Meeting: Birdseye Town Council

The Birdseye Town Council met Thursday and:

• Invited the public to an upcoming fire station meeting and encouraged residents to draft letters of support to be included with a grant application packet. The hearing is slated for 6 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Birdseye Fire Station, 9 W. First St. The application for a $500,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will be submitted June 28, Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission Senior Project Administrator Nathan Held told council members. Letters of support can be emailed to Supporters can also go to the Birdseye Fire Department Facebook page for a link to a four-question SurveyMonkey survey on the proposal to construct a new station on a large, town-owned open lot where an old elementary school and gymnasium once stood south of West Third Street, across from Jake’s Auto Parts & Service. “They want to see a robust residential input,” Held said concerning the competitive grant program.

• Heard from Birdseye Park Board President Janet Partenheimer that a shelter house addition has been completed.

• Discussed plans to place security cameras at the park after recent acts of vandalism.

• Reviewed progress on a project by Councilwoman Mary Ann Cummings and Utility Clerk Donna King to update the town’s code book.

• Discussed hiring a paving firm to seal Town Hall’s parking lot and address various potholes around town.

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