PIERCETON—Business was slow at this month’s Pierceton Town Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 12. However, the two new topics of business were heavily discussed by the town council members present at the meeting.
First, the council stated that they had been approached by Mayor Joe Thallemer to have a Pierceton representative sit on a future Kosciusko County task force to work with Indiana Department of Transportation.
The task force would primarily focus on creating more efficient roadways in the county since some highways are seeing more traffic. Council member Tom Barker wondered if the whole county would be left out or if all main cities would be considered for the task force.
Barker also told the council to consider all the lakes and railroads Kosciusko County has and how that might affect the county’s road infrastructure.
Town Manager Chip Hill volunteered to represent Pierceton on the task force if his schedule would permit it. The board agreed to have Hill as its representative.
The town council also discussed housing ordinances and how to look into demolishing buildings that are known to be unused property. Attorney Tammy Keirn said that any demolitions should be held off until the weather improves.
The board discussed seeking an open grant in order to complete the demolitions.
The next town council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12.