NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Town Council voted to purchase five computers, seven monitors and one laptop at its regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, June 18 in the North Webster Community Center. The total approved for the purchase was $7,427. The equipment will service the clerk-treasurer’s office and the police station. Members of the council are President Lisa Stombeck, David Waliczek and Dan Thystrup.
The council also approved adding a fee of $150 for body cam video requests not made by a governmental unit. Town Attorney Jack Birch and Police Chief Greg Church will work on a form to be submitted to Birch for approval.
The preliminary budget workshop for 2020 was scheduled to held 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 9 at North Webster Town Hall, 144 S. Main St.
Town resident James Dove appeared to see if the town could help him with a problem he has with his mailbox on SR 13. He lives on Himes Street and there is no sidewalk to access the location. It was agreed by the council that he should talk with the North Webster Postmaster.
Department reports took up the bulk of the meeting. Intramark Utilities Manager Jayne Alger reported that monthly maintenance had all been performed and there were no violations at the wastewater treatment plant. Estimates are coming in for the lift station panels.
She added, “We will help out with Mermaid Festival any way we can. Just let us know.” Extra trash collections have been scheduled and part of West Washington Street is being blocked off for the festival put on by the North Webster Lions Club. It runs from Wednesday, June 19, through Saturday, June 22.
Police Chief Church informed the council that one of the portable radios had gone bad. His recommendation was to replace it with one that would be useful going into the future as well as currently. Council approved the purchase of the complete radio and case for $3,200.
He noted that the lock on the East Washington Street gate to Webster Lake was missing. A new one is in operation. Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Luce noted that several of the pier and lift companies had been in to pay for the new permits.
Letters have been sent out to residents with tall grass and junk cars. Most have responded and taken care of the problem. Two properties with tall grass will have to mowed by the town crew at a cost of $75 plus hourly rate. A lien will be placed by Luce on the properties for the amount owed.
There were 301 calls of service for the police department in May. The most, 47 were traffic related with 33 being citizen assists. Officers work 832 hours, drove, 4,474 miles and used 337.8 gallons of fuel.
North Webster Town Park Board President Mark Hubbs reported things were coming along well at the park this season. Hubbs’ goal is put 1-, 3- and 5-year plans in place. He will meet with Luce to better understand the budget rules and regulations.
The next regular meeting of the town council will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, a week later than usual. North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St., will be the location.