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August 8, 2013 Town Council Minutes

Michael Forbes, PresidentAttorney David Austgen
Larry Bustamante, Vice-PresidentSherry Sury, Clerk-Treasurer
Gregory VolkSteve Kil, Town Manager
Mark Barenie 
Ken Gembala 

CALL TO ORDER:
Mr. Forbes called to order the regular meeting of the Town Council for August 8, 2013, at 7:02 p.m. (The Pledge of Allegiance was said.)

ROLL CALL:
Roll call was taken by Clerk-Treasurer, Sherry Sury, with the following members present: Michael Forbes, Larry Bustamante, Gregory Volk, Mark Barenie and Ken Gembala. Staff members: Steve Kil. Attorney Austgen was present. Chief Frego was present. Chief Willman was present. Chip Sobek was absent. Recording Secretary, Susan E. Wright, was present.

NEW BUSINESS:
A. RESOLUTION NUMBER 13-08-08, A RESOLUTION FOR AN INTERLOCAL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF A STUDENT RESOURCE OFFICER (SRO) AT LAKE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL.

Mr. Forbes stated that Resolution Number 13-08-08, a resolution for an Interlocal Cooperative Agreement for the Student Resource Officer at Lake Central High School was before the Council for their consideration.

Mr. Forbes noted that amendments have been made to the language in the agreement and the agreement was now in its final form. He stated that Lake Central School Corporation unanimously approved the agreement and it was signed at their meeting on August 5, 2013. Mr. Forbes asked the councilmembers if they had any questions related to the agreement. There were no questions or comments from the councilmembers.

Mr. Forbes stated that he would entertain a motion to approve Resolution Number 13-08-08. “So moved,” by Mr. Barenie. Mr. Gembala seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved by voice vote (5/0).

B. REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF PROPERTY ACQUISITION IN THE NORTH TIF DISTRICT.

Mr. Forbes stated that the property acquisition in the north TIF district was before the Council for review and discussion. Mr. Kil presented some background information to the Council. He stated that the property in question was located just south of Lake Central Plaza. Mr. Kil stated that a marketing plan for this location was complete, and the Town was seeking to promote commercial development at this site.

Mr. Kil stated that property owner of the two parcels of property near the traffic signal indicated they were interested in selling both parcels of property. Mr. Kil stated that these parcels were included in the appraisal(s) price. He stated that the appraisals are complete, and he prepared a project summary for the councilmembers. Mr. Kil stated at the present time, the TIF district has approximately $595,000 of cash on hand.

Mr. Kil stated that he spoke to Mr. Meyers about his development, The Meadows of St. John, and Mr. Meyers indicated that he wanted to expand on the commercial development just south of Livios. Mr. Kil stated that during his discussions with Mr. Meyers it was determined that it would possible to access the traffic signal located at Lake Central.

Mr. Kil noted that if the Town purchased the property at this location with the idea of promoting commercial development it would also be beneficial in that, at the same time, the Town could develop a frontage road that would provide a safe access point for the businesses of the Lake Central Plaza and the residents living in the Golden Pond residential development.

Mr. Kil opined that if the Town can provide access to the signal light at Lake Central, it would spur the commercial development on US Route 41. He stated that if the Town and the developer can reach an agreement on this project, the developer will purchase any remaining property not needed for the frontage road for the price of $500,000. Mr. Kil stated that in the event the remaining property is purchased for $500,000 the Town’s total revenue for this project of would be $1,095,000.

Mr. Kil stated he arrived at a purchase price for the property in question by averaging the two appraisals. Mr. Lee’s appraisal valued the property at $565,000, and Mr. Vale’s appraisal was $649,000. Mr. Kil stated that the average of these appraisals was $607,000.

Mr. Kil informed the Council that Mr. Kraus estimated the Town’s construction costs of a frontage road and the required improvements for the INDOT right-of-way at the signal light at $431,000. Mr. Kil stated that this brings the Town’s total expenses for construction of the roadway, including the extension of utilities and right-of-way work at the signal light to $1,038,000. He stated that the Town’s cash balance after these expenditures would be approximately $57,000, which would be used for engineering.

