causing problems at Sunman
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
Grease build up in sewage filters is a concern
for town employees at Sunman.
Dan Eckstein, who is over water operations, has been in touch
with a company on how to rectify the problem. We dont
have enough information to go ahead and repair or to make a
decision, he told the council members at their regular
meeting held March 19.
Eckstein explained that when household grease is not disposed
of properly, it solidifies and builds up in the sewer lines.
This creates blockages that can plug up a whole sewer
line, he said.
Clerk Treasurer Kris Schneider will put a notice on water bills
to remind people to not pour kitchen grease down the drain.
Rick Johnson and Rob Ridenour introduced themselves to the council
as the new owners of the Westvue Trailer Park. They own another
trailer park in Osgood and say their track record is good on
cleaning up these parks.
Council member John Campbell encouraged them to inspect the
water lines. He said there were many broken lines that have
never been taken care of. He noted he would be glad to
get it (the trailer park) cleaned up.
In other business:
John Campbell and Kris Schneider will meet with Ludwig
Electric on March 25 for an estimate on electric usage at the
Hannum, Wagel, and Cline, along with Heidt Construction
will meet March 31 to discuss roof plans for the town hall.
The council is looking into an ordinance to ban the use
of store-fronts for apartments. They would also ban using commercial
buildings as residences.
April 23 was the date set for a public meeting with Eastern
Avenue residents to discuss easements.
Marshal Bill Dramann submitted his report for the previous
month. Among his duties it included: 36 traffic stops, 5 citations,
5 ATV stops, 19 agencies assisted, 5 investigations, 5 citizen
complaints, 2 domestic disputes, 2 fight calls, 5 charges filed,
3 criminal arrests, 6 civil process, 4 meetings attended, 6
assists with lockouts, 2 accidents investigated, and training
programs attended. Reserve officers for Sunman are David Bruns
and Brian Maynard.
Marshal Bill Dramann thanked the Ripley County Community Foundation
for a $3200 grant. This enabled the police department to purchase
three fingerprint kits, and two lock out kits, as well as two
moving radar instruments.
Dramann was very appreciative to the foundation saying he had
already used the lock out device since its recent purchase.
Some people may think of a lock out device as a frivolous item.
They may see someone being locked out of their vehicle as just
an inconvenience. Thats not always the case, according
to the marshal, who has had to unlock cars with babies and small
children inside. They were too young to know how to unlock
the doors, creating a dangerous situation for them, he
We appreciate the foundation granting the town this money.
It all makes for better quality of life for the residents we
(the police department) serve, he told The Versailles
thankful for RCCF grant
ENGLISH BURNETT PHOTO
Pictured above from left are Marshal Bill Dramann, Wayne
Jenner, Sunman Town Council member; Deputy David Bruns,
John Campbell and Mike Wolffe, Sunman Town Council members.
They are standing behind the recent purchases made by
the police department for fingerprint kits, moving radar
instruments, and lock out device, that was purchased
with money from the Ripley County Community Foundation.
Pictured at right is Deputy Bruns showing Sunman resident
Roger Lang, the moving radar gun.