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Council talks alternative transportation

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Center Point Town Council members discussed the use of alternative transportation vehicles like ATVs and golf carts on the town's public streets in further detail Tuesday evening.

Center Point resident Ann Moore-Hughes asked Conservation Officer Matt Vossmer his opinion about the use of the vehicles on the streets.

Vossmer said ATVs and Gators are only to be on public roads for fishing, farming and hunting.

He added he'd seen fatalities as a result of allowing ATVs and Gators unrestricted access to public roads.

However, Vossmer said he didn't see a problem with the golf carts having the access.

Town Attorney Eric Somheil is in the process of creating an ordinance, allowing the use of golf carts on town streets.

Ultimately, the council tabled the issue to allow for further research.

Council member Don Moreau made the motion, with council member Helen Hoffa giving the second.

Meanwhile, Eagle Scout candidate Eli Topie offered his services in the town's park.

According to Center Point officials, Topie will be replacing lumber and staining wood, as well as completing work on the swing, slide and bathrooms.

The work will be completed labor-free, and the town will only pay for materials.

Hoffa made the motion to approve Topie working on the town projects, with Moreau giving the second.

In addition, Center Point Town Council President Roy Smith presented a maintenance agreement for the wastewater department.

The agreement addressed biennial inspections, a two-year replacement parts agreement for commonly stocked equipment and emergency repairs.

Hoffa moved to accept the motion, and Moreau gave the second.

In other Center Point news:

* Smith and his son, Zephaniah Smith, attended classes in Lafayette, Ind., preparing them to spray for mosquitoes. After attending three more, April 17-18 and May 3, they will be certified. Hoffa made the motion to hire Zephaniah to help with mosquito spraying and other possible small town jobs. The father-son team will also be spraying in Knightsville, which they will invoice for the service,

* Moreau approved a motion to accept Ron Moon's mowing bid for $45 per mow at the park and $30 per mow at the water tower. Hoffa gave the second, and

* The Office of Community and Rural Affairs has approved the storm water grant for $28,800, and there will be a local match needed from the water department.

The Center Point Town Council's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m., in the Center Point Town Hall.



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