Fillmore council approves water fund resolution, asset program

Monday, May 10, 2021

FILLMORE — How to keep track of the town’s funds going forward, as well as saving for future improvements, were what the Fillmore Town Council focused on during its regular meeting Thursday evening.

The council adopted Resolution 2021-1, which provides for the transfer of overage from fully funded reserve funds to two new water and sewer depreciation funds.

Clerk-Treasurer Jayna Haldeman explained that these new depreciation funds were like savings accounts, in which this money could be used for related projects in the future. She added that the town’s sewer and water bonds had been fully funded.

The council also approved a request to purchase a program to keep better tabs on the town’s assets. Trusty said that the state had been urging the town to put in place a plan for tracking what it owns.

Haldeman said the program, which would sync with the Keystone payroll one the town already has, would be used to create a capital assets plan, categorize inventory and monitor insurance premiums.

The purchase for the program was $2,400. A yearly renewal of $500 to maintain the license will also be required.

In other business:

• The council announced that the rain date for Fillmore’s annual clean-up day would be Saturday, May 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The official date remains Saturday, May 15 with the same timeframe.

• The council conducted the first reading for Ordinance 2021-2, which would allow the clerk-treasurer to begin making monthly $500 transfers to water and sewer.

• The council passed Ordinance 2021-1 establishing a fund to monitor monies through the American Rescue Plan Act. Fillmore will receive $110,000, which the ordinance states will be used exclusively for improvements to water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.

Council President Meredith Trusty made a motion, which was passed, to set aside rules of order so the ordinance could be adopted after the first reading.

Joining Trusty, Haldeman and Councilman Jerry Huff were Town Attorney Jeff Boggess, Town Marshal Darrel Bunten, Terry Wood of the Fillmore Community Volunteer Fire Department and Utilities Operator Joe Cash. Councilman C.J. Huller was absent.

The next regular meeting of the Fillmore Town Council is scheduled for Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at the Fillmore Town Hall.

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    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Tue, May 11, 2021, at 8:21 AM
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