NORTH WEBSTER — David Waliczek took the oath of office during the monthly meeting of the North Webster Town Council Tuesday evening, Dec. 15. He will be a town councilman as of Jan. 1. Tim Hine did not run for reelection and it was his last monthly meeting after several years of service.
Waliczek and his wife Tammy are the owners of Dixie Haven Resort. He has served as park board president for the past year and the couple is active in the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce. “I am looking forward to serving the community,” Waliczek noted.
Council President Jon Sroufe was approved as the authorized signatory for the wastewater project during new business. It was announced the state of Indiana will check the codification of the town’s codes. Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Luce explained, “This is usually done once every three to five years and it has been five years.”
The end of the year meeting will be held 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, in town hall, 144 S. Main St. The agenda will be final approval of the 2016 budget. The state has given a nod to the town as the tax rates dropped to .6279. The total budget is $28,000 under the maximum levy.
Three quotes have been obtained by Severn Trent Utilities Manager Mike Noe for the grinder stations. No action was taken as the project will not begin until April. Noe stated the remaining leaf piles will be picked up soon. Only a few are left.
The council passed the overtime request of up to 250 hours for 2016 requested by the North Webster Police Department. Sroufe commented the department had not used all the overtime requested for 2015 but this is a precaution taken annually to assure funds are available.
Officer Candace Smythe reported 165 calls of service were made by the police department during November. The most were traffic related, followed by citizens assists and accidents. Officers worked 599.75 hours, driving 3,937 miles and using 300.5 gallons of fuel.
The next regular monthly meeting of the council will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St.