Meeting: Birdseye Town Council

The Birdseye Town Council met Thursday and:

• Approved $13,000 in street repairs and resurfacing work. Hughes Paving Co., French Lick, will do the paving. Locations where potholes and other pavement failures will be repaired include points on Oak, King, Eighth and Ash streets. The Town Hall lot at 103 W. State Road 64 will also be repaired and sealed for the first time in seven years.

• Heard that surveillance video helped Birdseye Town Marshal Benton Stroud make an arrest July 20 in a stolen wallet case that involved the unauthorized use of the victim’s debit card. Stroud said he is currently working a case involving grave vandalism at Andry Cemetery in Birdseye.

• Noted that LED lighting donated by David Smith Construction, Birdseye, has been installed at the park shelter house.

• Heard Utility Superintendent Bob Morrow thank Councilman Roy Partenheimer for bringing a tractor and blade/bucket attachments to help fix washouts on Harts Gravel Road and a gully on Second Street.

• Noted that Midwestern Engineers, Loogootee, is designing a waterline relocation in wake of the Indiana Department of Transportation planning a culvert replacement project along State Road 64 near Pine Ridge Road. Birdseye will be reimbursed by the state for moving the water main out of the construction right of way. Morrow said the main must be moved by June 2020.

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