Fillmore council passes set of new ordinances
FILLMORE -- The Fillmore Council mainly addressed old business with adopting three new local ordinances during its regular session held last Thursday evening.
The first was Ordinance 2020-2, which sets regulations for the use of credit cards by town officials. They would hold funds to be used for necessary charges and travel expenses, as long as per diems are not exceeded.
The ordinance also stipulates documentation of these expenses.
The second was Ordinance 2020-3, which was for establishing a policy on materiality. This calls for the clerk-treasurer and town officials to report “noteworthy” items to the State Board of Accounts (SBOA).
This also includes “irregular” variances, losses or thefts of $250, which must be reported immediately.
The last approval was for Ordinance 2020-4, which outlines local expectations and procedures for water bill adjustment requests. It sets out that water customers must provide documentation for leaks, as well as how water meters may be replaced.
In other business:
• The council held its first reading for a resolution about the transfer of funds from the town’s motor vehicle highway (MVH) fund to a restricted MVH sub-fund. The resolution stated that transfers were not to exceed $31,000.
• Town Marshal Darrel Bunten said he had visited two properties on Main Street needing to be cleaned up. The first had high weeds and grass, and he said a formal letter had to be submitted to the owner. Bunten said he had posted a written warning on the second, but that the owner cited old age for slow progress.
Clerk-Treasurer Jayna Haldeman, Utilities Operator Joe Cash and Town Attorney Jeff Boggess were not present at Thursday’s meeting.
The next regular meeting of the Fillmore Town Council is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Fillmore Town Hall.