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Harmony Council plans to pave roads

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Harmony Town Council met Tuesday night for its monthly meeting where it discussed paving of streets and took into consideration agreeing with the Red Cross to make the community center a disaster relief shelter.

The estimation from Wabash Valley Asphalt to do the roadwork was read to the council by President Janice Gooch and totaled $6,662.

The motion was then made by the council to have Wabash Valley Asphalt do the work and was passed all in favor.

According to the council, the paving has not been scheduled yet, but it noted the project will need to be completed before the weather changes drastically. Also, the exact streets and areas to be paved have not been designated yet.

Meanwhile, on hand at the meeting was Stephanie Land, Emergency Services Director of the Wabash Valley chapter of the Red Cross.

Land addressed the council on whether or not it would be interested in allowing the Red Cross to use the Harmony Community Center as a disaster relief shelter.

"We have lots of shelter locations for possible sites, but we don't use most of them in the Midwest," Land said. "We don't have a lot of people that come to shelters ... so sheltering is not something that we do on a regular basis ... but the planning part is a big part of what we do."

Land said that the Red Cross will call a shelter beforehand to check for availability and will cover any damages or spikes in utilities that occurs while using a facility.

The council took the necessary paperwork for becoming a shelter and told Land it would review the stipulations and get back with her.

Also on hand was Knightsville Town Marshal Garry Howard, who was inquiring about the open Harmony Town Marshal position.

Howard filled the council in on his background and training while noting that there was a pay increase from Knightsville to Harmony, which interested him.

The council told Howard they would take him into consideration along with the two other candidates it has at this point.

Lastly, the council noted that Trick-or-Treating will take place October 30-31, which is the same as Brazil.

The Harmony Town Council meets regularly the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., in the Harmony Community Center.

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