Paw Paw sewer project moving along
The Paw Paw Town Council held a public hearing to discuss a Sewer Bond Ordinance before their regular meeting on August 6. This was one of the last steps before the sewer replacement project can begin.
Council discussed violations of the town’s Nuisance on Private Property ordinance with citizens. They are beginning to enforce this ordinance more actively in conjunction with demolition of burned and dilapidated buildings.
The Council approved the officers of the Paw Paw Public Library as President J. Brown Norton, Vice President Allan Moreland, Secretary Helena Moser, Treasurer Deanna Parrill and board member Ronald Davis.
Day at the Park
Council is sponsoring a Day at the Park in an effort to continue the tradition of a fall gathering of community fun on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 11 a.m. There will be food and games, pony rides if possible and some type of moon bounce for kids, live entertainment.
The town will follow
state guidelines when accepting bids for state or federal projects. This policy was already in effect but the resolution is part of the Small Cities Block Grant requirements.
Region 9 Planning & Development has requested a list of projects that the council might want to begin in the next fiscal period, and council is entertaining an application for a grant to fix the Old Town Hall. A motion was passed to replace the garage doors in front of the building.
Police Chief Harthun requested purchase of a Dodge Durango from Hampshire County and it was approved for $1,000. The current Blazer will be sold by bid when the new vehicle is on the road.
Grant money was received for new computers, software and training for reporting and statistical tracking, a countywide initiative.
The town will contact state Division of Highways to explore flashing lights to accentuate speed limit signs.
Police statistics for the month are as follows: 59 stops, 54 calls, one felony arrest, 45 citations issued, 22 warnings and seven juvenile calls.
The next council meeting will be Monday, September 10 at 7 p.m.