September 2015

September 3

A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2015, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:34 p.m. by Mayor Johnny Hamm. Also present were Ald. Carol King, Ald. Bob Parmelee, Ald. Omar Nunez, Ald. Alex Hull, and attorney John Rapier. Absent was Ald. Jeff Herbst.

There were 0 citizens present.
Item 1. Call to order and quorum check. Item 2. Public Comments - No comments. Item 3. Consent Items:

a. Motion was made to accept August 2015 minutes by Ald. Carol King and second was made by Ald. Bob Parmelee. All approved. Motion carried.
b. Treasurer Report given by Treasurer Bob Parmelee. Motion made to accept the Treasurer Report (with 2 changes) by Mayor Johnny Hamm and a second was made by Ald. Carol King. All approved. Motion carried.

Item 4. There was a presentation concerning Town Finance Audit by representative from Evans, Pingleton, and Howard, PLLC. There was some discussion. Mayor Johnny Hamm moved to accept the report as given and Ald. Carol King made a second. Motion carried.

Item 5. There was some discussion concerning Ordnance No. 2015-003 approving the 2015-2016 Property Tax Roll for Town of New Hope. Motion was made to accept the certified tax roll by Mayor Johnny Hamm and a second was made by Ald. Carol King. Motion carried.

Item 6. There was some discussion concerning Ordinance No. 2015-004 setting the Town's 2015-2016 ad valorem tax rate. Motion was made to accept by Mayor Johnny Hamm and a second was made by Ald. Alex Hull. Motion carried.

Item 7. There was some discussion concerning adopting Resolution No. 2015-003R Fiscal Town Budget 2015-2016. Motion was made to accept the resolution by Ald. Omar Nunez and a second by Ald. Carol King. Motion carried.

Item 8. No action taken concerning road repair.

Item 9. Road maintenance contract relating to time and materials for road maintenance repair was awarded to R. Richardson. Bid was opened at 10 a.m. on August 19, 2015. There was some discussion concerning award. Motion made to accept was made by Ald. Bob Parmelee and a second by Ald. Alex Hull. Motion carried.

Item 10. Report was given by Events Committee Chairman, Angel Hamm, concerning National Night Out events.
This year the event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5:30 - 7:30.

Item 11. Announce tentative meeting date for Town Council Meeting as September 29, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m. 

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September 29

A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:33 p.m. by Mayor Johnny Hamm. Also present were Ald. Jeff Herbst, Ald. Bob Parmelee, Ald. Omar Nunez, Ald. Alex Hull, and attorney John Rapier. Absent was Ald. Carol King.

There were 3 citizens present.
Item 1. Call to order and quorum check.

Item 2. Public Comments - Comment from citizen concerning maintenance care to footbridge.

Item 3. Consent Items:

a. Motion was made to accept Public Hearing minutes of September 3, 2015, by Ald. Bob Parmelee and a second was made by Ald. Jeff Herbst. All approved. Motion carried.
b. Motion was made to accept minutes of regular monthly meeting of the Town Council of September 2, 2015, by Mayor Johnny Hamm and a second was made by Omar Nunez. All approved. Motion carried.

c. Treasurer Report was given by Treasurer Bob Parmelee. The report was the same as last month. No action.

Item 4. There was some discussion concerning setting up Quickbooks and training for Quickbooks. Mayor Johnny Hamm made a motion to accept engagement letter and Ald. Jeff Herbst made a second. Motion carried.

Item 5. There was some discussion for approving Engagement Letter year ending 2015 with Evans, Pingleton, and Howard, PLLC, in connection with the Quickbooks setup and training. Ald. Jeff Herbst made a motion to approve letter and a second was made by Ald. Alex Hull. Motion carried.

Item 6. Concerning road repairs, Road Commissioner Jeff Herbst stated that since winter was predicted to be very wet, he planned to use remaining road repair funds to fill possible areas where road might crack.

Item 7. There was some discussion concerning Ordinance No. 2015-005 New Hope Park Commission and abolishing that committee and combining any future Park planning into the Events Committee. Motion was made to abolish the New Hope Park Commission by Ald. Omar Nunez and a second was made by Ald. Alex Hull. All approved and motion carried.

Item 8. There was some discussion concerning events for National Night Out by Events Committee Chairman, Angel Hamm. All is going forward as planned and will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5:30 - 7:30.

Item 9. Announce tentative meeting date for Town Council Meeting as October 27, 2015.

Item 10. Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m. 

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