bull issue continues in Versailles
Cathy May - Contributing Writer
An emotional Jason Conert pled his case for his beloved pets
that are pit bulls at the November 8 Versailles Town Board meeting.
Im a responsible owner, said Conert, Im
just trying to save my dogs.
Conert brought in a three-page petition of names to keep pit bulls
from being banned in Versailles. But, Karen Bastin, who was one
of the people who asked for the ban on pit bulls in the first place,
said, Im not going to live in fear. She did say,
I can live with the current ordinance (on vicious dogs) as
long as it is enforced, but, I dont want to wait until someone
is bitten. The Versailles Town Board said they would continue
to study the matter.
Thomas Spear with WTH Technology, Inc., was at the meeting regarding
a global imaging system for the town. WTH is currently the provider
for the county system. The total cost for the system would be about
$13,500 which includes a personal service contract. There is a $1,500
yearly maintenance fee. The board voted to get the system and apply
for a grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation to pay for it.
Clerk-Treasurer Ted Spurlock introduced Kiersten Libby who will
take over as the Versailles Clerk-Treasurer at the first of the
year. Spurlock will be retiring at that time. He also announced
that his assistant Jennifer Rolf will also be retiring at the end
of the year.
Versailles is prominently featured in the publication Water &
Wastes Digest. The article, entitled, Going Multi-Barrier
under the series heading PROBLEMSOLVER, tells how by combining two-stage
clarification media filtration and UV disinfection, Versailles improved
treatment plant performance.
The three page article goes on to explain the technical process
and quotes Superintendent Kevin Hensley as saying, The plant
runs like a champ. The water goes in murky and comes out completely
All three town board members were in attendance: Sue Meisberger,
Jim Taul and John Holzer. Attorney Larry Eaton and Clerk-Treasurer
Ted Spurlock were present to advise the board. The next regular
meeting of the Versailles Town Board will be Thursday, December
13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Versailles Town Hall.