Town tables utility bill issue, searches for deal

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Town Council voted to table consideration of Ordinance 2016-18, which concerns placing utility bills in the landlord or property ownerís name, during its Nov. 1 regular meeting.

A committee of landlords headed by Vice President Don Sublett is expected to come to a compromise between property owners and the utility office. The motion was made by President Coweta Patton, seconded by Larry Fidler and approved unanimously.

In other developments:

-- Animal Control: The council approved appointing Interim Marshal Charlie Hallam to serve as a representative on the Putnam County Animal Care and Control Advisory Board.

-- Claims: The council approved claims at a total of $148,610.58, a decrease from last month of $167,870.85 and of $146,956.45 from the yearís average.

-- Louís Diner: Building Inspector Mark Cassida reported that Louís Diner, currently located at the Mill Grove Gas Station, has bought Pizza, Spuds and Sticks and will open there before Thanksgiving.

-- Ordinance 2016-19: The council voted to table consideration of Ordinance 2016-19, which clarifies Ordinance 2014-17, so a better understanding of both ordinances could be reached.

The motion was made by Fidler, seconded by Gary Bennington and approved unanimously.

-- Ordinance 2016-16: The council passed Ordinance 2016-16, which increases credit card convenience fees to cover merchant fees, in a 4-1 vote with Gary Bennington opposing.

The motion was made by Fidler and seconded by Vice President Sublett. The new fees are: $3 for bills of $0 - $100; $4 for bills of $101 - $150; and $5 for bills of $151 - $200.

-- Resolution 2016-17: Town Manager Wayne Galloway reported that the Redevelopment Commission passed Resolution 2016-17, which authorized the execution of lease between the Redevelopment Authority and the Redevelopment Commission for the construction of Star Dust Road.

-- Revitalization Planning Grant: Kristy Jerrrel of Jerrell Consulting announced that Cloverdale had been approved for the Revitalization Planning Grant in the amount of $40,000.

The council approved her contract, which amounts to $4,000, as well as a match payment of $4,000 to be paid out of the cumulative capital fund. The council also approved a contract in the amount of $36,000 with R & B Architects so long as funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (IOCRA) are released.

The Cloverdale Town Council will have special meeting Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Cloverdale Town Hall.

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  • "A committee of landlords headed by Vice President Don Sublett is expected to come to a compromise between property owners and the utility office."

    So Don Sublett, being a landlord himself, is heading this committee. Hmmmmmmmmm

    Who will Sublett be representing himself as a landlord or as Vice President of the Town Council?

    -- Posted by Bless Your Heart on Thu, Nov 17, 2016, at 1:11 PM
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