Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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March 25, 2014

STC members listen to citizen concerns

SUNMAN – Several Sunman residents expressed their concerns about various issues to town council members March 20.

Twila Stith said, “I’m just very concerned about the trash cans sitting out on the street. I’ve seen 12 of them this week. The more we let it go, the more it’s going to happen ... I want to see a nice clean town. Is there anything we can do about this?”

President Wayne Jenner responded, “We have to send notices out and tell them to pick them up after Monday’s trash pickup .... We’ll compose some type of notice. Chelsea (Eckstein, clerk-treasurer) can put it in the water bills and ask everyone to cooperate and put the trash cans back in.”

Town Marshal Bill Dramann noted, “A lot of towns have ordinances that say persons can have their garbage cans out from 6 p.m. the night before to 6 p.m. the next evening,” but Sunman does not have one.

Members wondered who the citizens were.

Stith pointed out, “I don’t know their names, but I can tell you where they live.”

Member Jared Wolf said he would knock on their doors and talk to them about picking up their trash cans.

Pat Scharf wondered, “Is there anything that can be done about the buildings, like the one down by Cook Funeral Home on the corner that’s literally falling apart? .... You guys just need to take a look around town and see how bad these buildings are. They give such a bad appearance to the town.”

Members told her to contact the county building inspector to determine what could be done to clean up the structures.

Dennis Larkins thought members were avoiding the questions. “This lady here had a problem, and the answer was she should go to the county .... and trash cans were brought up” at previous meetings.

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