PIERCETON — A vacated right-of-way and street repaving were topics of discussion during the Monday, April 11, regular meeting of the Pierceton Town Council.
The council began by approving a petition by resident Norma Wood to vacate an old, unused public right-of-way on her property along Catholic Street. Wood’s attorney was present and submitted the petition in the form of a suggested ordinance, which the council passed unanimously.
Wood had brought the request before the council in March, expressing interest in building a house on the property, which was originally slated for a mobile home park. The petition was tabled at that time due to the absence of Wood’s attorney.
Town Manager Chip Hill presented three bids for street paving. Submitting bids were Niblock Excavating, Phend and Brown and E and B Paving. Hill recommended Phend and Brown, which submitted a bid of $132,875. Hill noted that CR 250 to SR 13 and Matchette from US 30 to Pequignot can be repaved using TIF funds.
Hill added that he was not sure what kind of time frame to expect on the repaving, but that it would probably be summer.
- Police Chief Tim Sammons noted that Pierceton Elementary School’s new school resource officer is trained and in place.
- Sammons also noted DARE graduation is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Pierceton Elementary School and around 61 students are slated to graduate the program.
- Next, the council appointed former clerk-treasurer Janet Castle to fill a vacant position on the Kosciusko County Redevelopment Commission.
- Wastewater bids have been tabled until the May meeting.