Water rates will increase in Warren

Following a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 8, the Warren Town Council adopted new water rates which are estimated to increase the average users expense by $4.50 per month.

During the regularly scheduled meeting of the council, council members approved a request by the Historic Warren committee for a grant of $5,000 for facade improvement.
Members learned that the Scarecrow Festival will be held on Oct. 26, and Second Street from Matilda to Main Street will be closed. The festival will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and begin with a costume parade. The festival will also include the annual chili cook-off. In the event of heavy rain the festival will be relocated to the Knight Bergman Center.

Forms for the costume contest can be picked up at the town hall or local businesses.

Trick-or-treat hours have been set for Halloween night, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The town's website construction was discussed. The town will work with Conduit Design of Warren to set up an all access website including town documents, meeting agendas, pictures and a community calendar.

The town budget was passed with no changes. The budget will be submitted to the state at $2.1 million, and is anticipated to be trimmed down very little by the state.

Fencing quotes were reviewed for Schwob Field at Tower Park, and a quote from Arrow Fencing was accepted for $14,000.

The next council meeting has been rescheduled for Money, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at which time a public hearing on the new storm water and sewer system will be held.