MOROCCO TOWN COUNCIL

March 5, 2019

Bob Gonczy opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.  Board Members present were Scott Hivley, Duke Gagnon and Treasurer Sherri Rainford. Town employees, Casey Ehlinger, and Dustin Gary were also in attendance.

Turning Change into Opportunity

  • Community Crossroads Grant- Bob contacted Matt Kieser about the grant. The Board recommends that the $106,000 come from the MVH restricted fund. This would include the June draw.
  • The Wastewater Grant income survey would cost $3950 if we hire someone to do it. Duke made a motion to pay for the survey and Scott seconded. Motion passed 3-0. The Board feels like if we pay to do it, it will be better if we pay to have it done.
  • Blighted Properties- There is a 10% local match. The board has three properties in mind. They are the old laundry mat, the hotel, and Feed Store. This includes purchases, knock down and clean up.
  • US Rubber tax abatement- Based off what they have asked of us we will dictate to them.
  • We have acquired the following properties: Mortenson, Menn, and Montemayer . Still working on Kennedy.
  • Betty Kessler Fence- We have $2180.56 in the fund. We will replace the fence in Betty Kessler Park.
  • The cost of the NIPSCO light project was $20,300. This was for ten new poles with LED lights on State St. One pole on Beaver St. and one LED light on Beaver St. At this time we will put this project on hold.
  • Town Hall Project- The Board feels like this is something that needs tabled.
  • MCO’s report is being made a part of these minutes.

 

 

Clerk Treasurer’s Report

  • Duke made a motion to approve the February claims and Scott seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
  • Duke made a motion to approve the February minutes. Scott second. Motion passed 3-0.

 

Street Department – Casey

  • Dylan Boots is working with us. He is helping paint at the Town Hall, along with other miscellaneous jobs.
  • New tires on the truck.
  • Casey will bring prices for a salt spreader next month.

Town Marshal- Report to be submitted

  • Report submitted

Town Attorney: (Becky Goddard)

  • We have acquired the following properties: Mortenson, Menn, and Montemayer . Still working on Kennedy.
  • We have appraised the lots up town and the Estes house. If we decide to sell them we need to get another appraisal.
  • Becky went to court on the Molden property. Duke made a motion that we do title work on Molden and Rieck. Scott seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
  • The US Rubber Abatement- Becky has looked over the abatement. She thinks the Board would like to make some changes. Becky thinks someone should contact the assessor’s office and find out exactly what the dollar amount will mean on this abatement.

 

 

 

Donation Requests:

Projects Unlimited is asking for a donation for the Easter Egg Hunt. Duke made a motion to give $500. Scott seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Next meeting is on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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Robert Gonczy                           Duke Gagnon                       Scott Hivley