Street work, new clerk, town attorney discussion on Fillmore council's agenda

Friday, May 8, 2015

FILLMORE -- A brief but productive Fillmore Town Council meeting Thursday night produced discussions on the state of the town's streets, the welcome of a new clerk-treasurer and the possibility of a new town attorney.

Perhaps of most pressing concern to the town's residents are the streets. Council President Alan Jones discussed patching the roads as he has done for a number of years.

Jones reported that oil for making asphalt is on order at the Putnam County Highway Department and will be available for Fillmore to purchase once it is delivered. Likewise, a paver will need to be rented when the time comes.

Fellow Councilman Meredith Trusty had repaving Putnam Street on his mind, a job that will require an outside contractor to complete.

The council unanimously approved seeking estimates for the Putnam Street project.

Following the resignation of Wanda Seidler as Fillmore clerk-treasurer, the town has hired Paul Alleyn in her place.

Alleyn has already been on the job, but was officially approved at Thursday's meeting.

In other possible personnel changes, Councilman Curt Leonard said he has spoken to Greencastle attorney Jeff Boggess about the possibility of becoming the town's attorney. He reported that Boggess is "very interested" but needs to discuss further details.

Attorney Mary Russell of Lafayette has served the town for a number of years, but council members have expressed their interest in hiring someone with a nearby practice.

The Fillmore Town Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Fillmore Town Hall.

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