August 7, 2012-Minutes

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Elgin Town Hall with Mayor Brad Hanley presiding. All members were present. Invocation by Melissa Emmons and Pledge of Allegiance led by Larry Risvold followed.

Motion to approve the July minutes by Larry Risvold, 2nd by Melissa Emmons. Unanimous.

Mayor Hanley recognized the new business license ? Wholesale Prices Firearms LLC.

Financial Information was reviewed by Mayor Hanley, – reviewing the police activity income/expenses and local option sales tax. He also stated that we are looking into projection of insurance revenue for possible budget reduction/change.

Ground maintenance bids ? 3 were received (Weedwackers 441.00 monthly, A Cut Above – $495.00 monthly, and 1st Class landscaping – $580.00 monthly). Councilman Ernst motioned to accept the bid from A Cut Above, 2nd by Melissa Emmons. Unanimous. This will take effect 9/1/12.

1st Reading of Ordinance 171 ? Amended ? Motion by Melissa Emmons to table this reading, 2nd by Norman Ernst. Unanimous.

Roger Ross ? Yard Sales ? stated that there was no place in town that was zoned for yard sales. He stated that this would draw people into town ? that a designated place was needed. A couple sites of possibility noted were: BESIDE Vet. Office on Pine St and the site on Greenhill where David Frier?s Auto Service is located. An individual could apply for a business license and then run it like a business ? renting spaces. Maybe some of the business owners could put their feelings about the yard sales to council at a workshop on this item. A workshop for this discussion will be held August 27th at 6 p.m.

Council reviewed the July complaint log

Mayor told council that Mrs. Susan Harkey is painting a Town Seal to hang in the Courtroom/Council room. We also need more furniture in the lobby before the Town?s dedication of the new facility the 1st week of September.

Councilwoman Emmons reported to Council that she had put a request in the Elgin News asking for volunteers for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. She did have one response.

Councilman Ernst motioned to adjourn at 7:40 p.m.

Judy Darby-Buchanan
Town Clerk

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