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March 13, 2014

Veedersburg sets up animal shelter

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Town council members approved a contract Tuesday with Paws ‘n’ Claws Animal Shelter of Attica, Ind.

Melynda Bryan said Paws ‘n’ Claws will work with the town through its animal control officer, Matt Smith. The shelter provides the town a place to take animals that have been abused or neglected. Clerk/treasurer Kathy Pugh said that this year the town has already sent three animals to Paws ‘n’ Claws. The shelter charges $50 per call they respond to and there is no neglect.

If an animal is neglected, the shelter will take the animal for $200 from the town; any additional veterinary care will be charged to the animal’s owner.

If the animal’s owner does not make restitution or does not want the animal back, the shelter will eventually put the pet up for adoption. Council members approved the contract in a 4-0 motion. Council members discussed eventually charging the pet’s owner the $200 shelter cost.

In other business, town council members:

n Received for review the contract with Indiana Department of Transportation for the Mill Street reconstruction project that will begin in 2017.

n Heard from town manager Ken Smith that Bryce Jones of Spear Corp. will be back at the next town council meeting on March 25 to further discuss the possible contract between the town and Spear to repair the town’s swimming pool.

n Learned from Smith the town is looking for a contractor to work with town on its sidewalk replacement program. The town will remove the old sidewalk and provide any backfill, but they need a contractor to supply the concrete and install it. The town and the homeowner will split the cost of the contractor’s concrete and labor.

n Opened mowing bids for the town’s mowing contract. Mike Steffy Lawncare of Veedersburg bid $11,600. Rostin Property Management of Veedersburg bid $11,985. The council decided to table a decision on the bids so that they can get an equipment list from Mike Steffy since Rostin Properties provided one for review.

n Heard that street superintendent Paul Keeling has already begun compiling a list of streets that will need work this year.

n Heard from town president Teresa Cooper that she would like the council to review the ordinance pertaining to off-road vehicles and golf carts at the next meeting.

n Decided the town clean up will be May 2 and May 3.

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