Mr. Kil stated that Mr. Meyers was in attendance at the meeting and wished to make a proposal and presentation of his concept on the proposed commercial and residential developments to the Council.

Mr. Dennis Meyers, Meyers Development, appeared before the Council, along with Renee Egnatz, his administrative assistant. Mr. Meyers presented pictures of the Golden Pond development for the Council’s perusal. He stated that these slide pictures would give the councilmembers an idea of what the proposed residential development south of Golden Pond will look like.

Mr. Meyers showed the councilmembers pictures of various locations within the Golden Pond development. He stated that he intends to build a berm similar to the berm located in Golden Pond on the south end of the proposed residential development in order to block off the trains. Mr. Meyers stated that negotiations are planned to attempt to eliminate the train whistle. He stated that his feeling is that if the “quiet zone” is not enforced, the project will not work.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Meyers showed pictures of the pond. He stated that the proposed residential development will contain a pond larger than the one located in Golden Pond. Mr. Meyer stated that the Golden Pond is situated in a park-like setting.

Mr. Meyers stated that the proposed project will have some residences located on the pond, and some not. Residences located on the pond will be more expensive. Mr. Meyers stated that the tree lines in the rear of the proposed residential development as depicted in the slides will not be disturbed.

Mr. Meyers stated that there will be a park located in the middle of the residential complex with extensive landscaping. He stated that $300,000 has been designated for landscaping in the proposed residential development. Mr. Meyers stated that the tree line on the north end of the proposed residential development runs from one end of the property to the other including the Flamini residence. He stated that four buildings on the north end of the proposed residential development will back up to the tree line.

Mr. Meyers stated that every effort will be made to save trees from destruction during the construction phase of the proposed residential development. Mr. Meyers stated that the sizes of the proposed residences will be 15-1800 square feet, with the larger homes located on the pond.

Mr. Meyers explained that the proposed condo units will be sold on a lease with an option to buy basis. He stated that the lease with option to buy concept has been very successful on his other projects. Mr. Meyers stated that a three year lease is offered, and at the end of the three-year lease an option to purchase becomes available. He further explained the terms of financing.

Mr. Meyer stated that his development company presently owns a parcel of approximately 300x450 in size just south of Livios. He stated he intends to build a steak house right next to Livios which will include an outside dining area. Mr. Meyer stated in order to successfully develop the commercial aspect of this parcel, access to the traffic signal is a necessity.

Mr. Meyers stated that the proposed commercial development will be 25-30,000 square feet and the buildings will be similar in appearance to those located in the Lake Central Plaza. Mr. Meyers noted that there is adequate parking available for the proposed commercial development. Mr. Meyers opined that he will have no problem leasing units in the proposed commercial development after adding the restaurant and with access to the traffic signal light.

Mr. Meyer stated that the proposed residential development and the Golden Pond development will be tied together with a cul-de-sac at the rear.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Kil opined that the proposed commercial/residential development will, in essence, create a frontage road system on the north side of Town very similar to the frontage road system located on the south side of Town. He summarized that the proposed development falls in line with the Town’s Master Plan, will create commercial and residential development, start a frontage road system on the north side of Town, and the signal light access will provide a benefit to future and existing business owners and residents.

Mr. Forbes asked the councilmembers if they had any questions or comments. Mr. Gembala commented on the traffic safety issue that exists at the present time and noted that granting access to the traffic signal light will be a positive addition. Mr. Gembala added that the proposed development would open up development to the south.

Mr. Bustamante noted that the way in which the project is laid out will be good for the Town’s economic development and bring in future monies.

Mr. Volk noted that Mr. Meyers mentioned that the project hinges upon the Town securing a “quiet zone” on the railroad tracks. Mr. Meyers concurred.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Kil stated that this is an issue that he will work on with Attorney Austgen, but he did not think it would be impossible to secure a “quiet zone.” He stated this issue will be worked on but will not be resolved overnight. Mr. Meyers opined that the “quiet zone” is critical for the project. Mr. Kil commented he does not know exactly what is required at the railroad crossing to secure a quiet zone; he stated that there is no money in the project’s budget for a railroad crossing project. Mr. Forbes commented that the developer should enter into the project well aware that there is a potential for significant costs associated with securing a quiet zone.

