Michael Loveless, of Gallagher Insurance, attended the regular Roanoke Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, to discuss property insurance services.
Loveless gave the council a presentation on insurance, risk management and consulting. He requested for Gallagher Insurance to be able to send the town a quote for their next insurance renewal. The council’s consensus was for Loveless to work with Clerk-Treasurer Sarah Milton on providing a quote by Wednesday, Dec. 1.
In unrelated business, Milton introduced three quotes from Baker Tilly US, LLP on various consulting jobs. The quotes were as follows:
• Comprehensive Financial Plan: Developing a five-year financial model with the cost, based on time and expense, not to exceed $12,000.
• Municipal Sewage Works and Water Utility Analysis: Completing a rate study of utilities with the cost of studies being $6,500 for water and $6,500 for sewer.
• Proposed Consulting Services relating to the American Rescue Plan (ARP): Assist the council in completing a spending plan for eligible uses of the ARP monies. The cost would be based on time and expense, but not to exceed $5,000.
Milton explained that council could wait to vote until they received quotes from other entities.
After council discussion, the motion passed 3-1 to use Baker Tilly for all three consultations.
During department reports, Superintendent of Operations Aaron Popplewell reported that they had a preconstruction meeting for the Community Crossings grant project earlier in the day.
Through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossings grant, the town received $967,515 to use for road construction. The construction includes resurfacing roads and adding handicap ramps.
Popplewell says the tentative start date for the project is Monday, Oct. 4, and they plan to start on Branson Boulevard.
“We want to try and do all the concrete work this fall, so that—in the spring—they can just come in and just mill and resurface,” Popplewell said.
In other business:
• The council decided that Roanoke’s Trick-or-Treating for the year will be on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.