ETNA GREEN — Normal start of the year housekeeping was the focus of the monthly meeting of the Etna Green Town Board Jan. 9, with a lengthy discussion involving continued improvements to the building at Heritage Park.
Todd Slabaugh was reelected into his position as president, with Kevin Smith II and Keith Claassen remaining as board members for 2018. Laura Baker remains clerk-treasurer.
The board continued to look at cleaning up the Heritage Park building. While the majority of the building has been painted, the kitchen walls need paint and the kitchen ceiling and hallway ceiling still need fresh paint on the tile tracks and new tiles installed. The board approved Baker and Sons to do the project for $1,380 for the paint and $40 an hour for the installation of tiles.
The replacement of rubber feet on all table and chairs was also discussed. There was uncertainty of whose job it would be to make the replacements, but the supplies are set to be ordered. Once that project is complete, the board will look at stripping and refinishing the floor.
Robin Claassen will be retiring from her position in facility services as of Jan. 31. An advertisement for the position will be made; the desire is to hire a replacement by the first week of February. The job entails general cleaning, including the park building after rentals.
Brad Beatty, mobile home park manager, was present to ask for a vacation of an alley within the park, between lots No. 3 and 4. The vacation is to allow a home to be brought in and to allow it to be within the current variance. Without the vacation, another variance would need to be written. The alley is currently grass. A meeting for that vacation was set for Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.
In other business:
- The board re-approved the use of Interra Credit Union as the town’s bank depository for 2018.
- The board re-approved the use of Jay Rigdon of Rockhill Pinnick as the town attorney for 2018 with a rate of $3,500 for the year and detail work done at $200 an hour.
- A revision to the ambiguous wording on the security light ordinance was made and approved.
- The board approved a smoke test to be done on the sewer system to detect cracks or leaks in the system.