NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Town Council found out at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the North Webster Community Center the state mandated project for the wastewater treatment and collection system had come in under budget. Jeremy Sponseller, Triad Associates, Indianapolis, the town’s contracted engineers for the project, reported $178,274 remained of the estimated $4,099,000 project.
Noting the council would see the bids for an add on, he requested the council give approval to add a lift station and upgrade the communication system within other lift stations dependent upon the bids. It was approved having been recommended by Severn Trent Utilities Manager Mike Noe as needed and useful improvements.
Council voted to pay Selge Construction, Niles, Mich., $402,917.15 and Crosby Construction, Fort Wayne, $25,993 for work completed on the wastewater project.
Council members Lisa Strombeck and Dave Waliczek reelected Jon Sroufe for another term as council president. A zoning change request for 303 S. Main St. and 103 E. South St. was tabled until February.
Police Chief Greg Church reported for the month of December 174 calls of service were made by the North Webster Police Department with the most being citizen assists, traffic and accident related. Officers drove 4,444 miles using 312 gallons of fuel and worked 682.5 hours.
For the year of 2016, the police department answered 2,172 calls of service with traffic related topping the list followed by citizen assists, agency assists, battery and fights and accidents. Officers drove 43,034 miles using 3,512.9 gallons of fuel and worked 7,737.75 hours.
The next meeting of the North Webster Town Council is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, a week earlier than usual. It will be held at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St.