Meeting for those affected by water upgrade set

By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register

NEW HAVEN — A meeting for the New Haven residents whose land is being affected by the upcoming water improvement project will be held Monday, it was decided during the most recent town council meeting.

Recorder Roberta Hysell said over 80 households have been asked to sign easements allowing the project to encroach on their properties. While some have already signed the easements, she said many others have questions remaining.

The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the New Haven Community Center. It is open to anyone who has already been contacted about an easement. Hysell said both attorneys and engineers will be in attendance.

Anyone who cannot be at the meeting can submit their written questions at town hall. An answer will then be obtained from the proper authorities at the meeting.

Also during the meeting, the council:

Discussed the “Back to School Bash” that was set for Aug. 1, 6 to 8 p.m., at the fire station, with music, dancing, and school supply giveaways;

Announced the roadway along Fifth Street near the fire station will be closed during the Back to School Bash;

Approved two building permits for Dave Sigman for a fence, and Maggie’s, LLC (formerly This-N-That Café) for a handicap ramp;

Heard a report that an engineer with the insurance company visited the community center to check roof damage caused by storms;

Tabled hiring a part-time police officer;

Agreed to seek donations and labor to fix a hole in the roof of a shelter at the park;

Discussed a dog that had recently been placed on lock-down after biting a child, but has now been released following the owner supplying veterinary records; and,

Set August meetings for the 7th and 21st at 6 p.m.

Attending were Mayor Jerry Spradling, Recorder Hysell, and council members Jim Elias, George Gibbs, Grant Hysell, Matt Shell, and Matt Gregg.

By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

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

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