BAINBRIDGE -- Town Council members approved a resolution to accept ownership and maintenance of the severe weather siren located inside the corporate limits of the town.
The siren is currently owned and maintained by the Monroe Township Trustee and advisory board, but the town provides property insurance and electricity to the siren.
The transfer of ownership will be effective upon the written approval by the Monroe Township Trustee and advisory board.
Town Marshal Rodney Fenwick reported the town had a good Halloween with no incidents. He also warned people to make sure to keep their doors locked and to not leave keys in cars.
"There have been a lot of break ins. Take your keys out of your car and lock you doors at home. It always gets worse around the holidays," said Fenwick.
After several discussions on how to hire two of the candidates they have for the town employee position (now called All Purpose Employee), council members decided on one of the candidates, noting the possibility of hiring the second one and splitting the job at a later time.
"We really need to hire someone soon. We need them before we get snow," said Town Clerk Jason Hartman. The name of the new employee will be announced following being notified of his acceptance for the position.
A discussion also took place about damages to Washington Street, Oak Street and Grant Avenue from Rockies Express trucks.
Hartman was told by the council to contact Rockies Express to discuss getting their assistance in repairing the damages to the roads.
"There were three to four trucks on hour, 24 hours a day driving those roads. They were heavy with pipes, excavators and 4,000 gallon trucks," said Hartman.
He noted that Putnam County Commissioners were in negotiations with Rockies Express over damages to county roads.