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March 6th, 2015
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A public hearing to accept comment on a proposal to raise sewer and water rates in the town of Monroe has once again been delayed.
Monroe Town Council President Al Lehman opened Thursday night’s monthly council meeting by telling the council the hearing could not legally be held because he didn’t deliver the legal notices announcing the public hearing to the media in the required time frame.
Geneva Town Marshal Rob Johnson, who has been researching preventative maintenance and management software programs, gave a PowerPoint presentation to town councilors at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday recommending the purchase a particular program to help the town track the activities of its various departments.
A group of Decatur residents seeking to preserve the Penn Central railroad depot off 7th Street have put together plans for raising some $80,000 to reach several goals.
The restoration proposal was read by Mayor John Schultz at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, with two members of the group, Cheri Scherry and Karen Baker, on hand.
R & R Employment CEO Leslie Rhoades appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday to clarify hiring practices and agreements with the local employment agency, charged with pre-screening employees who interview with county department heads when filling staff openings.
At the end of Monday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, Commissioner Chairman Doug Bauman mentioned the fact that the County General Fund is “now down to about $1.533 million.”
In comparison, Auditor Mary Beery stated recently that in 2008, the County General Fund contained $5.2 million.
A lengthy list of recommendations for projects for the near- and long-term was presented to Decatur City Council Tuesday night, tempered by the revelation that Stellar Communities funds available this year have been “reduced dramatically.”
City businessman Greg Kitson, representing the Greater Decatur Committee, outlined for council a number of Stellar-related projects recommended by the group for this year’s Stellar bid.
Figuring out which way to go was the least of motorists’ problems Tuesday. With a layer of ice coating roadways (as well as the sign pictured above), travel was slow and trecherous well into the afternoon hours.
Geneva councilors wrangled with the options available to them in resolving staffing and coordination issues encountered by the employees of various town departments at Tuesday night’s monthly Geneva Town Council meeting.