MENTONE — The town of Mentone is planning to crack down on unauthorized dumpster use.
“It’s actually called theft of service,” said Town Marshal James Eads at the town’s regular board meeting Monday, Sept. 10. Eads, along with town board members Tim Croy, Jill Gross and Shelly Krueger and Clerk-Treasuer Barb Ross discussed people using dumpsters in various areas of town that are not in place for public use.
The board, on the recommendation of Eads, quickly decided to install surveillance cameras to oversee dumpsters in the town that are most frequently misused.
“If we’re going to add it though, we need to go after the people and not just let them get away with it,” said Gross. Eads agreed, saying that any location where a camera would be added would cost about $250. “I would say it’s worth doing it,” said Gross.
“The one at the post office is always full,” said Croy.
The board also held a public hearing to allow any discussion of the proposed 2019 budget. The board will vote on adopting the budget Oct. 1.