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Cloverdale addresses a number of issues in last town council meeting of year

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CLOVERDALE- At Tuesdays meeting, the Cloverdale town council addressed a number of issues besides the bid openings mentioned in yesterday's story.

The board had to put off a decision on health care because one of the town's employees had not filled out a patient profile for a medical insurance pooling program called IACT.

"It's not anything I see," Tipton said. "It goes in there and I tell the company that it's done and they can run the quote."

Don Guthrie also contacted Putnam County to ask about pooling rates with them. He said that the rates for a family plan are about $1,000 a month less for compared to Cloverdale's current plan.

"I asked if they were interested in adding the town of Cloverdale with 10 or 11 employees to the plan and they were very receptive to that provided that we didn't have in this group any [major medical issues] that would increase the rates for everybody."

One of the items the town received bids on, boarding the Cloverdale Inn, had a low bid issued by Affordable Roofing Contractors. They submitted a bid of $10,340.

The boarding is necessary because of a vagrant issue at the motel.

"One of the guys talked to me after they were up there and they said 'You didn't tell us we needed three people. Somebody to watch our back and someone to watch their backs.' They had some problems with vagrants in the rooms while they were looking around trying to do their measurements," building inspector Mark Cassida.

The town resolved to give utility workers Thursday and Friday off for the weeks of Christmas and New Years Eve.

Cloverdale Clerk/Treasurer Cathleen Monaco presented a number of accounts payable items totaling over $99,000 to the board. One item totaled over $63,000. Board president Cathy Tipton said after that the item was a standard operating utility charge.

The board also approved two pay period's worth of payroll checks totaling over $33,000 for the periods ending Nov. 14 and 28.

The board passed an increase in the town's dog tax, increasing the price from $2.00 to $5.00. This had been previously approved as a way to support the Putnam County Humane Society. The vote at the meeting approved the language of the change.

The board approved reimbursements for Don Guthrie and Timothy Walker, due as a result of miscalculations in salary attributed to the previous clerk treasurer.

The board considered a holiday party for town employees but did not make a decision at this meeting. They also talked about asking employees if they wanted a party this year.

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Just curious, but does the town own the Cloverdale Inn? If not why are the taxpayers paying to board up private property. Sue the property owners for the cost of boarding it up or condemn the property as a health hazard and have it demolished.

-- Posted by exhoosier2 on Thu, Dec 16, 2010, at 7:27 AM

That Inn hasnt had consistancy for years. It needs to be demolished and that as well should be out of the property owners pocket.

-- Posted by chicagogirl on Thu, Dec 16, 2010, at 10:02 AM

once again think LOCAL how hard of a concept is that buy wood and supplies and get town folk to do it for some cash theres no reason to spend thousands of dollars on a darn hotel i dont know it must just be eaiser to spend money

-- Posted by countryboy72 on Thu, Dec 16, 2010, at 9:00 PM

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