The Linton City Council selected Councilman Fred Markle to serve as their president for the year 2013 during their regular monthly meeting Monday evening.
Other appointments included naming City Controller David Sisk to serve as the city's representative on the Greene County Economic Development Commission; and appointing Harry Lehman to serve on the Greene County Alcohol Beverage Board.
Mayor Wilkes praised city employees for their work during the recent storms and a power outage.
"I want to say thank you to the department heads and all of the workers for their efforts removing snow on our streets after the storms," said Wilkes.
The mayor also thanked employees in the city's utility department for their efforts to quickly restore power during outages in the city last weekend.
The Council decided to table action on permits to sell produce at the park this summer. The possibility of a city market at the park is being considered -- instead of the permit process.
A transition plan for compliance with federal ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements was approved. Tim Turpen has served as coordinator for the plan to bring all city-owned property into compliance, including sidewalks, roads, streets, park grounds and city-owned buildings.
Mayor Wilkes said the total cost to complete the compliance plan is estimated at $2.5 million, but there is no deadline or time frame to get it done. However, the city does have to make progress on it every year and the Council agreed to spend no less than $10,000 per year on ADA compliance projects.
Currently, the city already has a couple of projects in the works that count toward meeting the requirement: One is a sidewalk project and the other is installing a lift in the pool.
The Council approved an annual agreement with the humane society with the amount to be paid to be determined. Wilkes said there was some discrepancy in figures, which will be ironed out, but the final figure that will be paid by the city will not be more than $6,000.
The Council also approved the payment of annual dues to the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns as well as payment of dues to the F.O.P. and range fees for the city's police officers.
In police department business, Chief Troy Jerrell spoke to the council about the department's need for a new dispatching and records system.
The Council approved the purchase of a new computer-aided dispatch and records management system at a cost of $80,220 to be paid for over three years.
Jerrell said the system is compatible with the system used by the Greene County Sheriff's Department.