The Cloverdale Town Council is pleading with residents to complete and return the income surveys that have been sent out randomly to 300 people.
At this time, only 100 surveys have been returned. The purpose of the survey is to attain a basic idea of the town's financial situation. This is needed before the town can do any grant acquisition to fix such issues as the stormwater drains.
Terry Jones from the West Central Economic Development Plan spoke at the meeting and pleaded, "Please fill out the surveys. We need them in order to help the community."
It was also reported that the bill for the police cars since they have been parked has gone up $200.
Don Sublett, Cloverdale Town Council President said, "We need to get a handle on fuel usage with skyrocketing diesel prices."
A utility vehicle ordinance was discussed. In this, lawyer Alan Yackey proposed the possibility of using real-time global positioning system (GPS) devices in the vehicles (including police cars). The topic was discussed at length and eventually tabled.
In other business:
* A committee calling themselves "Greensleeves" proposed to the council to have dumpsters placed in town for Tox Away Day. The dumpsters would be for Cloverdale residents who can't make the trip to Greencastle. A similar program already exists at Stardust Hills for their residents. The board approved a motion for the rental of one dumpster. Councilman Dennis Padgett commented, "This is a good idea, we need to take action on it."
* A correction on the tile floor bid was made. Last month it was said the cost would be $1,600, it was revised to a total of $1,775.
* The council approved a new motion for town workers to be given an additional seven days of vacation after 30 years of service.
The Cloverdale Town Council meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month. Their next scheduled meeting will be held May 13 at 7 p.m.