SILVER LAKE — At the Silver Lake town council meeting held Wednesday, March 6, Town Marshal Jason McGlennen told council members that Operation Pullover is in effect this month.
Kosciusko County Traffic Safety Partnership and approximately 230 law enforcement agencies across Indiana are increasing patrols during March for aggressive driving violations.
The Silver Lake Police Department received a letter from an out of state driver regarding a local traffic stop that took place the last weekend of February. The stop was initiated by SL Chief Deputy Marshal Cody Mangun.
An excerpt from the letter, addressed to Mangun, reads:
“Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy during my traffic stop last Saturday night/Sunday morning. I am thankful for and impressed with the dignity in which you treated me, especially in dealing with my claustrophobia. I apologize for the manner in which we met, but I am glad to have met you. You remind me a lot of my sons who serve in the armed forces, and the town of Silver Lake is lucky to have you serving and protecting the community.”
“It’s rather refreshing to get a letter from someone who’s happy with the police,” said McGlennen. “We don’t get too many of those.”
The Silver Lake Lions Club 35th annual Easter egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, on the Silver Lake school grounds. There will be five age groups: 0-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and age 10 through sixth grade. Prizes will be awarded in each group. Participants are asked to bring their own baskets/containers. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held April 20. Please call (260) 352-2474 with any questions.
Silver Lake Water Department Superintendent Joey McNeal said that, although they have not yet received the water meters, they have received antennas and other related parts. McNeal expects a partial shipment of the meters to be delivered later this month.
Silver Lake Street and Sewer Superintendent JT Prater told council members he received a quote for a new mower in the amount of $14,517.
“The mower I use now is the township’s mower,” said Prater.
According to Prater, the township plans to trade their mower in, for a credit of $4,250 and will then pay $3,000 toward the mower.
“The town will pay the other half, which is $7,258.50,” said Prater. “Right now the township owns the mower, but with this we’d be 50/50 in on the mower ownership.” Prater stated there is money in the budget for the mower.
The current mower is estimated to be at least 10 years old and has over 1,300 hours of use. Council members approved this purchase. Attorney Jay Rigdon then suggested that Prater obtain something in writing from the township indicating the shared use agreement for the mower.
“That way if the State Board of Accounts ever wonders why you gave money for something you don’t own, you’ll be able to pull that out,” said Rigdon.
Silver Lake Clerk-Treasurer Tonya Conley stated she would take care of this.
Conley informed council members that she received a letter from SL resident Rick Davis. According to Conley, Davis moved into his current residence in December 2018 and discovered leaks shortly thereafter. He requested a credit from the town. Conley stated she has nothing to compare the rate with and told council members she plans to wait a couple of months in order to obtain an average cost to determine the amount of credit Davis is entitled to. Conley will resubmit the credit request in May.
- A salary increase was approved for the SL deputy clerk.
- One bid was received for 7.5 acres located behind the fire station in Silver Lake. The bid was from Aaron Hoffman for $176 per acre. This was approved.
- The SL Fire Department auction will be held May 11. More information to follow.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.