By Martha Stoelting
NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Town Council approved its own budget and that for the Tippecanoe Township Fire Territory at its Tuesday, Oct. 19, meeting in the North Webster Community Center.
Ed Clayton, Tippecanoe Township board, was there to answer any questions the council might have regarding the fire territory budget. As it had been discussed at length at several hearings and meetings, there were no questions. The town budget final approval was given for a total of $1,691,314. Lisa Stombeck presided.
Inframark Utilities Manager Jayne Alger gave her report. Leaf pickup is to begin this week and brush pickup has already started. Purchasing another truck was brought up again, and again the council decided to try to make it through the winter with the one currently in use. Alger suggested a Bobcat purchase may be coming up in the future.
Council member Dan Thystrup reported he had met with Michiana Area Council of Governments about the proposed trails and the most feasible to get grants was from the town of North Webster up to Wawasee Middle School along SR 13. “Things are progressing slowly but moving,” he noted.
The police department report was given by Sgt. Dave May. Police Chief Greg Church is working on a grant for radios. A reminder trick or treat is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, was given.
There were 324 calls of service during September with the most 52 being traffic related. That was followed by 44 citizen assists and 31 battery or domestic fights. Officers worked 581 hours, drove, 4,413 miles using 380.53 gallons of fuel.
The next meeting of the North Webster Town Council will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, a week later than usual. It will be held in the party room at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St.