PIERCETON — The Pierceton town council meeting Monday evening, Feb. 8, started off with the discussion of the completion of the town’s $1.4 million sewer lining project and the news of the infiltration being reduced from 40 percent to 38 percent.
The next order of business was the trash totes from Advanced Disposal mentioned in the last town meeting. Jerry Kreger, clerk/treasurer, reiterated totes needed to be 3 feet from the curb with the handles facing the homes for easier pickup by the trucks. Kreger asked anyone who is elderly or disabled to contact the office for additional assistance.
Tim Sammons, town marshal, informed the board Priority 1, from Fort Wayne, will be at the station Monday, Feb. 15, to update the video surveillance equipment and will get the station into compliance. He also informed the board one of the police car radios was having difficulty sending or receiving transmissions. Sammons told the board the radio in question was over 12 years old and bought secondhand. Chip Hill, town manager, said it might be time to look at prices for a new radio. The board was in agreement.
Sammons also explained the grant the town of South Whitley has for a school resource officer, but they had a vacancy for said position, which would forfeit the grant. The vacancy would need to be filled to keep the grant and he believes someone has been found. Sammons couldn’t say much more about the candidate.
The SRO position is paid with the grant money with Pierceton paying for the officer’s training and lodging. The training was $500. Sammons recommends Whitko School Corporation have the officer sign a five-year contract and if the officer were to leave before the stipulated time, the amount Pierceton paid for training and lodging be reimbursed. The board was in agreement.
The last topic was from Kreger as he explained a resolution, IC 5-11-1-27 (j), from the State Board of Accounts, which states if there is a discrepancy of $100 – $500 that cannot be accounted for and is not reported by the clerk, then the clerk will be penalized.
The next town meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14.