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Enstrom provides paving project update

President Scott Enstrom provided an update on upcoming paving projects when the Hymera Town Council met Tuesday evening.

Enstrom said he attended a meeting where he gained more information regarding obtaining grants for the town.
The town will be receiving money for some roads to be repaved. However, not as much as hoped for.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have enough money to go for another grant  this time,” Enstrom said. “Maybe next time we’ll have a little extra money …”

With the money they were awarded, Enstrom says he would like to see Main Street repaved.

Nick Cullison, who manages the town’s water and street departments, said, “Depot’s falling apart.

“This spring really ... done a lot of damage to Depot Street,” Cullison added.

There has been no word from the West Central Indiana Economic Development regarding the work they have been doing under the highway for the sewage plant.

“We’re going to try to get by without any sizable rate increase,” Enstrom said.

In other business:
• Dustin Geatches provided an update on the town’s sewage plant, including repairs made and upcoming maintenance requirements.
• Geatches also revealed the phone at the plant has not been receiving calls.
“I’ve been paying it every month,” Clerk-Treasurer Nicole Hall said.
She will contact Smithville to investigate why the phone has not been
working properly.
Cullison also reported water loss is still down this month and that the street department is running well.

• Cullison will bring a price for a trade-in on a backhoe before the
board at the next meeting.

• Kevin Lawson was hired to mow the cemetery for $350 each mowing.

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