fire Chief at an annual salary of $58,000.00 which will be reviewed at the end of the year to move to $60,000.00 plus any increases we would have given to employees at that time. If there is no further discussion all those in favor signify by aye, opposed, motion carried, and thank you. Chief, introduce your Assistant Chief.
Mr. Russell: Mr. President I would like to introduce you to Lieutenant Brent Anderson, soon to be Assistant Chief Brent Anderson.
Mr. Anderson: Thank you Chief, Council; I appreciate it and looking forward to working with you guys and exciting times. I truly appreciate it.
Mr. Brandgard: Congratulations, I can rarely guarantee it is going to be exciting times.
Mr. Anderson: Thank you.
Mr. Brandgard: Did I catch all of the staff?
Mr. Brandgard: Move to old business.
Mr. Brandgard: New business? I have one piece of new business; I will put it under new business. I had a call a week or so ago from Jim Lautenschlager at Church of Christ asking us to take a look at the storm water fees relative to the churches here in Town, apparently they are having a difficulty with the funding, but I told them I didn't think we will change but I would bring it to the Council and we can take a look at it and come back with a report at another date. I just wanted to make sure it was out there.
Ms. Whicker: We don't have any other special considerations for other property owners?
Mr. Kirchoff: It is pretty much by the book isn't it?
Mr. Brandgard: Pretty much across the board.
Mr. Kirchoff: I know the first institute we had a few of those if we went back and recalculated, did we have anything in recent years, what has it been three or four years?
Mr. Belcher: Since '07 I think, we entered in fall of '07 and we had a $2.00 and then we went to $4.00, and January and February there is a two phasing thing, since that initial educational phase when people would get those bills, we had to go through a lot of calls, we explained what it was for and we really hadn't had any calls, that I have had anyway for some time, but we have had to go back and correct the square footage of something like that and we checked and made sure it is correct and that kind of thing.
Mr. Brandgard: Thank you.
Mr. Brandgard: We have one ordinance for its first reading this evening. It is ordinance number 02-2012: Hendricks County Communication Center Probationary Employee Pay Policy. I will entertain a motion to approve its first reading.
Mr. Kirchoff: So move.
Mr. Gaddie: Second.
Mr. Brandgard: We have a motion and a second to approve the first reading of ordinance number 02-2012: Hendricks County Communication Center Probationary Employee Pay Policy. If there is no further discussion roll call vote please.
Ms. Whicker- yes
Mr. Gaddie- yes
Mr. Kirchoff- yes
Mr. Brandgard- yes
First reading of Plainfield Town Council ordinance number 02-2012 is approved.
Mr. Brandgard: Thank you.
Mr. Brandgard: Is there anything else that needs to come before the Council this evening? If not, I entertain a motion to sign the documents requiring signature and adjourn.
Mr. Kirchoff: So move.
Mr. Gaddie: Second.
Mr. Brandgard: All those in favor signify by aye, opposed, motion carried, and thank you.