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May 18, 2011 Regular Parks and Rec Meetin

May 18, 2011

The May 18, 2011 board meeting of the Santa Claus Park & Recreation Dept. was called to order at 6:00pm.  Board members:  Todd Grundhoefer, Joe Asbury, April Susnjara, Alan Masterson and Lisa O’Brien were in attendance.

Board approved the April meeting minutes.

Board approved all vouchers.

Community Center:  No new business

Yellig Park:

Board approved material costs for the volleyball court.  The court is lighted and nearly complete thanks to the young men that donated their time to build it.  The sand volleyball court can be reserve only by groups that have paid the user fee.  If it is not reserved, then it is open for all to enjoy.

The concrete work is complete by the shelter house and volleyball court.

Board approved a daily usage fee of $25 for groups that have proof of insurance and would like to utilize the fields.  These groups may only use the fields if they are not being used by a regular league.

Board approved $4000 for the payment of the boat playground structure after is has been delivered and installed.  Funds from the county will be used to pay for $3000 of this structure.

Board approved the lowest quote of $8500 to install a fence around the playground equipment.  This will help to prevent children from running in the parking lot.

Lisa O’Brien will speak with the Town Council about possibly updating/replacing our roadside sign.

Other business:  None

This meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm.

May 9, 2011 Regular Town Council Meeting

May 9, 2011

The Santa Claus Town Council met in regular session on May 9, 2011 at the Town Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Ron Smith at 5:30 P.M.   Christensen announced that the meeting was being recorded

Present:  Ron Smith, Kevin Burke and Elmer Dilger

Absent:  Dennis Della Morta and Michael Johannes

Also present were Town Attorney, Kevin Patmore; Clerk-Treasurer, Kim Christensen; and Utilities Superintendent, Russ Luthy.

MINUTES: 

Dilger moved to approve the April 11, 2011 regular session minutes and April 15, 2011 special session minutes as submitted.  Burke seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Dilger

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR: 

No business to come before the Council.

PARKS & RECREATION/COMMUNITY CENTER:

O’Brien stated that everything was up and running at Yellig Park.  Baseball, softball and soccer have started.  Need to install the light pole at the volleyball court.  Will be purchasing more playground equipment with the money from the County.  Will be converting the pony league field to a Babe Ruth field.  Have put up a new Jay Cutler sign.

Everything is going good at the Community Center.

PLANNING AND ZONING:

Monthly Report:  P. Brown presented his monthly report to the Council.

There was discussion concerning property that had been broken into.  P. Brown was asked to send a letter to the property owner and ask that the premises be secured.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

J. Brown informed the Council that Faulkenburg was doing well at the Academy and that Dunsworth had started working for the Town part time on Saturday.  Would be applying for the COPS grant again.

STREET DEPARTMENT:

Luthy stated that he did not have the new crack seal quotes, but would have it for the next meeting.

WASTEWATER:

PMR:  Luthy presented his monthly report to the Council.

WATER PLANT:

Luthy stated that there had been a lightening strike at the water tower and the antennae had to be replaced.

INDUSTRIAL PARK:

No business to come before the Council.

TOWN ATTORNEY:

Ordinance 2011-03:  Patmore presented Ordinance 2011-03, which makes changes to the zoning and subdivision control ordinance.  Patmore reviewed the changes that were reflected in the Ordinance.  Dilger moved to approve and adopt with the second reading Ordinance 2011-03, an ordinance amending Town of Santa Claus, Indiana zoning and subdivision control ordinance.  Burke seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Dilger

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

Patmore stated that he would have an ordinance amendment for the next meeting concerning stray animals.  He informed the Council that Dilger and himself had gone to Vincennes to a meeting regarding funding for the trail from Yellig Park to the entrance of Christmas Lake Village.  There are 3.7 million projects submitted with 1.125 million available.  The project could be segmented.

He said that he would publish for a public hearing next month for the street vacation requested by Koch Development and the lateral inspection/utility deposit ordinance.

