CLAYPOOL — The Claypool town council met for a brief meeting yesterday, Monday, July 18.
Rosalyn Morgan came before the council to ask why her bill was three times higher than normal. One day there was a spike of more than 1,000 gallons of water used. Morgan asked the council if they found a leak and Claypool Town Council President Niki Miller told her, “We found you used the water.”
Morgan stated she had just updated her plumbing, bought a new efficiency washer and toilet. Morgan asked Miller, “Is it justified?” Miller responded, “It’s justified.” Morgan told her “Enough said, if you say I owe it, I owe it.”
Claypool had a TIFF district meeting on June 23, and was approved for a new mosquito sprayer for $8,350. The sprayer has been ordered and the board approved the payment.
Miller is working on an ordinance to be read at the next meeting concerning trash. The ordinance would fine people $25 for leaving their trash cans at the curb for more than 24 hours. Miller stated it’s an eyesore and dogs get into it. Included in the ordinance would be a restriction on when trash cans can be placed at the curb, possibly no more than the night before.
They will also be working on an ordinance that would restrict ATV riding from other people’s property and on the streets of the town.
Dylan Jones, a resident of Claypool, sent a letter to the town board to get a letter of recommendation to the area planning commission to build a 6 foot high privacy fence on his property. The board approved and will write the letter of recommendation.
Paul Berkey was approved to have Calhoun Street, from Graceland to Church Street closed to have from Friday, July 22-24, for tree removal from his property. This was approved as long as it was cleared each night so emergency vehicles have access.
The next regular meeting will be Monday, Aug. 15.