CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale has recently discovered a lot of counterfeit $20 bills and residents are urged to be on the lookout.
The counterfeit bills were discussed at Wednesday night's special town council meeting where officials approved more than $100,000 in payment for work done at the town's sewer plant.
The council approved a motion to pay Bowen in the amount of $134,903 for the sewer plant.
Meanwhile, Town Council President Don Sublett said of the fake bills: "The bills end in the serial number 20101A."
Apparently they have been showing up in establishments around town and it was brought to the town council's attention.
The bogus bills have been turned over to the Secret Service for further investigation, Sublett said.
If one of the bills is discovered, the owner is encouraged to contact the police immediately.
Meanwhile, the board also approved a motion to sell the 1973 Mack fire truck that was in the recent town auction for less than the reserve price set at $2,000. The truck will be sold for $1,350 to Dan O'Hair, who was the highest bidder at the auction.
In other business:
* Richard Saucerman was granted temporary employment as the wastewater treatment plant operator. Saucerman was the previous plant operator and will be employed only until current operator Don Guthrie returns from his medical leave. This employment was granted pending a pre-employment drug screen.
* A bid of $8,500 was voted on to be resubmitted to contractors to work on lift station 4 at the water treatment plant.
* The Greensleeve project still have no location for the placement of dumpsters. Town Lawyer Allen Yackey suggested the town work together with Stardust Hills in this venture.
The Cloverdale Town Council is scheduled to meet again May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cloverdale Town Hall.