PIERCETON — The Pierceton Town Council approved a quote for the police department to have its own website and discussed upcoming summer events during its meeting on Monday, June 10.
Town Marshal Tim Sammons requested a separate website for the Pierceton Police Department. Sammons presented a quote of $518, which would cover building the website and registering a domain name. There would also be an $11 yearly maintenance fee for the website. Currently, the town of Pierceton’s website has links to several police department documents, including house checks and police records requests.
“Having the site would be very beneficial to the community,” said Sammons. “But currently, we strongly encourage citizens to follow us on Facebook and also view the forms on the town’s website. You can fill out a form to notify the department when you’re away on vacation and we can monitor your house for you.”
The council approved the quote for the department to create its own website.
Pierceton Chamber of Commerce President Alicia Elder was also present at the town council meeting to provide updates on summer events.
“Our first farmers’ market event for the year had a great turnout,” said Elder. “We had eight vendors and I was told all of them almost sold out.”
Elder also said a guest speaker from Las Vegas, Nev., will be at the Pierceton Days festival in August. The speaker’s name will be revealed at the town council’s July meeting.
In other business, Pierceton Fire Chief Gordon Baker said there will be a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, with the Monroe, Jackson and Washington Township trustees regarding the possibility of creating a fire territory.
Town Council Member Tom Barker also asked Baker about ambulance response times for the area.
“I heard that there was a call to Jellystone a few days ago and that an ambulance had to come all the way from Milford,” said Barker.
“I haven’t heard any complaints about the response time,” said Baker. “I also haven’t heard from Lutheran or Jellystone about this.”
The council also held a discussion regarding two lots in the second edition of Ryerson Green, located off of Washington Street. Both town council members and commissioners with the county’s area plan commission expressed concern regarding easements at Lots 11 and 12. If a driveway was to be placed on the easement, it could be torn up at the homeowner’s expense if the town needed access to sanitary sewer pipes.
The council voted to continue the easement discussion to next month’s meeting in order to have time to look at the properties in person.
Pierceton resident Greg Chism also announced that the Menzie-Reece American Legion Post 258 will have a flag burning on June 22.
The council’s next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8.