Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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August 23, 2013

Resident worries about speeder

SUNMAN – Brett Stowasser, who lives in the Doe Springs subdivision in Sunman, asked town council members Aug. 15 what can be done to stop a resident from speeding through the area.

“I’m very concerned .... We seem to have an issue with a particular resident who is not only taunting me, but others. When he sees me, he turns up his stereo and revs his engine .... he has also gone through our subdivision 60-70 mph from day one. He has been stopped numerous times by (Marshal) Bill Dramann and (Reserve Officer) Dave Bruns.”

Stowasser has discussed his concerns with the law enforcement officials. The officers also revealed they have talked with the resident causing the problems.

“I love where I live out there, and we’ve never had a problem until this guy moved in .... It’s dangerous because we’ve got too many kids on the street. Something needs to be done to slow him down,” Stowasser pointed out.

“This has been going on for three years, and I’m tired of it .... What can we do as neighbors or as a community? Can we put speed bumps in?” He told members he has talked to others in his subdivision to see if they were in favor of speed bumps, and some were for it and others against.

Town attorney Amy Streator noted, “Based on the things he’s doing, Brett has taken the right steps by going to the police.”

Dramann added, “We know there’s a problem. We just have to find a legal way to catch him.”

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

OTHER NEWS • Members learned the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District has opened a new recycling drop-off center at 1869 E. County Road 1100 N., Batesville. It will accept standard recyclables, including paper, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, No. 1-7 plastics and glass. It will also accept difficult to dispose of items, such as used tires, used oil and antifreeze, automotive and rechargeable batteries, refrigerant bearing items, scrap metals and electronic waste. It will not accept hazardous materials or trash. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon.

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