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The Cambridge City Town Council meets the second Monday of each month in the City Building. The meetings are open to the public.
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City Building - 765-478-3522
Sherry Ervin - Town Clerk
Glendora Pitcock - Office Clerk
Public Works - 765-478-5611
Ken Risch - Public Works Superintendent
Steve Sorah - Council President
Jeff Mardis - Vice President
Debbie McGinley, Nathan Riggs, Jim McLane
Robert L. Bever - Town Attorney
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Recent Meeting Notes
Notes from Town Council meeting held on Monday, May 8.
Public Hearing: A public hearing was held for a property sale near the water tower on Boundary Street. Jason Losekamp purchased the property through a sealed bid at $1000.00. Buyer will have the property surveyed as requested by council.
Guests: Arnold Boyd from the Cambridge City Crime Watch announced May 14-May 20 as "National Police Week" and recognized the Cambridge City Police Department including the SRO's and K-9 force as an essential role in safeguarding the citizens of Cambridge City and the surrounding community. The Crime Watch will be providing a gift box of snack items for the Department to enjoy on Friday May 12th.
Anne Hays from Wessler Engineering received approval from the Council for Pay Application #7 to Culy Contracting in the amount of $76,115.69.
Unfinished Business: Ken Risch gave an update on the solicitation of bids for the unsafe property located at 140 S. Fourth Street. He will present at the June council meeting, 3 bids for tear down and the exact cost of the project.
An update on sewer district billing will be presented at the June council meeting. Wages, hours to read the meters as well as the increase in materials will be reseached further.
Complaint forms have been filled out by several residents regarding blighted areas in their neighborhood. Ken Risch will be surveying the properties and will begin to send out letters to the property owners in an attempt to get the property cleaned up.
New Business: For Cambridge City residents only, June 5th will be a Spring cleanup with RUMPKE. Residents can set their items out where their trash is normally picked up and RUMPKE will take it at no additional cost.
Police Chief Richard Roberts received permission to hire Jason Abbott as a temporary police officer filling in until Larry Kuhn comes back from active duty with the Army. Abbott brings to the department many years of experience as he worked for Wayne County Sheriffs Department and also was a South Dakota Highway Patrolman. Abbott begins June 1st.
Discussion to amend the ordinance in the park to allow alcohol for concert events will be researched and discussed further at the June council meeting.
2023 firework date is July 1st and the fire department car show will be July 2nd held in Creitz Park.
Staff Reports: Chief Roberts announced the School Resource Officers received an award from the National Association of School Resouce Officers. A ceremony will be June 30th in Indianapolis presenting the award to the officers.