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Fillmore to improve local lift stations

Friday, November 5, 2010

FILLMORE -- The Town of Fillmore's seven lift stations will soon be inspected and, if needed, upgraded.

Utility manager Joe Cash told the town council Thursday the town's lift stations need to be inspected and possibly repaired, particularly their wiring. He has spoken with ITT Corporation about performing the work, which will cost the town $2,400 for two days.

Cash said the cost will include inspection, basic maintenance and recommendations if further action is required.

"I'm for it if I can get you guys to say yes," Cash said.

Town clerk Wanda Seidler said the town has the money in the utility fund, so the board approved the move unanimously.

Cash reported that he is also looking at the town's options for a new snowplow. The plow he is looking into his 8.5 feet wide. The current plow is only 7 feet wide and, after 11 or 12 years, may not make it through the winter. No motion was made on the plow.

Council president Jeff Osborn said he spoke recently with town attorney Mary Russell on legal action the town is pursuing against one resident.

A motorcross track was constructed on land north of Hendricks Street, and it has caused a problem among neighbors. Before the building of the track, town officials warned the owner that if the track, with its noise and dust, affected the neighbors' quality of life, he would be told to cease and desist.

Neighbors have since complained about both the noise and the air quality. These neighbors include an infant with breathing problems partly attributed to the dusty air.

While the town has given the owner a cease and desist warning, citing the quality of life clause, he has not heeded it. With the town pursuing the action legally, a court date of Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Courthouse has been set.

Osborn also reported that upgrades to town hall are nearly complete.

However, board member Alan Jones had a list of issues he still wants to see resolved before considering the work complete. Osborn agreed, saying things needed to be adjusted to make them right.

"Whether it's done or not, I will make sure it gets taken care of," Osborn said.

The possibility of a town court in Fillmore was also discussed. Osborn said he had talked to Russell about the issue, and she will be at the Dec. 2 meeting with more information.

Finally, town marshal Darrel Bunten told the board he would like to see the town's limit on the number of reserve officers in his department changed.

Fillmore PD currently has two reserves, and Bunten would like to see that number up to four. He said this would help particularly on Friday and Saturday nights, when he would like to see more patrols in the town.

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Mr.Jernagan,In your Nov.5,2010 column"Fillmore to improve local lift stations"you mentioned a legal action the town is pursuing against one resident.

I would love to know where you get your information.We have never received a warning to cease and desist.No one from the council has said anything to us about dust.And never have we been informed of an infant with respiratory problems.

The issue is a citation we received about motorcycle noise.The citation was issued on a Saturday afternoon at 2:30.My sons and a few friends started riding at 11:00am and stopped at 2:00pm,so the police didn't come until a half hour after the riding stopped.This is not a public motocross track,it is a dirt path we made for our sons,grandson and his invited friends to occasionally ride.What we are doing is on private property and in accordance with the time restraints on noise.We are contesting the constitutionality of this vague noise ordinance.The court date is to address this issue and nothing else......one resident

-- Posted by GeorgeTerry on Sat, Nov 13, 2010, at 3:02 PM

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