CLOVERDALE -- A rather large crowed braved the cold temperatures Tuesday night to attend the town council meeting at the Cloverdale Town Hall.
Their concern was with the current posted speed limits in certain areas of town. They feel some need to be reduced.
John Hess resides on Hurst Avenue and said drivers do not obey the 30 m.p.h. speed limit in his area. There are several children and joggers in the area and no sidewalks are available.
Other residents complained of motorists speeding and not obeying stop signs. Most of them wanted this matter to be looked into and possibly the speed reduced to 20 m.p.h.
Alan Yackey, town attorney, informed the group a traffic study is required in order to have the speed limits changed.
"A traffic engineer needs to give the OK," he said.
Terry Puffer, council member, agreed to research the situation and find a solution. It may come down to extra patrols by law enforcement to help control speeding in areas of concern.
Council members also heard from Don Guthrie, utility manager, regarding a new camera system, which will help inspect the sewer system.
The $8,480 camera system includes a two-inch color screen and can take still photos as well as record. A one-year warranty and 15 percent discount until the end of January was incorporated into the price.
Following much discussion, council approved the purchase.
Council members have agreed to look at a proposal by Brian Pohlar of Greencastle to become the town's engineer "as required."
Cloverdale is not big enough to have an engineer on retainer, explained Don Sublett, council president.
"This is a very good opportunity," Puffer said.
Yackey recommended utilizing Pohlar for the engineering portion of subdivision control ordinances.
In other business, the utility clerk submitted a letter to the council notifying them of her retirement after 33 years of service. Her last day will be March 27 followed by three weeks of vacation.
The town council has received 17 resumes for the open utility manager position. An executive session will be held to narrow down the applicant to approximately three individuals. Council members will then begin the interview process.
Cloverdale will no longer have a liaison for the police department. Council approved Don Pearson, town marshal, will assume all responsibility for the department.
The next town council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the town hall.