Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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December 13, 2013

Water rates will rise in March

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Karbowski asked, “Would it break the bank if ... (teams) charged participants $10” per season?

The attorney said council members were reading an ordinance draft that has since been altered. The ordinance was tabled for revisions.

Lambert said in the past Belterra dollars supported BPRB projects. The mayor said even if the fee hikes are instituted, “the need to come to council for Belterra funds is going to continue to exist.” Clerk-treasurer Ron Weigel suggested BPRB look at parks expenses annually and weigh whether fees should be raised. “Good suggestion,” agreed the president.

Debbie Blank can be contacted at debbie.blank@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.

• Ordinance 14-2013 was passed under suspension of the rules, which require a month between two readings, to establish a nonreverting Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville Grant Fund. The fund is needed for a $30,755 Indiana Family and Social Services Administration grant that will be used to implement a noncredit, mandatory alcohol course for Batesville High School and Oldenburg Academy students. The funding covers students in all four grades taking the online course called AlcoholEdu® for High School, created by EverFi, Washington, D.C., this year and freshmen during the next three years. CDFB coordinator Kim Linkel noted, "Both schools have 1:1 initiatives, so it will be easy to implement." • The Batesville Board of Works approved the fourth and fifth pay requests of $75,173 and 57,741, respectively, to contractor Maxwell Construction, Greendale, for the city's façade program. • Ordinances 12-2012 and 6-2013, which will spell out the exact economic development coordinator's annual stipend earned by the mayor instead of a maximum amount, were amended by the council.

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