Mr. Meyers stated that the lack of a quiet zone would not stop the development of the commercial property. He stated that he has heard various figures related to establishment of a quiet zone. Mr. Meyers informed the Council that this development will be a $12-15,000,000 project. He stated, for the record, he would pay or absorb into the development up to $100,000, in costs associated with the establishment of a quiet zone to make the project work. He stated any amount higher than $100,000 would have to be discussed.

Attorney Austgen recommended that the Council schedule a meeting to assess this situation. He stated that this matter could evolve into a negotiation wherein the Town is unprepared. He stated that the Council has heard Mr. Meyers offer money, and the Council is not in a position to act on this matter until all of the consequences associated with the proposed development are discussed in depth with their counsel. Attorney Austgen noted that although Mr. Kil has provided the Council with regular briefings on this matter much information has been received in the last couple of days. Attorney Austgen stated that an eight figure project deserves additional consideration and review by the Council.

Mr. Kil stated if the overall concept is generally favorable to the Council and if they are in favor of moving the project forward, he will continue working on the issues brought up tonight. He stated he will present the Council with additional data in due time.

Mr. Forbes stated that the Council would take all of the information under advisement and keep moving forward with an eye towards figuring out the costs for the development. Mr. Kil concurred. He stated he will continue to work with Mr. Meyers, and in obtaining the project costs for the Council’s review.

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion to defer a decision on the property acquisition in the north TIF district, and to continue investigating all of the Town’s options. Mr. Gembala made a motion to defer a decision on the property acquisition in the north TIF district. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0).

Mr. Forbes thanked Mr. Meyers for his presentation to the Council. Mr. Barenie remarked that it was a very nice presentation.

C. CONSIDER WASTE RECYCLING CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ALLIED WASTE SERVICES.

Mr. Forbes stated that the Council would consider the waste recycling contract extension with Allied Waste Services. He noted that Mr. Kil has had discussions with Mr. Metros from Republic Services and a proposal had been made. Mr. Forbes noted that he had requested that the matter be taken off of the agenda for discussion.

Mr. Forbes stated that he believes more negotiation with Allied Waste would be fruitful. He stated he is not sure what direction the Council wishes to take. Mr. Forbes stated that there are three options before the Council tonight, one, accept the negotiated costs from Republic Services per the discussion between Mr. Kil and Mr. Metros, two, continue negotiations in order to get better numbers and, three, go out to bid for the trash collection. Mr. Forbes stated that bidding would take place in January.

Mr. Volk stated he would like to continue to negotiate. Mr. Bustamante stated that the costs are currently at $17.97 and the offer is $16.11, for a savings of approximately $120,000. Mr. Forbes noted that that savings would be $120,661.92 in the first year alone; he noted that the negotiated price also includes trash containers.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Kil added that the Council must also decide on the size of the garbage can. Mr. Forbes reiterated his choice was to continue negotiating with Republic Services. Mr. Kil stated that he is not in favor of one term listed in the proposal before the Council, which was recycling pick-up of every other week. He stated that the community seems to be in agreement that recycling should be picked up weekly.

Mr. Kil stated that the proposal states that St. John is a “take-all” community. Mr. Forbes commented that the provider does not pick up the electronic waste.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Kil stated that the contract runs from May to May. He stated that bidding is an option and bids go out in January. Mr. Kil stated if this option is exercised by the Council it should be addressed in the near future.

Mr. Jim Metros, Republic Services, addressed the Council. He explained that that prices negotiated for contracts are in line with where the market is at that particular time. He stated that three years ago he offered the best deal to the Town that Republic Services could offer.

Mr. Metros stated that when the economy went down his company made adjustments and offered lower rates to other communities. He stated that the price in the Town’s last extension was not in line with surrounding communities, but the Town had a contract.

