Wanda English Burnett
of the Sunman Town Council were in agreement about a proposal
for an event that could potentially bring hundreds of runners
to their town.
Rita Seig, with Southeastern Indiana Voices For Children, explained
she wanted the towns approval before making any further
plans for the event that would bring awareness to the need for
volunteers for the CASA (Court Appointed Self Advocate) program.
Seig noted that in Ripley County there are many children on
a waiting list in need of a CASA. This is someone who is the
eyes and ears for a child who has been abused or neglected.
The program has gone from nine volunteers to 14 in a short time,
but Seigs goal is at least 20.
She said there are lots of surprises for the proposed 5K run,
which is in the planning stages. The event, one she hopes becomes
an annual one, promises to be a great kick-off to the holiday
season in early November. It would generate some funds for training
for volunteers, but more importantly bring awareness to the
need for volunteers for the program.
Council members, Mike Wolfe, John Campbell and Wayne Jenner,
along with clerk-treasurer Kris Schneider, gave their blessing
for the event to be held in Sunman. They cautioned Seig to get
with their police department for safety reasons. She said she
was one step ahead and had already contact Marshal Bill Dramann.
In other business:
A survey about the Sunman Community Park is available
for residents to pick up at the town hall, FCN Bank, and Tha
Resolution 1-10 was passed approving the town as the
fiscal agent for a grant for J&J Packaging.
Cindy Campbell requested an extension on getting a mobile
home moved. Council explained she has 60 days to which she agreed
that wouldnt be a problem.
It was reported that members of the East Central baseball
team painted several picnic tables at the town park as part
of a community service project.
A grant for $1,000 from the Ripley County Substance Abuse
Council will be used for monitoring equipment for the police
Marshal Dramann asked about the possibility of getting a sidewalk
on Eastern Avenue in light of an accident involving a pedestrian
recently. Council will look into the matter.
The marshals report for April and part of May included:
14 VIN checks; 43 traffic stops; 8 investigations; 8 citizen
complaints; 15 charges filed; 6 dog complaints; 2 criminal arrests;
and many other activities keeping the marshal and reserve deputies
David Bruns and Brian Maynard busy.
The next regular meeting of the Sunman Town Council will be
June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall building.