ordinance passed at Milan
Cathy May - Contributing Writer
The town of Milan had their second and final reading of the Panhandling
ordinance at their July 9 meeting. The ordinance passed and will
go into effect once it is published.
The Panhandling ordinance relates to roadblocks. It
now requires those who want to have a roadblock in Milan to have
a permit issued 30 days prior to the date of use; a non-refundable
application fee of $25 for any solicitor that is not a charitable
or religious organization from the town of Milan; be allowed only
on weekends for a maximum of three hours; require that all solicitors
be at least 18 years of age; and only allow roadblocks at the intersection
of 350 and 101 as well as other stipulations.
Town Manager, John Ingram, reported Indian Point Subdivision had
tested its sewer lines and manholes and made the necessary repairs.
Lots should be ready to sell in late October.
The town received a grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation
for $32,700 for the replacement of 14 fire hydrants. The town workers
continue to paint the fire hydrants and curbs.
Chris Volz Jr. has plans for six lots on East Carr Street from the
last lift station going east. He needs permission for water and
sewer hook up from the town to present to county zoning.
Park board president, Doug Price, reported all the lights on the
poles at the park have been changed. Signs listing 11 rules and
regulations will be placed at all the buildings and at the entrances
to the park. The Farmers Market will be starting up soon on Wednesdays.
Price said there were 350 who attended the music in the park on
the Fourth of July. They have started working on the ball fields
in the back of the park.
The board discussed recycling. The Methodist Men have been taking
care of the recycling from the sheds at the old Super Valu parking
lot. They will no longer be able to do that. If another solution
is not found, the sheds will have to be padlocked and signs placed
on them with instructions on where to take the recyclables. Newspapers,
glass and cans have been recycled in the past.
Joe Day, a trustee of the Church of Christ, said the church had
purchased some property and asked if the town had a problem with
them putting a storm shelter there. The board had no objections.
A new police car and two new 800 megahertz radios are being purchased
at a total of $29,300. Marshal Gary Skaggs reported he had 68 calls
for service last month. His reserve officers donated 149 hours of
time that was free to the town.
The council amended their salary ordinance to include a $1.00 an
hour pay raise for the utility department due to additional training
and certification being completed.
All three town board members were present: Paul Hildebrand, Bob
Branigan and Matt Huffman. Attorney Larry Eaton and Clerk-Treasurer
Gladys Moody were present to advise the board. The next regular
meeting of the Milan Town Board will be August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Milan Town Hall on Carr Street.