Town Council announced the town received a $1 million grant
for some much needed repairs to the sanitary sewer system at
the regular meeting on Thursday, November 18. The grant was
from the Community Development and Block Grant administered
by the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs.
About $970,000 will be used for the sewer facilities and $33,000
for grant administration. The funds will be used for improvements
to the sanitary sewer and help with excess water at the wastewater
The trash pick-up contract was awarded to Rumpke. Although not
the lowest bid, the council made their decision based on the
past 20 years of service to the town provided by Rumpke.
Clerk/Treasurer Kris Schneider noted that the deed to the former
ROD building has been filed at the courthouse. Engineers have
completed an initial walk-through and will present the board
with their report and use options for the seven acre property
at a later date.
The golf cart ordinance will be tabled for further study. The
Sunman Police Department is continuing to work on the details
of the ordinance such as the use of headlights during the daytime
to increase visibility.
An ordinance to restrict the sale and possession of K2 and Spice
was presented to the board. Although an emergency ordinance,
which would allow the board to pass the ordinance immediately,
was requested, the board unanimously approved the motion to
table the ordinance for the next meeting.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will
be held on Thursday, December 16 at the Sunman Town Hall.