Burke mentioned that he had been asked by several Santa Claus businesses about the refund of the deposits that had been spoken about at the October 2010 meeting.  The Council will address this issue with the new ordinance regarding lateral inspection and utility deposits.  Christensen mentioned that there are some businesses that have not met the 5 year on time pay that is required to receive the deposit refund.

CLERK-TREASURER:

Nationwide Retirement:  Christensen stated that at the last meeting she had provided the Council with documents requiring signatures concerning the Town’s previous deferred compensation provider.  The Town Attorney had been asked to review the documents and give his recommendation.  Patmore stated that he didn’t think the Council wanted to pay him to do a line by line comparison, but that this is being requested because of Federal regulation changes.  He recommended that the documents be signed.  Burke moved to authorize the Council President to sign the required documents regarding the deferred compensation.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Dilger

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Computer quotes:  Hagedorn had received quotes from three companies for an apple computer: Apple Store – $1,567.95; Buy.com – $1,608.11 and Best Buy – $1,795.95.  The Council questioned getting an apple computer.  Hagedorn stated that he felt that they were prone to fewer viruses.  There was discussion concerning trying to stay with the

same type of computer as the rest of the departments.  Smith moved to approve up to $1,600.00 for a computer.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Dilger

Nays:  Burke

Motion carried.

Fire station:  Hagedorn stated that he had supplied the engineers with additional information regarding the new fire station.  There will be a meeting to review the changes and hopefully will then be ready to bid the project.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Council, voucher were approve and signed.  Dilger moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:18 p.m.  Burke seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Dilger

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

April 15, 2011 Special Town Council Meeting

April 15, 2011

The Santa Claus Town Council met in special session on April 15, 2011 at the Town Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Ron Smith at 7:30 a.m.

Present:  Ron Smith, Kevin Burke, Elmer Dilger, Michael Johannes

Absent:  Dennis Della Morta

Utilities Superintendent, Russ Luthy and Clerk-Treasurer, Kim Christensen were also present.

Quotes had been received for the closed cell foam for the eight figurines: Superior Insulation – $1,150.00, Kretsinger Investments – $1,920.00.  Johannes moved to accept the quote from Superior Insulation for $1,150.00.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

Quotes had been received for the four welcome signs: Hanks Sign Shop – $2,800.00 (dimensional routed), Hanks Sign Shop – $1,600.00 (sign boards), Husk Companies – $7,000.00 (carved sign with dimensional letters), Husk Companies – $7,400.00 (illuminated sign).  Dilger moved to accept the quote from Hanks Sign Shop for $2,800.00.  Johannes seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

Quotes had been received for the clear coating of the figurines: Robin’s Body Shop – $800.00, Stein’s Garage – $530.00, Jaws Collision Center – $960.00.  Johannes moved to accept the quote from Stein’s Garage for $530.00.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Dilger, Joahnnes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

With no further business to come before the Council, Johannes moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 a.m.  Burke seconded the motion.

April 12, 2011 Regular Water Board Meeting

April 12, 2011

The Santa Claus Waterworks Board met in regular session April 12, 2011 at the Town Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Scot Elliott at 6:00 p.m.  Christensen announced that the meeting was being recorded.

Present:  Scot Elliott, Frank Fowler, Mike Kamp, Steve Leibering

Absent:  Marvin Leibering

Also present were Town Attorney, Kevin Patmore; Utilities Superintendent, Russ Luthy and Clerk-Treasurer, Kim Christensen.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Fowler moved to approve the minutes for the March 15, 2011 regular session as presented.  S. Leibering seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Elliott, Fowler, Kamp, S. Leibering

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR:

No comments from the floor.

BUSINESS:

Water Project Update:  Dave Eberenz and Matt Robinson, Capitol Engineering, were present to update the Board on the water project.  There is a wash out area relating to the water line that is a warranty item.  Luthy has sent a list of warranty items to Grave Plumbing that will need to be addressed.  IDEM has approved the delineation section of the Town’s Phase I Wellhead Protection Plan.  Eberenz felt that the remainder of the plan should be ready for submission in a couple of weeks.

SRF survey:  Luthy explained that the Town was one of the municipalities selected by SRF to submit survey results.  He has been working on the information for submission.

H.J. Umbaugh:  Christensen stated that the Town had received a letter from H.J. Umbaugh concerning Arbitrage Rebate Services for the Waterworks Revenue Bonds of 2008.  Because the bond issuance was over $5,000,000 the Town is required by the IRS to have this performed.  The Board instructed the Town Attorney to review the information and report back at the next Board meeting.

VOUCHERS AND ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Board, vouchers were signed and Fowler moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 P.M.  S. Leibering seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Elliott, Fowler, Kamp, S. Leibering

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

April 11, 2011 Regular Town Council Meeting

April 11, 2011

The Santa Claus Town Council met in regular session on April 11, 2011 at the Town Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Ron Smith at 5:30 P.M.   Christensen announced that the meeting was being recorded

Present:  Ron Smith, Kevin Burke, Dennis Della Morta, Elmer Dilger, Michael Johannes

Also present were Town Attorney, Kevin Patmore; Clerk-Treasurer, Kim Christensen; and Utilities Superintendent, Russ Luthy.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Dilger moved to cancel the public hearing and stop the annexation process.  Johannes seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

MINUTES: 

Dilger moved to approve the March 14, 2011 regular session minutes as submitted.  Johannes seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR: 

Kimball Furniture Group:  Christensen stated that Compliance With Statement of Benefit forms had been received from Kimball International concerning Kimball Furniture Group.  One was for the Air Flow Halogen Finishing System the other is for the Ultra-Violet Line Equipment.  After review Johannes moved to find Kimball International in substantial compliance.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Abstained:  Burke

Motion carried.

PARKS & RECREATION/COMMUNITY CENTER:

No business to come before the Council.

PLANNING AND ZONING:

Unsafe Premise:  P. Brown stated that the required repairs had been completed on the property at Melchoir Dr.

Monthly Report:  P. Brown presented his monthly report to the Council.

Patmore stated that the final plat for “The View” had been approved by the Advisory Plan Commission.  Christensen asked the Council’s for authorization to sign the document.  Della Morta moved to authorize the Clerk Treasurer to sign the final plan.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Abstained:  Smith

Motion carried.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

J. Brown informed the Council that Faulkenburg had started at the Academy.  Boone is doing a great job as a reserve.  Burke asked if the reserves were scheduled.  J. Brown explained that they come in and work when they can since they have regular jobs.  Burke asked if the speed sign would be used on a weekly basis depending on traffic flow.  J. Brown stated that he and Dilger had been discussing this.

STREET DEPARTMENT:

Crack Sealing Quote:  Luthy stated that he had requested quotes for crack sealing from three companies and had only received one.  The Council asked Luthy to request quotes again for the May meeting.

Della Morta asked about the Town doing the work itself.  Luthy stated that he was looking into it.

WASTEWATER:

Ordinance 2011-02:  Patmore presented Ordinance 2011-02, which makes changes to the sewer and water ordinance.  Patmore reviewed the changes that were reflected in the Ordinance.  Luthy asked that within “Equipment Rental” “by utility companies” be changes to “by others”.  Johannes moved to approve the first reading of Ordinance   2011-02, an ordinance amending Chapter 10.04 and 10.16 of the municipal code of the Town of Santa Claus, Indiana concerning lateral inspections; water and wastewater deposits, and other changes to utility code sections.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

A public hearing concerning Ordinance 2011-02 was set for May 9, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.

PMR:  Luthy presented his monthly report to the Council.

WATER PLANT:

Luthy informed the Council that the water plant was running fine.  Holiday World has started filling.  Trying to find a balance on the softness issue and the taste and smell.  Della Morta asked if the Town was able to control only getting the contract amount from Patoka.  Luthy explained that there was an auto controller to regulate this and the bugs are still being worked out on this.

Burke asked about the old water tower.  Patmore stated that it was his understanding that it would be taken down this month.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Fire Station:  Hagedorn stated that he had meet with Terry Hartwig and the architectural drawing should be done this week.  After discussion Della Morta moved to instruct the Town Attorney to shop for bond counsel, proceed with $600,000.00 as the amount to use for bond issuance and check on the wage scale procedure.  Johannes seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

INDUSTRIAL PARK:

No business to come before the Council.

