News from the Board
Next Public Meeting
- The Town's Annual Financial Report was submitted and approved. This report is now available to the public via the Indiana Gateway.
- Waste Management is continuing to work with us to correct its billing, with no change in status or services. A request for a competitive estimate from another vendor did not produce a viable alternative.
- The photocell for streetlights has still not been installed. A number of new problems have emerged, with many streetlights working erratically. The Board is reviewing options.
- Exposed cables have been addressed, after a complaint was lodged with the appropriate regulatory commission.
- A resident expressed concern about the footpath that runs beside Reynold Ditch, as it is a clear safety hazard. After lengthy discussion, Jason Jones has agreed to discuss this with Lebanon's engineer to see what options can be suggested. The completion of sidewalks near the bridge may be a factor in encouraging or discouraging traffic on this footpath.
- The resident survey has been approved and will be distributed via mail and online this month.
- Resident Kent Frandsen again discussed the benefits and necessity of establishing zoning ordinances and creating a planning commission. Four attorneys were considered and contacted about assisting this process - one has been selected and is expected to attend the next monthly meeting.
- The Board discussed finding a volunteer maintenance coordinator to assist with ongoing town maintenance activities. Jason Jones is reaching out to recruit potential candidates.
- Hazard mitigation planning with Boone County is ongoing. A special public meeting has been scheduled for mid-March.
- New Board members were introduced. Mark Ransom was nominated and elected by the Board to be President. Jennifer Jones-Katona and Jason Jones will fill the remaining Board member seats. Mary Ann Herny is the new Clerk-Treasurer.
- Waste Management is continuing to work with us to correct its billing. Mark hopes the issue will be resolved within 30-60 days. In the mean time, the Board is exploring other options.
- The photocell for streetlights has still not been installed, as the appropriate part is still not available.
- Exposed cables are still unburied in several locations. Mark will contact Metronet, and will continue to work with ATT.
- The Elmwood Bridge has been completed, but the Lebanon project leader has advised us that additional work will be needed to repair damage to nearby roads and yards. Work to restore these areas will continue into the warmer weather. Jason Jones will do a walk-through with the lead engineer to ensure that all damage is identified and corrected.
- The Board reviewed and approved its insurance policies and agreed to renew them.
- Resident Kent Frandsen discussed the benefits and necessity of establishing zoning ordinances and creating a planning commission. The Board agreed to begin this process. Kent will assist us in finding a suitable attorney who is familiar with the process.
December 13, 2022
- The Board ageed to approve advertising for additional appropriations to finish payments on the electrical work.
- Trash pickup bills are still inaccurate, but the Town is making partial payment . Waste Management is continuing to work with us to correct its billing and outstanding charges will be credited in the future.
- The photocell for streetlights has still not been installed. The Board will continue to work with SetCo.
- A plaque was presented to Steve Lewis commemorating his long tenure as President, and stories were shared. The Board thanked Steve and Elmer Parks for their continued commitment.