MOROCCO TOWN COUNCIL

May 1, 2018

Bob Gonczy opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.  Board Members present were Bob Gonczy, Rick McCann, Duke Gagnon and Clerk Treasurer Sherri Rainford. The Board would like to congratulate Dustin on the birth of his son, Cash.

Turning Change into Opportunity

  • Town Wide Clean up- Dumpsters are ordered. We will have a dumpster just for scrap.
  • MCO Report- A copy of the report is being made a part of these minutes.
  • Beaverfest Memorial Day weekend! Bob will get with Greg from the paper to get details to the paper.
  • We cut down the trees as discussed in last month’s meeting.
  • Rick made a motion to purchase a low pressure switch for $1400. Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
  • Water Tower- We hired Dixson Engineering to look at the water tower. Are we going to do this in phases? What do we need to get it up to speed? He has given Randy a proposal. Randy will meet with him and come back to the Board.

Clerk Treasurer: (Sherri Rainford)

  • Rick made a motion to approve the April claims. Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
  • Rick made a motion to approve the minutes from the April meeting. Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Street Department.-

  • Flushing hydrants are competed.
  • Cut Away/ widened Curb @ NN Retirement home on Clay St.
  • Cleared trash/debris from roadway leading into town.
  • A 4x8 trailer for watering flowers.
  • Purchased round up.
  • Sand volleyball pit is tilled.
  • Flower pots are ready to go.
  • Mowing has started.
  • Prepping for Town Wide Cleanup Day.
  • A leak was discovered at Dave Gagnon’s property. It is on the Town side.
  • Waiting to burn behind the Lions Club.
  • Casey is now a category 8 mosquito sprayer.

Town Marshal

  • Report to be submitted.

Town Attorney: (Becky Goddard)

Riley property update- The Board will take the property not pay for it. Her attorney will talk to her. Becky will send a letter to her attorney with the nuisance ordinance and invite her to a meeting.

Next meeting is on Tuesday, June 6, 2018.

____________________         ___________________     _______________

Robert Gonczy                           Rick McCann                                    Duke Gagnon

 

MOROCCO TOWN COUNCIL

April 3, 2018

Bob Gonczy opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.  Board Members present were Bob Gonczy, Rick McCann, Duke Gagnon and Clerk Treasurer Sherri Rainford. Town Marshal Dustin Gary was also in attendance and Casey Ehlinger.

Turning Change into Opportunity

  • Easter Egg Hunt- Park looked really good. Dustin started it.
  • Beaver Fest- Next meeting is April 9.
  • Town Wide Clean up- Dumpsters are ordered. We will have a dumpster just for scrap.
  • Trees, Sidewalks and Roads- Bob have 3 trees on his radar. Gary Wiseman will give quotes. Bob and Sherri and applying for a grant. Our idea is to do a fountain at Betty Kessler Park and have Dennis cement it.
  • MCO Report- A copy of the report is being made a part of these minutes.

Clerk Treasurer: (Sherri Rainford)

  • Rick made a motion to approve the March claims. Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
  • Rick made a motion to approve the minutes from the March meeting. Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Street Deptartment.-

  • Working on landscaping at Recher Park.
  • Cleaning the beds at the Sewer Plant.

Town Marshal

  • Report to be submitted.

Town Attorney: (Becky Goddard)

Fireworks Company is looking for tax abatement. They will be coming to Economic Development on May 1. Becky suggested they give the Board a proposal ahead of time.

Rick is meeting with the Head of the County Highway. The County wants to give us Michigan Ave.

Properties from the Commissioners- Paperwork at the court will be available after August 6, 2018.

Becky received a letter from Sandra Riley’s attorney. Becky will draft a letter saying the Town is interested in acquiring the building.

Donation:

Rick made a motion to give Morocco Baseball League a donation of $500. Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0

Karen Williams asked for $500 for the First United Methodist Bible School. Rick made a motion and Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

 

 

Next meeting is on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

____________________         ___________________     _______________

Robert Gonczy                           Rick McCann                                    Duke Gagnon

 

MOROCCO TOWN COUNCIL

JANUARY 9, 2018

Bob Gonczy opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.  Board Members present were Bob Gonczy, Rick McCann, and Clerk Treasurer Sherri Rainford. Town Marshal Dustin Gary was also in attendance and Casey Ehlinger.

Turning Change into Opportunity

  • MCO presented the Board with a monthly report.
  • KIRPC Appointment- Rick made a motion to appoint Bob to the KIRPC Board. Motion passed 2-0.
  • 2018 Beaver Township Fire Contract- Rick made a motion to accept the contract. Bob seconded. Motion passed.
  • Tree is down.
  • Meter reading was slow to go with the snow covering.
  • Two new tires for the dump truck.

