ETNA GREEN — The Etna Green Town Council meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 14, focused on fire station door work and potential wastewater adjustments.
Clerk-Treasurer Laura Baker brought up the idea of implementing a sprinkling credit for the town. To qualify for a sprinkling credit, if residents’ water bills from June to August are more than bills during winter months, they would see a sprinkling credit on their bill. After a lengthy discussion, the present council members decided to continue the topic to next month’s meeting when Council President Todd Slabaugh is present.
Fire Chief Randall Byrer was also present at the meeting and said that several doors at the fire station need emergency service work. The east bay door will not open. A brief power outage last week also caused a few of the doors to open and stay open. Electric Superintendent Barry Baker said he would contact a door company to get the doors looked at.
Byrer also presented an updated plan regarding a sign’s placement at the front of the fire department. Council Member Keith Claassen signed it, but Council Member Kevin Smith II did not sign it due to conflict of interest. Claassen said the changes made to the plan were discussed at last month’s meeting and were represented on this new plan.
Laura Baker also said that notices were sent by mail regarding Reach Alert, a town-wide system that would allow citizens to receive alerts via text, e-mail or call regarding power outages, boil advisories, and more. However, more than half of Etna Green citizens did not receive notices. The notices will be resent within the month.
In other business:
- Accounts payable vouchers were approved.
- Utility adjustments in the amount of $63.23 for three pool fillings were approved.
- The council’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.