marshal addresses ATV, golf cart issue
Cathy May, Contributing
Marshal Bill Dramann delivered information regarding All-Terrain
Vehicles (ATVs) at the July Sunman Town Board meeting.
ATVs, if properly registered, are allowed to be operated on
county roads if the operator has a valid drivers license.
Operation of these vehicles is prohibited on state highways, railroad
right-of-ways and city streets regardless of whether the proper
registration is displayed and the operator has a valid drivers
license. These city streets include all those within the city limits
of Sunman. Golf carts are not permitted to be operated at any time
on any street or highway in Ripley County.
The penalty for illegally operating a golf cart or an ATV
on city streets may include a traffic citation and possible impoundment
of the vehicle. For more information on how to register your
ATV, and the laws that govern their operation, contact the Sunman
Police Department at 812-623-5000.
In other business, Bryan Metz was present asking for additional
help with his tax abatement for 234 W. Industrial Drive. Attorney
Jack Kellerman informed Metz the proper paperwork apparently had
not been filed and he needed to start over. Since the abatement
is for 2007 pay 2008, there is plenty of time to complete the work.
At that time, it was determined there would be no conflict if Metz
retained Jack Kellerman to finish the abatement.
Dick Weigle of Hannum, Wagle and Cline, presented their contract
for the Town Hall remodel. Weigel also presented the contract addendum
to start the right-of-way engineering for Eastern Avenue. The contract
was accepted with the understanding that Hannum, Wagle and Cline
cannot incur costs until notified by the Sunman Town Council. Council
is still waiting on final figures for the project.
Jodi Comer, from Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning, presented
council with their contract for services to administer the Block
Grant for the purchase and renovation of the Sunman Town Hall and
Community Center. Council will look over the documents, sign them
and return them as soon as possible.
The 2007 Salary Ordinance (2006-5) Section 2, was amended to read
the Town of Sunman shall pay 100% of the employees health
plan and 80% of the family portion.
Pat Thomas from the Ripley County Board of Health presented her
program on the pandemic flu. Thomas asked council if they would
consider having a Sunman site for vaccine distribution. Council
would like to know the level of commitment before agreeing to a
Council told Utility Superintendent Carl Bruns to have the well
field property properly surveyed. He will get estimates on the work.
Bruns reported to council he feels the extension of sewer lines
to County Line Road is a real priority. He will also get estimates
on that work as well.
All three town board members were present: Wayne Jenner, John Campbell
and Mike Wolffe. Also present to advise the board were Attorney
Jack Kellerman and Clerk-Treasurer Kris Schneider. The next regular
meeting of the Sunman Town Board will be August 16 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Sunman Town Hall.