CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Town Council is still looking at ways to fix problems with its lift stations. The town is looking at possibly sinking a large dollar amount into correcting problems including back-ups even with small rainfalls and having the pumps run more efficiently.
"I'm not seeing any more efficiency," said council member Terry Puffer about both stations.
Dennis Padgett agreed. "It's worse than before," the town council member added.
There has not been any growth in the community to cause the plant to overrun. Puffer also noted Indiana Department of Environmental Management has the same concerns as the town.
The council will meet as the utility board at 6 p.m. July 28 to further discuss its options.
As far as a new lift station is concerned, that project is on the back burner. The owner of the one-acre property, where a new lift station is proposed to stand has changed her mind on selling the property to the town. Council members voted to amiably solve the problem without involving attorneys and accumulating legal fees.
In other business:
* Don Gedhert with the Redevelopment Commission said progress is slow with the possible new business coming to Cloverdale.
* Council voted to purchase a pressure washer for the utility department at $1,000.
* Council denied Town Marshall Don Pearson's request for Sgt. Charles Hallam to have access to a take-home car. Council members agreed some kind of compensation does need to be given to Hallam for his excellent job recruiting reserve officers.
However, the current budget does not have room for it. But the request will be considered during discussion of the 2010 budget.
* The 2010 budget will be discussed at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at City Hall.