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February 26, 2013

Veedersburg town council gets its first look at possible town website

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Town council members viewed a prototype website Tuesday for the town as created by Rahmtech of Veedersburg.

Chris Rahm said Veedersburg resident David Leek asked Rahmtech to create a town website with three things in mind. It needed to be informative, easy to use and, most important, affordable. The example had town contact information, a link for paying utility bills, a brief town history and photographs of town landmarks.

Rahm said they will try to provide as much information as they can on the website. Important town information such as boil orders or street closures also could be posted on the main page.

“The town could put whatever they want on the website,” Rahm said.

Rahm presented a cost estimate for the creation of the website and its maintenance, but asked that it not be made public. Town council president Ken Smith thanked Rahm for the presentation. Council members will consider the proposal.

In other business, town council members:

Street and water superintendent Paul Keeling said the town pool needs to have two pump motors replaced as well as two flow meters. The town took care of the pools piping last year. Keeling estimates the motors and meters will cost around $2,300 to $2,500 through In the Swim of West Chicago, Ill. Council members asked Keeling to get a few more quotes on the equipment.

Heard from Crystal Brewer with the Veedersburg Revitalization Association that a company representative will be at the next council meeting to discuss new town Christmas lights.

Heard from Gavin Strand with the Statewide Apprenticeship Program for electric linemen. Mr. Strand reported that Veedersburg lineman Adam Houser is a dedicated student and lineman. The apprenticeship is a four year program with 576 hours of classroom instruction and study as well as 8,000 hours of on the job training. Mr. Strand stressed to the council that it is not only important to give linemen the time and tools to do a good job, but also the safety guidelines to keep them and their fellow employees safe on the job.

Heard from resident Dave Leek that he will be lighting firecrackers and making loud noises again this year in an effort to scare off the turkey vultures that have roosted in the trees on his property.

Received a report for review from Stuart Savka, with Triad Engineering on the Hub Civic Center. Savka said that the cracking in the walls in the newer addition of the building are more severe than first thought. The cracking is a sign of structural fatigue and needs to be addressed. Savka added that a lot of time and work could be saved if the building’s original blueprints could be located.

Learned that the town clean up will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m.-noon May 4 at the sale barn.

Approved Ordinance 1-2013 that amends the town’s trash rate from $12.00 to $11.00 per month.

What’s next

Town council members will meet at 6 p.m. EDT March 12.


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