Tipp City Council agreed during its Nov. 7 meeting to pay up to $10,000 toward the conceptual design of a stadium project. The Tipp City Schools requested the city’s participation. Council as part of an ordinance amending 2016 appropriations approved the money.

The ordinance also set aside additional money for Workers Compensation due to higher than anticipated rates along with more dollars for insurance and attorney fees.

“We look forward to working with the school on that particular project,” said council President Joe Gibson.

Council also authorized an annual contract with Tipp Monroe Community Services for $17,700.

City Manager Tim Eggleston said community services asked for another $1,000 that would be used for the mobile meals program. “They have done a great job for us,” Eggleston said. The contract with community services includes the provision for the additional $1,000 that had not been requested for several years, he said.

Council also approved the 2017-2021 capital improvement plan. Council reviewed projects outlined in that program earlier this fall.

During citizen comments, Jack Reger of the Floral Acres subdivision in Monroe Township told council of his concern with a city-owned tree that fell onto his property in July.

Reger said the tree remains on the property and said he had been told at one point the city was not liable due to an act of God. He wanted “to recommend the city maintain its property areas to prevent a dead tree from falling down like any good neighbor,” Reger said.

Eggleston said the insurance company sent a letter stating the city was not liable for damage to a shed from the tree falling. However, he said, the city was making arrangements to remove the tree along with a couple of other dead trees located on the city property nearby. John Donnelly, city service director, said the project would involve clearing of 600 to 800 feet of trees and brush that has grown up in the area over the years.

In other business:

- -       Council approved a motion to not request a public hearing on the proposed transfer of a C1 liquor license to Troy Food Mart from 7030 Poe Inc. at 3311 S. County Road 25A.

- -       Council members thanked Kevin Lantz for serving as the city’s interim law director the past few months. Jonathan Freeman was hired recently as the new law director.

- Councilman Matt Owen was not at the meeting.