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Center Point Council ties up numerous loose ends

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Even with the deteriorating weather, the Center Point Town Council met Tuesday night at the town hall.

The monthly meeting tied up several loose ends, despite President Roy Smith not being present.

Certified Water Tester Phyllis Barrett updated the board on the questions brought to the board about paper work and procedures.

Barrett, who has held the position for 22 years, received the needed copy of her license and turned it over to the town shortly after the February meeting.

Also, Barrett informed the board that the boil order placed shortly before the February meeting was canceled, but information did not reach citizens because winter weather knocked out the power and television was not available.

Although the board previously asked Barrett to post boil orders in more public places, it was discovered that, by law, she is not required to do so.

Other issues that were closed included the sorting of usable water supplies in the town hall and certified letters sent to residents with property in violation of town policy.

Dan Brand, who presided over the meeting, gave several updates for ongoing projects.

According to estimates, replacing the storm drains on Church Street is beyond the town budget, and may need to be worked into the 5-year capital improvement plan.

Also, the sewer pumps have been returned and will be reinstalled later this week.

Brand went over the recent developments the Center Point Planning Commission, reviewing the issues brought up by community members concerning the Road Runner Industries, Inc., property.

Another public hearing is scheduled for March 18, at 7 p.m.

In other business:

* The board tabled the approval of placing another water shutoff valve near Jackson Township Elementary School until given a cost estimate.

* Treasurer Rosella Parks reported receiving many returned checks, and reminded the board each returned check carries a $25 fine.

* Parks also reported, beginning Jan. 1 of this year, Brazil was no longer adjusting the town water bill for leaks. Leaks found in two buildings used 5,500 and 7,000 gallons of water each. When the leak is between the meter and the home, it is the homeowner's responsibility. The board moved to charge the homeowners the basic cost of the water, without operator fees.

* Several houses between Ohio St. and Main St. were hit with hot pink paintballs Saturday night. The "drive-by shooting" occurred between 8 and 9 p.m., and caused siding damage on one home.

* The board will notify the sheriff about four-wheelers and speeding vehicles on the streets of Center Point.

* The 5-year plan is nearing completion. The inventory and job descriptions are completed, and once estimates are received, a list of needs and priorities for the town's infrastructure can be created.

Center Point will be hosting a roundtable March 26 for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns at the United Methodist Church. After a dinner, speakers will give presentations on small town utilities and legislative updates.

The next Center Point Town Council meeting will be Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m., in the town hall.

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