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Council discusses potential upgrades

Friday, July 8, 2011

During its monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Carbon Town Council members discussed ways to continue improvements to further enhance the town.

"Since the clean-up, I've had a lot of compliments that the town looks a lot better and I said, 'I hope so,' because we've been working really hard," Council President Joann Rightsell told those in attendance.

However, problems still exist, like the leaky roof on the town hall building.

"The roof didn't leak until we got it reroofed," Rightsell said.

Council member Dennis Rightsell made a motion to vote in favor of hiring Horsley Construction to repair the roof with rubber roofing materials for approximately $5,700.

Fellow town council member David McFaddin seconded the motion and the motion was approved with a unanimous vote.

In other town hall news, council members say they are not pleased with the newly installed back door on the town hall, installed by Brazil Door.

"The way the door was left will make it very hard to keep the weather out this winter," Council member Diane Fields said.

The council is also finding ways to modernize the park by adding convenience upgrades.

Town Marshal Ronald Keen is serving the town by installing a septic tank, drinking fountains and restrooms in Carbon Park.

Dennis Rightsell told those in attendance he found a stainless steel LK bracket, 300 series drinking fountain online for $152.

The fountain doesn't include a water cooler, but still serves its purpose by hydrating those who will use it.

In addition, Keen told council members, he should have the bathrooms working this week.

Plans are in the works to paint the park benches and fire hydrants around town, as well as modify the booster pumps on Murphy Avenue so they will work more efficiently.

"We couldn't run them in rotation. There was an analysis on the pumps that showed the psi was too high," Keen said.

He suggested hiring Brehab out of Indianapolis to repair the pumps.

Tracy Boehmer of Commonwealth Engineering was present at the meeting to update council members on the project.

She is part of a waste water treatment engineering study at the lagoons and is currently working on mapping the sanitary sewer system.

"We weren't visually able to locate some the septic tanks and if we aren't able to locate them, the mapping of the system won't be complete," Boehmer told The Brazil Times.

She suggested distributing fliers to residents to see if the citizens can help find the where "invisible" tanks are located.

The Carbon Town Council meets regularly on the first Monday of every month, and its next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.

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