MENTONE — The Mentone Town Council had a brief meeting on the evening of September 6.
The main topic of discussion presented to the board was whether to write off $1,200 in unpaid water bills from renters who left town before they received their bill.
The town has had a recurring problem with residents leaving the rented homes before they receive their water bill. Often people leave the area without giving their landlords a forwarded address, leaving the town with an unpaid bill.
Council member Tim Croy mentioned he was in favor of approving the write off. He also indicated something needs to change with the way the water bills are accounted for in the future. Croy offered that the council should revisit this matter later and find a way to make landlords, and not the town, response for these unpaid bills.
The council approved a motion to write off the amount of $1,200 and revisit this issue at a later date.
Josh Shepherd indicated interest in purchasing a snow plow for $2,600 and a salt spreader for $6,900. He mentioned that once other purchases are completed, he would like to make these items a priority.
During the meeting, members brought forth public service announcements. Shelly Kruger announced the last day for the farmer’s market will be Saturday, October 8. Shepherd announced the Mentone cemetery will be cleared on October 3. Flowers in front of the headstones will need to be moved prior.
The next town council meeting will convene at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 3.
- The council decided not to join the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce
- Grand opening of Time and Time Again will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 9.