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New Haven discusses floodplain, water issues

Agnes Hapka ahapka@civitasmedia.com

September 5, 2013

NEW HAVEN —The Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency has informed New Haven Town Council that its floodplain ordinance is in compliance, according to councilman Kenneth Vickers.


Vickers told the council that he has received conformation from the federal agency at the recent town council meeting. He added that he would like to hang a floodplain map in city hall where it may be viewed by the general public.


Other council members present at the meeting were Amy Ferguson, Sarah Gibbs, Jim Elias, Jessica Howard and Roberta Hysell.


Jim Elias recommended that council approve some work on a city vehicle, a red Chevy truck, which needs a new idle arm, bracket, pitman arm and muffler. Elias said that the estimated price of this work is $304.68. He made a motion, which was seconded by Jessica Howard, and passed after a council vote.


City garbage workers have requested paperwork stipulating a limit on bags per customer; they would like to have the paperwork with them in the truck, ready to show customers if or when the need arises. In other waste-related business, Jim Elias said that worker Jason VanMeter did a good job in correcting the brake lines on a dump truck, and getting it back to the wastewater treatment plant.


The council voted to allow E & R to fix a driveway which was damaged by a recent water leak; the driveway is located at 170 Roush Drive, and the motion carried after a unanimous vote. Also under water-related business, the council considered a request from a town resident who had preciously filled a swimming pool with an adjustment from the town for water usage. The resident in question, after the lining broke necessitating a refill, requested a second water usage adjustment from the town. After a vote, council did not approve the request, deciding instead to uphold the one-adjustment policy.


In other news, the mayor announced that Lakin Women’s Correctional Center sent a thank-you card to the council; some town workers were recently dispatched to the prison to help with a sewer. Also in other news, Kenneth Vickers said he has talked to the state auditors’ office about the property at 206 5th St., which will be for listed for sale again in September.


The next town council meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, September 5 at city hall.