Andrews council to sponsor library’s request for county’s CEDIT funding

The Andrews Town Council agreed to be the sponsor for the Andrews Dallas-Township Public Library's request for county CEDIT funds at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 8.

Nancy Disbro, Andrews librarian, said that in order to request CEDIT money from Huntington County, the town needed to be on record as a sponsor of the project. The request is part of the library's continued efforts to secure funding for an expansion project through federal and state funding.

Andrews may also have a new water policy in place for next summer, which would provide adjustments for certain seasonal activities such as landscaping.

Councilman Mike Rohler said that he favors such a plan, which would be in effect for June, July and August.

"We want to provide some relief for water rates," Rohler said. "In efforts to improve looks of individual properties, we want to see that incentive."

The proposal will be brought up once next year's budget goes into effect.

The Andrews Volunteer Fire Department will also begin soliciting bids for a new pumper-tanker. The fire department has been accumulating funding for the endeavor for several years, and is ready to see if a new truck is within the department's means, said Tom Weunsch, AVFD chief.

The department will be replacing a 1974 vehicle, and will make a decision within the next several weeks.

In other business, Clerk-treasurer Bill Johnson said the town was recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau for its efforts in aiding with the census. The town received a plaque for its accomplishments.

The council decided to look into removing brush from the town's brush pile to eventually close the facility. The cost of the removal will be reported at the next meeting.