TOWN ATTORNEY:

Welcome signs:  Patmore explained that the easement from Phil Koch and the Santa Claus United Methodist Church have not been signed.  Smith asked that a special session be scheduled to approve quotes for the signs, foam filling and clearcoat of the Santa and Tree.  A special session was scheduled for Friday, April 15th at 7:30 a.m.

Ordinance 2011-03:  Patmore presented Ordinance 2011-03, which makes changes to the zoning and subdivision control ordinance.  Patmore reviewed the changes that were reflected in the Ordinance.  Johannes moved to approve the first reading of Ordinance   2011-03, an ordinance amending Tow of Santa Claus, Indiana zoning and subdivision control ordinance.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

Sarbanes grant:  Patmore stated that he had received an agreement for services from Midwestern Engineers, Inc. for a lump sum of $1,500.00 for engineering services related to the filing of a grant application for a multi-purpose trail connecting the Town of Santa Claus with the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Park.  Johannes moved to approve the agreement of services and expenditure of $1,500.00.  Burke seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

Patmore stated that he had letters for the Council President to sign requesting local financial support for the project if the Council so approved.  The Council felt this was a good idea.

Group IV Funding:  Patmore stated that this application is due by May 20th and with the Council’s permission he would pursue the funding.  The Council asked that the Town Attorney continue with the application process.

TE Application:  Patmore sated that this application is still pending.

Traffic Analysis Proposal:  Patmore stated that a proposal had been received from American Structurepoint, Inc. for a traffic operations analysis, for the proposed extension of Kaspar Drive, at a cost of $4,200.00.  Johannes moved to accept the traffic operations analysis proposal from Amiercan Structurepoint, Inc. at a cost of $4,200.00.  Burke seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

CLERK-TREASURER:

Nationwide Retirement:  Christensen stated that she had received documents requiring signatures from the Town’s previous deferred compensation provider.  Even though the Town no longer submits money to the company there are still employees that have money within the account.  Christensen gave copies to each of the Council members and asked that they review it before the May meeting and make a decision then as far as signing of the documents or not.  The Council asked the Town Attorney to review the documents and give his recommendation.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Town Hall lighting:  The Town had requested quotes from three providers for lighting supplies to replace the lighting in the conference room and entryway.  Two providers had submitted quotes:  Tri-State Lighting, $5,068.60 and Illuminating Expressions, $3,524.00.  Luthy stated that he had reviewed the quotes and felt that Illuminating Expressions had submitted a fair quote.  Della Morta moved to accept the quote for lighting supplies from Illuminating Expressions for $3,524.00.  Johannes seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Council, voucher were approve and signed.  Johannes moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

April 6, 2011 Special Parks and Rec Meeting

April 6, 2011

The April 6, 2011 board meeting of the Santa Claus Park & Recreation Dept. was called to order at 6:00pm.  Board members:  Todd Grundhoefer, April Susnjara, Alan Masterson and Lisa O’Brien were in attendance.  Lisa Gehlhausen from Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission was present.

Lisa Gehlhausen presented the new modified 5 year plan that included recommendations from the state.  Board approved and adopted version 2011-2 Master Plan.

This meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm.

March 23, 2011 Regular Parks and Rec Meeting

March 23, 2011

The March 23, 2011 board meeting of the Santa Claus Park & Recreation Dept. was called to order at 6:00 pm.  Board members:  Todd Grundhoefer, Joe Asbury, April Susnjara and Lisa O’Brien were in attedance.

Board approved the February meeting minutes.

Board approved all vouchers.

Community Center:

Lisa O’Brien reports that Mary Beth Leibring has been hired as Y Wee Care’s new director.  Mary Beth has requested that we consider purchasing covers for the smoke detectors in the gym.  This would allow the children to use balls in the gym.  Board requested that Lisa contact Weyer for a quote.

Yellig Park:

Lisa O’Brien reports that the baseball/softball schedule has been developed.  The park will be used up to 6 days/week for games.  Kyle Lambeck accepted the position to prepare fields for $150/week.  Kyle is also doing his internship with the park this summer.

