CENTER POINT -- Town residents received an update from Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering representative Lindsey Glover regarding Center Point's various water and wastewater projects Tuesday.
Board member George Dickens was not in attendance.
According to Glover, the firm has examined the town's current water usage and the capabilities of a 5-inch line extending from a booster station located at County Road 600 North and CR 200 E., near Jackson Township Elementary School.
She said, based on the findings, the town could add an additional 5-8 customers to its water services immediately, based on location.
In addition, Glover recommended the town might possibly be able to add further customers in the near future.
"I hope that's good news for some of you," Glover said.
She said the firm is hoping for some snow to melt soon as a survey crew plans to visit the town's water treatment plant, adding the company is moving forward with design plans and will submit permits to the state in January.
In 2009, Congress appropriated $300 million in Community Development Block Grant funds following the 2008 flooding. The state, according to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), was awarded $67 million in recovery funding.
Center Point began the process of applying for a Disaster Recovery (DR-2) Grant earlier this year.
Hannah, Wagle and Cline Engineering began working with Center Point in January. The initial idea was to put together a utility master plan. However, those plans were scrapped after the organization and the town set its sights on DR-2 funds.
Town Clerk/Treasurer Roger Campbell informed The Brazil Times earlier this year the money was needed after the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) had requested improvements be made.
Meanwhile, the council discussed its Marshal Fund and money left in it.
Campbell told council members there was still $2,000 left in the fund. He said the Clay County Reserve Deputies have been in contact with him regarding the money.
Council President Roy Smith said the reserves typically had to purchase their own gear and believed it would be OK to give some of the leftover money to the organization.
The council then voted 2-0 in favor of sending up to $1,000 to the reserves if they would send notice as to what they planned to do with the money.
In other business, the council:
* Agreed to pay a bill local resident Wrangler Thomas presented regarding a storm drain near one of his properties. Thomas told the council he had paid to have the drain repaired earlier this year. The council unanimously voted to take on the bill, and
* Approved to have resident Sally Baker continue as a member of the Center Point Advisory Board of Zoning Appeals.
The Center Point Town Council meets regularly on the first Tuesday of each month.
However, it has scheduled an end-of-year meeting for 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, and its next regularly scheduled meeting was moved to 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8.