Mentone Town Board Discusses Project Funding
MENTONE — Business was short at the Mentone Town Board meeting Monday, Dec. 3, focusing on sewer pipe liners and project funding.
Water Superintendent Josh Shepherd told board members Tim Croy and Shelly Krueger that Uptown Park is currently having drainage issues. He also said that the town’s request for a grant from Community Crossings was declined.
“There were a lot of towns that received a grant and a lot that didn’t,” said Shepherd.
Shepherd also said there will be a special meeting later this week regarding contractors for a sewer pipe liner project. Three contractors have been contacted and one bid has been received. The board also approved the continuation of its contract with Emans Engineering.
Shepherd also asked the board to consider allowing him to trade in the town’s skid loader. The current skid loader is five years old, with a trade-in costing approximately $14,000. The board said that the trade will be allowed if the budget permits it.
Town Marshal James Eads said there will be a bill by the end of the year for the police department’s new body cameras.
In other business:
- Shepherd thanked Ace Hardware for helping put up Christmas decorations in the town.
- The board’s next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.