Mr. Metros stated that the current plan will reverse the rate from $17.98 to $16.11, offer a four year extension, and a garbage cart. Mr. Metros stated that the offer extended to the Town will result in a negative $425,000 turn-around in Republic’s budget for this year. Mr. Metros stated that the cost of the garbage carts are approximately $60 each, delivered, a $300,000 investment into the community of St. John.

Mr. Metros stated that if the Council chooses to go out to bid, he would be first in line to pick up a bid package. He stated that if the Town chooses the proposal the savings would begin. He stated that the garbage carts cannot be ordered until a signed agreement is in hand.

Mr. Metros stated that he appreciates the relationship his company has with the Town, and he was there to serve the Town.

(General discussion ensued.)

The Council concurred in sending out a bid for trash collection/recycling.

Mr. Chris Kentop, general manager, Republic Services, informed the Council that they had as much time as they needed to make their determination; he noted that the rate has already been reduced for the community as an “act of good faith.” Mr. Kentop stated that this rate reduction could not go on into perpetuity. He stated at some point the $17.97 rate will be reapplied and there would then be an amount due to Republic Services.

Attorney Austgen asked Mr. Kentop if he was stating that he would raise the rate to the $17.98, per the contract, if the Town went out to bid. Mr. Kentop stated that Republic would follow the contract.

Mr. Forbes directed Mr. Kil to place bids for this service.

D. ORDINANCE NUMBER 1572, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 1564 (RETIRED POLICE OFFICER – WITHHOLDING OF TAX LIABILITIES FROM PENSION/RETIREMENT BENEFIT PAYMENTS).

Mr. Forbes stated that Ordinance Number 1572 was an ordinance amending Ordinance Number 1564, for withholding tax liabilities from pension/retirement benefit payments at the request of two retired police officers. He explained that the retired officers are in the DROP program, and the Town pays their pension. Mr. Forbes stated that the retirees are requesting that the Town withhold state and federal taxes from their pension/retirement payments so that they are better able to plan for the future.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion to consider Ordinance Number 1572 on first reading. “So moved,” by Mr. Volk. The motion was seconded by Mr. Barenie. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0). Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion to adopt Ordinance Number 1572. “So moved,” by Mr. Barenie. The motion was seconded by Mr. Volk. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0).

E. ORDINANCE NUMBER 1573, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 1471 ESTABLISHING AN EQUITABLE PARK IMPACT FEE.

Mr. Forbes stated that Ordinance Number 1573, was an ordinance amending Ordinance Number 1471 establishing the Park Impact Fee. Mr. Forbes asked Mr. Kil to elaborate on this ordinance for the Council. Mr. Kil introduced Taghi Arshami, Arsh Group, Inc., the consultant who worked with him and the Impact Fee Advisory Committee. He stated that the Town’s parkland impact fee is reviewed every five years.

Mr. Kil stated that the impact fee analysis determined that the Town could charge up to $3,000 per permit. He stated that the Advisory Committee thought this amount was too high. Mr. Kil stated that the Impact Fee Advisory Committee has determined that an $80 increase would bring the park impact fee to the amount of $1,736.26. The park impact fee is included in residential permits.

Mr. Kil stated that there is a basis for the fee contained in the study provided by Mr. Arshami. Mr. Kil stated that the study also contains a table reflecting the impact fee charged by neighboring communities. Mr. Kil stated that this is considered an adequate amount to keep the parks going and to pay for capital improvements. Mr. Kil stated that the study has determined that the Town has very little park debt.

Mr. Kil stated that this impact fee will generate money for park improvements. Over the course of the next five years, the conservative estimate for park fee collections is $1.2 million. Mr. Forbes stated it is important to note that the Impact Fee Advisory Committee is comprised of builders, developers and realtors. Mr. Kil stated that the Committee also includes a professional engineer, a residential developer, a commercial/residential construction manager, a local realtor and a home builder. Mr. Kil stated that the Committee members represent the entities that are affected by the park impact fee.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Kil stated that this resolution was unanimously approved by the Plan Commission, and they have forwarded a certification to the Council that they support the recommendation of the Impact Fee Advisory Committee to set the park impact fee at $1,736.26.

