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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
Public hearings were held and passed for Magill/Cole to close an alley on North Mulberry which is a shared driveway between both houses and also approved for Miller's on West Church Street to vacate an easement near their home.
Guests: Kyler West and Emily Creviston-Smith was present to discuss a verbal estimate for repairing the water line at Echo View. West discussed in order to repair the line and run all new lines and possibly putting in fire hydrants could run the expense to $300,000. Council tabled further discussion since Ken wasn't in attendance of the meeting.
Unfinished Business: Anne Hays from Wessler Engineering was present to give an update on the water project. Council approved and amended a restated Ordinance and a change order for the project. The project cost has increased due to the supplies and the labor involved by the contractor.
New Business: A motion was made allowing Marty Troxell to host his "Jar Show" June 10 from 7:00-3:00 pm on the East side of Creitz Park.
Jim King was reappointed to the EDC of Wayne County board for another 3-year term effective 1-1-2023.
The city building will be getting new window coverings throughout the building. Budget Blinds from Muncie will replace every window with new coverings in the amount of $4390.00 and hoping to get the amount taken from the 2022 budget.
Three donations were approved: Mac Tool/Interstate Towing has given a $3500 tool box to the fire department to raffle off at their car show July 2023. Ticket sale will begin at the Winter Wonderland event and will run through July 2023. Also, $1000 was given to the fire department from Whitewater Valley REMC to replace old tools. A donation of $142.12 from First United Methodist Church to Capital Hill Cemetery was approved and a $5000 donation from the American Legion to the local police to help with new body cameras.
Chief Roberts received permission to hire as a full time officer Seth Biava and part time officer Chris Laird. Roberts also received permission to order a new police vehicle which will deliver next year. Ford Motor will handle the 3-year lease agreement.
Chief Gabbard said 2 of the 3 overhead doors have been installed at the fire station, hoping the 3rd door will be installed this weekend. He has received permission to order new lights for Tower 59 and also for a battery powered exhaust fan to use when fighting fires. Gabbard also has ended the fire ban effective immediately.
Ken Risch would like to order a snow plow for the red dump truck, but he hasn't received the information back or the estimate from the company he called. He also announced the paving in front of the High School has been completed by Milestone Contractors.
Clerk-Treasurer Sherry Ervin announced the state approved the budget with all the numbers sent in .
Jim McLane announced Main Street has ordered new lights for the tree near the gazebo and will get those lights installed this week.