ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Town Council talked to the owner of S & S Towing Tuesday night about a possible impound lot.
Steve Collisi told the council about his intentions to use a lot just north of the Casey's General Store where the old grain elevator was. The land is currently owned by Kurt Ramsey, who has worked out an agreement with Collisi to rent half of the property to store cars collected from accidents, impounds and abandoned properties
(Editor's note: The original story incorrectly stated that S & S had a contract with the Roachdale Police Department. What it should have said is that like other towing firms, S & S hopes to be on the Putnam County rotation list for towing services to be called to accident scenes by dispatch).
Collisi asked the council if there were any requirements he was required to fulfill.
Board president William Long and fellow member Barbara Scott asked only that the area not look like a "junkyard," asking that it be fenced off with sheet metal and the area in general kept in good clean condition.
Greg Poole, town superintendent, mentioned to the board that they cannot approve the action yet though. Poole is required to check whether the property is over any part of the town's well head. If it is, cars may leak fluids into the ground that could contaminate the water supply.
The board will approve the use of the area during its next monthly meeting in December.
The board will allow Sherry Labs to test the town's water supply at a reduced rate. The town saved $100, bringing the total to $850, by approving the action before the new year.
The board also announced the date and time of Christmas in Roachdale, an event sponsored by Roachdale businesses. It will take place on Friday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. in the town square.
The Roachdale VFW post will have food and a visit from Santa Claus and other businesses will offer food, drinks, games and prizes.
The board also approved the purchase of a new utility truck with a utility bed. Poole said he needed a truck with a bed to make it easier to make repairs to the gas lines and get to calls faster. The truck will also have a plow on the front to help in the winter. It will cost $34,415 before a possible trade-in with one of the town's older trucks.