Meeting: Ferdinand Town Council

The Ferdinand Town Council met Tuesday and:

• Heard that the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Wellness Matters Chiropractic, which is located at 301 E. First St. in Ferdinand. The ceremony will take place today at 4 p.m.

• Approved extending the town’s local emergency order into September.

• Heard that leadership is working on an update as to what processes would be followed if a town employee contracted COVID-19.

• Approved burn permits for the American Legion barbecues held through April 2021.

• Approved Don Foerster to attend a code enforcement webinar later this month. The cost of the webinar is $50.

• Approved a shredding and recycling agreement with Kimball International. Town hall and department papers will now be destroyed and recycled at Kimball at no cost to the town.

• Heard that town council member Debbie Johnson will form an insurance committee that investigates employee health insurance and presents a recommendation to the council.

• Approved paying Hughes Paving for roadwork that the company completed as part of the town's Community Crossings funding.

• Heard that the town's street, water, sanitary sewer and electric departments are working on specs for a multi-department backhoe. Quotes have not yet been requested for the piece of equipment.

• Heard that the council will host a special meeting to adopt the 2021 budget on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m., at town hall, 2065 Main St.

• Heard that the council's next regular meeting will take place at the Ferdinand Community Center, 1710 Community Dr., at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15. A budget hearing will be held at 7:50 p.m. during that meeting.

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