Golf Carts Get Green Light To Cruise Crothersville Streets

Golf carts can leave the fairways and travel the streets of Crothersville following a unanimous vote by the Crothersville Town Council last week. (A public notice ad detailing the complete ordinance is found on page 9 of this issue.)
Golf carts can be driven only by licensed drivers and seat belts must be in use. Golf carts can only be used on town streets and only cross US 31 at a perpendicular angle. Carts must be registered with the town of Crothersville and a registration sticker must be attached to the vehicle.
In other business it was announced that the town police department would be moving out of town hall to a facility of their own—the former Crothersville Family Medicine building owned by Schneck Memorial Hospital—located at the corner of Moore & Preston Street.
The town’s bid of $100 was accepted recently by the hospital’s board of directors.
At last week’s town council meeting, Crothersville Chief of Police Vurlin McIntosh presented the council with two proposals for new office furniture. The Office center of Seymour bid $3,800 for the new furniture; Scottsburg Office Supply bid $4,300. The chief was given permission to make the purchase from The Office Center. A second request for $400 to Mantz Sounds & Service of Seymour to replace the sign on Moore Street to direct the public to the new police station.
In other matters:
•The council tabled a decision on purchasing a skid steer with backhoe & broom attachments until town attorney Travis Thompson could determine if the town could trade in a backhoe and two tractors on the equipment.
Including the trade-ins, Miller Equipment of Greensburg bid $8,335.20; Lett’s Hardware of Greensburg bid $9,367 and Deere Country Equipment of Seymour bid $12,500.
•Agreed to hire John Ceperich as the town’s new wastewater treatment superintendent. He is currently employed with the Seymour Waste Water Treatment plant. His salary will be $31,200 per year through 2010.
•The council approved re-newing the lease for town hall through May 31, 2010 for $750 per month.
The decision prompted town council president Ardell Mitchell to comment, “I am now not in favor of building a new town hall. With the move of the police department to their own offices (at the former hospital medical building) that means any renovation costs needs to be re-works.”
“As I see it, we have three options: re-look at the Hamacher Hall property, buy the present town hall building, or renovated the old water treatment plant building (on North Kovener Street,” said Mitchell. “All three options are far less than new construction.”