PIERCETON — The Pierceton Town Council continued its discussion regarding the senior center and unsafe buildings at its meeting Monday, June 11.
Currently, the Pierceton Senior Citizens Center is only used weekly for seniors to socialize and play games. The council stated that since REAL Services is no longer hosting meals there, it would consider looking into options for renting the building to individuals who need it for events.
“Seniors will still have full access to the building,” said council member Tom Barker. “We don’t want people to feel like we’re running them off.”
The council agreed to contact the president of the senior center to set up a meeting on potentially renting the building to the public.
During the meeting, the council also discussed three properties in town that require major repairs and alterations. Several safety issues, including holes in the structure and a condemned building, were discussed regarding the residences. The condemned residence, located at 102 N. Washington St., had a former meth lab present in the structure.
The council agreed to allow the owner of the properties six months to address the issues, including repairing the structures and making the condemned building livable.
Town Marshal Tim Sammons was present at the meeting. He informed the council that the police department held an equipment workshop with WatchGuard, a company that manufactures police video systems. Sammons said he is currently waiting on a quote from the company on four in-car systems.
Judge Joe Sutton will be present at next month’s meeting for the swearing in of new reserve officers.
In other business:
- The meeting minutes for May 14 were approved.
- The next town council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9.