Board agreed to waive the pony league rental fee for this summer.  Pony league is in the process to converting to a Babe Ruth league.  They will only use the park field for practice.  They will not be playing games this season.  Board will consider making adjustments to the Pony field to make it meet criteria for Babe Ruth.

Board approved the purchase of a sign recognizing Jay Cutler as a donor to the park.  The previous banner was stolen last fall.  These signs will be secured to the fence so that they will be very difficult to remove.  The cost of the sign will be $500.

Board will request funds from the county to provide more playground equipment to the park.

Other business:  None

This meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.

 

March 15, 2011 Regular Water Board Meeting

March 15, 2011

The Waterworks Board met in regular session on March 15, 2011 at the Town Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Scot Elliott at 6:00 P.M.

Present:  Scot Elliott, Steve Leibering and Frank Fowler

Absent:   Marvin Leibering and Mike Kamp

Also present were Town Attorney, Kevin Patmore and Deputy Clerk, Carol Severson.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Leibering moved to approve the minutes for the February 15, 2011 regular session.  Fowler seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Elliott, Leibering, Fowler

Motion carried.

COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR:

No business to come before the Board.

BUSINESS:

Water project update:  Matt Robinson, Capitol Engineering, reviewed his pass-out item by item.  Elliott inquired about the electric bill to run the plant as it seemed high.  Dave Eberenz suggested running the system for a while and then addressing questions.  Elliott reviewed the hand-out regarding Patoka versus the plant production that had been prepared by Kim Christensen and Russ Luthy.

UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT:

No business to come before the Board.

TOWN ATTORNEY:

No business to come before the Board.

CLERK-TREASURER:

No business to come before the Board.

VOUCHERS AND ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Board, vouchers were signed and Elliott moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:14 P.M.  S. Leibering seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Elliott, Fowler, Leibering

Motion carried.

March 14, 2011 Regular Town Council Meeting

March 14, 2011

The Santa Claus Town Council met in regular session on March 14, 2011 at the Town Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Ron Smith at 5:30 P.M.

Present:  Ron Smith, Kevin Burke, Dennis Della Morta, Elmer Dilger and Michael          Johannes.

Also present were Town Attorney, Kevin Patmore and Deputy Clerk, Carol Severson.

MINUTES:

Burke advised he had sent Christensen comment regarding a gap in the February 16, 2011 minutes; one of the sentences did not flow; he reviewed the minutes but could not locate the sentence.   Johannes moved to table approving the minutes to the February meetings.  Dilger seconded the motion.  Burke then found the problem; a sentence was not finished regarding the vacating of property.  Johannes withdrew his motion.  Dilger withdrew his second.  Patmore stated that need to just add “Town of Santa Claus” under  vacation of property, first paragraph.  Dilger moved to approve the minutes of February 16, 2011 as amended and February 21, 2011 as presented.  Johannes seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

COMMUNITY CENTER:

Lisa O’Brien advised the floors had been redone and the kitchen professionally cleaned.  Y Wee Care has hired a new Director.

PARKS AND RECREATION:

The water will be turned on this week.  The leagues will start the beginning of April.  As of this time there are no tournaments scheduled for the coming summer.   O’Brien requested the speed sign be placed at the park during the season.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT:

Monthly Report:  Phil Brown provided his monthly report to the council.

Unsafe Premise:  Kevin Patmore advised he had sent Harpenau a note and also called the bank.  Everything was done, except the garage. Harpenau is waiting on the contractor to schedule the garage demolition and build a deck.  P. Brown was authorized to go inside the house to make an inspection without police escort.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Vehicle Repair:  Joey Brown stated that the 2004 Impala needed an additional part that was not included in the quote, for an additional charge of $179.89.  Even with the additional part they were still lower than the other quotes.  Burke moved to approve the additional cost of $179.89 to fix the vehicle.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

Reserve Officer:  J. Brown advised he would like to keep Michael Johannes on as a reserve police officer beyond the three months originally authorized.  Della Morta moved to approve Michael Johannes to continue as a reserve officer for the Town of Santa Claus.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta and Dilger

Abstained:  Johannes

Motion carried.

