The Plainfield Town Council met on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 for a special meeting. In attendance were Mr. Brandgard, Mr. Fivecoat, Mr. Gaddie, Mr. Kirchoff and Mr. McPhail.
Mr. Brandgard said the reason for this special meeting is to discuss the Town’s acquisition of the Belleville’s Conservancy District. I will now open the meeting.
Mr. Daniel said I will report on our progress and timing. In an effort to meet Belleville’s schedule we have an annual meeting set for Thursday. In an effort to see if we could get something accomplished before Thursday, we met with Mr. Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker and I and Mr. Bob Glennon and Mr. Don Lawson with Commonwealth Engineering met yesterday morning at 9:00 and we met with IDEM at 10:30. We had what I considered to be a good meeting with IDEM. Today IDEM faxed me a letter setting out their position on the situation. And probably I will make that letter a part of the record today as well as the letter that I sent to Belleville on March 15 and a letter that I got from Mark Stanifer was faxed and it has the faxed cover sheet on it showing that I got it today. The important thing that came out of that meeting I think is to the extent the Town had some concern about the prior relationship with IDEM and the Belleville Conservancy District. They indicated that they will be closing, if the Town and Belleville goes through with their purchase, their file that they had opened on this matter on Belleville and will work directly with the Town thereafter. So, to the extent if the Town is ready to go forward with the acquisition and you decide that tonight, Mr. Glennon can report that to Belleville on Thursday and they can take what action they deem is necessary on Thursday. If you have any questions, I will be glad to answer them. Mr. Whitaker is here tonight if you have any engineering questions.
Mr. Brandgard said I think the key on this is it does fit into the master plan of the Town relative to the waste treatment. We do have the new plant and it was designed to accept sewage down on the west fork of White Lick. That fits with what we are dealing with here so I think this is a good proposition to move forward. It would certainly work for the Town and certainly help the citizens of the Belleville Conservancy District.
Mr. McPhail said it also supports the master plan adopted by Hendricks County in 1993. It identifies that location as being the regional plant. That was determined in 1993. Certainly the Town of Plainfield has been consistent in their plans in following the County master plan.
Mr. Kirchoff made a motion to approve the purchase of the assets of the Belleville Conservancy District in accordance with the terms set forth on the term sheet dated February 2, 2004 subject to any modification determined necessary by Plainfield or Belleville. That our attorney be authorized to prepare any documents necessary to complete the purchase. And that we authorize Council member Dan Fivecoat to sign any documents necessary to complete the purchase. Second by Mr. McPhail. Roll call vote called.
Mr. Fivecoat – yes
Mr. McPhail – yes
Mr. Kirchoff – yes
Mr. Gabbie – yes
Mr. Brandgard – yes
5-ayes, 0-opposed, 0-absent. Motion carried.
Mr. Kirchoff made a motion to adjourn. Second by Mr. McPhail. Motion carried.
Robin G. Brandgard, President