Monday night’s Mentone Town Council meeting saw the approval of new computers for the town marshal’s office, wage increases for the town’s part-time employees and the scheduling of an executive meeting for later in the month.
The meeting was originally scheduled for last Monday, Dec. 1, but due to Board President Tim Croy being out of town the meeting was rescheduled for Dec. 8.
Town Clerk Barb Ross proposed she be allowed to pay the senior utilities all in one lump sum next year rather than on a monthly basis. The proposal was approved unanimously.
Board member Shelly Krueger motioned to schedule an executive meeting with her, Croy and Jill Gross at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17. The motion was approved unanimously.
Last month’s meeting saw the approval of funds for a taser training course in Michigan for a member of the town marshal’s office. During Monday’s meeting Town Marshal Jim Eads announced that the training course had been a success. Eads then requested $1,200 for two new computers for the office. Eads explained that the current computers have, “starting and heating issues.” The request was approved unanimously. There were several suggestions made as to what to do with the old computers, and though no concrete decision was made on their destination, it was determined that they would be saved upon the arrival of the new computers.
Town Deputy Terry Engstrand had no updates to give regarding his department.
Josh Shepherd of the water department proposed another change in the already altered salary ordinance. The ordinance had previously been changed to bump the pay of the town’s part-time employees from a rate of $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour. Shepard proposed that the council bump the pay even more from $10 per hour to $12 per hour. The proposal was approved unanimously. Shepherd added that people who still have some leaves and want them gone can bag them up and put them at the curb to be disposed of.
The next Mentone town council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5.