Part Time Officers:  J. Brown advised that Jason Dunsworth’s application was the only one received.  He has received approval from the merit board to work for Santa Claus.  He would like to start Dunsworth at the end of April or May, when James Faulkenburg goes to the Academy, at $15.00 per hour, which is in the budget.  Burke moved to approve the hiring of Jason Dunsworth part-time for the summer months at $15.00 per hour for 20 hours a week maximum.  Johannes seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Fire Station Update:  Ed Hagedorn gave an update on the new fire department and advised the drawings would be completed next week; he will email the Council when they are in.

Hagedorn advised there are four new members of the department, two of whom are almost finished with their training.  The other two will be taking classes in April in Jasper.  This brings the total in the department to 20 people.

STREET DEPARTMENT:

No business.

WASTEWATER:

PMR Report:  Luthy was absent; however, his monthly report was provided for the Council.

Sewer Ordinance changes:  Patmore stated that this was not ready for review yet.

Sewer Rehabilitation Quotes:  Smith opened the only quote received for the Lift Station #24 rehabilitation – Shelton Excavating, Inc., $2,800.00.  Johannes moved to approve the $2,800.00 quote from Shelton Excavating, Inc., upon Russ Luthy’s review and approval.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

WATER:

Smith advised the plant is “running in the right direction”.

INDUSTRIAL PARK:

No business.

TOWN ATTORNEY:

County Lots:  Patmore advised there was nothing to report on the county lots.

Kaspar Drive :  Have the contract from Midwestern Engineers, which the Town Council had already approved the Council President to sign.

Trails:  Patmore reported on the trail and TE Funding.  There are other options if there isn’t any TE Funding available.  He went on to explain that Group 4 Funding would be open on Friday and he will submit a request for this, but the monies won’t be available until 2014.  Johannes moved to authorize Kevin Patmore to proceed with applying for the Group 4 Funding.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

CLERK TREASURER:

Bond Payoff:  Smith explained the Wastewater Bond payoff of Loan #08.  Johannes moved to approve the early pay off on the Wastewater Bond Loan #08 for $67,094.13.  Della Morta seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

Lawn Treatment Proposals:  Smith reviewed the lawn treatment quote from Voges Lawn Service of $425 for five applications at Town Hall.  Dilger moved to approve five treatments for $425 from Voges Lawn Service.  Johannes seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

Felt that the Town Hall lawn needed to be kept cut.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Sign Base Quote:  Smith stated that one quote had been received in November 2010 for the sign bases, which was then tabled.  Smith stated the quote was from Masons-N-More, at a cost of $2,385.00 per base per unit, for a total of $9,540.00 for the four bases.   The easements are not back from the property owners.  Sign specifications have been given to two individuals and they are to return those to the Clerk-Treasurer for the April meeting.  Della Morta moved to approve the quote from Masons-N-More for the sign bases for a total not to exceed $10,000.00, contingent on easements.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

Smith opened the one bid received for the Town Hall lighting from Illuminating Expressions for $3,770.68.  Smith advised there was another quote, from Tri-State Lighting, somewhere.  Smith moved to table the Town Hall lighting until the next meeting.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried

VOUCHERS AND ADJOURNMENT:

With no further business to come before the Council, vouchers were signed and Johannes moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 P.M.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Motion carried.

February 23, 2011 Regular Parks and Rec Meeting

February 23, 2011

The February 23, 2011 board meeting of the Santa Claus Park & Recreation Dept. was called to order at 6:00pm.  Board members:  Todd Grundhoefer, Joe Asbury, April Susnjara, Alan Masterson, and Lisa O’Brien were in attendance.

Board approved the January meeting minutes.

Board approved all vouchers.

Community Center:

Lisa O’Brien reports that Y Wee Care is currently seeking a new director.

Yellig Park:

Lisa O’Brien reports that she has found a college student that is seeking an internship at the park this summer.  This individual may be interested in the part time park position.

Lisa O’Brien reports that baseball/softball leagues have started preparation for the spring season.

Other Business:  None

This meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.