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.
Hamlet officials hope a U.S. 30 construction project will wrap up soon. Following a spike in accidents, Town Council President Dave Kesvormas urged INDOT to address safety concerns in the work zone.
Hamlet officials are demanding answers from INDOT, after a U.S. 30 construction project has led to a spike in accidents. During Wednesday’s town council meeting, Council President Dave Kesvormas complained that the town wasn’t told about the work ahead of time. “Legally, technically, U.S. 30 goes through town because that parcel on the northeast side of 30 is our parcel, so 30 goes through,” he explained. “The state didn’t contact us, nor did the contractor, and yet, we’ve had all these series of accidents.”
Hamlet’s utility staff battled a water main break at the trailer park Wednesday. Town Council President Dave Kesvormas gave an update during Wednesday’s meeting. “From what they understand, it’s between two trailers, underneath part of a trailer,” he explained. “So they’re going to basically go around it and take the bad stuff out and go from there.”
Don’t flush wipes down the toilet. That’s the message Hamlet officials shared during last week’s town council meeting. “There’s the baby wipes and the furniture polish wipes and the Clorox wipes. All that stuff is going down the toilets,” said Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe.
A potential use for a vacant Hamlet building was discussed during last week’s town council meeting. “I wanted to talk to you guys about the old IU Health doctor’s office next to the gas station,” said local business owner George Filip. “Would that be a problem making that a gentlemen’s club?”
Hamlet’s utility employees are getting some new equipment. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe told the town council Wednesday that the water plant’s chlorine room needs a new scale, in order to remain in compliance. Council members approved the purchase of a double digital scale, for just over $22,000.
Whether or not Hamlet’s insurance will cover the cost of fixing a recent water main break was discussed during Wednesday’s town council meeting. The town has ended up with nearly $28,000 in repair bills from January’s water main break. It happened when bolts and a valve failed, according to Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe.
Hamlet employees will not receive a pay increase in 2017. No changes were noted in the 2017 salary ordinance approved by the town council Wednesday. Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is looking to keep better track of its water. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe told the town council Wednesday that roughly 50 water meters are still missing, broken, or otherwise not functioning properly. Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is getting ready for winter weather. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe told the town council Wednesday that the town’s salt spreader is getting worn out, after years of use. Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is getting ready for next weekend’s Yellowstone Trail Fest. During Wednesday’s town council meeting, Town Marshal Frank Lonigro, Jr. agreed to have the police department provide traffic control during the Rainbow Splash 5K, as it did last year. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe said the town also has street barricades ready. Continue reading
Before summer comes to an end, the Town of Hamlet is already looking to prevent frozen water lines and broken meters this winter Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe told the town council Wednesday that the town’s in the process of replacing meters, but quite a few are still broken. Continue reading
A “boil water” order in the trailer park in north Hamlet is expected to remain in effect until Friday. Water and Street Superintendent Fred Rowe told the town board last night a water line was cut in the area. The Veterans Day Holiday delayed a lab testing of a water sample. He said he doesn’t expect any health problems from the disruption of service. Continue reading