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Originally published: 2013-01-08 15:00:32
Last modified: 2013-01-08 15:00:32

Dump truck, town hall items discussed at Elk Park Alderman meeting

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Elk Park Board of Aldermen moved to have undercoating installed by Lift Bodies on its recently-purchased dump truck and soon-to-be-attached bed at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 7.
The process, which will complement the powder-coating that already exists on the truck and bed, will further protect the vehicle from elements and damage, extending the life of the vehicle.
The board also discussed the need to install at least one flagpole outside the town hall building. Aldermen discussed whether to install one or two flagpoles, as well as what height and sized flag(s) will be needed. The board moved to table the matter and further research the matter for discussion at its February meeting.
Aldermen also discussed repairing fencing around the entrance to Winters Town Park and the entrance gate.
In other news and notes:
•  Town maintenance supervisor/operator Otis Ward informed the board that two of the overhead lights at the wastewater treatment plant were blown and recommended the need to replace them with newer halogen lighting. After discussion, Ward added that Mountain Electric quoted a cost of approximately $25 per month to install new halogen lights and maintain service on them. The board moved to have town clerk Connie Guinn enter into contract with Mountain Electric for the project.
•  Alderman Mike Smith suggested that the town install a handicapped rail on the right side of the ramp leading to the front porch of the town hall building. Smith also commended town maintenance staff for adequately salting town intersections, adding that he felt it has helped prevent accidents from potentially taking place.
•  Boone asked aldermen that any items they may have for the next month’s board meeting be submitted to Guinn by the Thursday prior to following Monday’s meeting.
•  Elk Park Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Town hall will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
The February meeting of Elk Park Board of Aldermen will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, at Elk Park Town Hall.