Council Hears Project Updates, Makes Annual Appointments

The Crothersville Town Council heard updates on town projects and made annual appointments to boards when they met on Jan. 2.
Town Engineer Brad Bender told the council that the storm water project on the west side of town now substantially completed.
“The new, larger culverts on Kovener Street, Park Avenue and Bethany Road were set and the roadways opened to traffic Dec. 13,” said Bender. “There are a few punch list items for O’Mara to complete but we should be closed out well ahead of the July 2018 deadline.”
The next big project for Crothersville will be paving some 14 streets as a part of the state’s Community Crossroads grant.
Bender said bid documents will be completed and the project advertised for bids later this month with bids opened at the town council’s February meeting. “We should be ready to provide the winning bidder a notice to proceed by the April council meeting,” said Bender.
“That should get us in line in front of the large number of other communities who were also awarded paving grants,” he said.
Trena Carter of Ara said the town will be applying to the Office of Community and Rural Affairs on Feb. 9 for a $550,000 grant to replace the aging lift station at Seymour Road and to replace storm water and sanitary sewer lines in the immediate area.
If approved, the town will have to come up with a $144,272 local match.
In annual appointments, the council made a change to its leadership voting to name Danieta Foster as the new town council president. Chad Wilson was elected vice president.
Wilson, Brenda Holzworth, and Charles Densford were re-appointed to the town safety board.
Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson was re-appointed to the Jackson County Solid Waste District.
Curt Kovener was re-appointed as the town’s representative on Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation.