NEW HAVEN — A New Haven municipal garbage truck will be out of commission while being repaired, members learned at the most recent council meeting.
According to Recorder Roberta Hysell, the council voted to allow the truck to be sent for repairs, which were estimated to take approximately two weeks.
Repairs will be done by West Virginia Tractor, with most of the cost being labor. It was noted there is a piece of metal lodged in the tailgate and is jamming it. Hysell said the truck is approximately 12 years old and has more than 60,000 miles.
Hysell also asked the council about purchasing new Dumpsters. The request was tabled until a future meeting.
Three part-time officers were hired for the police department, including Tyler Deweese, Kendall Roush and Matt McCormick. Chief D.L. Hardwick also updated council members on his pending knee surgery. He said it has been postponed and he has a return doctor appointment in early April.
In other action, the council:
Approved building permits for Neil Tennant for a new roof, Phil Serevicz to replace an apartment, and Steve Dangerfield for a garage bay;
Heard a report that the effluent wastewater lines have been temporarily fixed from tree roots that had grown into them;
Amended the water project contract allowing Chapman Technical Group to take over the remaining engineering duties and responsibilities from Triad; and,
Approved the minutes, accounts payable and financial report.
Town attorney Bryan Cromley was at the meeting to answer questions regarding the upcoming water project.
Attending were Mayor Charles Yonker, Recorder Hysell, and council members Jessica Howard, Amy Gordon, Smitty Jarrell, Jim Elias and Ken Vickers.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.