Marshal Joe Mann and the Versailles Town Council members honored
Versailles Police Department Lieutenant Pete Stenger at the
October 13 meeting for the Versailles Town Board. Stenger recently
retired from the Versailles Police Department.
Stenger received a plaque with his old badge recognizing his
service, his duty weapon he carried with him and a lifetime
handgun permit. Pete served the town for 20 years as a
police officer in various positions from town marshal to reserve
officer, said Mann. He served us all very well.
Versailles resident Standley Taylor brought his concerns to
the board after he experienced a water leak. He said he was
on vacation and was never notified of the leak. Town Maintenance
Superintendent Kevin Hensley said the meter reader left a pink
leak notice on the door, but Taylor said he didnt see
the notice. Board member Sue Meisberger suggested the board
insist that from now on the water meter readers call if there
is no one at home and a leak notice is left. Taylor asked the
board to just be fair to the next person who has a leak,
give them a call or something.
Attorney Larry Eaton was recently approached by county commissioners
who found more items needing to be repaired at the courthouse.
The clock, which the Town of Versailles owns, needs more work.
They found a lot of other problems once they got up there,
said Eaton. The clock is working, the numbers are being repainted
and other repairs are taking place.
In other news:
The board has been asked to reapply for a $50,000 grant
from Rising Sun Regional
Foundation for renovations to the old fire hall.
The board announced the new park board.
The board approved the lease for ETC to use the big water
tower in Versailles for their 4G Internet project. ETC agreed
to a $600 monthly fee.
Marshal Mann asked the board about applying for grants
to get equipment for new reserve officers.
Fire Chief Ben Sieverding reported the Versailles Fire
Department responded to 36 calls last month including a structure
fire in Holton, vehicle fire at NAPA, a farm accident, and assisted
the Osgood and Dillsboro fire departments with two calls.
Board members in attendance were Sue Meisberger and Steve Mathes,
along with Clerk-Treasurer Kiersten Libby and maintenance superintendent
The next regular scheduled meeting of the Versailles Town Council
is set for Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Versailles