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 Linda Glenn Appointed Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

September 24, 2008 - Knightstown Clerk-Treasurer Judy Haines has appointed Linda Glenn, the town’s utility bookkeeper and assistant office manager, to be her deputy clerk.

Haines announced Glenn’s appointment during the town council’s Sept. 18 meeting. She said the appointment, which does not come with a pay increase, will allow Glenn to sign town checks and act in her place when she is not available.

The council also approved a resolution at last week’s meeting that, for the remainder of 2008, will change the sources of funding for two utility employees, for Haines and for the town’s works manager, Mel Matlock. Haines explained that the resolution does not change the salaries for these position, just where the money to pay for them comes from.

In other business, the council passed an ordinance regarding the voluntary annexation of four parcels of property totaling 4.4 acres on first reading. Three of the properties are located south of town, and the fourth is located north of town, off State Road 109. The council is expected to hold a public hearing on the proposed annexations at its October meeting.

The council is also expected to consider an ordinance at its October meeting that will raise the rates for the opening and closing of graves at Glen Cove Cemetery. Monday through Friday, rates would rise from $500 to $600, with the rates on Saturdays going from $600 to $750. Also, cremation fees would be raised from $300 to $400.

The council held a public hearing on its proposed 2009 budget during last week’s meeting. Town resident Jim Hope asked how the town could draft a budget with there being so much uncertainty about the current economic situation. The town’s attorney, Gregg Morelock, explained that the state requires the town to submit a proposed budget, which is expected to be adopted at the council’s October meeting.

The council gave Morelock permission to declare a building on East Main Street that used to house The Bullet Hole, a nuisance, once a building inspector has verified the structure’s unsafe condition. He said he had already had some conversations with the building’s owner and the owner’s contractor, and would will continue to follow up on this issue.

The council approved the purchase of a new blower for the aerator at the town’s wastewater plant. The blower is expected to cost $39,543.

The council approved trick-or-treating hours for 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. However, if there is a home football game at Knightstown High School that night, trick-or-treating will take place on Oct. 30.

The town council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The primary purpose of this meeting, which will be held at Town Hall and is open to the public, will be to discuss bids for health insurance for town employees.

 

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