Farm animals within town limits discussed

By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register

NEW HAVEN — Animals and insects were topics of discussion when the New Haven Town Council held its most recent meeting.

According to Recorder Roberta Hysell, Roy Grimm attended the meeting regarding animals next door to his home.

Hysell said residents were reminded on May 4 of an ordinance prohibiting farm animals within town limits. The ordinance specifically lists no poultry, fowl, swine, cattle, sheep, goats, or horses.

Residents were given 30 days following the May notice to vacate their property of the animals. Hysell said beginning next week, those who ignored the notice will be fined.

Resident Cathy Roush also attended the meeting regarding mosquitoes that are coming from a dilapidated property near her home. The council agreed to contact the health department regarding options to take care of the problem.

Dogs running loose in the town was brought up by resident Eleanor Weaver. The town also has an ordinance prohibiting this.

Kathy Elliott of Region II Planning and Development presented the council with design drawdown nine for the upcoming water project in the amount of $835.50. The drawdown was approved.

Also approved by the council was a $5,000 addendum to the project for Ron Flora. This was due to the addition of 28 more easements needed for the project, Elliott said.

In other action, the council:

Agreed to change employee Derek Grimm from part-time to full-time status;

Agreed to purchase lumber and locks for the construction of lockers at the wastewater plant for employees; and,

Issued building permits to Phyllis King for a room, Aaron Davis and Richard Roush for storage buildings, the Lutheran Church to replace a partial roof, and Jimmy Goodnite for a fence.

The next meeting will be June 12 at 6 p.m.

By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]