Clerk Treasurer: (Sherri Rainford)

  • Rick made a motion to approve the December claims. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0. Bob randomly asked questions about several claims.
  • Rick made a motion to approve the minutes from the December meeting. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

Town Marshal

  • Report to be submitted.
  • Residents on Dewey want a directional sign put on the street. Bob said we will go down and look at it.

Town Attorney: (Becky Goddard)

The 2018 Mileage Rate Ordinance- Rick made a motion to accept the Ordinance. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

The 2018 Nepotism Policy- Rick made a motion to accept the Ordinance. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

The Declaration Resolution- This Ordinance gives Sherri the approval to pay the bills. Rick made a motion to accept the Ordinance and Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

Donation Request-

Morocco Preschool- $500

Morocco Youth Bowling-$500

AAU Boys’ Basketball- $500

Rick made a motion to approve the donations. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

 

Next meeting is on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

____________________         ___________________     _______________

Robert Gonczy                           Rick McCann                                    Duke Gagnon

 

MOROCCO TOWN COUNCIL

February 5, 2018

Bob Gonczy opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.  Board Members present were Bob Gonczy, Rick McCann, Duke Gagnon and Clerk Treasurer Sherri Rainford. Town Marshal Dustin Gary was also in attendance and Casey Ehlinger.

Turning Change into Opportunity

  • MCO presented the Board with a monthly report.
  • The Morocco Homecoming has been changed to the Beaver Fest. We have lots of fun and exciting things happening. It is Memorial Day weekend. Our next meeting February 26 at 4:00p.m. at the Town Hall.
  • Bob attended the Utility Board meeting in January. He discussed leak adjustments and capping of the sewer and not paying sewer debt. The Utility Board is going to be coming to The Town Board and make recommendations on these issues.

Clerk Treasurer: (Sherri Rainford)

  • Duke made a motion to approve the January claims. Rick seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
  • Rick made a motion to approve the minutes from the January meeting. Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Town Marshal

  • Report to be submitted.
  • Dustin cannot go into detail about the recent homicide. He will release information when he is able to do so. Dustin said that there is no threat to Morocco or its citizens.

Town Attorney: (Becky Goddard)

Becky brought the Board some amendments on the nuisance ordinances, They are as follows:  burning trash, trash on streets and alleys, accumulation of junk and other substances, accumulation of junk vehicles, abandonment of junk vehicles, dumping and accumulation of trash, spitting on the sidewalks. Rick made a motion to accept the Ordinances that were presented by Becky.  Duke second. Motion passed 3-0.These will need to be published for two weeks.

The Newton County Community Services Building is almost paid off. Becky will look into what we need to do.

Planning Commission

There are two properties that we need to address. One is the old hotel and the old Castongia building.

 

Donation Request-

North Newton Babe Ruth- Rick made a motion to donate $150 Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

North Newton Retirement Homes- We will purchase gravel and our guys will spread it.

Rick made a motion to approve the donations. Duke seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

 

Next meeting is on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

____________________         ___________________     _______________

Robert Gonczy                           Rick McCann                                    Duke Gagnon

 

MOROCCO TOWN COUNCIL

December 5, 2017

Bob Gonczy opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.  Board Members present were Bob Gonczy, Rick McCann, and Clerk Treasurer Sherri Rainford. Town Marshal Dustin Gary was also in attendance and Casey Ehlinger.

 

Turning Change into Opportunity

  • MCO presented the Board with a monthly report.
  • IDEM Inspection was last week. We need to fix a couple of things. A copy of the letter is being made a part of these minutes. Aaron is working on getting the problems fixed. IDEM has asked the Board for an action plan.
  • MCO Contract- Rick made a motion to accept the MCO contract. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
  • Bob made a motion to give Melissa, Casey, Dustin, Allan, and Casey a bonus of $200. This is for the extra work that was done getting ready for Christmas. Duke seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

Clerk Treasurer: (Sherri Rainford)

  • Rick made a motion to approve the November claims. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
  • Rick made a motion to approve the minutes from the November meeting. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
  • Rick made a motion to approve the 2018 Salary Ordinance. It is mirrored to the 2017 Ordinance. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

Town Marshal

  • Report to be submitted.

Town Attorney: (Becky Goddard)

  • The Town got a Resolution from TV Cable. They have sold out to the Northwest Indiana Telephone Company. Becky has changed one thing. Rick made a motion to approve resolution 12-5-2017. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0. This resolution keeps things the same as with TV Cable.
  • Our attorney presented us with a nuisance ordinance. This mirrors the County’s. The Board agreed to table this until next month.

 

Donation Request-

Angel Tree- $500

Morocco Angel Tree- $800

North Newton Student Holiday Convocation- Not to exceed $250

Rick made a motion to approve the donations. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

 

Next meeting is on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

____________________         ___________________     _______________

Robert Gonczy                           Rick McCann                                    Duke Gagnon