hears about duck weed problem
Cathy May - Contributing Writer
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management inspected the
lagoon at Napoleon and had several observations. This was discussed
at the Napoleon Town Board meeting last Wednesday, July 11. The
report noted that the plant wasnt discharging and the lagoon
was more than half covered with duck weed.
Rod Eaton said that duck weed was a problem every summer. The only
thing that will kill the duck weed costs $1,600 a quart and that
will only last for one season. It will come back again next year.
He said if you wait until the first frost, the duck weed will be
gone. The only other thing to use is copper sulfate and Eaton said
he is afraid to put the heavy metal in the water.
The only other item that was mentioned on the IDEM report was that
on the Monthly Report of Operation there were some decimals in the
wrong place. Attorney Larry Eaton will send a letter to IDEM letting
them know the town is working on the issues.
Rod Eaton also reported that he had lifted all the manhole covers
and a couple have build-up that needs to be flushed out. Member
Bill Vankirk offered to use the fire station pumper to wash out
Because of the sale of the gas utility to the town of Osgood, the
salary ordinance needed to be adjusted to make up for the loss of
the gas income. The new ordinance states an additional $2,000 will
come from the General Fund, $2,000 from the trash account, and $3,500
from the Sewer Fund for salaries.
Members also met with Keith Abbott of Keith Abbott Inc. to select
a site for the new flag pole. The site is the Napoleon Senior Center
and it should be erected before the Napoleon Firemans Picnic
this Saturday, July 21.
All three board members were in attendance: Tim Brancamp, Bill Vankirk
and Gerry Linarducci. Attorney Larry Eaton and Clerk Treasurer Karen
Rohlfing were also present to advise the board. The next regular
meeting of the Napoleon Town Board is scheduled for August 8 at
7:00 p.m. at the Napoleon Senior Center.