NORTH WEBSTER — Street repaving in some areas of the town of North Webster will begin this fall. At the Tuesday, Aug. 18, North Webster Town Council meeting, Phend & Brown, Milford, was the low bidder at $17.20 a square yard over two competitors, Niblock and Ranger Materials.
All three council members approved the bid after one section of alley was postponed until spring as recommended by Severn-Trent Utilities Manager Mike Noe. “The alley is not as highly traveled and postponing the work will put the bid under the original budget scheduled,” explained Council President Jon Sroufe.
Also approved was storm drain work for three locations, North and Harrison streets; Albert Eckert Drive and Center Street; and Stanley Street and Governor’s Lane. Councilman Tim Hine voted against the storm drain work stating the cost is too expensive.
Bids will be advertised for the demolition of the condemned building at 611 N. Main St. and once a contractor is selected, the building will come down as scheduling and weather permits.
Police Chief Greg Church requested in car computers be replaced with two scheduled for 2015 and two for 2016. The ones in use were installed in 2006. The cost for two reconditioned units with a one year warranty is $4,500. They council agreed to the request unanimously.
A grant administrator was chosen by the council. Two of the firms approached declined so the contract was awarded to Cornerstone Grant Management, Indianapolis. The firm already worked on the application for the $450,000 grant for Indiana Department of Environmental Management required improvements to the wastewater treatment plant and sewage system. The grant was awarded by Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to the town July 17.
The lease for town owned farmland was renewed with Roberts Farms, Syracuse, on the same terms while a letter of non-objection for the property at 720 Willis Park was approved. The council will send the letter to the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals stating there is no objection to an overhang of 3 feet and 4 inches. No neighbors objected.
Kosciusko County Assistant Planner Matt Sandy was scheduled to speak on the new flood plan but was not present at the meeting.
A budget meeting was scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the North Webster Community Center.
North Webster Town Council members are Sroufe, Hine and Lisa Strombeck. Attending the meeting along with Noe and Church were Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Luce and Town Attorney Jack Birch.
The next monthly meeting of the council will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St.