Sunman gets $1M grant for sewer project

Beth Rumsey

Staff Writer

The Sunman Town Council announced the town received a $1 million grant for some much needed repairs to the sanitary sewer system at the regular meeting on Thursday, November 18. The grant was from the Community Development and Block Grant administered by the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs.

About $970,000 will be used for the sewer facilities and $33,000 for grant administration. The funds will be used for improvements to the sanitary sewer and help with excess water at the wastewater plant.

The trash pick-up contract was awarded to Rumpke. Although not the lowest bid, the council made their decision based on the past 20 years of service to the town provided by Rumpke.

Clerk/Treasurer Kris Schneider noted that the deed to the former ROD building has been filed at the courthouse. Engineers have completed an initial walk-through and will present the board with their report and use options for the seven acre property at a later date.

The golf cart ordinance will be tabled for further study. The Sunman Police Department is continuing to work on the details of the ordinance such as the use of headlights during the daytime to increase visibility.

An ordinance to restrict the sale and possession of K2 and Spice was presented to the board. Although an emergency ordinance, which would allow the board to pass the ordinance immediately, was requested, the board unanimously approved the motion to table the ordinance for the next meeting.

All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 16 at the Sunman Town Hall.