Council OK’s Industrial Way Change Orders

The Crothersville Town Council okayed a $30,695 change order to the current road and utilities extension project on Industrial Way at last Tuesday’s council meeting.
Jim Wayman of Wayman & Associates of Seymour, engineer for the project to extend the road to the Aisin Chemical Indiana facility under construction, asked the council for additional funds because of the need for storm sewers, the digging of ditches and strengthening the road subsurface for heavy traffic in and out of the factory.
The project’s funding came from a $200,000 city of Lawrenceburg grant with revenues coming for Dearborn County casinos.
A balance of $2,935.03 remains from the grant, but the council decided to compensate Wayman $2,720 for extra work he has done on the project. Approval was expected to be voted on at last night’s budget adoption meeting.
“Jim’s been real good to work with,” Ardell Mitchell, president of the council, said.
The council discussed other options for the remaining money, including line striping the new road and raising manholes that are currently below ground level. Mitchell said these issues will be tabled until spring when Aisin Chemical completes its construction.
In other matters:
• A parking ordinance is posted at the town hall concerning no public parking at the Crothersville Police Department’s parking lot. The parking is for police or people with police business. The ordinance will be voted on at the regular November meeting.
•Council members agreed to keep the town’s Halloween trick-or-treat night on Oct. 30.
Town Clerk-treasurer NaLona Bush said that she received several calls from concerned citizens as other neighboring communities have their trick or treat night on Oct. 29.
“If we don’t have it the same night as Austin, we will be bombarded with out-of-town kids seeking candy,” she said.
But because area churches and organizations have already scheduled their activities to the town’s Oct. 30 decision, the council saw no reason to change the night.
“They made plans based upon that date,” council member Bill Nagle said. “We shouldn’t change it now.”