By Liz Shepherd
ETNA GREEN — The Etna Green Town Council accepted a contract with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office during a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The contract was first presented at the council’s August meeting. Following minor corrections, a revised contract was brought for approval during the September meeting. The contract is for police protection in the town.
Council also presented Theresa and Josh Hartzell, the owners of Etna Elevator, with an award recognizing them for their efforts in putting together the town’s Fourth of July event.
“This year’s Fourth of July celebration was an overwhelming success,” said Council Member Jason Hanes. “It was at least twice of what we had last year. I wanted to make sure the Hartzells were recognized for all the time and effort in making sure this happened, and they don’t even live in our town. I appreciate you two and all that you’ve done.”
In other business, council moved to begin a bid process with a minimum of $1,000 for an extra lawn mower that the town owns. The mower is 17 years old but in good shape.
Council also voted to donate $300 to the Etna Green Lions Club’s fall fundraiser. The fundraiser is a 5k run taking place on Saturday, Oct. 10, with the race starting at 9 a.m. at Heritage Park. Register online for $25 or $30 the day of the race. Stocking caps will be given to the first 75 people who register for the event.
Etna Township Fire Department will also be having a fish and chicken fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Heritage Park.
The council’s next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.