Hamlet Town Council Approves Purchase of Wastewater Testing Equipment, Snowblower

The Town of Hamlet is upgrading some of its equipment. The town council Wednesday approved the purchase of a DR 3900 spectrophotometer for the town’s wastewater plant for about $4,600. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe said its main purpose will be to test for ammonia. “It is expensive now, but it’ll save you money in the long run,” he said.

Council members also authorized Rowe to spend up to $1,200 for a new snow blower. That will help town employees handle snow removal on the new section of sidewalk on North Starke Street. Meanwhile, Rowe reported that the town’s salt spreader was recently repaired and is now ready for winter.

During Wednesday’s park board meeting, members got an update on the Haunted Fairgrounds. The annual event raises money for the town’s parks department and other community organizations. The Haunted Fairgrounds continues tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday night at the Starke County Fairgrounds.