Mr. Forbes asked if there were any questions or comments on Ordinance Number 1573. There were no questions or comments. Mr. Gembala made a motion to consider Ordinance Number 1573. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0).

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion to adopt Ordinance Number 1573. “So moved,” by Mr. Gembala. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0).

Attorney Austgen informed the Council that due to a special provision in the 1300 series, Ordinance Number 1573 will become effective six months from today.

(General discussion ensued.)

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:
TOWN COUNCIL:

Mr. Forbes stated that he two Requests to Purchase before him. The first request was for paving at the salt barn. He stated the salt barn area will be cleaned out to enhance safety, and the run-off from the salt into the ditches is a problem for the MS4 coordinator. Mr. Forbes stated there is concrete work and asphalt work to be done for a total amount of $54,851.

Mr. Kil stated that due to the run-off of the salt, the money to pay for this project will not come out of the regular street paving fund but out of the sewer fund.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion to approve the Request to Purchase in the amount of $54,851, to pave the area around the salt barn. “So moved,” by Mr. Volk. Mr. Bustamante seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0).

Mr. Forbes stated the second Request to Purchase comes from the Fire Department for the purchase of three Stryker Power Pro XT hydraulic cots. Chief Willman stated that the power cots are becoming more prevalent in the industry; he stated that these cots not only take care of the patient but also the employees by preventing lifting injuries. Chief Willman stated that a discount is applied with the purchase three cots.

(General discussion ensued.)

Chief Willman stated that he hoped it would be possible to share the old cots with the neighboring Fire Departments who provide mutual aid, Lake Hills and Schererville, both who do not have spares. Mr. Forbes noted that each hydraulic cot is $13,836 for a total of $41,508.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Gembala made a motion to approve the request to purchase of the three Stryker Power Pro XT hydraulic cots in the amount of $41,508. Mr. Bustamante seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously passed by voice vote (5/0).

Mr. Gembala noted that, according to Mr. Kil, the Town’s budget is in relatively good shape at the present time. He stated he would like the Council to consider bonuses at some point in time this year.

Mr. Kil stated that this was discussed and was included as a component of Mr. Barenie’s report. Mr. Kil stated that the Town did very well in 2012, and he stated that as of this year, July has surpassed June. Mr. Kil stated that the community is doing well.

Mr. Gembala stated that the bonuses could be discussed at the next meeting in order to give the members a chance to cogitate on the matter. Mr. Forbes noted that part of the discussion was bonuses. Mr. Barenie stated that he did not bring this up as a motion after the first motion he made at the last meeting. Mr. Barenie stated he wanted to give the Council some time to think about it and address it again tonight.

Mr. Barenie stated that his motion would be very consistent with what the Council has done in the past. He stated when there are finances to support the bonuses they should be awarded. Mr. Barenie added that 2012 was a great year and 2013 is going very well, and the team members that the Town has have done a great job, including Public Works and the Public Safety team. Mr. Barenie stated he would fully support a $750 bonus for full-time employees and $375 [sic] bonus for part-time employees. He asked that the Council vote on this matter tonight rather than waiting.

Mr. Gembala stated after the third quarter, he would like the Council to consider Mr. Barenie’s proposal for salary increases and promotions in 2014.

Mr. Forbes stated that he has voiced his concerns about the bonuses and salary increases previously; he stated his opinions regarding these issues still stand. Mr. Forbes asked if the Council was going to consider one bonus or two bonuses this year; he stated in previous years bonuses were awarded twice. Mr. Forbes stated he would be concerned about awarding bonuses twice in a year and especially in a year that raises were given.

