Meeting: Birdseye Council

The Birdseye Town Council met Thursday and:

Ӣ Congratulated Town Marshal Benton Stroud on his graduation today from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy at Plainfield. Stroud attended the meeting and said, earlier in the day, he scored 100 percent on his competency test.

Ӣ Learned from Birdseye Park Board member Chester Bayer that a flea market is scheduled for Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, at Birdseye Town Park, 41 E. State Road 64. Vendors from throughout the region will pay $25 for a spot at the flea market in what will be a fundraiser for park improvements, Bayer said. Those wishing to reserve a spot can contact park board member Brett Eckert at 812-631-1909.

”¢ Noted the park board is still selling personalized bricks and pavers for a memorial walkway that will stretch from the park’s shelterhouse to its playground. Small engraved bricks are $25 and large pavers are $40. Emblems can be added for an additional $5. Samples and order forms are available at Deb’s Truck Stop and Birdseye General Store.

”¢ Recognized representatives from Commonwealth Engineers and Clark Dietz Engineers. Those firms, both with Evansville offices, are interested in working with the town on possible upgrades to Birdseye’s water and sewer systems. The town is applying for a $40,000 federal Community Development Block Grant program planning grant to study updates.

Ӣ Discussed continuing safety concerns regarding a deteriorating building at First Street and State Road 145. A portion of a brick wall collapsed last June and the privately owned structure is further deteriorating.

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