NEW HAVEN — A new police cruiser has been received by the New Haven Police Department, Mayor Charles Yonker announced at a recent town council meeting.
The Chevrolet Caprice was ordered from Mark Porter Auto in Pomeroy in early June. The mayor stated it will soon be ready for service.
Council members confirmed during the meeting that an increase in the water deposit fee is in line with Public Service Commission (PSC) guidelines.
During the meeting on Oct. 22, council voted to increase the water deposit from $100 to $150. The members were advised at that time to seek the PSC guidelines for increase. It was learned the PSC allows an increase of two months of the average monthly billing. The current average in New Haven for two months is $200, so the increase is within the limit, according to Recorder Roberta Hysell.
Three building permits were issued, including Chris Thomas to replace a wood deck; Elton Clevenger to replace a shingled roof; and Pam Elias to replace a roof. A fourth permit requested, to move a 1989 mobile home into town, was denied.
In other action, the council:
Was informed that an employee is receiving Workers Compensation benefits due to a knee injury while working on the garbage truck;
Approved Councilman and Zoning Board member Ken Vickers’ request to be allowed to vote on building permits;
Approved $1,022 in repairs to the fuel system of the town’s Impala;
Accepted an insurance proposal from One Beacon, which had a lower deductible rate than the proposal from Travelers Insurance; and,
Approved the accounts payable, financial report and minutes of the previous meeting.
Attending were Mayor Yonker and council members Vickers, Jessica Howard, Amy Gordon, Smitty Jarrell, and Jim Elias.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing and lives in Mason County.