MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
BRAZIL, INDIANA
FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

A meeting of the Common Council was held on September 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Brazil City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Brian Wyndham.

ROLL CALL: Mayor Brian Wyndham, Steve Bell, Brad Deal, Roy Kellar, Shane Litz, Angela Modesitt.
The Pledge to the Flag was lead by Mayor Wyndham.
OTHERS PRESENT: City Attorney Traci Orman, Clerk Treasurer Karen McQueen
PRAYER was said by Brad Deal.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: NONE

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:
1.) Clay County Humane Society representatives Patti Dulin, and Andrea Phillips were present to give the Council a report. Patti Dulin asked the Council to make Andrea Phillips an Animal Control Officer, and to pay the Humane Society the $10,000 that was recently paid to a part-time Animal Control Officer. Mayor Wyndham said that there is no need for further negotiation between the City and the Humane Society because the contract for 2016 is in place. Councilmen Steve Bell and Roy Kellar agreed to serve on a committee with members of the Humane Society regarding negotiation of a contract for 2017.

OLD BUSINESS:
1.) Public Hearing – A Public Hearing was opened at 5:24 to discuss the 2017 Budget. The Public Hearing was closed at 5:25.
2.) Resolution 10-2016: A Resolution Regarding Changes to the City’s Health Insurance Plan (Spousal Carve Out) – Resolution 22-2011 stated that “all spouses who are currently enrolled in the City’s insurance plan are not rendered ineligible or required to obtain insurance through their place of business so long as they were participating in the City’s insurance program as of November 30, 2011.” Resolution 10-2016 states that the City of Brazil wishes to revoke this exemption and institute a Spousal Carve out to its Health Insurance Plan. All spouses of City employees are not eligible to enroll in the City’s Health Insurance Plan if they are eligible for coverage through their place of employment. Brad Deal made a motion to pass Resolution 10-2016: A Resolution Regarding Changes to the City’s Health Insurance Plan (Spousal Carve Out); seconded by Steve Bell. The motion passed 5-0.
3.) Ordinance 13-2016: An Ordinance Fixing the Salary of the Mayor of the City of Brazil, Indiana for the Year 2017 – Shane Litz made a motion to pass Ordinance 13-2016 on 1st reading, increasing Mayor salary to $45,000; seconded by Brad Deal. The motion passed 5-0.
4.) Ordinance 14-2016: An Ordinance Fixing the Salary of the Clerk-Treasurer of the City of Brazil, Indiana for the Year 2017 – Shane Litz made a motion to pass Ordinance 14-2017 on 1st reading, increasing Clerk-Treasurer salary to $40,000; seconded by Brad Deal. The motion passed 5-0.
5.) Ordinance 15-2016: An Ordinance Fixing the Salary of the Members of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, Indiana for the Year 2017 – Shane Litz made a motion to pass Ordinance 15-2017 on 1st reading, increasing salary for Common Council to $6,000 for those who participate in the City’s health insurance program ,and $7,000 for those who do not participate in the City’s health insurance program; seconded by Brad Deal. The motion passed 5-0.
6.) Ordinance 16-2016: An Ordinance Fixing the Salary for Police Officers for the Calendar Year 2017 and Thereafter – Brad Deal made a motion to pass Ordinance 16-2016 on 1st reading, increasing salaries for Police Officers; seconded by Angie Modesitt. The motion passed 5-0.
7.) Ordinance 17-2016: An Ordinance Fixing the Salary for Firefighters for the Calendar Year 2017 and Thereafter – Shane Litz made a motion to approve Ordinance 17-2016 on 1st reading, increasing salaries for Firefighters; seconded by Steve Bell. The motion passed 5-0.
8.) Ordinance 18-2016: An Ordinance Fixing Salaries of Appointed Officers and Employees of the City of Brazil, Indiana for Year 2017 – Steve Bell made a motion to approve Ordinance 18-2016 on 1st reading, increasing salaries of appointed officers and employees; seconded by Roy Kellar. The motion passed 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS: NONE
COUNCIL COMMENTS: NONE
MAYOR COMMENTS: NONE
ADJOURNMENT:
Brad Deal made a motion to adjourn meeting; seconded by Roy Kellar. Motion passed 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 5:59 p.m.