Oldenburg Town Council members thanked Marshal Scott Barnhorst June 3 for the years he spent protecting citizens.
He retired from the position May 31. “The town is grateful for your time,” President Dave Wahman noted.
Member Greg Struewing added, “We certainly appreciate your hard work.”
Town attorney Amy Streator swore in Bill Dramann, the new marshal, who began his duties June 1.
He would like to establish a reserve officer program in Oldenburg and will get guidelines from the Sunman Town Council to see how theirs is set up. Streator said, “You have to have an ordinance that establishes how many reserves you’re going to have, how many hours, etc.”
In other news, Struewing reported he has been in contact with Franklin County engineer Ted Cooley regarding two bridges in town.
“The one on Harvey’s Branch Road needs drainage, and the asphalt will need to be ground. It needs some tuck-pointing .... We may need to have the state involved to see how stable it is.” That will be investigated.
“The one between Water Street and St. Mary’s Road is structurally fine. It will require some tuck-pointing .... I asked if I could find someone local to do it and still have the county pay for it, so I’m going to make contact with a couple local contractors.”
Diane Raver can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.
Other news • He also announced that speed limit signs were recently installed in the Werner addition and on St. Mary's Road. • Member Dennis Moeller said he contacted CGS Services, Morristown, the company that collects the town's trash, about the possibility of having a large trash pickup. They would not take items such as computers, TVs and building materials. The group decided against it. • Dan Nobbe, one of the new owners of Oldenburg Garage, revealed, "As of today, we are officially open for business .... (and) we look forward to many more years of being there."