The Jamestown Town Council met for the Regular Council meeting on April 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Jamestown Municipal Building, 421 East Main Street, Jamestown. Council members attending were: Shane Childress, Chassity Hawkins and John Fultz. Others attending were: Katie Conyer, Aaron Clapp, Bobby Taylor, Jim Brown, Nancy Rice, Dave and Brenda Phelps, Tina Pennington, Jennifer McCarter-Fultz, Jack Lane, Lance Newton, Prudence Gossa, Kevin Hoskins and Mary Zigler.
The meeting was opened at 7:00 PM.
Member Fultz made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2017 Regular Meeting. Member Hawkins seconded and all voted aye.
Member Fultz made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 17, 2017 Special Meeting and Member Hawkins seconded. All voted aye.
The Town Council approved the April 2017 docket.
Supt. Bobby Taylor gave is his report. He met with the surveyors with HWC Engineering to look at stormwater issues in town. A public meeting will be held soon so that HWC can present findings for the stormwater utility plan. Hydrant flushing will start the second week of May. There were three power outages in March. One due to lightning strike and two trees down. All were fixed timely and appropriately. Two more water meters were changed and they will be working hard on those in the coming weeks to get them done. They will also be doing some tree trimming. Bobby also presented a quote from Leary Construction to do maintenance on the inside of the Elm Street Water Tower in the amount of $39,900.00. Member Childress made a motion to accept the quote and get the work scheduled. Member Fultz seconded and all voted aye.
Resolution 2017-5 regarding additional appropriations was read. Member Fultz made a motion to approve and Member Hawkins seconded. All voted aye.
Ordinance 2017-3 Amending the 2017 Salary Ordinance was read. Member Fultz made a motion to approve and Member Hawkins seconded. All voted aye.
The 2nd Quarter Tracking Factor was read. Member Fultz made a motion to approve and Member Hawkins seconded. All voted aye.
Resolution 2017-6 regarding hourly rates for outside services rendered was read. Member Fultz made a motion approve and Member Hawkins seconded. All voted aye.
Dave Phelps had nothing to report for the Jamestown Community Partnership.
Jim Brown reported for the Park Board. They are currently working to update the 5-year Park Plan to submit to the Department of Natural Resources. They have applied for grants from the Greater Jamestown Area Fund and the Boone County Conventions Bureau. They are working on applying for their 501c-3 status and Tara Miller is working a web page and facebook page. They had about 25 Volunteers show for the park clean and it was great success.
The Annual Spring Cleanup is scheduled for April 22, 2017. Trash must be out by 6 a.m. on the morning of the 22nd or it will not be picked up.
Jim Brown had nothing to report for the Jamestown Redevelopment Commission.
Amy Nooning was not present.
Member Childress reported that there was 1 new building permit issued for the month of March and nothing new to report.
Deputy Marshal Clapp reported for the Police Department. For the month of March there were 195 total police services; 38 Traffic stops with 25 tickets issued and 42 warnings; 7 Assist Fire/EMS; 4 Assist other Law Enforcement; 1 accident report; 7 reports filed; 4 arrests made; 5 active alarm; 1 civil disturbance; 12 suspicious activity calls; 3 animal complaints; 3 local ordinance warnings; and 110 other police services. The grant request sent to Firehouse Subs was denied. Several other grant requests are pending.
The Jamestown Fire Department report was read. For the month of March there were 22 total runs; 13 EMS, 4 Assists, 2 Field Fires, 1 MVA and 2 Hazmat. Jim Hieston stepped down as fire chief and Sean Mitchell is acting fire chief. Chassity spoke with Buckeye regarding maintenance of the fire station generator. She would like to pursue other options.
Katie Conyer reported that she will begin working on a new income survey for the town sometime in April or May. She also reported that insurance quotes were obtained for the town’s insurance policies, however, we remained with the same company as they were still most cost effective.
Cookie Leeke announced that the Jamestown Historical Society will hold their annual Ladies’ Luncheon on May 6th at Cochran’s. The cost is $15 per ticket and tickets are available at the Historical Society and the Library.
The next Regular Council Meeting is May 2, 2017
Member Fultz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 pm. Member Hawkins seconded and all voted aye.