New Carlisle Town Council

124 E. Michigan Street, New Carlisle, Indiana

General Meeting, June 12,  2012


President Colpitts called the meeting to order with Vice President Higgins, Council Member Gelow, ,Council Member Carter and Clerk-Treasurer Sue Moffitt present.  Council Member Vojtko was absent.  Also in attendance were Roger Nawrot, Chuck Leone, Pat Cummings Rodney Holcomb, Bob Middlebrook, Carol Middlebrook, Andy Spite, Tim Kaminski, Jason Quirk, Jeff Roseboom, Josh Schweizer, Mary Ann Swope, Mary Countryman and Mike Shilts.


The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.




Council Member Gelow moved to accept the minutes of the May 22, 2012 General Meeting as written.   The motion was seconded by Council Member Carter and passed unanimously.


Public Comments


Rodney Holcomb


·         Was in attendance to discuss his desire to sell fireworks in Town.


President Colpitts stated that as long as the property is zoned properly, all necessary  permits  are obtained and all requirements of the state statute are met,  the Town cannot prohibit them.  Attorney Chuck Leone was in agreement.


President Colpitts asked Chief Jeff Roseboom who would be the local authority regarding fireworks.  Jeff responded that the State of Indiana Fire Marshal’s Office has the authority, some of which is relinquished to local authority.


President Colpitts wished Mr. Holcomb good luck with his new business and asked that he please work with the local authorities involved.


Vice President Higgins cautioned Mr. Holcomb on the sale of fireworks to minors and gave him a copy of the Indiana Code regarding fireworks.


Council Member Gelow stated that he apologizes for the words he had with Mr. Holcomb last year but he thought kids were lighting the fireworks.  He has no problem with having the fireworks store but only that kids were out there. 


Employee Reports


Jason Quirk


·         Announced that Jason Gorske successfully completed the next step in the apprenticeship program.


New Carlisle Town Council                                                                                               Page 2

General Meeting – June 12, 2012


Jeff Roseboom

·         Reports that the Memorial Day Parade and Little League 5K Run Fund Rasier went smoothly with no problems.

·         There will be a “Remembrance Ride” on Sunday, June 17th that will bring over 500 motorcycles through town ending at the American Legion Post.

Vice President Higgins noted that the overtime hours involved in the parade and races for town employees, police department and ambulance service were totaled and prepared in writing as requested.

Vice President Higgins asked for clarification of the number of officers on duty for this event.

Bob Middlebrook

·         Recently had an issue with the farmer’s market  as they wanted to set up at Bill Cauffman’s  business on Michigan Street but permits are only issued for booths at Memorial Park.  Bob did ask them to shut down on Saturday but he feels the issue is settled. 

Pat gave a brief explanation of the farmer’s market process and the issues involved last year regarding not wanting to set up tables, etc.  There are vendor agreements in place.

·         Reports that Tim Kaminski has agreed to work on the Rental Property Committee.  He feels that this will not be as easy as they had hoped but they are putting together a plan for a registration process.

Chuck Leone

·         Has been working on a Public Records Request

Pat Cummings

·         Received a call from INDOT regarding the October letting date for the TE Project.  He does not want to tear up at that time of year and reports that we will push letting of the project  to February with the project starting in March.

·         Requested that the Council give input on the brick color choices for the retaining wall that will be part of the sidewalk project along Michigan Street. 

Ordinances and Resolutions

Ordinances #1257 – A Salary Ordinance for Employees of the Town of New Carlisle

Vice President Higgins moved to waive the rules to allow for the adoption of Ord. #1257 on the date of its introduction.  Seconded by Council Member Gelow the motion passed unanimously.

President Colpitts read Ordinance #!257 by caption only and in its entirety.

New Carlisle Town Council                                                                                               Page 3

General Meeting – June 12, 2012


A motion to adopt Ordinance #1257 was made by Council Member Carter and second  by Vice President Higgins.  The motion passed unanimously.


President Colpitts stated the change being made to John Mrozinski’s position to include “team leader” for scheduling purposes and as a go-to person will need to be incorporated into the job description by Pat as soon as possible.

Council Reports

President Colpitts

·         Attended the recent IACT Budget Workshop in Indianapolis with Jeff Roseboom, Ken Davis and Sue Moffitt  and reports that it was very informative with many new changes.

Clerk-Treasurer’s Report

·         Will distribute 2013 Form 1s for the department heads next week.

Bills to be Paid

Council Member Gelow motioned to pay all bills as presented.  The motion was seconded by Vice President Higgins and passed unanimously.


Upon a motion from Vice President Higgins and second by Council Member Gelow the meeting was adjourned at 5:28 PM.




                                                                                    Ronald Colpitts, Council President





Susan I. Moffitt, Clerk-Treasurer