New Haven switches chemical vendors

By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register

NEW HAVEN — Members of the New Haven Town Council voted to switch chemical vendors at their most recent meeting, and as a result will see thousands of dollars in savings.

The council agreed to purchase the water department’s chlorine from New Haven resident Jamie Roush of RK Innovations, LLC. By changing companies, the town will save between $5,000 and $7,000 annually, according to Recorder Roberta Hysell.

Also at the meeting, the council agreed to amend the town ordinance prohibiting farm animals within the municipal boundaries. Although a specific amount was not announced, members agreed to raise the fines significantly. The fine for violating the ordinance now stands at $10.

The municipal judge recently gave the final two people in violation of the ordinance until Nov. 7 to rehome their animals, Hysell said. Both of those in violation presented the judge with specific plans on how they were rehoming the animals.

A number of holiday events are upcoming in the town, Hysell said. Trick-or-treat will be held Oct. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m., with a Halloween party following at the fire station. There will be costume judging, refreshments, and games. On Nov. 11 at 6 p.m., a Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the monument next to the fire station. It will be under the direction of the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 of New Haven and Stewart-Johnson V.F.W. Post 9926 of Mason. Finally, the annual craft show, Christmas parade, and visit with Santa have been set for Dec. 2.

In other action, the council:

Agreed to take bids on a John Deere mower;

Voted to send Hysell, Municipal Judge Paul Crump, and Police Chief Dave Hardwick to the municipal judge and court clerk training in November;

Did not hire a part-time laborer as requested by Matt Shell, dying for lack of a motion;

Discussed the CSX railroad permit costs for the water project with resident Harry Roush;

Agreed on a 90-day suspension for an employee following an executive session; and,

Set the remainder of the meetings for the year as Nov. 13 and 27, and Dec. 11, all at 6 p.m.

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

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