Town Council hears requests from Red Cross
The Versailles Town Council considered a request for space to
store a vehicle by the Ripley County Red Cross at their regular
meeting on Thursday, December 3. According to local Red Cross
Director Delbert Felix, the vehicle will be received in the near
Felix also asked the town to consider two handicap parking spaces
in front of the Red Cross office, now located in the old Spencer-Tyson
Pharmacy building on the square in Versailles.
According to council president John Holzer, the town does not
have space available for storage of the vehicle. The motion to
approve the handicapped parking spaces was unanimously approved.
The Versailles Fire Department will need new pagers due to changes
in FCC bans beginning on January 1, 2011. According to Ben Sieverding,
fire chief, he is looking into the possibility of grants to cover
the cost of the pagers. In other business, Sieverding reported
that the VFD responded to 80 calls for November and December.
Marshal Joe Mann requested the board consider employing a school
resource officer. According to Marshal Mann, the officer would
remain at the school during the school year and be employed by
the town during the summer months with the school and the town
sharing the cost of the salary. The council agreed that although
it was a good idea, the town could not afford the cost at this
The Versailles Police Department received a total of 29 calls
in November which included four accident investigations and 21
warnings issued. The department assisted 17 citizens and responded
to three fight and battery calls. There were seven theft investigations
and eight calls to assist other departments.
Estimates were submitted from Ron Horn, South High Street, for
damage to his carpet caused by a sewer back-up. The estimate for
replacing the carpet was for $829.43.
The council agreed that the damages would be paid when an invoice
for the replacement of the carpet was turned in by Horn. Since
the meeting, the council agreed to pay the damages to Horn based
on the estimate, according to town clerk/treasurer Kiersten Libby.
Board members attending included John Holzer and Sue Meisberger
with Denessa Benkie absent. The next meeting will be held on Thursday,
January 6 beginning at 7 p.m.