residents voice concerns
Beth Rumsey, Staff Writer
Some of the residents living on Main Street in
Milan voiced concerns regarding a business at the regular Milan
Town Council meeting on Monday, September 14. According to Krista
Thompson, who recently moved into the area, work has been continuing
late into the night as well as dust from the woodworking type
business causing health issues for the children living in the
Council President Paul Hildebrand explained that he was contacted
over the weekend and has been in contact with IDEM and Wayne Peace
from the Ripley County Health Department regarding the issue.
He urged the residents to allow a few days for IDEM to investigate
the matter so that all environmental and safety issues are addressed.
Milan Park Board President Angel Beck informed the board of a
meeting regarding the parks master plan. According to Beck,
those interested in participating on the committee can meet on
September 27 at 4 p.m. at the town hall.
Beck also thanked Scott Schmidt for the donation of a swing set
to the park. She also thanked all of the many volunteers who work
to keep the park clean and maintained.
Milan Town Marshal Gary Skaggs reported the investigation of four
thefts and one burglary in the month of August. The department
made 69 traffic stops and provided 19 assists to other agencies.
There were a total of 62 calls for service made by the department
and the reserve officers donated 169 hours. The reserves
set a record, Skaggs noted.
A request for the council to consider an ordinance that would
allow street legal golf carts was heard. The council will investigate
the matter by contacting other communities that have golf cart
ordinances for more information.
In other business:
The following requests to solicit donations at the crossroads
of State Roads 101 and 350 were approved: the Church of Christ
on October 10 and the Parents of the Class of 2011 on September
19, with fees waived.
The Ripley County Amateur Radio Club request for use of
the parks shelter house in 2010 was approved.
The recommendation to adopt the amended unified zoning
ordinance for property on Carr Street from A-1 and R-1 to I-1
was unanimously approved.
Heavy trash pick up for Milan will be on Saturday, October
The 2010 budget was unanimously approved.
All board members were present along with clerk/treasurer Gladys
Moody and town attorney Larry Eaton to advise. The next meeting
will be held on Monday, October 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the
Milan Town Hall.