Mayor Sam Anderson, who was re-elected to his third term following June’s municipal election, was sworn in along with council members Tom Anderson, Jr., Susan Kensler, DeeDee Dudding, Lois Dudding and Tim Green. Recorder Cheryl Oldaker also was sworn in.
During the new administration’s first meeting, council members discussed forming committees for things such as roads in town and historical preservation. In addition, they discussed improving the town’s sewer system. According to Anderson, the town is in the planning process of updating the sewer system and is working with Triad Engineering, Inc.
“We have been working with (Triad) for the past month getting estimates for the project,” Anderson said.
Work has not started yet, but when complete Anderson said that system would be updated as well as provide new pumps. In addition, homes that currently use septic systems and could connect to the sewer system, would be able to use the updated system.
“We are trying to find a way not to raise the (sewer) rates,” Anderson said.
He added that the town also is working to get stimulus money, which would help fund the project.
“We’ve got a lot of ideas, it’s just about finding the funding to do it. We are hoping for everyone to work together to get stuff done,” Anderson said, adding that it can sometimes be difficult to secure funding for smaller towns, such as Hartford.
In other business:
• Council agreed to meet twice a month and will hold meeting the first and third Monday of each month.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 20.