New Haven discusses wastewater line issue

Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register

NEW HAVEN — Problems with wastewater lines in the Town of New Haven were addressed at a recent council meeting.

Recorder Roberta Hysell said the wastewater effluent line has a blockage. The council members agreed to contract E&R Excavating for the use of its heavy equipment and an operator to assist town workers in replacing a few sections of the 12-inch pipe.

Hysell said this will only be a temporary fix to the problem. A more permanent solution will be addressed in the future.

The municipal election was discussed, with candidate filing being accepted through midnight on Jan. 30. It was noted the applications must be picked up prior to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Forms postmarked by the 30th will be accepted by mail.

In other action, the council:

Heard a report that two town workers received a pay raise due to the mandatory minimum wage increase;

Announced that roller skating is set to begin at the New Haven Community Center on Friday nights, with any questions to be directed to volunteer manager Bernita Allen;

Noted that cold patch has been received for the year;

Addressed several questions regarding the upcoming water project, noting that there are still many concerns from residents;

Discussed the recent accident involving the police car, with a report that the vehicle is currently being repaired and will be sent to have diagnostics completed on the chip; and,

Approved the financial report, accounts payable and previous meeting minutes.

Attending were Mayor Charles Yonker, Recorder Hysell, and council members Jessica Howard, Amy Gordon, Smitty Jarrell, Jim Elias and Ken Vickers.

Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.