A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Hamm. Also present were Ald. Carol King, Ald. Bob Parmelee, and attorney John Rapier. Absent were Ald. Alex Hull and Ald. Omar Nunez.
There were 4 citizens present.
Item 1. Call to order and quorum check.
Item 2. Public Comments - There was citizen comment on conditon of Rockcrest Road. There was citizen comment about lighting along 1827. It was explained how to report electric pole number to electric company to request light replacement.
Item 3. Consent Items:
a. Ald. Jeff Herbst made a motion to accept October 25, 2015, minutes as given and a second was made by Mayor Johnny Hamm. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried.
b. The Treasurer's report was given by Ald. Bob Parmelee. Motion was made to accept the Treasurer report as given and Ald. Jeff Herbst and a second was made by Mayor Johnny Hamm. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried.
Item 4. Road Commissioner gave a road condition report and recommended that the Town perform monthly maintenance in addition to list of annual repairs.
Item 5. There was some discussion concerning Town Hall grounds maintenance contract. Town Council recommended renewing and extending contract for 1 year. Ald. Jeff Herbst made a motion to renew maintenance contract for another year and Ald. Carol King made a second. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried.
Item 6. Motion was made by Mayor Hamm to adopt Mayor's Order of Election for one Mayor and two aldermen, Ordinance No. 2016-001, with general election to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Mayor Hamm made a motion to accept and a second was made by Ald. Jeff Herbst. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried.
Item 7. There was some discussion concerning current Electronic Management Program. The current resolution in place is adequate and no new resolution is required. Recommended maintaining a schedule for maintenance and destruction of documents.
Item 8. Report was given by Mr. Rapier concerning New Hope Cultural Educational Facility Finance Corporation (NHCEFFC) on current projects and possible upcoming projects.
Item 9. Next tentative Town Council meeting date is February 23, 2016. Meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m.