By Martha Stoelting
NORTH WEBSTER — Returning to its regular meeting place in the party room of the North Webster Community Center, North Webster Town Council gathered Tuesday evening, June 16. The main portion of business consisted of department reports from utilities and police.
Inframark Utilities Manager Jayne Alger shared the department has an ongoing issue with the north shore pump, which has obsolete parts. She is in the process of getting estimates to either replace the generator to the pump or fix it. Last year the estimate was $18,000 but it probably has increased. The issue was tabled until all estimates are in.
There were some high E.coli readings during the Memorial Day weekend when there was also a heavy rain. It has since abated. The utilities department passed its monthly inspection test.
Police Chief Greg Church noted, “We have one property where the owner has died and it is in the process of going back to the mortgage company. It is at 507 W. Huntington St. The utilities department is mowing it and we are keeping an eye on it.” He is working with Town Attorney Jack Birch on the legal aspects involved.
The police department had 236 calls for service in May with the most being citizen assists and traffic-related issues ollowed by battery and domestic fights. Officers worked 795.25 hours, drove 4,287 miles while using 329.5 gallons of gas.
With no further business the meeting adjourned. Attending were council members Lisa Strombeck, who presided; Dave Waliczek, Dan Thystrup, Alger, Church and Birch. Clerk-treasurer Betsy Luce was absent.
The next meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St.