PIERCETON — A short Pierceton Town Council meeting took place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Pierceton Fire Department. During the meeting, a garbage disposal bid was brought before the council, and the golf cart ordinance was passed.
The golf cart ordinance, which was read at last month’s meeting, was quickly voted. The ordinance clearly defines a golf cart as “a vehicle with four wheels originally designated for operation on a golf course and powered by a battery or internal combustion motor, including the use of utility vehicle, with a maximum speed of less than 25 miles per hour.”
The ordinance is designed purely for the safety of those in Pierceton who either own a golf cart, or live near those who do. The ordinance was passed as a “safety precaution,” and should not drastically affect those who own them.
Advanced Disposal, a trash disposal company based in Claypool, presented a bid with two options. The first option is $9.10 per home, with no tote. The second option is for $9.40 per home with a tote. The bid included an agreement to not raise prices by more than two percent every year.
“We are now under advisement, and will make a decision on this bid next month,” Councilman Mandy Espinoza assured.
In other business:
- Tim Sammons, fire chief, had nothing to report except that he had just completed 16 hours of training in Chicago that will be counted toward the mandatory hours of training required by the state of Indiana.
- The council also decided to go along with the rest of the county. Trick- or-Treat for Pierceton will be scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
- Chip Kelly, town manager, wanted to remind the council that leaf pick-up is scheduled to begin Oct. 19, and will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The next Pierceton Town Council meeting, in which the Advanced Disposal bid will be voted on, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.