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Staunton council discusses water meter

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

STAUNTON -- Officials with the Town of Staunton recently had to replace the water meter lid and ring near the town's community center after it had been damaged.

On Monday, during the monthly town council meeting, Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch informed the council the meter -- which sits north of the center -- had been ran over.

"Most of the time, it's just people not paying attention," Raubuch sad.

The meter for the center sits roughly 2-3 feet south of Madison Street, which runs adjacent to the center.

Raubuch said after replacing the lid and ring on the meter pit, he painted the area to make it more visible.

However, he asked the council if it was possible to put something around the meter pit in the future to avoid such collisions.

The council agreed to place something around the pit in the future.

Meanwhile, the council was approached by the Lady Volunteers of Staunton, who had a few requests.

The volunteers asked if it was possible to help pay for the flag that will be placed in front of the community center.

The ladies in attendance stated they were pleased with the progress of the building, citing the flag pole and area where a sign will be placed.

Council member Brad Webster provided the volunteers with a copy of the bill for the flag.

Another volunteer stated she had recently received interest from other town residents to learn how to make homemade greeting cards and asked the council if it was possible to set up a craft time at the center.

The council OK'd the request.

In other business, the council:

* Learned from the lady volunteers that during community meals, power sometimes shuts off at the center due to too much electricity being used through the cooking process. The council agreed to have someone look at the electricity to see what needed to be done,

* Learned that Raubuch had to pull two water meters for non-payment from residents, but placed one of them back after payment was made,

* Learned from Town Marshal Chuck Jones of a dog complaint, which was taken care of,

* Learned that Jones had taken two stray dogs to the Clay County Humane Shelter, and

* Learned that Jones had issued a warning for trash and one citation for speeding.

The Staunton Town Council meets regularly on the second Monday of each month at the Staunton Community Center.

However, the council will not meet in January 2013.

Its next meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11.

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