PIERCETON — The Pierceton Town Council had a brief meeting, last night, June 13.
A resolution for an Internal Control Policy was passed. The policy is mandated by the Indiana State Board of Accounts. After June 30, the town of Pierceton must instate this policy to promote government accountability and transparency. Anyone who has access to any of the town’s charge accounts can take training webinars to prepare for this policy.
Midwest Roll Forming didn’t have their tax abatement forms turned in by the deadline of May 15. The council must pass a resolution to address the abatement. The resolution states that the council will sign their compliance forms for 2016 and 2017 taxes, but it has to go through a “first read” before it can be voted on. They had the first read of the resolution at last night’s meeting.
Pierceton Days, Friday, Aug. 5 and 6, will have a cake walk and cake baking contest. There’s “kiddy” rides and a parade around 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The theme of the August Pierceton Days is “Happy Birthday, Pierceton,” as it’s the town’s 150th anniversary.
A new town rental room policy was approved. The old rate was $75, plus a $25 refundable deposit. The deposit is returned if the meeting room is clean and looks like the day it was rented. The new policy is now a rental rate of $75, with a deposit of $75.
In other business:
- The council approved payment of dues and to retain membership in the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation.
- Chip Hill, town manager, said the sewer improvement project has started.
- The council approved repair of the leaking roof at the fire station.
- The street repaving of parts of Church, 3rd, School and Catholic Streets is completed.
- Deputy Matt Owens will be attending free training in Indianapolis. The town approved payment of his travel and lodging.