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Bourbon Town Board Handles Several Items

March 14, 2019

Bourbon WelcomeA request by Bourbon Clerk-Treasurer, Kim Berger, was approved unanimously by the Town Council Tuesday evening. Berger said egg hunts for children had not been held for several years since the former sponsor of the event disbanded. She asked that the town hold an egg hunt in the park in April 20, 2019.

Bourbon residents wanting to take part in the 50-50 sidewalk program were advised to apply at the clerk’s office. According to Berger, the town has budgeted $5,000 for the program this year. Residents must submit quotes for construction with their applications.

Street Superintendent Roger Terry announced that the spring leaf pickup will be from April 8 to April 19. Specific instructions on how leaves need to be placed for pickup can be obtained by calling the clerk’s office. Terry requested approval to purchase two Dect headsets and a base station. After the meeting, Terry said the headsets worked with those in other departments and are used when employees are operating equipment for safety.

The Bourbon town board reviewed five bids for mowing at the park and baseball fields. The bids ranged from $5,000 to $20,801. The bid by Hoffer Lawn Services for $14,900 was accepted. According to Berger, the budgeted amount was $15,000. Hoffer was at the meeting and explained that he has 12 tractors, five full-time employees and four part-time employees.

A request by the Triton School Corporation to use the town’s ball field finisher during softball season  was approved. The board will require compensation for any damage that occurs and will continue to have the equipment stored in the town’s building.

Carol Anders Correspondent