ETNA GREEN — Etna Green Town Council’s three council members and clerk-treasurer were sworn in during the council’s first meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Jason Hanes and Susan Klinefelter are the council’s new members, replacing Cory Ellinger and Kevin Smith II. For 2020, Keith Claassen will serve as the council’s president, with Hanes serving as vice-president.
The council’s January meeting was brief, with the primary topic of discussion regarding a potential water main project that could happen sometime in the future.
“The EPA is proposing a new mandate on lead copper rules,” said Water Superintendent Barry Baker. “We have up until Feb. 13 to make comments, so that’s why I’m bringing it to your attention now. It could potentially be a big deal for us. We need to just pay attention to it for right now.”
In other business, there will be a public meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Etna Green Café for planning the town’s Fourth of July parade and fair. Residents who are interested in helping with the festivities are encouraged to attend the meeting.
There will also be an Etna Township Board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Etna Green fire station that is open to the public. A Facebook post by the Bourbon Public Library encourages Etna Township residents to attend the meeting due to the township board supposedly discussing a proposal to end its partnership with the library.
“For the last 25 years, the Bourbon Public Library has partnered with Etna Township to provide library services to residents, including children’s programs, books, movies, Internet access, ebooks and more,” reads the post. “The current Etna Township Board is discussing a proposal to end this partnership and require residents to pay for their own cards, a decision that will impact families who rely on our service. We love our Etna Green patrons and feel strongly that library access is a valuable service for the township to offer to their residents. We intend to make our case with respect and a love for the community that we serve.”
The Etna Green Town Council’s next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.