A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Herbst. Also present were Ald. Carol King, Ald. Bob Parmelee, and Ald. Omar Nunez. Mayor Johnny Hamm and Ald. Alexandria Hull were absent.
There were 6 citizens present.
Item 1. Call to order and quorum check.
Citizen Comment. There was comment that there seemed to be work going on at 140 East New Hope Road and had some pictures of that work.
Item 2. Consent Items
a. September 2014 Town Council Meeting Minutes were accepted with date correction. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried.
b. October 2014 Treasurer Report was tabled.
Item 3. Road report was given by Road Commissioner. Ald. Herbst commented on current status of road work.
Item 4. No action taken.
Item 5. There was some discussion concerning a New Hope Town audit. Discussion included recommendation for 3rd party audit on an annual basis at approximately $3,000 to $5,000 yearly. Motion was made to provide number of transactions and for making a request for RFP from accounting firm. Ald. Bob Parmelee made the motion and second was made by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Herbst.
Item 6. Duke Monson explained need for acquiring an engineer for Town of New Hope and how a contract with Mike Hill would work. Mike Hill also answered some questions from the Council. The Mayor or his authorized agent could made requests for services. Motion by Ald. Nunez was made and a second by Mayor Pro Tem Herbst to accept EJES services. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried.
Item 7. There was some discussion concerning Town budget and adding a new line item for engineering fees. Atty. Rapier proposed subdividing Attorney line item into Professional Fees and Attorney Fees and changing amount from $30,000 to $40,000 annually. Motion to accept this proposal was made by Mayor Pro Tem Herbst and second made by Ald. Nunez. Motion carried and all approved.
Item 8. Mr. Ryan Cottam made presentation concerning final site and building plans for Wedding Venue on property on Rockcrest. Mr. Cottam answered all questions and presented Town with copy of plans. Motion was made by Ald. Nunez and a second by
Mayor Pro Tem Herbst to accept the plans as presented. None opposed and motion carried.
Item 9. Atty Rapier explained the proposed changes to the Park Ordinance 2012-002. Motion was made to accept the changes by Ald. Parmelee and a second by Ald. King. Motion carried and all approved.
Item 10. The next Town of New Hope Town Council meeting is scheduled for November 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m.