McNeelans settle with Holton Town Council

Beth Rumsey, Staff Writer

The Holton Town Council received an update regarding the claim filed by Scott and Misty McNeelan at the regular meeting on Thursday, September 10. Town attorney John Ertel has spoken with the McNeelan’s attorney and informed the board that the McNeelans are willing to settle for $700.

Concerning the matter regarding a check in the amount of approximately $569 by Misty McNeelan as wages for herself, the amount will be taken from the $700, reducing the amount that the town would pay to approximately $130.

The motion to settle and pay Scott McNeelan the amount of $130 was unanimously approved.
Ryan Lauber gave an update on the maintenance building project. According to Lauber, the plans have been submitted to the state and they are now waiting for approval. Upon approval, the project will be advertised for bids.

In other business:

• The budget meeting will be held at the next board meeting, according to clerk/treasurer Sarah Hildebrand.

• The motion to close the restrooms at the town park on October 26 was unanimously approved.

• The motion to make copies of the maintenance building plans for those interested in bidding for the project, with a budget of $100, was approved.

• Hildebrand will look into the cost of railroad crossing warning signs as required by INDOT for the Versailles Street crossings as well as the other town crossings.

• Paul Hughes will look into estimates for a sidewalk and road in the town park.

• Hughes is looking into a complaint regarding a newly built bridge on West Versailles Street.

According to the complaint, the guard rails restrict access to the cemetery. Hughes said that FEMA funding paid for the construction of the bridge, and follows the agency’s guidelines.

• Margaret Mary Community Hospital will use the Community Center to hold a flu clinic on Thursday, October 1 from 4-7 p.m The flu vaccines are for the seasonal flu, and will be at no cost.(This clinic has been postponed until further notice.)

• The motion to install a phone line at the lift station for the auto dialer was unanimously approved.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be held on Thursday October 8 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Holton Community Center.