Meeting: Holland Council

The Holland Town Council met Wednesday and:

• Shared that Lockhart Township is willing to give Holland land around the current 20,000-gallon Stendal water tower at Old Road 64 and State Road 161 so that tower could be replaced with one with a 40,000- to 50,000-gallon capacity within five years. Holland would fence a 60-by-60 area around the site. The construction cost for a new tower is estimated at $817,000 with non-construction costs of $333,000 for a total of $1.15 million.

• Planned to apply for Stendal water tower funding from the State Revolving Fund in February and from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs in July. Midwestern Engineers’ Derick Wiggins and Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission Senior Project Administrator Nathan Held are assisting Holland.

• Planned to meet with a rate consultant to discuss rates in Stendal.

• Signed a water line easement for the Steve and Sue Hemmer property on Old Road 64 in the Zoar area. A water main at the location was relocated because of coal mine work in that area.

• Heard an update from Dubois Strong President Ed Cole, who spoke about the economic development group’s efforts to support workforce attraction, manufacturing diversity and the Midstate Corridor — a proposed four-lane highway to make shipping to the north from Dubois County easier.

• Tabled a published truck route ordinance for review.

• Scheduled a special year-end meeting to approve outstanding claims for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Town Hall, 505 W. Main St.

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