2006-01-18 / Local News

Burlington changes town marshal’s phone service

By Shawna Dreadfulwater Contributing writer

Last Wednesday evening during the regular town council meeting, Burlington Council members approved a new cell phone and service for marshal Jill Hammond.

The new cell phone will be connected with the county sheriff’s department through Nextel service. The council approved a new one-year contract with a monthly fee of $44.99. The additional cost of the phone of $49.99 was also approved. Hammond said this would allow her better communication with the sheriff’s department, as well as Steve’s Wrecker, which both have Nextel service with the walkie-talkie capabilities.

The council also approved Hammond to attend a three-day program Feb. 22-24 to be hosted by the Indiana Drug Council. The marshal is required to have 16 hours of continuing education a year, and this will satisfy that requirement.

Hammond reported that someone opened the spigots at the park recently and left them open with water running. She patrolled the park several nights and did not find anyone messing with the spigots.

Councilman Wayne Swaim suggested that all handles be removed and locked out to prevent this from happening again. Hammond said park board president Louis Mann had told her he planned to do just that.

Steve Barnard provided a proposal to salt or sand intersections and hills when needed at a cost of $100 for each time out. The council accepted his proposal with the town specifying what areas to treat.

Clerk-treasurer Tammy Dyer announced the town be filing liens on 11 delinquent sewage accounts this month.

It was announced that there will be a public meeting on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Community Building to reveal the water survey results. The engineers will be available for questions

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