1/11/2013 Spiceland Town Council discusses water pump repair
BY DERICK BISCHOFF firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiceland Town Council members discussed the removal of a water well pump for repairs that will cost roughly $8,000 at the council meeting Wednesday.
Spiceland has three wells with three pumps. The well being repaired is one of the better producing wells, but with the water tower full and the two other wells pumping with usage lower this time of year, Spiceland can take the well off line for repairs and not effect water service, according to Spiceland council President Darrin Jacobs. Twenty-four hours should be enough time to repair the well.
"I don't think we have a choice on the repairs," council member Pam Stigall said. "There isn't a dollar amount. It just needs to get done."
Another topic discussed was annexation. Spiceland recently annexed a triangle-shaped area north of the town between Ind. 3 and Road 225W. According to Jacobs, there are 11 parcel owners in the annexed area, and in order for it to be a voluntary annexation 50 percent of the owners had to agree be annexed. The council voted Wednesday to make the annexation voluntary.
New council member Jody French was welcomed and sworn in. Darrin Jacobs was elected council president and Marita Roberson was elected vice president