Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering Project Manager Lindsey Glover recently provided Center Point Town Council members with an update on their wastewater lagoons.
"The water pumps are in and running. There was a training day last week," Center Point Clerk Treasurer Roger Campbell said. "More work is needed at the sewer lagoons, but weather had precluded some of that. There are some kinks in the billing for OCRA and any more payments are being suspended will after the first of January."
In addition, Center Point Sewer Superintendent David Brown asked for some changes totaling $3,698. Council member Dan Brand made the motion, with council member George Dickens giving the second to approve the requested changes.
The 3-foot walkway at the water station to the pumping building gate will be an additional $666.
Also, council members chose to put small rocks down inside the station fence instead of grass to avoid mowing the area.
Meanwhile, Town Council members also passed two ordinances.
Center Point attorney Eric Somheil presented both ordinances.
The first was Ordinance No. 7, a water use ordinance, states, "a new water customer will be responsible for any expenses incurred by the town to provide the water line to their property, including easements, line extensions, etc."
Ordinance No. 8 concerned the rules for credit card use.
"This ordinance outlines basic uses of the town's credit card. The only person's to have a town credit card are the council president and the clerk treasurer," Somheil said.
Brand moved and Dickens seconded a motion to suspend the rules and adopt both ordinances on the first reading.
Brand moved and Dickens seconded a motion to adopt both ordinances, and both motions carried.
In other Center Point news:
* Indiana Department of Environmental Management has notified the town the drinking water asbestos test was good, and they will not have to re-test for it until 2018,
* Signage for the sewer and water stations are being worked on,
* Resident Joe Notter was present to ask for water at Jeff Roe's property at N. County Road 100 E., which Notter is considering for purchase. President Roy Smith explained the water line currently passes the northwest corner of 100 E. and 200 N., and easements may be needed,
* Bram Sanders and Nick Workman updated the council and meeting attendees on accomplishments for the reserves during 2011, including improvements such as new vests, uniforms and badges. Bram will take over the responsibility of lead liaison between the town and the county reserves,
* Somheil discussed the foreclosure of the Barcus property. Papers have been filed, and the property should be in a sheriff sale in a few months, and
* Somheil filed paperwork. Josh Freeman's small claims court date is set for February 2012. Campbell will attend with the payment history.
The council will conduct a special meeting Friday, Dec. 30, at 5 p.m., for closing the 2011 books.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 a.m.