Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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May 13, 2014

Streets, salaries and trash discussed

Even though it was only a half hour long, a number of items were discussed at the May 5 Oldenburg Town Council meeting.

The town’s streets were swept in April, but members were told that citizens were not as impressed with this year’s job as in the past. Clerk-treasurer Cindy Laker revealed, “There was a lot more gravel left behind.”

Member Greg Struewing said, “I will certainly make contact with the Linkel Co. and tell them it wasn’t as good this time as in the past.”

The group thanked the two ladies who picked up trash during Lent on the outskirts of Oldenburg and throughout the town. Their efforts were appreciated, Laker noted.

Struewing reported a refurbished computer was purchased for the town hall. He made contact with Doug Foster at Enhanced Telecommunications Corp. about getting the Internet connected in the council meeting room. He is waiting to hear back from him.

After a citizen asked if the town had a collection time for household hazardous waste, such as old paint cans and garden pesticides, member Dennis Moeller contacted the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District. He said, “They used to do a waste pickup twice a year, but they discontinued it because they weren’t getting anything. There was a lack of interest.”

Struewing wondered if he contacted CGS Services, Morristown, the company that collects the town’s trash, “to see if they would want to do a collection.”

Moeller said, “I’ll find out what they have available, and if they’re willing to do it.”

Members passed a change to the salary ordinance since a new town marshal was hired. Marshal Scott Barnhorst and Deputy Steve Yorn are resigning at the end of May. New Marshal Bill Dramann, who will begin his duties June 1, will receive the balance of Barnhorst and Yorn’s pay (about $10,791 for the rest of the year) and will take on the combined hours. Deputy Eric Moenter’s pay will remain the same, Laker noted.

Diane Raver can be contacted at or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.

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