The April meeting of the Patriot Town Board occurred on Tuesday, April 3rd. Three county council members were present: Lisa Fisher, Dr. Elizabeth “Itsy” Jones and Mike Bear. Two Patriot Town Board members were present: President Elizabeth Thomas and Kay E. Cook.
Bids were presented by Bryce Anderson of Midwestern Engineers for the McCreary’s Ridge Project to replace a main. The bid was tentatively awarded to Mike Holman Excavating, Inc. for approximately $187,000 for Plan A.
Shaun Roll spoke to the board concerning his concerns for hunting and target practicing in and about this property. A decision was made that ‘No Trespassing’ signs will be posted on the property owned by the Patriot Municipal Utilities and as suggested by the Department of Natural Resources. In addition, the Town Attorney Jud McMillin will send letters to individuals known to utilize that land in the past.
Kathy Turner was re-hired as the summer flower attendant for the Town of Patriot. Jan David Rayles was hired as the second Town of Patriot employee to assist James Brogan.
Board member Kay E. Cook was granted permission to proceed with both the removal of the ME Church at 311 Third Street and the continued restoration of the Memorial Park.
Joey Duckworth, Superintendent of the Patriot Municipal Utilities gave both the water and sewer reports. The fire hydrant requested by the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department to be installed beside the drive of the firehouse at 56 and 250 will be done once the weather dries out more.
Town Attorney Jud McMillin reported on going communications with the Indiana State Board of Accounts on the audit request made of the Patriot Volunteer Fire Department.
The Patriot/Posey Park Board will proceed with the planning of the 4th of July Festivities which will include a bicycle decoration competition for children ages 3-12.
The Patriot Town Hall will be open for voting on Tuesday, May 1st from 8 a.m. until Noon; and on Wednesday, May 2nd from 2-6 p.m.
Due to the traveling voting centers, the next scheduled Patriot Town Board meeting will be Tuesday, May 8th starting promptly at 6 p.m.