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February 23, 2019

4/26/2018 11:01:00 AM
Feds, railroad will pay for city crossing work
Also: Supplemental appropriations, budget resolution approved.
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A total of five items were approved during a very brief Robinson City Council meeting Tuesday night. With Mayor Roger Pethtel on vacation, Mayor Pro-Tem and Alderman Russell Snider presided over the meeting, which included the notice of Indiana Rail Road's plans for crossings in the city.

"The federal government and Indiana Rail Road are ready to spend some money on new gates and LED lights for flashing signals," City Engineer Jeff Hillard said.

Hillard also told the council that all those payments for those items will not cost the city any money. They are expected to be installed at South Robb, South Jackson, Heath Toffee Avenue, South Howard, South King and South Webster.

The company is also expected to meet with some city officials next month at the South Cross crossing, but there are no particular ideas for discussion at this time.

The council also approved this year's supplemental appropriation ordinance. City Treasurer Denise Jobe said that this will take care of remaining invoices and expenses for fiscal year 2018.

"Typically in April there are some accounts or line items that have been exceed or changed for one reason or another," Jobe said.

Another item approved was the fiscal year 2019 budget resolution. Alderman John Birkofer presented the council with the information and said it had been a long process, seven meetings, to make that all possible. Snider thanked Birkofer and the finance committee for their tireless efforts in putting everything together. On a similar note the council approved the salary and fee ordinance.

Jobe was also approved for re-appointment to the police pension board.

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