NEW HAVEN — A curfew for the town’s youth was a topic of discussion when the New Haven Town Council held its most recent meeting.
Pam Schwartz had attended an earlier meeting regarding the curfew, according to Recorder Roberta Hysell. At that time, Mayor Charles Yonker had agreed to look into the matter.
After discussion, the mayor and council members decided to keep the curfew time at 10 p.m. Children under the age of 18 years will need to be in before that time, Hysell said.
A location for a recycling bin has been found, to go along with a project at New Haven Elementary School.
Teacher Shayla Blackshire had approached council asking members to assist her in finding a place to locate the bin. After speaking with Principal Stacy Bissell, all agreed to place the bin on school property, next to the trash dumpsters. Information on the project will be made available in the near future.
In other action, the council:
Approved a building permit for Jenny Young for a patio;
Approved a request from Scott Brewer to make poles and hang a sign at each end of town promoting the Wahama Walk/Run;
Heard concerns from Ron Zerkle regarding the water project and his fear that it will bankrupt the town;
Discussed delinquent water accounts, with Hysell saying several shut-offs are necessary each month;
Heard a request from Grayson Williamson for paving on Seventh Street;
Agreed to modify the coal severance account and the unencumbered fund balance;
Learned the former Homestead Realty office will be leveled in the near future; and,
Accepted the accounts payable, and approved the financial report and minutes from the previous meeting.
Recorder Hysell reported on the success of the Back-to-School Bash, and recognized the businesses and individuals who donated. She also expressed her appreciation to those who helped in making the event a success.
Attending were Mayor Yonker, Recorder Hysell, and council members Jessica Howard, Amy Gordon, Smitty Jarrell, Jim Elias and Ken Vickers.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.