Mr. Volk wanted to know if it was two or three years in a row where bonuses were awarded twice in a year. Mr. Barenie stated he believed it was two years in a row. Mr. Barenie stated he thinks that there were four calendar years without a raise.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Forbes asked if the Council could commit to awarding bonuses only once this year. Mr. Barenie stated he would be fine with one bonus this year. Mr. Bustamante concurred. Mr. Volk stated that he is not opposed to giving bonuses. He stated that he thought bonuses were awarded in the past just to get through the lean years when percentage raises were not possible due to budget constraints. Mr. Volk stated that there were a couple of councilmen who wanted to drop the bonuses altogether and go back to raises, which was done in 2012. Mr. Volk asked if it wouldn’t be better to give a larger percentage raise and skip the bonuses. Mr. Volk stated when the Council is ready to consider raises he will factor in the bonuses that were awarded.

Mr. Gembala stated that the Council discussed bonuses for this year and raises next year. Mr. Forbes stated that this same conversation was had last year, which was why a two percent raise was given this year. Mr. Forbes stated that he realizes that the Town is in a good financial position, but this was due to decisions that were made and conscientious and diligent work by the Town.

Mr. Forbes stated it will be perceived that the bonuses were awarded because of the Lake County income tax. Mr. Forbes stated that the Town will be in a better position when the income tax does come in. He stated that the economy is in flux, but at the end of the day nobody really knows. Mr. Forbes opined he does not think there is firm ground for a lot of things, and the Town needs to stay the path and really think about everything that they do.

Mr. Bustamante noted that the employees received a two percent raise, but as soon as the raise was received the health care costs went up one percent. He stated that the employees don’t even see the raise.

Mr. Barenie opined that the bonuses were a very modest gesture of thanks, and this decision will not place a burden on the Town in any future years as it is a one-time bonus for various reasons. Mr. Forbes noted that elected officials and department heads are usually excluded.

Mr. Kil noted only elected officials are excluded from receiving a bonus.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Barenie made a motion to pay out $750 bonuses for full-time staff and $375 [sic] for part-time staff, specifically excluding all elected officials. Mr. Bustamante seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0).

Mr. Volk had no further comment.

Mr. Bustamante stated that the Council should consider re-establishing the CCD fund. He stated that are a lot of calls asking about repairing the streets.

(General discussion ensued.)

Mr. Barenie had no further comment.

CLERK-TREASURER:
Ms. Sury stated that she sent the Council members a letter by paper and e-mail regarding the unapproved claims for Ms. Haralavich, who prepares her meeting minutes in draft form. She asked if there was any response to her letter. Mr. Forbes asked if there was any response. There was no response from the Council.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT:
Attorney Austgen had nothing to report.

TOWN MANAGER:
Mr. Kil stated that he sent the Council a request to seek proposals on replacing the pavilion in Civic Park. He stated that he had asked Mr. Dick Schilling to provide him with a cost estimate, which he has received. Mr. Kil stated that Mr. Schilling’s cost estimate was not to exceed $17,500.

Mr. Kil stated that the Town would be responsible for the removal of the pavilion and the concrete. The pavilion would then be started at finished grade and rebuilt pursuant to the plans designed by Mr. Kenn Kraus. Mr. Kil stated that the price is good because Mr. Schilling has time within the next month to do the pavilion project.

Mr. Forbes stated that he would entertain a motion to authorize replacement of the pavilion at Civic Park not to exceed $17,500. “So moved,” by Mr. Bustamante. Mr. Gembala seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0).

Mr. Kil informed the Council that he met with the head of the commercial department of McColly Real Estate earlier today. He stated he was provided with the metro study that is done of the Chicago land market by Wells Fargo and other entities. He stated that of the entire Chicago land market including northwest suburbs, south suburbs and Northwest Indiana, St. John ranks Number Four in home starts. Mr. Kil stated that today’s meeting was a result of sending out the marketing brochure.

STAFF:

Chief Willman thanked the Council for the vote on the power cots. Department.

Chief Frego had nothing to report.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
Mr. Forbes opened the floor for public comment; he called for public comment. There was no public comment. Mr. Forbes closed the floor to public comment.

ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Forbes asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Gembala made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0). (The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 p.m.)

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Susan E. Wright
St. John Town Council, Recording Secretary